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Sig Sauer P238

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Sig Sauer P238

The Sig Sauer P238 in .380 ACP was introduced at SHOT Show in 2009. Since its introduction it has only continued to excel and has easily become one of the Top 5 micro single stack pistols for concealed carry. Its size, capacity and ease of use make it hard to beat and should definitely be considered when determining what gun you should choose for your everyday carry pistol.

The Sig Sauer P238 comes in a myriad of options and colors. Buyers have the option of buying a 238 with either an aluminum or a steel frame along with your choice of polymer, G10, Hogue or wood grips. As of 2017 there are approximately 20 available models on Sig Sauer’s website and that doesn’t even take into account the models that are dealer exclusives or limited runs. (https://www.sigsauer.com/products/firearms/pistols/p238/) I was able to get my hands on the Sig Sauer P238 SAS for the purpose of the review.

The Sig Sauer P238 SAS (SIG ANTI-SNAG) model is one of the few P238s that has passed through the Sig Sauer Custom Shop before being shipped to retailers. The edges of the frame have been “melted” to give a more rounded appearance so the firearm is less prone to snagging when being pulled from or placed into a holster. The P238 SAS model has a stainless-steel slide with a hard coat anodized frame and is fitted with a pair of premium Sig Sauer wood grips. The pistol is then topped with a set of SIGLITE night sights. Adding night sights to the pistol gives the shooter the ability to transition from daytime to low or no light conditions without sacrificing accuracy.

Sig Sauer P238

Out of the box the Sig Sauer P238 comes with 1 six round magazine, an instruction manual, cable lock, and a sample tube of Lucas gun grease for lubricating the pistol. Earlier versions of the pistol were shipped with an outside the waistband Sig holster, however, the model used for this review did not ship with a holster. Sig Sauer does offer an extended magazine for purchase to increase the capacity to 7 rounds.

The Sig Sauer P238 operates as a Single Action firearm and, as such, requires that the firearm utilize a manual thumb safety. The average trigger pull is about 6 lbs. For those that do not understand the term single-action, it means that the firearm’s firing mechanism must be in a certain position to be able to fire. In this case, the hammer of the firearm must be pulled all the way back into the rearward position in order for it to fire.

 

 

When carrying the Sig Sauer P238 it is recommended that you carry the firearm with a round in the chamber, the thumb safety on, and the hammer rearward. This is often referred to as “Cocked & Locked.” The safety is sturdy enough that it should only move when you want it to. The P238 can very easily disappear into a waistband or pocket with minimal effort. With a total weight of only 16oz. you have no need to readjust your wardrobe to account for carrying this pistol.

The included 6 round magazine is easy to load and the slide is, in my opinion, one of the easiest slides to rack compared to other current production firearms. I can’t tell you how many times I have customers lament over how they can’t rack the slide on a pistol, but when handed the P238 they are able pull it back without any trouble at all.

Shooting the pistol is very pleasant as well. Many customers who have concerns of excess recoil or “trigger slap” will use the P238 for a day of shooting and walk away with a smile on their face. This in turn leads to more trips to the range and instills in them the confidence they need so that should they ever have to use their firearm defensively, they will know that they have what’s needed to protect themselves or their loved ones.

The Sig Sauer P238 is arguably one of the best micro compact pistols currently available on today’s market, or, as one of my fellow team members called it, “The Mercedes of 380s.”

Sig Sauer P229 Legion

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Sig Sauer P229 Legion, New in 2016

Check out this brief video covering the features of the Sig Sauer P229 Legion! One of this year’s most sought after firearms with the same amazing engineering and reliability that you’ve come to expect from Sig Sauer.

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The Sig Sauer SSG 3000 Custom Rifle Package

The Sig Sauer SSG 3000 Custom Rifle Package

*EDIT 13 APR 2015* Please note, these rifles are not currently being imported into the country and are not available. 08 AUG 2013 – The Sig Sauer SSG 3000 Custom Rifle Package! Manufactured in Germany, the Sig Sauer SSG 3000 is built from the ground up as a tactical precision rifle. It was originally designed for a world-wide role, and Sig designed the platform around the 7.62×51 NATO round (.308 Winchester) so that its versatility could be utilized globally. Because of this, it has been adapted by numerous Law Enforcement and Military units around the world. For tactical purposes, the SSG 3000 is designed with a fully adjustable butt stock. Allowing shooters to adjust both the length of pull and a quick adjust check riser. Also included is detachable box magazine for quick and easy reloading as well as an integrated M1913 (picatinny) rail for mounting optics. Lastly the 23.5” barrel with Sig Sauer designed muzzle brake allows for tack driving pinpoint accuracy. 

The FGE custom package is the precision shooters dream, and our friends at Paratus Consulting Group have helped us make it complete. These guys have spent years operating in sniper units around the world, and have not only built this package, but are offering big discounts on their precision rifle training to go with it. Included in this package is a top of the line Harris Bipod 6″-9″ system, an American Defense single piece quick throw lever scope mount, and a Vortex Viper PST 6-24×50 precision optic to the rifle.  This package is perfect for quick target acquisition at closer ranges, and high magnification for shots at 1000yds and beyond that you will experience in their course. The optic’s tactical mil-dot reticle is perfect for using military techniques and formulas to range targets and quickly adjusting for shots at 300-700 yds, and the complete system is built to accurately and consistently engage at long ranges many shooters only dream of.

This custom build is the perfect setup for any shooter that want’s to “send ’em down range” and not break the bank. For a turn-key ready to go out of the box setup we are offering this package for only $2,499. PLUS if you purchase this custom rifle build, Paratus Consulting Group is offering 15% off their Precision Rifle Course which is a 3-day course starting at 100 yards and will eventually get the shooter out to 1000 yards. 

 

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Sig Sauer SSG 3000 Precision Rifle (Custom Rifle Package) - $2,499
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm NATO)
Barrel Length: 23.5 inches
Twist Rate: 1:11
Rifling Grooves: 4
Overall Length: 45 inches
Overall Height: 6 inches
Overall Width: 3.74 inches
Weight (without mag): 12 lbs
Trigger Pull: 3.5 lbs
Mag Capacity: 5 rounds

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Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50
Magnification: 6-24X
Objective Lens Diameter: 50mm
Eye Relief: 4 inches
Field of View: 17.8 – 5.1 feet @ 100 yards
Tube Size: 30mm
Turret Style: Exposed Target-Style with CRS Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation: .1 mrad
Travel Per Rotation: 5 mrad
Max Elevation Adjustment: 19 mrads
Parallax Setting: 50 yards to infinity
Scope Length: 15.5 inches
Weight: 23.4 ounces

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