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Sig Sauer P239 Review

I purchased this handgun second hand as a conceal carry weapon. I had tried a number of other major brands and calibers and felt the Sig single stack grip in a 9mm was the best of the bunch. I recently had a .40 cal 239 come through with the Hogue rubber grips, which add some width and finger grooves. Not my preference, I’ll take the thin hard plastic stock grips.

It is not a light gun, being all metal (silver stainless with black ano), but it carries well probably as a result of it’s thin profile. The single stack grip fills my hand perfectly and is a nice relief from the shorter fatter grips of the double stack guns. Granted there is a decent sacrifice in ammo (8+1) but the thin mags pocket very well.

The stock white dot sights are decent at best. I opted to black out the line on the rear sight and added neon orange to the dot on the front. Works well in all but total darkness. The gun is available however with Sig’s pretty decent night sights right from the factory.

I’m not a huge fan of the 10lb initial trigger pull, but appreciate the added safety that comes from it. The follow-up 4lb pull is fantastic, though the reset is a bit long (but can be shortened with factory parts). Overall though I can hit center mass with the DA/SA first shot and can easily group with follow up shots. I also like the decocker lever.

I’ve put about 400 rounds through since my last cleaning (bad Matt) and have not had a single problem with it. I’ll push it all the way to 500 with my next trip to the range at which point I’ll give it a solid cleaning. This gun has a metal guide rod, though the .40cal I had used a plastic rod. Obviously I’ll take metal any day.

Only the grip screws have shown any sign of rusting during the ~8mo of IWB carry. I’m now carrying more often using a hidden pocket on my range briefcase or the dash holster.

I like this gun and would trust my life to it.

reviewed by AustinMRH

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