I was able to put a 9mm version through the wringer last year. For the size of the little beast it was very accurate and utterly reliable. Both 8 round and 10 round mags functioned as advertised. The only problem was that the tiny grip and my size XL paw did not get along so well.
I just rented, and fired 100 rounds thru the very gun you describe, today!
I found it to be very fun, controllable and straight-shooting...once I got used to the sights, at 20 feet.
No malfunctions or misfires at all.
Before you commit to 9mm, at least take a look at the .357SIG page, as more and more LEO agencies are adopting this cartridge.
SIG P239 .357SIG is next on my list of acquisition, as I want a barn-burner!!!
I carry a .40 P239 and also shoot it in IDPA competition. It carries nicely and is surprisingly accurate IMO. It does have a bit of muzzle flip, but that only bothers me in slow fire from the bench. It isn't that the P239 recoils strongly, but the short grip and slide-heavy weight distribution allow .40 full-power loads to twist the muzzle up much more than my Government Model Colt in .45ACP ever wanted to!
My only other complaint was that the pointed toe on the magazine base plate dug into my little finger when shooting - this because I have extra-large hands. Grinding the baseplates flush with the pistol's front strap eliminated that problem and gave me a bit better grip on the pistol as well.
All in all, I like my P239, and a 9mm version of this gun should be a nice easy-shooting pistol as well.
Where did you get those 10 round mags for the P239? Were they factory or after market? I looked on the Sig web page and couldn't find any mention of factory 10 rounders. I have had very bad luck with anything other than factory or Mec-gar mags. Any direction would be appreciated.
It is a great gun. My sister has got the sig 239 in 357SIG and the gun and the caliber are first choice.Very accurate. i had a sig 228 in 9mm and now i have a 229 in 357sig. The 357sig is much more accurate than the 9mm. So if i were you i would take the 239 in 357sig! My sister is`t like a horse and finds that the combination is absolutly controllable...
My department issues Sigs. They areexcellent weapons. We have several P226s that have over 90,000 rounds and they are still going. The P239 is an outstanding choice for undercover/concealed carry.Very reliable.
My sig 239 in 357 sig is one of my favorite guns. I love the grip fit to my large hands yet people with smaller hands love it as well. The 357 sig in this package has a very high power to weight and size factor. I have found the gun to be very very accurate. It is a keeper.
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