The Sig P239 is one of the latest pistols that Sig Sauer has discontinued production on. This comes at a time when single stack pistols are typically thought to be better as small and darn near micro in size. The P239 came in at a time when pistols came primarily in full size double stack varieties. The P239 was designed to be a step down in size and weight, and thus satisfy the demand on the market for a smaller pistol that still shoots like a full size pistol. Well, now times have changed. Pistols overall are able to be smaller and lighter thanks to modern technology and understanding metals and materials. However, I do not think that the new and improved pistols on the market offer the same things that the P239 still offers today.
First thing that I think people say too often about this pistol is that they can get a double stack pistol that is "NO THICKER" than the P239. I am not sure that these people have ever handled a P239, but I can assure you that the grip on the P239 is thinner, and you understand why it is only a single stack pistol.
This brings us to the subject of capacity. People seem so insecure about capacity these days. This pistol was designed to function in a concealed role, which means that those who see it will not expect it. Therefore, surprise will be on your side and your armed response with 8 or 9 rounds will definitely be there to keep you in the fight. It is not like this pistol was designed to go into a battlefield. The suggestion is like getting upset with a double barreled shotgun because of its capacity, as if it was supposed to match up as a combat shotgun.
The other thing to cover is the trigger pull. With the popular trigger type on the market being the striker fired trigger, the DA/SA of the P239 can seem a bit old and too much of a burden to learn and use. However, the double action still holds it's own when people actually learn how to use it properly and efficiently. The thing about the trigger system for this type of firearm is that it is safer than a striker fired trigger, and the single action pull offers better pull characteristics, as well as better accessories and modifications to make the trigger lighter without compromising on safety. As you can probably tell by now, I like the trigger on the P239 and I think it brings it all together.
Last subject to touch on would be the shootability. With most single stack pistols out there, you are gonna get a hefty snap back into your hand, but this pistol is incredibly smooth and gentle, even with hotter ammo. It snaps back on target for effortless follow up shots and you can burn through the mag quickly without taking your shots too far off target. I think this characteristic can be attributed to the grip size, spring weight, and the weight of the firearm overall. This combination makes this pistol a sweet shooting experience and makes me just wanna run it until it dies on me.
Though SIG has decided, in their infinite wisdom, to discontinue production of this pistol, they will continue to sell parts and honor the warranties. Just because they discontinued them doesn't mean they will never make them again, but it does show that the market was not really into the pistol enough to make them wanna invest further time and resources in production. However, if the P239 were to get a second shot and the demand for the pistol were to be demanded, as was the case for the P225, I believe we may see a rebirth of this sexy little pistol. Definitely check these pistols out. There are LE trade in pistols on the market in .40 S&W which are half the price of a new pistol. There are options and I highly encourage you to try it out and give it a chance while supplies last. You won't be disappointed. And this is coming from someone who isn't really a SIG fan
It is a common interest for those wanting to carry concealed to want a compact pistol. Their size is easy to conceal and most of them on the market are pretty easy-going on the recoil. However, it is also a common theme for these people to get sucked into standards that are niche and unnecessary. I want to explore some of these using the firearms displayed in the featured photo. This is not meant to promote or sell any brand or type of pistol, but to help people understand the real story behind these different types of compact and subcompact firearms.
There is a new pistol coming to the market in late 2018 known as the Lionheart Regulus. This is actually a series of pistols with customizable options like frame and slide sizes, sights, different color frames and barrels, etc. This pistol is not by any means meant to compete with low cost pistols from Ruger or Taurus, but rather to go in line with high end options on the market like Wilson Combat, Zev, and others..
When it comes to choosing a firearm to carry, the civilian market is riddled with opinions that seem less educated and more emotional. People love using comparisons with little consideration of factors that truly make the difference for the end user. The Sig P239 SAS is a less popular Sig Sauer pistol that gets very little credit, and is in fact considered outdated and useless overall. I am going to go over the pistol and review the characteristics it provides, and hopefully open your mind as a reader and a potential user of this pistol.
Recently I posted on the channel Facebook page that I had acquired a Police trade-in H&K USP40. My intention, as the title states, is to make a few changes to this pistol and then make it into my dedicated carry pistol. I have been in the process of making the switch to .40 caliber for more serious self defense. My experience and knowledge have made me realize that my skill, knowledge, and needs all pointed to the .40 caliber being an obvious upgrade over the 9mm.
There is a constant complaint about full size pistols that they are too large to be carried comfortably or without printing. The Clinger Holsters No-Print-Wonder V2 proves that there are holsters out there that can functionally conceal a full size pistol like the Beretta PX4 Storm. Though I would not classify this holster as the ultimate in comfort, it certainly has made carrying one of my favorite full size pistols easy.
It has been a while since I took the Walther PPS out for some range time. I figured that I might as well give it a shot and see how I perform with it. While I was at it, I figured that it would be a good time to test other products like the Comfort Cling from Clinger Holsters and my preferred carry load, Remington 115 grain JHP. I had fun shooting the pistol, and I found some things that I think are very relevant to share.
The gun market today, whether in sales or training, is concentrated away from the traditional DA/SA design. But is the design DEAD just because it is not as popular? I think we can answer that by evaluating something that I would consider to be the source of misunderstanding that the DA/SA pistol suffers from. It may not be the most popular action on the market today, but I personally have found that the rewards outweigh the few disadvantages.
Recently I pulled the trigger on switching to .40 S&W. It actually happened quite fast and I made my first choice on a pistol that fit most, if not all my requirements for a carry gun. Afterall, that was what I was after. It isn't quite perfect, but I think that it will break in just fine and serve me in multiple roles with grace. In this article, my intention is to merely cover the boring facts about the pistol and cover some of the things I have found while breaking it in.
You probably hear the statement all the time in caliber debates as an excuse to win or come to a draw in the debate. "It all comes down to shot placement" is an old and tired statement when we think about how it is used and the implied meaning of the statement. I would submit to you, the reader, that people misunderstand and are grossly negligent in regards to how they are using it.
Do It Rite
Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, gun enthusiast, and passionate firearm and gear evaluator.