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new sig 238

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by taters, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. taters

    taters

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    mays landing nj
    i just took my new sig 238 to the range....what a piece of ****.....in 50 rounds i had numerous ftf, would not eject, would not feed, 3 misfires,,, i had a range instructor come over and he looked over the gun...the same happened to him. i took it back and after haggling they took it back and charged me a 10% restocking fee...i have a 220 and a 229. not one problem with either of them. love them both. stay farrrrrr awayyyy from the 238
     
  2. Sorry for the loss and understand the trust factor, but you could have sent it back to Sig.
     

    Last edited: Apr 23, 2010

  3. taters

    taters

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    mays landing nj
    i could have but with this many problems i don't even want to deal with this lemon.....couldn't be happier with my other sigs
     
  4. CigarGuy

    CigarGuy

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    So sorry to hear that. I guess I'm a little luckier? Had, maybe 3, failure to loads out of about 100 rounds.
    Did have one extract get wedged in PERFECTLY as the gun recycled, which was freaky weird..........
     
  5. bac1023

    bac1023

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    That gun didn't appeal to me from day one.
     
  6. Same here bac, I'll keep my flawless shooting $300 bersa thunder 380 conceal carry.
     
  7. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    A very well known Sig armorer wrote a lengthy article on the P238 whereby he explained the basic geometry of the gun is not conducive to reliability.

    I find it's usually a good idea to conduct research before making a purchase. ;)
     
  8. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    I believe in your prior thread on this topic, it was an impulse buy. :)
     
  9. taters

    taters

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    mays landing nj
    it was but since i have a sig 220 carry and a sig 229 i should get a pass for buying the 238 on impulse:embarassed:
     
  10. bac1023

    bac1023

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    Especially with a pocket gun as expensive as that little POS.
     
  11. bac1023

    bac1023

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    :thumbsup:
     
  12. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Yeah, if I wanted a pecker-pistol, I'd look at a Seecamp.
     
  13. bac1023

    bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  14. preasoner

    preasoner

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    yep... I like mine too
     
  15. john123456

    john123456

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    my 238 has never had any prob several hundred rounds so far and amazing accuracy
     
  16. Thanks for the heads up guys. I have bought guns before because they got a great review in a magazine. I learned the hard way not to trust these reviews. (A 1911 that didnt work) I just read a great review on the SIG p238 by Massad Ayoob so I figured it HAD to be good. I'm not gonna fall for it twice. Hell, just a few months ago I read an article talking up the Hi Point 45. It said "if youre on a budget, this gun goes boom every time". I had a friend with a Hi Point 45 and we got at LEAST 1 malfunction per magazine. Sometimes 2 or 3. And I was all ready to buy a p238. Thanks for the reality check you guys!!
     
  17. I think that SIG blew it on the P238. The market is full of affordable, light weight and outstanding pocket .380's such as the P38t, LCP and the Bersa. The P238 is expensive and too heavy.