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06-29-2012, 08:41
Hey all, I'm about to order a Sig P238 from Ft. Belvoir Gun Sales, they of course will get it from one of their distributors. I heard some of the first run models had issues, but the problem was supposedly fixed in the later models.

My question is, how do I ensure that I get a newer model p238? Is it as simple as asking about the serial #? Is that even something I can request as a third party? I just want to be as sure as possible that some dealer doesn't foist off some really old stock on me.

Thanks! JJ

06-29-2012, 09:38
Good question, I will have the same problem with the type of pistol I'm looking to buy. So, I will request a picture (because It will tell me if it's the newer model or not). However, if I was you I would request the build date to be newer and have it verified. If they are not willing to do that, then go some ware else. You are the customer.

06-29-2012, 09:46
The production date will be on a sticker on the gun box.

06-29-2012, 12:33
Also as long as the serial number is 27A..., it is past all the original problem lots.

06-29-2012, 12:57
Just look as the slide width. If it's an HD slide like they're putting on all the models now, it's a newer type. I have the older slimmer slide ,but have had zero problems with it so far.

06-30-2012, 13:11
Thanks for all the good info! Like I said it'll be coming from a distributor so I won't get to see it until it gets to the BX, I just don't want to have to send it back and wait again.