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Postby FoShizzle » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:03 pm

Forgive me Father for I have sinned.

I have owned a Sig P229 and have been carrying a P239 in 40 cal for years, LOVE them. But in my desire for something smaller I bought the Ruger LC9.......and all's I can say is, what a sh*tty trigger. And Sigs attempts at the DAO/subcompact market, the P290 has been a reputation hurting disaster.

How bout it Sig, time for a high quality DA/SA subcompact?!?
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Postby RetAFVet1987 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:01 pm

I have bought various pistols to satisfy my need for the "perfect carry pistol" for me. Each to their own, of course.

At one time I owned a Sig P239 SAS, .40, two tone, Gen. 1...with the wood grips and the DAK trigger. No longer made. I sold it to a friend.

Big mistake! I have tried to buy it back....but, no, he realizes what he has....I wished I did before I sold it to him. LOL! So...I just purchased a new Gen 2 version, SAS, .40 cal, with the DA/SA SRT trigger and a decocker. Hasn't arrived yet....but, I know THIS TIME I came back to the correct pistol for me. And....for those that don't know this....and if you are a Crimson Trace Laser grip fan.....they now have a great grip for this pistol WITH built in finger grips. It's a wrap around with the activation in the front center. I have it on the way. The Model is LG-439. Go to www.shooters-resource.com and you will pay THE lowest price for the grips. $254 plus approx. $9 shipping.

I know this grip with the laser will make this pistol an outstanding carry pistol. Hogue style grip with the Crimson Laser...all in one!!

The quality and ease of handling, cleaning and accuracy are about as good as it gets for this size pistol in the P239.

Take care!
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Postby Hotrod911 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:25 pm

Every time I shoot my 239 I love it more. My wife and I both carry 239- .40, she is just as happy with hers as I am with mine. I have recently aquired a Ruger LCP to replace my S & W airweight when I just dont have the room to carry a larger weapon but anytime I wear jeans and a big T shirt, the 239 is in the Galco Gun Leather! The C.T. Laser grips were not available when I purchased the 239s so I went with the Houge grips because the factory grips are awkwardly thin, I would like to hold a 239 with the Lasergrips to see how it feels but I really like the Houge grips and would sacrifice the laser for a more comfortable hold.

I highly recommend this weapon for personal protection, in either 9mm or .40

Good Luck

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Postby SW-Insured » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:39 am

Hotrod: You made the right decision. You don't want to sacrifice grip and feel just to have the CT Laser grip. IMO, the laser for concealed carry self-defense is over-rated and it is better suited to some home defense scenarios. By that I mean, in a concealed carry self-defense situation -- you will only have time to pull your P239 then quickly, point-and-shoot. Only in Hollywood does the bad guy wait to allow you time to acquire and focus the red dot on his heart.
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Postby dpenny » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:17 am

Can anyone give my their advice, I have a choice to make and I would to know what are the pros and cons of Sig 226 vs. H&K USP vs. Glock 21? I am looking for a 40 cal home defense weapon. Thanks
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Postby brainchill » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:21 pm

Truthfully (and I know some biggots will disagree) but you can't really go wrong with any of the choices that you've listed ... It's mostly just important that you know the differences. The HK and Glock that you listed are full size handguns with where the P239 is a compact single stack model that unlike the other two is well suited for CCW type use. A full size USP and Glock 21 are quite large. I'm going to assume that since you said .40 you meant the Glock 22 though and not the 21 which is actually a .45.

Depending on how you prefer it the Glock and Sig do not have manual safeties. In saying this the Sig is a DA/SA meaning that you can de-cock it to fire the first round in dual action mode which gives that first round a longer/harder trigger pull and make it less likely to be activated accidentally. The Glock "safe action" puts a lever in the trigger assembly and makes it safer but still it has quite an easy trigger pull (again this isn't good or bad it's a matter of your preference)

The HK, depending on the trigger group you choose, can be either dual action only, lem (law enforcement assisted dual action) or DA/SA ... the DAK and DA/SA models can have a manual safety and decocking mechanism.

In terms of capacity the large frame HK and Glock models will hold from 10-15 rounds (depending on where you live and regulations) where the Sig model will only hold 7 (because the 239 is a compact model .. you could choose a P229 or P226 for higher capacity retaining the rest of the features)

Personally I have one of each and I love them all. I would really recommend that you go to a local range that rents guns and try them out and see which feels better in your hand and to fire but quality wise all of them will serve you well for many years

I hope this was helpful.
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Postby dpenny » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:29 pm

Brainchill, thanks for the post it was very insightful. I have made my mind up and I have went with the Sig 226. Thanks for the advice!
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Postby Hotrod911 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:51 am

dpenny, I think you have made a wise chioce. I carry my 239 concealed but I dont carry my 226 because it is a bit large to hide, but if you are expecting to carry a full frame then the 226 is Sigs icon and a very reliable, accurate weapon.

Good luck

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Postby chewy812 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:39 am

Please......Let me speak of this BAD ASS!!! My issued service weapon is a Sig 226(9mm). My old personal is a S&W mp 40 cal., I put hundreds of rounds through it. I traded that in for a used Sig p239(40) which I shot for the first time today. To make it short and sweet, I am a former Marine with much love for many types of guns. The only way I can describe this beast is "cadillac." I have not carried off duty yet so I could not give insight on comfortability. But as for accuracy, 7 for 7 hearts exploding....
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Postby GOANRA » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:58 pm

I was issued a Sig 9mm by the State i worked for when semis were just beginning in the 90s. i had little faith in the thing. Sigs are a heavy gun (with many parts), which becomes a brick after 6-7 days of 8-16 hr shifts.

The Glock G-23 (.40) became my favorite 'duty' sidearm, light & few parts.

On Duty, you are sent into trouble (no options).

Handguns need to be reviewed for "Duty", "BUG", "Home Defense", "Concealed Carry", "Sport", "Hunting", etc., etc.

Such is the reason I need a 2nd gunsafe.

the ideal CCW will differ from the ideal duty arm.

Carry comfort vs stopping power means compromise (like seasons). Then, there is that pesky "budget" thing.

In 24 yrs of County/State/Fed LE in 'active' jurisdictions, I never needed more than 3 rounds.

For off-duty & CCW, I've never needed more than one round, but would never carry less than 5 rounds.
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