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Sig vs. R380
« on: July 10, 2009, 09:24:28 AM »
I just looked at Sig website based upon my interest sustained in another string on this forum and, lo and behold, Sig has come out with a new gun - their P238. The bad news? It's a .380.

It is my guess that Sig is answering the popularity of the Rugar LCP. It is small and has the advantage of a slide release, frame mag release and positive safety. But, it is still a .380.

This took me by surprise, nonetheless. Anybody seen a Sig P238 or had one in their hand?
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Re: Sig vs. R380
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009, 01:12:13 PM »
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Re: Sig vs. R380
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2009, 01:35:31 PM »
Thanks Tom. My favorite Sig is the P239 as I love the wedge frame. (Please tell me that I don't have to defend that opinion, considering the R9 frame configuration!)

Sigs are bulky, as I previously stated. Had Sig been able to shrink the P239 by 25 to 30%, with a decent caliber, I would be there pronto.

I think the proliferation of the .380 (R380, Ruger LCP, Micro Eagle and now Sig P238) is a reflection of new gun buyers, particularly women, who may be intimidated by more potent calibers.
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Re: Sig vs. R380
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009, 01:37:03 PM »
Please note: I did NOT place that avatar in my last post. Are avatars taking over the world?
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Re: Sig vs. R380
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2009, 04:27:46 PM »
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Re: Sig vs. R380
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009, 04:39:34 PM »
I am not sophisticated enough to know if the avatar was placed there by a hacker or a vagary of the website.

I am comfortable with conventional useage of my desktop and very comfortable with my blackberry. However, what happens "underneath" is foreign to me.
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Re: Sig vs. R380
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 11:10:54 PM »

I picked a SIG P238 with night sites up but have not fired it.

Very well made, but having my LWS .380 (I got from Tom theirishguard)  in a back pocket holster is the .380 I usually carry.

Got the SIG for the fun of it   :)

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Re: Sig vs. R380
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2009, 07:52:34 AM »
Mountain Man

Thank you for the post. Wow; it is smaller than I imagined. Sigs are great guns but I am not a fan of the .380, as previously stated.

I wonder if Sig will reverse Rohrbaugh's activity (R9 to R380) by using their P238 platform to graduate to a more potent caliber?

In any outcome, I like the trend.
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Re: Sig vs. R380
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2009, 11:53:34 AM »
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I picked a SIG P238 with night sites up but have not fired it.

Very well made, but having my LWS .380 (I got from Tom theirishguard)  in a back pocket holster is the .380 I usually carry.

Got the SIG for the fun of it   :)

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Good looking gun.  It's good to do things for the fun of it.  Keeps life interesting.  
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Re: Sig vs. R380
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2009, 02:22:53 PM »
I am a Rohrbaugh partisan which is easily told by my posts and support of this website. However, did any of you, (besides Mountain Man who already bought one), get a load of Sig's pricepoint? It is HALF the cost of an R380, with options and features that many of us want.

The last thing I want is for Rohrbaugh's business to suffer. However, maybe this chess move will accelerate the advent of the R45!

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Re: Sig vs. R380
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2009, 03:03:31 PM »
Yes, I did notice the price, and liked the features.  Maybe the Rohrbaugh 45 will have some of these.  We can hope.
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