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Postby corespray » Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:24 pm

I recently purchased a P-239, 9mm from the county sheriff's department when they upgraded to 40 cal Berettas. I have a reasonably extensive collection of high quality pistols, but my Sig has become my undisputed favorite (although my preferred CCW is a Kahr PM40). My purchase of the Sig was more impulse than research based, so I do have a couple of questions for you experts. 1. I know that on some Sigs you can interchange barrels, but I'm not sure whether or not I can interchange a 357 or 40 cal barrel into the P239 9mm frame; 2. Since my Sig got a lot of use with the LLEA it really shows the wear; do any of you know of a good retailer who would restore the blue and trim finish to 'nearly new?

Since this a Rating thread permit me to cast the highest rating possible for my little Sig P-239. And, thanks in advance to any of you who might see fit to wade into my questions.
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Postby KBintheSLC » Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:49 pm

Corespray...

I believe that the .357 is compatible to up-step to a .40 cal. However, I am pretty sure that the 9mm is not.
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Postby breakdown » Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:10 am

Went to the range with a LEO. She let me shoot her P239 40cal. It was the first Sig I have ever shot, and I was hooked. I bought a slightly used one with 4 mags for $599 and do not regret it a bit. Only 150 rds in it so far and shot tighter groups with it than any other gun. I highly recommend this gun. I had a tough time finding a holster for it. Plenty of 9mm holsters out there but had to dig a bit to find a nice one for the 40cal. Ordered a Comp-Tac Settable Cant and am very happy with this combo for conceal carry.
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Postby Cobra64 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:43 am

Anyone interested in Sig pistols should maybe think about going over to the SigForum.com site.
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Postby gunnutz » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:44 pm

thanks for the info. I own two and they are my favorites.....
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Postby cobblecanyon » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:13 am

Only Sig I ever owned and currently still have is a P228. My home defense weapon with 4mags (2 13rds, 2 15rds) loaded. Looking to purchased another Sig for concealed carry purpose and very interested in the P239. I love everything about this gun except for the fact it hold only 7rds. This handgun definitely need a double stack magazine with at least a 10+1 and because that is not the case, I am reluctant to purchase one.
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Postby KBintheSLC » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:39 am

cobblecanyon,



For true defensive shooting (especially in public), the P239 with 8+1 of 9mm is plenty. You can even carry a 10 round extended mag in a pocket if you feel the need. Remember, the purpose is to "stop" not to "kill". If you unload 56 rounds into an intruder (even in your own home), you will have a hard time looking like a sane man when you have to explain it to the jury. Good luck with that.

If you still don't feel good about the 239, try a Glock 26 or 27. I have the 26, and I love it... 100% reliable, 10+1 standard, very easy to carry, and a good chunk less money than the 239. Keep in mind though that the Sig has DA/SA hammer control and a much better feeling trigger than the Glock. I am more accurate on my double taps with the Sig.
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Postby wkanaby » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:58 am

1 Mag with JHP is enough for home protection.

If you want to start a war, it's best to get an AR15...

If you need an arsenal, it's time to move...

They'll just steal it when you're at work...
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Postby wkanaby » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:58 am

1 Mag with JHP is enough for home protection.

If you want to start a war, it's best to get an AR15...

If you need an arsenal, it's time to move...

They'll just steal it when you're at work...
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Postby cobblecanyon » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:44 am

KB - your point is well taken. I don't believe the p239 is a huge improvement over my p228 which only has 500 rds through it in the last 10yrs. After doing my homework on the p239 and g23, I decided to go with the g23. The 2mags and 13+1 for under $500 is way too hard to pass up. Both are excellent quality pistols and I would not carry anything less.
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