Sig Sauer P938 Evaluation
I've to say this gun is an absolute perform of art. Believe baby 1911 in 9mm. This can be a accurate pocket pistol that you can essentially really feel comfortable carrying and shooting Sig Sauer.
It started going back to Oct of 2012. If an work to garner assistance at house for my time at the range an try was made to encourage my wife to shoot. These of you who know me personally will know my wife is a really petite woman. She stands 5ft even and below one hundred lbs. She has some of the tiniest hands I have ever noticed on an adult. She has shied away from shooting on account of most pistols being to significant for her to hold and as a consequence of her worry from the recoil.
She has attempted my Glock and it is so huge that she can not even reach the trigger. The LC9 she can grip however the trigger is so far forward that she is unable to pull it. So we went for the Novi Gunshow to find out what we could obtain for her. Now keep in mind my wife knows nothing at all about guns but everything about costly taste. She attempted out 30 or so guns that day by no means once looking at the value. The whole target was for match and feel so she may very well be comfy.
After picking up the p938 Equinox she went from someone who tolerated my costly hobby to somebody who was frequently serious about shooting. The match was best even with out the pinky extension her hand fit on the gun. The trigger had been firm close and simple to pull for her short fingers. The grip was comfy and adequately stylish. We had a winner. The gun cost $680 which following the panic was a steel but when in comparison to my $325 LC9 was a bit of a really hard pill to swallow. Within the interest of her defense and my continued enjoyment around the line we purchased it. She has since taken her CPL class making use of this weapon and enjoys it significantly.
Quick forward to January. Right after receiving fed up using the trigger on the LC9 I take her P938 to the variety with some mates. I don't shoot properly with a hammer fired DOA handgun. The concern is me and not the gun I know and practice will assist but inside a Life or Death predicament I want my striker fired Glock or possibly a solid SA SRT trigger. I was so impressed together with the trigger of your p938 it was a clean crisp having a quick reset and light pull when compared with the other pocket pistols I have fired. To get a gun so modest I anticipated a little additional recoil however it was quite simple to get back on target and fire follow up shots. Thinking of I had never ever fired this pistol along with the 2.25 inch barrel size I was shocked when the groupings on my targets had been so tight. I'm no marksman so I’m not going to share nevertheless it is enough to say that I practiced with the LC9 for months and my initially 6 shots with all the p938 had far better groupings then any I had done on my LC9 ever.
I knew I had to possess one. Regrettably these guns had been tough to come by ahead of the panic. Immediately after they had been nearly impossible. NY was getting them due to the new mag limits so locations like MI found them tough to come across. I went on GunBroker to determine if I would have any luck there. I found numerous promoting over $900 all in the very same finish as my wife’s. Considering that we share a protected this wouldn't operate and I would have to get a further configuration. Right after a handful of weeks of hunting around I was ultimately in a position to procure the Nightmare for $685 which came out to be closer to $750 immediately after CC fee’s, shipping and local FFL expense.
Employing the exact same Galco pocket holster I had for the LC9 I have been able to carry this gun pretty very easily concealed in a pocket with limited to no printing. I'm using the extended 7rd magazine with the pinky extension as a consequence of my complete sized hands. As a 6ft tall man there is certainly no situation with holding this gun in the event you make use of the pinky extension. Two of my friends are in a position to shoot it comfortably without the need of the extension so try it for yourself and see. Even using the extension concealment is not an issue.
The trigger out on the box was a bit gritty and tight. There has been complaints about issues with the initial model extractors. Supposedly these difficulties had been corrected by Oct of 2012 and I've not seen them in my P938 Nightmare. Following cleaning degreasing the weapon then properly lubricating it I started to work the trigger. Working with a snap cap and firing the gun about 150 times the grittiness within the trigger was gone and it had a really good smooth pull.
A typical complaint for this gun is the serrated trigger and the sharp tip on the plastic trigger. In a self defense circumstance it will not be a problem but following putting a number of hundred rounds downrange without having gloves a lot of people report a sore finger and some have even had blisters. There is certainly 2 ways to resolve this. The first is SS replacement triggers. They are usually preferred by high end shooter more than the plastic trigger which is shipped together with the P938. It is possible to use the similar exact trigger replacements as those developed for the P238 as they've been around longer and offer more choices. The second is what I did and that may be to take a Dremmel tool along with a quite fine sanding wheel and sand down the serration’s and sharp trigger tip. Given that this can be plastic it can be quite simple to do and can result inside a really comfortable trigger that you simply can mold to your shooting style. The plastic is black all of the way by means of so sanding this down won't leave you with a two tone trigger. There are many videos on YouTube about this if you are interested.
In quick this is my new ultra concealment EDC for instances when carrying my Glock is just not a viable solution. It gets loads of use and has handled the put on well Sig Sauer. The trigger keeps receiving far better as does my accuracy. The Sig Web pages are a number of the greatest evening web sites I've ever had the privilege of applying. All in all it was worth just about every penny IMHO