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sawgrass
05-25-2010, 08:55
Girls and Guys, this has come up several times.
I finally have an informed opinion of these two little guns.

I'm 5'3" with fairly small hands.
The LCP is snappy, but tolerable if you can hold onto it.
It's fine for close and personal.

I picked up a Blackwood edition of the Sig P238 last week.
It is actually pleasurable to shoot. The sights work.
The recoil is minimal. I didn't worry about ammo for the LCP
because I shot it just enough to verify function. Now, I'm
going to need some .380 dies for reloading. The Sig is
that much different.

I was shooting from 10 yards. The first six out of the LCP
missed the target, but at least hit the cardboard. I have a Crimson Trace laser on it, which is useless in daylight.
You can't really see it.

The first six out of the Sig were within a six inch circle.

The LCP feels like a little toy one step above having something to
throw at the bad guy, and the Sig feels and shoots like a real gun.

Funny enough there were 4 of us on the short pistol range, we all had
LCP's. I let the other three shoot the sig. We all had the same reaction.
We were instantly disappointed in the LCP, and I could have sold three
Sig's if I would have had them. Two of the shooters were bigger guys BTW.

ExxoticOne, thanks for the holster link for the Sig.

Sawgrass

ExxoticOne
05-25-2010, 16:55
I picked up a Blackwood edition of the Sig P238 last week. It is actually pleasurable to shoot.

ExxoticOne, thanks for the holster link for the Sig.



My pleasure :wavey: I hope you get to check out some CZ's next.

FollowTheRoad
05-27-2010, 20:40
CZ's ??

crystalphoto
05-28-2010, 07:37
I got my .380 dies from Midway.

sawgrass
05-28-2010, 08:21
I got my .380 dies from Midway.

GTK...:wavey: Nice to see you here!

ExxoticOne
05-28-2010, 16:30
CZ's ??

http://cz-usa.com/products/by-category/handguns/

StoneRaven
05-29-2010, 09:24
I agree with much of what you say about the P238. It is accurate, has good sights, is a pleasure to shoot, and just feels good in my hand. Unfortunatley, I have numerous failure to fire malfunctions with the P238. I returned it to Sig and their cutomer service was exceptionaly, gettin the gun back in less that 10 days. While the factory service did improve the problem, it did not eliminate it.

The LCP, on the other hand has digested every type of ammo that I have fed it, without a single hickup. It is as accurate, in my experience, as the P238 but not as pleasurable to shoot; nor does it feel as good in my hand.

But seeing as self defense is the primary function (and after putting over 200 rounds thru each handgun), I choose the LCP over the P238. Function over form.

Your mileage may vary.

sawgrass
05-29-2010, 10:17
I agree with much of what you say about the P238. It is accurate, has good sights, is a pleasure to shoot, and just feels good in my hand. Unfortunatley, I have numerous failure to fire malfunctions with the P238. I returned it to Sig and their cutomer service was exceptionaly, gettin the gun back in less that 10 days. While the factory service did improve the problem, it did not eliminate it.

The LCP, on the other hand has digested every type of ammo that I have fed it, without a single hickup. It is as accurate, in my experience, as the P238 but not as pleasurable to shoot; nor does it feel as good in my hand.

But seeing as self defense is the primary function (and after putting over 200 rounds thru each handgun), I choose the LCP over the P238. Function over form.

Your mileage may vary.

That's funny, I had to send the LCP to Ruger twice.
Their customer service was excellent as well.
Seems ok now. The SIG was perfect except, neither of them
will feed Blazer. I need to put a couple hundred more rounds
through the Sig before I carry it. It seems like .380 is available now.