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Postby gonga05 » Tue May 20, 2008 11:33 am

I am undesided between glock19 and P239, any suggestions.
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Postby cobblecanyon » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:34 pm

gonga05 - I have both pistols and both are excellent pistols. You will not be dissapointed with either one. Both are highly accurate, reliable, will eat any ammo you feed it and easy to strip down and clean. Those are my top priorities when it comes to buying any type of pistols. As far as prices, the p239 will run a little bit higher than the g19. I will give the nod to the g19 for overall value. Plus, there are alot of aftermaket add-on you can get for your g19. The extra clips are all over the net + academy for only $20. Cheap!
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Postby gonga05 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:11 am

thank you cobblecanyon.
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Postby gonga05 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:03 am

I finally have made my mind and decided to buy a brand new 239. was undecided between glock 19 and p239. have a beretta 92fs which consider is a great gun but is to big for carrying. was offered by the dealer $300 in trade in for it. what you guys think, shall i give it or keep it. have put through it only 1000 rounds aprox. or less. friend of mine expert in guns says i should keep it.
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Postby LucianG » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:02 pm

gonga05,



Congrats on the 239. I'm considering getting one someday when I can work out the cash issue.



Regarding the 92fs, if you don't need the money to make the 239 deal happen, I'd keep it. I don't have experience with it yet other than the "Oh, I wish" looks and handling at the store and show, but I understand that it's a very good, very reliable pistol. The big reason for my recommendation is that, assuming it's in very good condition based on the number of rounds you noted, you could probably sell it on one of the gun auction sites for at least $75 to $100 more than the dealer is offering. My FFL holder (Class 1 and 3, I believe) told me that he can accept weapons from a private seller for delivery to a buyer as long as the seller includes a copy of his or her driver's license with the weapon when shipped, so I suspect that others can, too.



Good luck!
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Postby LucianG » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:09 am

I looked very closely at the P239, including an SAS model, this past weekend at a gun show. It looks like a great pistol, but was a good bit more than I could afford at the moment, so I ended up purchasing one of the used West German Police surplus P6s (P225) that have been imported into the U.S. The P6 is only slightly larger than the P239 but has the same capacity in 9mm. Since it was used, the salesperson offered four for me to examine, then field stripped a couple and let me do the third one so we could look at the internal mechanisms. The one I picked appeared as if it had been fired very little, with no slide or ramp wear, and had only relatively mild wear on the finish. The price, with two mags and original box, was $321 out the door, and came with a 2 year store warranty. That was about $15 or so more than I could have gotten it on line (plus holster that I wouldn't be using, with delivery and FFL fee included), but I got to pick it out in person rather than ending up with one that had seen a lot of use or abuse, which was worth it to me. I'm going to try it out, probably use it for a while, and may eventually upgrade to the P239 or possibily the P229.
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Postby gonga05 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:05 am

I got my sig239 9 bss g yesterday. haven't been in the range yet. any suggestions on the ammo to be used with this gun?
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Postby gonga05 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:28 pm

AT LAST HAD THE CHANCE TO TEST THIS WONDERFUL PISTOL. EXCELLENT GUN. WHAT A CRAFTSMANSHIP.
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Postby kac453 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:15 pm

I bought a Sig P239 9mm new in the box and took it to the range along with 2 other pistols. I put 40 rounds through the Sig without a problem except for a failure of the slide to lock open after the last shot. I was using quality, non-reloaded, American made brass ammo. The next time I shot it (after cleaning and oiling), I had 4 stovepipe jams and 3 failures to fully chamber during the first 20 rounds with the same ammo in spite of a firm 2 handed hold with locked elbows. After that, it functioned flawlessly for the next 150 rounds with the same ammo and with Winchester White Box. My wife, son, and his 5 foot tall petite wife also shot the pistol thereafter without a single feeding problem.

I have been shooting semi-automatic pistols for 50 years and have never had this problem before with other guns or with my 3 other Sigs. I do not think it was "limp wristing." My son thinks it was the ammo. Any ideas?
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Postby gonga05 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:27 am

I havent had any problem at all with my sig 239. must ad that I have been using the cheapest ammo in the market for practicing. I deem your problem was caused defenetly because of the so called limp wristling.
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