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Considering trading out my Sig
« on: October 30, 2012, 04:43:10 pm »
Not necessarily asking for advice, just sorta thinking out loud.  But then again, maybe I am.

My Sig P239 was my first centerfire semi-auto.  It shoots well, but I'm not as fond of the "dot the I" sights as I am of three dot sights, now that I've had both.  It's heavy, 33.8 oz loaded (40S&W).  It only holds 8 rounds.  I put a short trigger on it, but I still have the original.  I replaced the original grips with Hogue finger grips.  Again, still have the original.  I have 4 extra magazines (for a total of 6).

I'm considering selling it and getting a Ruger SR40c instead.  Size is almost the same, but the Ruger is about 5 1/2 oz lighter and it holds 10 with the short mag or 16 with the extended mag, versus only 8 with the Sig.

The capacity differences are just a bonus really.  I'm more concerned about the weight. 

The Sig is a DA/SA, the Ruger is striker fired.

Choices, choices, choices.
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    Re: Considering trading out my Sig
    « Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 04:51:16 pm »
    I know you're not asking for advice, and this is advice I have often ignored, but I have rarely let a gun go and not regretted it later. The one exception that comes to mind is I traded my G23 for a G17 that I then traded for a G19, but that's just because I never really liked the .40S&W for some reason.
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    Re: Considering trading out my Sig
    « Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 05:00:39 pm »

    The capacity differences are just a bonus really.  I'm more concerned about the weight. 


    The weight is what makes the 239 a joy to shoot. Believe it or not, guns you enjoy shooting you tend to practice more with. You should at least try shooting the SR40c first. I had a 239 in .357 SIG w/Hogue fingergroove grips. I needed the money so I sold it. I miss that gun still. But the Ruger SR's are nice guns too. You will be well defended with one. Just make sure you find out if you will ejoy shooting it as much as the SIG before you make your final decision.

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    Re: Considering trading out my Sig
    « Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 06:52:43 pm »
      I've not had a Sig 239.

      However dad has a SR40C and I am in LOOOOOVVVEEEE.      I need (and got) a full-size 9mm first, however the SR40C is really making me think I need one.

      VERY compact (not much larger than my Kel-tec P11), VERY low recoil (to me at least it doesn't kick as bad as my P11 9mm), accurate and not very expensive.

      I am looking forward to the upcoming Sig 224 series, but between Sig's Meh-ness lately, and the extra cost, I might skip the 224's for now and get a SR40C.
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    Re: Considering trading out my Sig
    « Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 11:13:27 pm »
    The weight is what makes the 239 a joy to shoot.
      True, it shoots easy, but it's too heavy to carry.  And though the dimensions are nominally the same as my 232 Sig and the SR40c, it really isn't as little a gun to carry as it seems.  The holster for the 239 will also hold my Ruger P90 .45, with only a little of the barrel sticking out the bottom.  And that thing is a brick!

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    Believe it or not, guns you enjoy shooting you tend to practice more with.
    That's true.  I've mostly been out of .40 for a while, so I haven't been shooting it.  And it is accurate (well, was, until this last weekend, but that's a different tale, probably ammo related).  Since getting my LCR I've shot it quite a bit.  Mostly at steel rams set up at 75 yards.  I know, I know.  It's not what the gun was intended for.  But it's fun to ring the steel at that distance, then hand it to someone else and watch their bullets hit 30-40 feet in front of the target.

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    You should at least try shooting the SR40c first.
    Planning on it.  Going to the indoor range tomorrow or Thursday evening.  They have a rental gun, and I'll shoot both head to head.

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    But the Ruger SR's are nice guns too. You will be well defended with one. Just make sure you find out if you will enjoy shooting it as much as the SIG before you make your final decision.
    I will.  And I agree.  I've shot an SR9c, which was what I wanted to replace my G17 with, and liked it, but I had to choose between it and the .357 LCR.  The LCR won.  Barely.


    If I could afford it, I'd keep the Sig, and just add the Ruger, but that's not really an option, unless I simply decide to keep the Sig that is and forego the SR for now. 

    Although, if someone wants to buy a really nice 30 year old Minolta SLR 35mm film camera with multiple lenses to help fund my desires. ???  Anybody?
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    Re: Considering trading out my Sig
    « Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 12:42:10 am »
    Shot the SR series, preferred the M&Ps, but if you really like the Ruger, might as well get it.
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    Re: Considering trading out my Sig
    « Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 12:12:22 pm »
    Well, I shot both in the same session.  Still not hitting worth beans with the 239.  Did better with the SR40c.

    Observation - The mag was very difficult to load on the Ruger.  The rental gun only had the 9 round mag in it, which was fine.  I had a very difficult time getting the first round in each time, then had to use my thumb to push each round down into the mag to get the next one started.  Unlike in any of my other semi-autos, where I can simply push down with the base of the next round to get it started.

    As I said, I did better with the SR40c.  But not that great, and I was only shooting at 7 yards.  This one had a laser sight, but I ignored it, as I was testing using the irons.  And the Sig was still absolutely not hitting anywhere near as consistent as I know it can, with the same ammo it has always been accurate with.  Also, these were both shot two handed, with my hands resting on the shelf, to minimize me-induced wiggle as much as possible.

    That means it's me.  And I think I figured it out.  After I returned the Ruger to the counter, I was talking with the guys (it was a very slow night, and I was the only one there).  I mentioned that I thought the laser was not aimed quite right, at least to my eyes, and held it up and aimed at a point high on the wall across the room, noting the different POA with both.  BUT, in doing so I also noted that I was seeing the irons much clearer at that point.  Which was because I had put my reading glasses on to look at something or other once back in the shop, but I had been wearing my shooting glasses on the range.

    So, for now I don't think I'll be swapping out the Sig.  I'd rather see if I can get sights that work better for me.  I've wanted to get rid of the "dot the I" rear sight on it for a while anyway, as I find 3-dot sights easier to line up.  I just need to have them big enough to see when fuzzy.  Because I do not walk around all the time wearing my reading glasses, and in a defensive situation no BG will respond in your favor when you say "Just a moment while I put my reading glasses on so I can aim my gun at you more accurately."

    I still want the Ruger as well, because I did like it, but if I can get the Sig configured so I can shoot it well again I'd like to do that first.

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    So, any recommendations for nice bright sights?  I had night sights on the G17, and wasn't all that impressed, especially as they aged.  The 3-dots on the SR40c were rather small dots, so I think I need sights with bigger, or brighter, dots.  Not the BigDot (or whatever they're called) sights with a rear shallow V notch.  Don't want a v-notch rear sight on a handgun.

    At the moment I think I like the Truglo sights best, specifically this one (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/819988).
    « Last Edit: November 05, 2012, 02:01:01 pm by cpaspr »
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