Monday, August 5, 2013

Sig P938 Review...your next conceal carry gun?

My wife is now a card carrying concealed weapon permit holder, and being such, it was time to get a gun for her that she would be comfortable carrying.  She practiced, and qualified at the range with a Springfield XD Sub Compact, which she really enjoys shooting at the range.  The problem is, my wife is 5'2" and admits to having little upper body strength.  She wanted a pistol that would easy to manipulate the slide, and would be smaller in profile then even the XDSC.  9mm is comfortable for her to shoot, and she was resolved to not buying a revolver.  So, the search was on.

We spent a good bit of time going from store to store, trying different firearms.  She would pick up every gun she could, but she couldn't find "the one", until she picked up a black beauty, called the P938 Nightmare.  She could pull the slide back like it was a stick of butter sliding on a hot griddle.  She wanted it, and I wanted to research it.

The P938 is a 9mm version of Sig Sauer's popular P238, a .380 pistol.  It was only just released in May of 2012, and was met with much anticipation.  Here are some of the specs:

Action: SAO
Trigger pull: 5 lb (we will discuss this)
Length: 5.9"
Width: 1.1"
Barrel Length: 3.0"
Weight w/ empty mag: 16 oz
Sights: Night Sights
Frame material: Alloy
Frame Finish: Black Hard Coat Anodized
Slide Material: Stainless
Safety: Ambi-Safety