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Posted: 4/6/2006 5:26:20 AM EST
Just wondering if anyone has/uses a SIG P239 for CCW? I currently have a SIG Pro 2009 and a SIG P229 in .40, but I am a lean guy (6'1"/180lb 33" waist) and concerned about the width of the SIG Pro 2009 and/or the P229.

Also, should I go for 9mm or .357SIG/.40S&W and why?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:11:54 AM EST
A P239 is an excellent choice for a carry pistol and I carried one for many years. You won't go wrong.

I'd stick with a 9mm or .40 S&W as the .357 Sig ammo is too expensive and not universally available.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:43:46 AM EST
I have a P239 in 357Sig and love it.

Nice and compact.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:11:52 AM EST
I have the Sig 239 in 9mm. If you are already used to the Sig system it really is a very logical choice. The pistol has been 100% reliable.

The choice between the 9mm and the .40S&W is a tough one. A friend has a .40 239 and it is just as reliable as my 9mm. The weight difference is negligable. The difference in recoil is present and the recovery time on the 9mm is better in my hands- but not a lot better. Accuracy is adequate in both. Capacity gives a mere one more round to the 9mm version. If I was going to buy another one, I would probably get the "SAS" version, which is the rounded .40S&W chambered 239.

To boil it down I don't expect you will be unhappy with your 239. If you decide you want a 9mm version, consider a used one. I have seen a good number of them on the used market in the low $400 range.

Best of luck,
Cheese

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:15:00 AM EST
Oh, and welcome to ARFCOM.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:25:28 AM EST
Can't go wrong with a 239. The hard decision is caliber. Mine is 357 Sig. Same as my duty gun.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:29:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By hamishdhu:
A P239 is an excellent choice for a carry pistol and I carried one for many years. You won't go wrong.

I'd stick with a 9mm or .40 S&W as the .357 Sig ammo is too expensive and not universally available.



+1

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:00:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By HermanSnerd:

Originally Posted By hamishdhu:
A P239 is an excellent choice for a carry pistol and I carried one for many years. You won't go wrong.

I'd stick with a 9mm or .40 S&W as the and .357 Sig ammo is too expensive and not universally available.



+1




Get BOTH barrels (Fixed it for Ya. )
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 2:07:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Squib:
I have a P239 in 357Sig and love it.

Nice and compact.



Me too. Hogues and a Milt Sparks VMII.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 2:44:17 PM EST
Thanks for the replies. Now...why a SIG P239 over a Glock 19? I asked a similar question on the Glock board to get Glock fans' opinions.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:01:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 6:23:17 PM EST by KingC]
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Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:06:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By xrp:
Thanks for the replies. Now...why a SIG P239 over a Glock 19? I asked a similar question on the Glock board to get Glock fans' opinions.

Thanks!



some of us would call that a stupid question and then start fighting about it. many owners on here are PRO to one company and hate many others. this type of question starts some good keyboard commando wars on here.

I will be more than happy to lay down what I think is best, but only you can decide for yourself what is best for you.

Glock is a fine pistol, I myself own a G23. I also own a SIG, with the width of the glock all you would be achiving is more rounds to carry and nothing else. With the Sig you would have less ammo, but easier concealability. The SIG 239 is a fair ammount smaller in width than the glock 26/27/34 in 9/40/357 respectivly. I would recomend the Sig on account of higher manufacuring quality and over all appearance. for only a slightly higher price.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:12:35 AM EST
Ah, the G19. I have a G19 and a Sig 239, and I frankly shoot and carry the G19 more. I am not married to any brand, and I see flaws and strengths in all of my pistols. I have a CZP01, and for years I carried an HKP7M8, love my 1911s, etc. For a long time I rejected Glocks, but the G19 (quickly followed by a G20) changed my mind. The G19 is an excellent pistol.

The difference between the 239 and the G19....they are essentially identical in size. The G19 holds several advantages, specifically lighter weight and higher capacity. The other advantage for me is the lower bore axis of the Glock. The Sig has the advantage of superior factory sights, superior trigger pull, and a better overall build quality, particularly the magazines.

The single biggest downside to the Glock family is the trigger pull. It can be improved, but it still takes some getting used to.

If you are used to -and I would expect you are as you have a pair of Sigs already- the way Sigs point then I would probably stick with the Sig family.

The good news is you really aren't going to lose no matter which pistol you choose. I don't need to own both a Sig 239 as well as a G19, but I am not selling either one. Handle the G19 and the 239 side by side in a shop and make a simple gut choice.

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:51:10 AM EST
Im 5 '9 and 180

I can carry a sig 229 easy

but the 239 would be EVEN better!

I have alot of carry rigs Milt&Spark my favorite!

But since I moved to SW FL I never use them anymore?

I use the BELLYBAND since it so hot down here! With a T shirt and Swim trunks I can hide about any size handgun!

Dont use it like in the PICTURE/Advertisements!!!

wear it at your waist!
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:24:30 AM EST
I've been carrying a P239 in .357 Sig off-duy for several years now. However, I'm not slim and trim anymore and the pistol just disappears on me.

I chose the .357 because that's what we use on-duty and ammo is in plentiful supply. Otherwise, I think I'd have gone with the .40.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:55:01 AM EST
I carried a SIG 239 for years and was very happy with it.

When the high-cap (or normal-cap!) mag ban went away, I purchased a G19 for CCW. My thinking was that the G19 was about the same size as the 239, lighter weight, and had a 15+1 capacity.

I carried the G19 for about a year, and then one day simply put it up and went back to the SIG. I am not entirely sure why. I guess I am just a lot more comfortable with the SIG MOA, and I like the SIG trigger better, and bottom line, I just trust my ability with the SIG more than with the G19 to hit what I am aiming at.

Either weapon is a fine CCW choice - when you get down to choosing between 2 winners, the choice is usually very subjective.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 4:55:09 PM EST
It's what my wife carries.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 2:38:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/14/2006 2:40:06 AM EST by erh]
If it fits your hand properly, I say go for it... I carried a Full Size P220 .45acp CCW in shorts & a Tee shirt while off duty for 3 1/2 years in the lower FL. Keys. If I could get away w/ that anyone can carry something smaller! I personally prefer .40 S&W; costs less; works well; easier to find/ purchase.

Eric Howland
Savannah, GA.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 4:06:46 PM EST
I won an auction for a .40 P239 off gunbroker -- just need to complete transaction and take possession! Can't wait!
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 3:57:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 3:58:26 AM EST by erh]
xrp - Good Job... Enjoy; with a Sig you just can't go wrong..!

Eric Howland
Savannah, GA.

Link Posted: 4/18/2006 3:30:33 AM EST
Excellent!
The 239 is my favorite carry. I use either a Milt Sparks VM2 + MS Belt or an Alessi shoulder holster.
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