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New Sig P-938 Report and Review

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by nathanours, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    Hey everyone,

    After waiting 9 days for my background check to finally go through (Colorado uses the CBI) I was able to finally pick up my new Sig Sauer 938 today and get it out to the local National Forest land.

    The model I purchased is not listed on their website and has a stainless steel slide with the nitron coated aluminium frame and stainless controls. It came with the Hogue aluminium grips as well which are very thin, much to my liking. It was made on the 16th of October 2012 according to the box.

    This little pistol holds 6 rounds of 9mm in the standard mag and 7 in the extended mag. It can be used with +p ammo, although Sig recommends changing out the recoil spring more frequently if it is used often. The fit and finish of this pistol is very good, and overall I am impressed with my first Sig. The trigger is a little heavier at roughly 7 lbs, but short and crisp.

    Today I shot:

    100 rounds of WWB 115gr
    50 rounds of CCI blazer 115gr
    50 rounds of Hornady Critical Duty 135 gr
    25 rounds of Federal HST +p 147gr

    The little gun had 0 malfunctions of any kind, and threw the brass a good 15 ft to the right and slightly behind me. It is definitely a little snappy, but I was fine shooting 225 rounds with mechanix gloves on as it was pretty cold out today. The felt recoil is definitely less than my S&W 642 with standard pressure loads. Overall I am very happy with it and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a small single stack 9mm. I love 1911's and the similar design of this gun really appealed to me. I didn't get a chance to get it on paper, but at roughly 25 yards I could hit pop cans as often as I missed them, and I am by no means a great shot.

    Now for the pics. Sorry for the cell phone quality, but if you click on them, and then on the tiny + in the upper left corner they can be enlarged.

    This gun is smaller than my 642 by a good deal.
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    Standard mag.
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    Extended pinky mag.
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    The front strap checkering is very good and helps the gun stick under recoil.
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    Factory night sights.
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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2013
  2. ArmoryDoc

    ArmoryDoc

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    Love my little 938. Not a failure one. Congrats on a super-fine hideout gun. :)
     


  3. Ruggles

    Ruggles

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    Nice :) I have the 238 and it is a great gun. I would imagine the 938 is as awesome.
     
  4. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    I mainly decided on the P-938 since most of the other pocket sized pistols I looked at felt very cheaply made. They had poor plastic molding lines on them, were not smooth at all, and had bad finish. One of the deciding factors of the 938 was it's excellent feel. If anyone is interested in picking up a pocket pistol, I'd recommend they go hold a 938 compared to the rest.
     
  5. jstormbringer

    jstormbringer My Glocks rock

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    LOVE my 938 great backup quality piece. This is wife's 238 is her backup to her 29sf she loves it couldn't have been a better buy. She loves shooting it and we both have no problems at 35 yards hitting 33% steel silhouette.
     

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  6. ldn0125

    ldn0125

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    Make sure you check your hex screws on your grip often. My P238 is in for warranty work right now after 1200 rounds through it due to FTE and a firing pin issue. I'm hoping it will return and operate as expected so that it can be a effective backup.
     
  7. boomhower

    boomhower

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    I've had mine for around four months now and I love it. I've got around 400 rounds through it and its been perfect. Main ammo for range has been federal 115 from Walmart and carry is 147gr Gold Dots. All have worked perfectly. Certainly keep a check on the grip screws, one of mine worked loose. I carry mine daily as a BUG at work and primary off.
     
  8. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    Thanks, I've put a small amount of loc-tight on the screws to keep them in place hopefully.
     
  9. MNBud

    MNBud

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    I'm on a waiting list for an SAS model and my dealer has no idea when it will be back is stock at his distributors. I guess I'll just keep reading postings to keep my hopes up.
     
  10. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    A guy at my club had a new one he was trying out. He asked me to put a magazine through it. I didn't measure the group, but it was about 6" off hand at 25 yards. If I shot it more, I probably could have done a little better with it. The trigger was different than I expected, based on it looking like a mini 1911, but it was usable.

    It didn't miss a beat in the 100 rounds of 115 ball ammo he put through it.

    I was surprised by the lack of recoil and muzzle flip. It was smaller, and recoiled less, than my LC9.
     
  11. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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  12. SigFTW

    SigFTW

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    Congrats!

    Pop cans at 25 yards with a pocket pistol! I'd say you are a good shot :thumbsup:

    I like the feel and the look of the Sig P938, I just don't like the trigger, it seems stiffer than the P238. How did the trigger feel to you?
     
  13. Good reads! I recently picked up a P938 Nightmare. Great little pocket pistol. Sad to see my G26 locked in the safe.