My new Sig - no photos
Yesterday, I went to the gun shop to purchase a Sig 232 with a stainless slide. I had thought long and hard about it, read up on the 232 as much as possible and decided that I wanted the gun. I went in and started the haggling process with the store owner (we are friends) in the middle of the process, he gets a call and I start wandering around and I see a lightly used Sig 239 in 9mm for $495.00 (which made it about $100 or so less than a new 232). It has the blackened stainless steel slide and came with box and manual. I broke it down and the weapon was either lightly used or extremely well maintained.
My friend gets off the phone, and I swap out the guns, no more bartering necessary (though I did give him some grief as he claimed that he did not have any 9mm Sigs in stock) and completed the transaction. I don't have picture but it looks just like Plenty of Paws' 239.
I took it shooting today, and because of the weather, I only shot about 50rounds of mixed FMJ and JHP. No issues at all. The weapon shoots very accurately, though I was only shooting at 10 yards.
I am in the process of getting a set of rugger hogue finger grips, some more mags and a good IWB holster clip holster like the Scout (Paws I am about to follow in your footsteps)
plentyofpaws has the Summer Comfort, not the Scout.
Originally Posted by jeb21
Congrats on the purchase!
Thanks for the corrections.
Wow nobody local or on the internet carries factory mags for the 239 - What is this some kind of conspiracy
Not that I'm doubting your word, but pics or it never happened
Jeb21: Congrats on the purchase. Yep, Beefy is right, I have a Galco Summer Comfort. Love both the gun and the holster. Do yourself a big favor, buy a bonifide gun belt. Old Padawan can give you some help with both purchases
And once you get to really liking the P239, I kinda think you'll be back haggling for that P232. I haven't had the opportunity to shoot or carry mine yet. I kinda just like fondling it for the time being
Thanks for the responses - I cannot do photos as my daughter has my digital camera - maybe for x-mas I can get it back. But I do like the idea that if there is no picture then it did not happen - I wonder if I could sell my wife on that idea
Paws, thanks for the recommendation. I have the summer comfort holster for my Glock 23 and I really like it. I have the Royal Guard for the Sig 220 and like that holster as well.
I just ordered a Galco Stow & Go - I am constantly having to remove my carry gun to go to court so I really wanted a carry system that is easy on and off. I already have a Galco leather paddle holster that I bought used. I believe that it was for a slightly larger Sig - maybe the 229 but it fits the 239 very well once I adjusted the tension a bit. I am using that for now, but it requires a good coat or bulky sweater to conceal it effectively (at least on me it does).
I also ordered the Hogue rubber finger grove grips. Although those wooden grips do look very tempting. Still no luck finding addtional mags- I have a back order set up with Midway USA, but they will probably not get any in until January.
Finally, I hit the range again today with the 239 and fired another 50 rounds of FMJ. Still no issues. At 10 yards firing off hand, the 239 put together a 16 shot group that I could have covered with a single business card, including 3 xring hits. All of my misses were to the 9 o'clock position, which if I remember correctly means too much trigger finger. I also fired my last two rounds at a 5"steel target at 50 yards. I just missed with my first DA shot and then hit it with my second shot, which was SA. Not a bad way to end a range session.
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