Sig 232 For CC carry and/or Back Up

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  1. Glocknload 19

    Glocknload 19

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    Would anyone consitter carying a Sig 232 for a light carry or back up. I know the LCP is smaller, but you can't get a full grip on the gun which bothers me. The Kahr is a nine and is about the same size as the Sig, but mixed issues with the gun have me concerned. Weird question, but is the Sig as good as 380 as the Kahr is a nine quality wise. This gun seems very sleek and you can get a full grip on it. In the alloy frame version it is light too. I think it can be concealed in places where my primary G19 can't because of the bulk. Your thoughts please.
     
  2. Gregg702

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    I have only shot one once, but they are good guns. Though for the size nowadays you can get a 9mm.
     

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    It would work but in my opinion a S&W 642 or 442 would work better. Better ammo options and revolver reliable.
     
  4. Stevekozak

    Stevekozak Stepping down to the gin palace

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    Sig 232 is hands down the best .380 out there. I love mine and have carried it a lot. It is very accurate, uber-reliable, and with it's weight, followup shots are easy to get on target. It is a really fine pistol!
     
  5. Andrewsky

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    Look into a Makarov.
     
  6. silversport

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    I think you would do well with a SiG P230/232 with the alloy frame and a nice load...I am currently running Hornady Critical Defense in mine...but I have to admit other than the lightweight and handling characteristics, I would rather carry something bigger...
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  7. Ahmid

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    If you are considering a heavy 380 like the Sig. I would look at the Mak for a lot less money. It is very reliable and accurate.
     
  8. bac1023

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    The P232 is the best 380 on the market.
     
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    Lykoi Pavlov's Wolf

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    I bought one for my wife, she chose it. P230 stainless. I tossed on some hogues and presto a bug that my gorilla paws can shoot. I'm 6'4" and this gun is great to shoot. It gets ankle duty when iwb isn't an option. It's reliable feeds everything. The low bore axis lowers muzzle flip, the caliber isn't my favorite but it's capable and this gun is accurate with the fixed barrel design. My groupings and within inches, double taps are a breeze, the da/sa is a nice option vs dao. All in all it's great and my wife gets irritated I steal it so much.

    But... For the price... There are better options cheaper and smaller and lighter. But it's a sig thru and thru, and it's a joy to own. Mine...umm my wife's, isn't going anywhere.
     
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    I'm going to go along with the folks who opine that the Sig is probably the best quality .380 available on the market.

    Granted, it's about the same size as a 9mm.

    On the other hand, I've seen a few folks choose to carry the Sig 232 and experience excellent results for both off-duty and CCW usage. If someone shoots it consistently well and uses good quality defensive ammunition of newer design, I'm not inclined to dispute their choice.

    The overall size would mitigate against it being a personal choice, but then after an unsatisfactory with a Beretta M84 many years ago (and some smaller caliber guns over the years) I decided my minimum defensive handgun, for primary or secondary carry, is a S&W .38 Spl J-frame.

    J-frames are harder for many folks to shoot, though, and lots of folks find it easier to achieve consistent accuracy with a small .380 or 9mm pistol. There's something to be said for that.

    I usually don't opt for foreign military surplus for defensive handguns, either, especially if they aren't in production any more, or good quality defensive ammunition using the more modern defensive bullet designs isn't available. Just depends on the individual, though.

    The Sig 232 remains an excellent choice, in my opinion, when it comes to .380 ACP pistols.
     
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    232 is mighty large for a .380.
     
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  14. DonGlock26

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    I carry a blued P232 off-duty a lot. It's my back-gun at work (duty pistol is P220R). I've never had a jam, and it shoots like a dream. It weights about 16oz empty, and holds 7+1 .380 JHPs. A second mag is a snap to carry. The advantages are a full grip, excellent sights, less recoil than a snubby with .38+P(IMHO), 3.6" barrel, easier to shoot accurately than a snubby (IMHO), thinner than snubby, and 3 more rounds over my 442.

    My 442 does fit in a pocket much better, so it's my summer gun. I prefer the P232 for IWB. One other advantage is the heel mag release for CCW. I've had magazines released by sitting in a car, but this isn't an isssue with a P232. FWIW



    Don
     
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  15. bac1023

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    Actually, its not.

    I not supposed to be a pocket gun. There's a difference.


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    Awesome gun well suited for defending yourself it's the only 380 I would carry and is very accurate I've seen many ccw carry pistols in 380 that are poorly made junk and are hard to shoot accurately
     
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    Nice gun Bac
     
  18. bac1023

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    Thanks.

    Its my favorite 380.
     
  19. matt c

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    outstanding pistol. Thing is you may want to look at the Walther PPS or even the sub compact glocks. The P232 is actually longer and taller than both. Compare it to other pistols and you'll see. I guess it is up to you to decide if the thinner slide is worth it over say a G26 or the Walther PPS(thinnest of the three)....for a 380 to be beneficial in carry, I believe it would have to be no bigger than the Walther PPK(not the PPKs).
     
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    The blued version has an alloy frame is only about 16 ounces or so. If you're cool with carrying a .380, you can't do better than a P230/P232. I love mine.