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      Junior Member JimK66's Avatar
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      The little colts are sweet ann't they. I've been trying to find spare parts just in case I need them someday. Some are hard to find.
      Good luck,
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      I found spare parts aplenty on gunbroker.com. Check it out from time to time. There are many sellers there with plenty to pick from.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Spenser View Post
      Not sure why you think it's obvious, since I own both. I happen to like my Walthers, and I happen to think the stainless Sig doesn't kick as bad as the blued version.

      Just trying to be obstinate? Or need to feel superior?
      The stainless P232 weighs more than the blued alloy model and kicks less. But the recoil is worse than my P226 ST 9mm. And, the springs do not fly off the P232 when being disassembled.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SWLiP View Post
      I've owned a stainless P232 for about three years. It shoots straighter than any handgun I've handled, and kickback is very light. It's a beautifully smooth design and is very comfortable for concealed carry.

      I have had consistent jamming problems over the last year, though. I understand that Sig is not known for jamming, but it's been a problem and frankly Sig has not been very helpful at getting it resolved. One attendant told me that this could be the result of keeping ammo stored in the clip for extended periods of time, and that I might need new clips. I dunno'.
      Clean the gun. Try another magazine. Try ball ammo. Sort of common sense ideas.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Cobra64 View Post
      The stainless P232 weighs more than the blued alloy model and kicks less. But the recoil is worse than my P226 ST 9mm. And, the springs do not fly off the P232 when being disassembled.

      P232


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      I didn't say, "spring." I said, "spring-loaded piece," in that particular post. I believe the manual describes the parts in question as the slide-catch lever and spring, part nos. 14 & 15, respectively in the exploded view of the pistol.

      A friend of mine had the exact same thing happen with his stainless 232. It might not happen to everyone, but it's at least happened to 2 people. It wasn't a fatal flaw in the weapon, and was easily fixed. But it did happen, and I think that makes it worthy of mentioning, as a cautionary tale to others.

      Apparently it hasn't happened to you, and I am certainly glad that it hasn't. Your having not experienced the problem neither means that it is impossible to happen, nor that it will not ever happen to somebody else in the 232 community. Nor does it mean that I simply made up this problem in order to appear to have knowledge or experience that I do not have. An ad homenim argument proves nothing. Neither can one use a negative to prove a positive cannot exist. Because you have never been hit by a car does not render impossible the chance you might.

      I've no desire to turn this into a belittling flame-session, and I won't denigrate it further into such. When I speak of something on this forum, it is to relate personal experiences, feelings, or observations. If I haven't had the personal experience, I state so in the posts (i.e., "I've heard," or "I feel"). I read this forum for education and informed discussion, and it is my intention not to post anything that would not do the same for everyone else reading. I trust the majority on this forum do the same, and comport themselves in a similar fashion.

      Regardless, I like the 232.

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      I'd like to add my vote for the 232 before this thread sinks into a distant page. I bought one of the S&W PKK/s pistols and it was miserable, traded it the next day for a stainless 232 and never happier. I did ditch those giant rubber grips for a set of Nills like in the photograph above. Not only are they very handsome, but the fit and feel is impecable. The 232 is my only SIG but it is a keeper and I would cheerfully drop a lot of other hardware before I got rid of it.

      Edited to add: Hey! I think that is a photograph of my SIG I posted on another board - even the angle of the grip screw is the same. No wonder it looked so familiar. Anyway, that is what those Nills grips look like - an elegant addition that feels great in the hand.
      Last edited by Guevera; 06-20-2007 at 11:46 AM.

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      Are the stainless magazines known to feed smoother or be more reliable? My P230 I picked up used only came with 1 magazine and I'd like to add to or replace that that one.

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      The Sig p232 is not a reliable pistol ..... my police dept won't let me carry it as a back-up

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      Regarding the take-down of the P232 and that "little spring-loaded piece." Its a catch lever release spring and it flew off (due to my carelessness in take-down on my first day of ownership. Lost it and ended up ordering 2, just in case. I traded in a Walther PK380 for it and there is no comparison at all, in any respect. The P232 is without question (my opinion) the best made and shooter for a .380 in that size/weight category.

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      I had same problem with a Walther PK380...had it for less then a year and traded in for the P232.
      Quote Originally Posted by Cobra64 View Post
      The missus had a Walther jamm-o-matic for about a month. Sold it. Had a Browning BDA .380, sold that too.

      Bought a P232 in ST w/Hogue grips. She loves it. After the first 100 rounds it smoothed out and settled in nicely. The subsequent 600 rounds have been flawless. It carries exremely well in a Bianchi #5 Blackwidow holster.

      The P232 is the only .380 we'd ever own.

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      I have the stainless 232 and love it. Shoots well doesn't kick hard and carries easy. I also have a P238 and this little gem is what I tend to grab most days when I go out. Still, love the 232 and will never get rid of it.

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