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    Sig P-239 .40 S&W Opinions

    I have been looking at this weapon for some time and was wondering if anyone here has any first hand experiences. Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWfinest View Post
    I have been looking at this weapon for some time and was wondering if anyone here has any first hand experiences. Any help is appreciated! Thanks.
    My wife and I both have the 239 SAS Gen 2 pistols in 9mm. So, I can't comment on the caliber but the 239 is generlly a great pistol, if its specs work for your purpose. They are not slim or lightweight but very reliable and the new SRT trigger is a pleasure. I have been a Sig fan since the 90's and the 239 is my current favorite. If the form factor is acceptable to you and .40 caliber is what you need, go for it - you won't be disappointed.
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  4. Hello MW, I have a Gen 2 40 239. Great gun. Its main purpose is for CCW. In my opinon. Not home defense or camp duty. But it too does have limitations. Magazine capacity. Sure you can carry spares, if you are carrying that is. Do I feel a little under armed because of that? Yes. Now I also carry a 2 inch 357 mag 5 shot J frame. Do I feell under armed with that gun? No. What Im saying is, when carrying an auto you might want to look around for a slighty larger platform with higher mag/cap then your uses become more versatile. There are a boatload of autos that can pull several duties, The 239 is a specialized concealed carry gun. If that is your only criteria, then you would be well armed for personal self defense. Mine hicupped at first but most guns need break in. Im on record here for not wanting a Glock. Ive changed my mind and Im considering a Gen 4. But they are not for begginers IMO. If you are a begginer the Sig SA/DA is a very good choice. A "square revolver". Safe with a decock. Just dont forget to do that when you rack the slide and load.

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    thanks for the replies.. I already have a P220 so Im already a fan of sigs.

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    ... Im on record here for not wanting a Glock. Ive changed my mind and Im considering a Gen 4. But they are not for begginers IMO. If you are a begginer the Sig SA/DA is a very good choice. A "square revolver". Safe with a decock. Just dont forget to do that when you rack the slide and load.
    Help me understand your position. It seems to me that the DAO Glock would be simpler and less confusing to a beginner than a DA/SA Sig. The two distinctly different trigger pulls and the need to decock the weapon after the slide has been racked or the pistol fired seem to me complications the Glock does not present.
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    Help me understand your position. It seems to me that the DAO Glock would be simpler and less confusing to a beginner than a DA/SA Sig. The two distinctly different trigger pulls and the need to decock the weapon after the slide has been racked or the pistol fired seem to me complications the Glock does not present.
    hello kuduz, I apoligize in advance for any usual spelling errors as on my first reply to this topic. I do think Im getting dislexic sometimes, new glasses might help also.

    Now to your question, the reason I prefer the Sig DA/SA with decock for a [beginner] --- I think I spelled it right this time--- is strictly for a safety cushion against AD/ND's. Not its manual of arms per say. The fly in the soup is forgetting to decock, then we have a gun acting like a Glock only worse IMO.

    My J frame has full shroud DA only and a typical heavy pull. Pretty much the same with the 239 So I dont worry about Ad/ND's as much as I would with a Glock or say an XD. It is a fact that some pro's and "enthusiast" have handled said guns to their detriment. IMO it is the most unforgiving design and such a gun that must also have its trigger pulled to break down adds more chance to have an accident, again, IMO. Someone new to handguns could certainly learn how to shoot fast perhaps, but to carry a Glock type action EDC right out of the box,? scares me.

    But, Glocks "do run" and if a Gen 4 fits me well , my range/gunshop will rent me one and I place my shots well instinctively, I think Im ready to have one on deck. Caliber and model are being considered. Of course my J frame will always be with me also. I might trade the Sig, dont know yet. I just feel its time to change as Im not as satisfied with the Sig as I thought I would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWfinest View Post
    I have been looking at this weapon for some time and was wondering if anyone here has any first hand experiences. Any help is appreciated! Thanks.
    I own a Sig P229 in .40SW (also have the .357SIG barrel).. have owned it for over 7 years and love it (but then again, I love all of my Sigs, so I am a little biased)

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    ...the reason I prefer the Sig DA/SA with decock for a [beginner] --- I think I spelled it right this time--- is strictly for a safety cushion against AD/ND's. Not its manual of arms per say. The fly in the soup is forgetting to decock, then we have a gun acting like a Glock only worse IMO.

    My J frame has full shroud DA only and a typical heavy pull. Pretty much the same with the 239 So I dont worry about Ad/ND's as much as I would with a Glock or say an XD... ... IMO it is the most unforgiving design and such a gun that must also have its trigger pulled to break down adds more chance to have an accident, again, IMO. Someone new to handguns could certainly learn how to shoot fast perhaps, but to carry a Glock type action EDC right out of the box,? scares me...
    micpl, please don't misunderstand, I was only asking because I was interested in your line of reasoning. Whether or not I agree is moot. I respect your right to your opinion. I just see it differently. Though I own several Sigs and no Glocks, I see the Glocks as being less complicated and, with a double-action only trigger, about as safe as a semi-auto can be. I like your "square revolver" analogy, but to me it decribes a Glock more accurately than it does a DA/SA Sig. Hey, I enjoy shooting them all!
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