I have been carrying my sig p238 more and more recently. I'm not a big fan of the 380 but to work in the summer with shorts and a polo it is easier than carrying any of my bigger 1911's. So I took the p238 and other guns out to the range. I will first show you my findings on the 238. A little on the testing first. I used magazines that I had previously soaked in water put them in a box and taped it up. I shout them from 10 yards. Using the sig 238. Hornady Critical Defense. This load expanded great. It penetrated the least in the material (about 3.5 inches) Magtech Guardian Gold. This load was found just a littlt farther in. Not much. It expanded very well also. Corbon DPX. This load tied for most penetration. It penetrated almost 5 inches. Did not expand much at all. Buffalo Bore +p. This load tied for most penetration and expanded very well It penetrated to the same page of the magazines I shot into as the Corbon. Very good overall load. Recoil was more and muzzle flash was the most of any of the loads. However it still want exactly where I aimed. So it wasn't too bad. Overall I have now changed my carry magazines for the sig. I am carrying the Hornady because it feeds like a FMJ and expands nicely. I have also added 2 of the corbon to the magazine for the penetration. A note on the penetration. You will see in upcoming evals of the ammo that I did the 5 inches of penetration in this material was not bad. The best of any load I tested was from a 5 inch 1911 in 45acp and it only went 8.4 inches. I have completed the following evals of ammo/gun combo's 40s&W Glock 23. Les Baer Permier II 45acp, 22 mag/PMR30, 22LR Ruger SR22 Wanna kill these ads? We can help!