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9mm SIG Sauer P938 Review

All black SIG P938 9mm subcompact handgun

On a recent trip to the shooting range, one of the female range officers brought me a SIG P938 and said, “Here girl, try this.” She proceeded to tell me it was her preferred carry gun and that she can conceal it anywhere on her body successfully. “It hides under anything!” she exclaimed as she pointed toward her chest.

After comparing it side-by-side to the Beretta Nano, I nodded my head and said, “oh, yeah.” It is considerably smaller and flatter than the Nano. Lisa Looper’s bra holsters, the Flashbang and Marilyn, along with Looper Law Enforcement’s Ava and The Betty belt holsters, are available for the SIG P938. For the guys, a few commercial pocket and IWB holsters fit the P938. After showing me the basic functions of the SIG P938, she turned me loose with it.

I picked up the P938 and my first impression was, “It looks like a baby 1911.” From the positioning of the controls—magazine release, ambidextrous thumb safety and slide stop, to its exposed, rounded hammer and Beavertail-style frame—the P938 looks like the baby of the classic and traditional 1911 family. I love almost everything about the 1911, so a 1911-like gun in such a small package was exciting. If you shoot a 1911, operating the P938 will come naturally to you.

Chambered in 9mm, SIG’s P938 is a locked breech, tilting barrel, single-action only semi-automatic sub-compact handgun. I really like the fact the gun is all metal and aluminum, except for the grips. It’s a refreshing change from all the polymer-framed concealed carry guns on the market. The frame is aluminum alloy and the slide is 416 stainless steel. Weighing in at 16 ounces unloaded, it is difficult to compare the P938 to other guns, as there are not many metal-framed sub-compacts to compare it against. The Kel-Tec P11 is lighter at 14 ounces, while the Bersa Thunder 9 and Kahr MK9 are considerably heavier at 23 and 22.1 ounces respectively. I shot the model SIG Nightmare—an all-black version—minus the matte nickel controls. The Nightmare’s finish is matte black hard anodized, with no immediately noticeable flaws or machine marks on the outside or inside. Internally, she’s as clean as a whistle.

Along with the Nightmare, the P938 is available in:

  • Blackwood—natural-finished stainless steel slide, matte black hard-coat anodized frame and Hogue Blackwood grips
  • Extreme—black Nitron-coated stainless steel slide, matte black hard-coat anodized frame and Hogue G-10 Piranha grips in black and gray
  • Rosewood—black Nitron-coated stainless steel slide, matte black hard-coat anodized frame and Hogue Rosewood grips
  • Equinox—polished Nitron two-toned slide, black anodized frame, Tru-Glo front and SIG night sight rear sights and Hogue black Diamondwood grips
  • Black Rubber—black rubber wraparound grips
  • AG—natural stainless steel slide, matte black hard-coat anodized frame and black checkered aluminum grips
  • Combat—black Nitron-coated stainless steel slide, flat dark earth (FDE) frame and wraparound rubber grips
  • Legion—Gray PVD finish, Legion Grips, metal trigger.

After shooting for quite awhile, the SIG’s magazine took me a bit longer to load than I like. Either the spring is quite stiff, or my thumbs were just wearing out from repeatedly loading six-round magazines. In the case you find the P938’s magazine having a stiff spring, you can remedy this by purchasing an UpLULA mag loader. I inserted the flush-fit magazine—extended mags are also available—and flipped off the safety. The ambidextrous thumb safety is accessible on either side of the gun. Even though it feels a bit stiff, reaching it with my thumb causes me no problems. For safety’s sake, this stiff safety means you know it will not accidentally engage if it were to snag on clothing. The slide on the P938 is so silky smooth, it’s almost as if it racked itself. It required hardly any effort on my part, and I’m pretty sure I could do it with two fingers if I had to. Knowing that many women feel they have issues with racking a slide on a semi-auto, the slide on the SIG P938 is by far one of the easiest I’ve experienced in this caliber.

Before I shot, the range officer warned me it might be a bit snappy. I did experience some muzzle rise, but it was mild and controllable. However, the textured Hogue G-10 plastic grips on the back and sides of the frame made sure I kept a firm, secure grip on the handgun, while remaining comfortable through a half-box of ammo. The evenness of the stippling relieved the pressure of the recoil from a single spot and created no soreness. The slight beavertail frame sat nicely and high in my palm.

When I raised the gun to aim, I quickly noticed how bright, big and round the front sight dot was. I’m used to a smaller dot, but that’s because the SIG P938 comes with night sights. I am almost immediately on target with these upgraded sights. It shot nearly point of aim, just slightly high above center. From seven feet away, I shot quickly and achieved groups of less than one inch.

True to the range officer’s advice, I kept my pinky under the baseplate for more support. The grip is short and there is no room but for a full two-finger grip. Despite this grip, compensating for muzzle rise was not an issue. Follow-up shots were remarkably spot on.

Reaching the controls, the thumb safety and the magazine release were perfect for my finger spread and if you are used to having to manipulate a thumb safety, you will have no issues operating the SIG quickly. The trigger reach is about two and a half inches. With bigger hands, you might have to be more conscience of where your finger hits the trigger.

The P938 has no magazine safety. You can rack the slide and load a round into the chamber with the safety on. If you forget to count your rounds while shooting, the bolt holds open after firing the last round.

According to SIG, the trigger pull measures 7.5 to 8.5 pounds. The trigger had no catch, click or resistance. The action was smooth with an instinctive break and a solid reset. The P938 didn’t leave me guessing. This longer trigger pull will comfort those of you who have concerns about carrying the traditional 1911-way of “cocked and locked.” Furthermore, there is an internal firing pin block safety in case you drop the gun. I’m not worried about carrying this gun safely. With the right training and a good holster, you shouldn’t have any issues either.

I had two failures to fire, but I recovered quickly with tap, rack, bang! It is important to practice and train clearing malfunctions. I have since read that early model P938s had feeding issues. However, SIG Sauer has sorted out the issue. SIG Sauer builds an incredibly reliable gun. My malfunctions could have been due to either it being an older model P938 or cheap target ammo—Federal practice 115-grain full metal jacket.

Before shooting the P938, I told the R.O. I had tried the P238 and didn’t like it. I figured the P938 would be about the same, but no way. SIG P938 for the win! The SIG Sauer P938 and I had a torrid love affair, as I only shot 25 rounds through it. It was just enough to know I want more time spent behind its trigger. We definitely need a second date.

Specifications and Features

Caliber: 9mm

Action: Single-action only

Capacity: 6 rounds

Barrel length: 3 inches

Trigger pull: 8.5 to 8.5 pounds

Safety: Ambidextrous thumb

Sights: Night sights

Sight radius: 4.2 inches

Overall length: 5.9 inches

Height: 3.9 inches

Width: 1.1 inches

Weight: 16 ounces, unloaded

Do you own a SIG Sauer P938? Tell us how much you love it in the comment section.


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Comments (57)

  1. I’ve had my P938 for about a year and really love it. I bought the extended clip that holds one more round but it also allows a place for your little finger. My accuracy immediately went up with that longer clip and I still carry it in a cloth holster in my front pocket, it fits fine.

    Highly recommend it.

  2. I own two of these and as a Mech. Eng. and Gunsmith I recommend them to everyone looking for a weapon in this category. I’ve never had a malfunction of any type with either of mine. Should you want to unlock the full potential of this handgun for self-defense, have a JPoint red dot installed. Look at the target, place the dot where you want to hit and make a hole there. No concern about lining up the sights.

  3. I am new to the P938, yet after shooting two boxes of 115g federal through it, I am sold. I used to carry my gen 4 Glock 27 religiously but have since started carrying my Sig full time. I love the fit and finish and the feel of a full metal frame and slide. Winner winner chicken dinner, I absolutely love this pistol!

  4. No problem with the width of the rear sight they are full size night sights and are very bright. I’m 70 and have been carrying mine for about 2 years I lay mine on a nightstand beside my bed every night it’s like having 3 small night lights. I shoot and train at an indoor range every week and have found the little sig to be as accurate as my larger glock 19 and cz spo1 at 10 yards.
    I stopped counting rounds fired at 1500 with no failure of any kind buy one and you will be well armed and remember to change the recoil spring at about 1500 rounds sig sells them in a 3 pack for a few dollars.

  5. Like you, I’m avid 1911 enthusiast. For a non-existent comparison to my P938 Nightmare, I also have an LC9, a PF9, and previously had an XDS. As stated, there is no comparison to any of them; the SIG being pricey, or not. An hour or two at the range will do the convincing, and after that your other small pistols will probably be relegated to paper weight status.

  6. They stopped making the equinox as well as another variety, I believe,, so you’d better snag one while you still can, if you desire that specific version. Personally, I think the equinox, with it’s custom-shop touches, is in a class by itself.

  7. I bought mine about 2 years ago and carry it every day in a inside the waste band holster at 5:00

    It works with 115gr to 147gr ammo and is more accurate than my Glock 19 what more can I say It was love at first sight.

    I own more than 30 handguns and 5 are 9mm but the P938 is my choice for carry.

  8. I have one. An expensive firearm. The trigger pull it at about 6-8 lbs and erratic. Also the six round mag strips the top round when you eject it from the firearm.
    That being said I love the gun since I had a trigger job done on it, had it magnaported and got a seven round magazine for it.

  9. I have the Sig Sauer P938 and I love it. I have been looking at the Sig 226 40 cal Legion, and I was wondering for anyone that has it, have you ever had any problems with it?

    1. To anyone with a 938 – how is the recoil on these small guns?

      My wife and I have small S&W hammerless .38 special revolvers but the recoil is brutal and they are absolutely NO fun to shoot with the loads needed for self defense (and in my mind there is no point in practicing with any load you won’t be carrying). I realize these Sigs are much smaller than my beloved 245, but can you shoot a box or two without feeling beat up?

  10. I have what must be a newer version of the all dull black anodized Sig Sauer 938, and I have NEVER had any of the horror show nightmares that so many have reported. I also have a Sig 226 40 cal Legion, snd I have not had ANY problems with either of them. I have found that both require a full cover with the front blade (tritium night sights on both firearms) for accurate fire. I have put over 500 rounds of Hornady Duty and Critical Duty 185 Gr ammunition through both of these firearms, as far as I am concerned, I LOVE both of these handguns. I am, however, a die-hard Colt 1911 .45 ACP monster otherwise. Do not believe all of the naysayers out there, as if you DO happen to find a difficulty with a 938, just send it back for a full factory re-fit and set up!

  11. Purchased a pair of these for my wife and I and completely fell in love with them… seems a few others here had a falling out with the Kimber Solo, we were also disappointed with it and traded it in on these. Best decision ever!

  12. Agree !!

    I hang around my LGS, persuading people to buy the 938 or 238. The LGS gets the sale, and the person who rings-up the sale gets the commission, I get the satisfaction of knowing another person will be a happy camper with SIG.

  13. Been carrying a ruger lc9 for 3 yrs nice gun but wanted a single action 9mm compact. Just bought a sig p938 nightmare 2 days ago shoots to poa at 15 steps with 3 brands of ammo I have.Really like the night sights and ambi safety I shoot left handed very nice pistol

  14. associate changed mainspring/hammerspring and installed a flat-face trigger. reduced pull to ~6lb, flat-face seems to “feel” better/lighter. says it may be all perception, but likes the trigger much better now.

  15. I carried 9mm SW M&P Shield and recently bought P938 BRG. Now the Shield stays home! Really like the feel and I don’t even notice I am wearing the Sig. I use a N82 tuck carry holster, and it is super comfortable. Shoots great, considering the size, but I highly recommend it. Slide is smooth as butter! Trigger is a little heavy, but that’s my only complaint.

  16. the mag springs were stiff at the beginning. loosened after 600rds. did you get the mags from sig, or elsewhere? you might look as adjusting the follower, file the base down., or consider cutting a half coil off the spring. once you get that 7th in there, leave it for a week or two, then exercise the mag once a week for awhile. should see improvement.

    btw, i have seen aftermarket 238 mags with the finger rest, that are not sig OEM replacements. be cautious.

  17. I have a P938 with the 7 round mag. Love it. Never had a feed problem or fail to fire. The only trouble I have is the fact that I cannot get that 7th
    round in the mag. I bought another such magazine and can’t get No 7 in that one either. I have a P238 which I also love. I’ll transfer that one to my daughter when she becomes more proficient. I have 3 Kimber 1911s
    which I am very partial to also.

  18. I have a 938 with Rosewood grips which I finally replaced with Hogue overmolded. Galloway precision did an action enhancement on it and I had it magnaported. The six-round magazine is a pain. I find that I can’t load it without an Uplula. Usually if I am going to practice with it I try to mix in a seven-round magazine. For carry I usually have the six-round in it though. I have found that mine likes 124 gr. loads. Since it was magnaported I can shoot 147 gr. without too much recoil. But now I almost exclusively shoot 124 gr. I found out it didn’t like Hornady Critical Defense much to my great sadness because I really like the round. The P938 is kind of like a BMW and your wife–you learn to love the quirks. I bought my daughter a P238 and shot it yesterday and like it almost better.

  19. Great compact 9mm carry gun. Typical Sig quality. Slightly on the expensive side but it is a Sauer.
    Highly recommended as a carry gun.

  20. On sig talk it seems to be common for the top round to fall out if you hold mag. Release button all the way in till mag. Is out then top round stays think top round is hitting mag. Release inside. Sig 938

  21. Which Bear Creek Mag Loader do you recommend? I didn’t see one for the 9mm on the link attached to the article. Also, for Mike who purchased the Crimson Trace laser, I did that also, but had to remove it because I couldn’t find a holster that would accommodate the laser site. Have you found one?

    Thank you!

  22. Sig Sauer, that’s all I can say! I own a SP 2022 a P 320 and a P 938. Sig makes the best all around pistols of anybody! 9mm is my round of choice with all three pistols. I’ll be a Sig Sauer fan for life!

  23. I recently found myself in a bad situation and decided it was time to concealed carry. I was set on a P238 because of it’s size, but then I discovered this little jewel. It’s only about 0.4″ longer and about an ounce heavier, packs a bigger punch, and the ammo is tremendously cheaper, which means I can afford to practice more! I could not have made a better decision!!! It’s easy to function, doesn’t have a lot of recoil (for me anyway, but I’m a woman who hunts with a .300 Win Mag so recoil isn’t a huge problem for me), and it is extremely accurate. I’m fairly new to shooting (handguns) and I can group 7 shots in 3″ from 20 yards. My husband can do better than that as he’s much more experienced.
    I did a lot of my own research before purchasing this gun and tried out at least 15-20 other compact and subcompact handguns in several stores. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

    I would strongly suggest ordering the extended mag, which gives you that 7th round and a little extra pinky support. That definitely helped my accuracy and I feel like I have a more secure grip now.

    The only issue I did notice, which isn’t much of an issue at all, is that it was a little heavily oiled out of the box. I’ve read some reviews that said the gun came almost dry, so it may vary.

    Oh, and I also strongly suggest the UpLULA mag loader the writer mentioned! I bought it (in pink, of course) and these new, stiff mags are a breeze to load for me! All the ladies at the range Saturday fell in love with it too! It’s the best $30 accessory I’ve got!

  24. I walked into a local pawn shop my son had told me about a little over a year ago and fell in love with this little pistol. After going around and around with the salesman he took my $600 offer. It has fired over 1000 rounds of 115gr and 124gr ammo without any problems. My carry load is Speer 124 gr Gold Dot +P a little warm but very accurate.
    I have 5 or 6 midsize to small hand guns but this little sig has became my everyday carry gun ITWB at 5:00

  25. I’m a total beginner. after I’ve completed the gun safety course I tried a lot of small guns at our range. I rented out a lot of them: Sig 938, Shield, Ruger, Beretta storm, Keltek, springfield XDS, Walter, SW..you name it (sorry I don’t even spell the names correctly). I’ve decided that if I’m going to carry the gun and practice I need to love the gun- and it was Sig p938. First , it was very pleasant to hold- just fit my hand perfectly (I finally bought BRG-ambi- all black with rubber finish). My Sig accuracy was much higher than with any other gun and (miracle!!) I can shoot Sig with right hand or left hand or both with the same easiness (it’s doesn’t matter to me which hand to use- but it’s not the case with the other pistols.). I didn’t know there were ammos of different quality- I always shoot Federal (I had no idea abouty it quality)-and I shoot a lot- Sig never gets stuck!!! I have so much fun with it, that now I’m a member of action pistol club . Sig 938 totally worth every dollar I paid for it (close to 800 with taxes). I didn’t even like the guns until I shot Sig (my husband asked me to go to gun safety course – we have a couple of rifles at home)

  26. I’ve got roughly 5000 or so rounds through my 938, have several full size Sigs (227 & 229) as well as the Bersa BP9CC (also a great shooting carry gun)
    Can’t say enough good things about the 938, I recently put a Crimson Trace laser on it.
    Buy yourself one, if you like the feel of a 1911 and a 9 MM you can easily conceal do yourself a favour and grab the 938!!

  27. I have the 938 model with the wrap around rubber grips and the gun fits great in my hand, as I’m a big guy. It’s a great carry gun. Shoots way better than my brothers Khar 9mm. Handles better than the Kimber Solo for me. If you’re a 1911 person, this is the perfect companion. I also have the .22LR conversion kit for playing around. As the old saying goes, “Expensive and darn well worth it”.

  28. I own a p938 with hogue grips andlaser grip. I have 300 plus rounds of 115 gr brass cased ammo with no malfunctions. I like the full size Sig night sights. Any semi auto can and will malfunction at some point due to an array of possibilities. This p938 has been flawless so far. I am planning on this lil Sig to be my edc

  29. Hi Suzanne,
    Can you explain further why you did NOT like the
    p238, but then DID like the P938???

    1. Hi G.A.,
      I know you are probably looking for a further explanation, but it’s simply that I am not a huge fan of the .380 ACP. The only one I have found that I would invest my money in is the Beretta 84.

  30. I bought a Springfield XDs as my first carry gun, and while I love it, I found that it was still a touch too big to conceal with certain clothing. I had gone with a friend who was shopping for her first gun after a break-in at her home, and I was eyeing the .380s they had. The guy behind the counter asked why I was interested in a .380, and I told him I was just looking for something smaller. He showed me the P938, then allowed me to shoot his on the range. I was instantly hooked! I saved up for about 3 months and bought one. I got the rainbow titanium finish on it with the rosewood grips, and it is beautiful and a sweet shooter. I did buy the extended mags and find them more comfortable to shoot, though I do still practice with the regular mag. Great little gun and much easier to carry everyday. My Springfield was a bit heavy for all day and had a tendency to print at times, no matter how careful I was. It has become primarily my home gun, and I carry the P938 every day.

  31. it will take a little time; quite little, in fact. eventually, the slide will release with a sharp slam of the magazine into the grip. in the early hours of use, simply push the slide slightly aft, and use your thumb to activate the release switch. after about 200 rounds, you will likely find you can easily release the slide with just your thumb. to hasten the event, i walked around the house with the pistol (magazine removed, chamber empty) racking the slide. probably went thru about a thousand cycles (which are not of/with the same effect of actually having the slide cycled by multiple ammunition discharges). the “dry racking” also limbered up whichever springs control the slide cycle, making it so much easier to manually rack the slide quickly and easily.

  32. Just purchased P938. I have yet to fire a round thru the gun. The slide stop is almost impossible to disengage with my thumb. I can’t imagine this is normal. Anyone else have this issue? Suggested fix?

  33. This is my 6th Sig pistol, and they have outdone themselves with this CC model. So easy to conceal, so easy to shoot, and sharp looking gun. I paid $600.oo for mine and I put the extra money into 2 extended magazines. The mag from Sig was fine, but the extensions on the two additional mags make this firearm even more comfortable to shoot. Do not hesitate in buying this firearm.

  34. Looked for a CC pistol for a long time and found that looking at these is nice but for me, shooting them was what I needed. I tried the LCR in 9mm, the FNX 9, the XD, and the Sig P938, and a baby Glock. I didn’t like the Sig at all after the first time but liked the looks of it enough to give it another try. Much better second date. It took a while to find one but when the SAS model came in a few weeks ago, I gave it a workout with over 300 rounds and have had no problems. Took some time to get used to the size but it shoots great for me and is a great carry option in my opinion. I highly recommend it and the extended mag which came with mine.

  35. I had waited a year for the pre-paid Solo to show up. When Kimber finally delivered I was disappointed with the silver paint job and general ugliness of the weapon. But it was a Kimber 9 in a very small package- which I wanted. One trip to the range made me regret the purchase. The gun stove piped good ammo with every clip. This resulted in a quick trip to the dealer and a swap that was made it heaven. In an effort to appease my disappointment over the Kimber a P938 Nightmare was offered. I took the
    SIG and fell in love with the flawless lines, kick ass machining and shear “I have a 1911 in my hands” feel of the gun. And it shot lights out, breaking paper in one inch groups at 21 feet. The gun feels heavy, which I liked, yet is obviously small enough to easily carry concealed. The night sights have big dots which are quick to acquire and create a horizontal plain that easily centers your target. I am a public figure, and in this crazy world it is a major comfort for me to carry this gem when I am exposed at speaking engagements and other events. I have no doubt that it could stop a threat, and in the end, isn’t the confidence we all are looking for?

    1. Interesting comment by Will because, I just returned from the range with my Kimber Solo 9mm with laser grips and my Sig P229. I love the 229. It’s dependable and likes a variety of ammo. The Kimber I’ve had for about a year. I’ve never gotten comfortable enough to use it as my concealed carry, opting instead for the larger Sig. After multiple failure to feeds, today at the range, I’m ready to chuck the Kimber and looked at the P938. It’s a beautiful gun, feels good in my hands, and if it’s as dependable as my Sig P229, I hope to bring one home. I’ve heard the rear sights are a little narrow, possibly affecting left/right accuracy. Anyone who has shot the 938 have problems with this?

  36. I have been carrying my P938 extreme as an EDC for coming on 2 years now, my other carry is an STI Spartan III .45. I’ve never been a fan of “teacup” autos, but the 938 changed my mind. I love the Sig for carry and as far as range performance, its flawless, it eats everything without a hiccup. I have fairly large hands but with the hogue grips and extend 7rd mags, no issues with holding it or handling it. If and I mean IF I had an issue with it and its not really an issue with Sig, I wish Crimson Trace© would make a set of grips for it like they did the Kimber Micro 380 instead of the barrel hanger they have now.

  37. I have a Sig 938 and there is no love affair. It’s not my first gun; I’ve had a Kimber and now also have a PX4 Storm. The PX4 is a dear friend. The trigger pull on the 938 is like finessing a brick and I’m not terribly accurate as a result. I’m reluctant to monkey with it by backing off trigger pull. I will say, it cycles flawlessly. I don’t have small hands, the 938 single stack seems too small for me to hold comfortably. I’ve got a rubber sleeve on the grip. It does rack easily and I like the ambi safety. But overall, at this point, I’m disappointed. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    1. hi,

      the 938 is not that far from the 238 as far as the trigger is concerned. you may want to sand/fingernail file off the sharp point at the lower end, put a bit of moleskin on the trigger face, and just shoot it. the pull becomes much more manageable and predictable after about 500 rounds, much nicer at 1000. but it will never approach a larger 1911 pull weight. consider that the strong pull is a sorta extra safety feature, and always keep in mind this is not a competition handgun. if you try rapid fire at 21 feet to 10 feet you will see that you are always center mass (it is after all a self defense weapon). attempting precision shooting will frustrate you (but, i admit, i moved from center mass to headshots with no problem.


  38. Purchased my P938 about 2 months ago. As an owner of the P238, I was expecting the 938 to be a great shooting gun. Boy, was I ever wrong! Out of the box, reliability was typical Sig- it ate everything I fed it without a hiccup. However, the trigger pull registered 11.6 lb., and was somewhat gritty as well. The heavy pull caused me to pull most of my shots to the left. If I sighted it pointed right, I could get it to fire straight. Upshot, took it to my gunsmith who installed a lighter hammer spring. Trigger pull went down to a manageable 5.7lb. However, now I was getting failure to fires due to light strikes, as much as 26 out of 50 shots. Took it back to the gunsmith, and he is going to install a recommended firing pin spring to alleviate the light strike problem. If this works, and the reliability is brought back to original, I will be delirious with the gun. If not, Sig has some ‘splainin’ to do. To pay as much as these little rascals cost, and to have to spend another $100 to get the trigger pull to a reasonable level, seems to be a little out of line to me. Would I buy one again? Yes, if I could test it out before purchase. Otherwise, no.

    1. I just bought the Scorpion P938 and am having the exact same issue. Did the spring take care of the problem? Needless to say I will be talking to SIG first thing Monday morning.

  39. I have only been carrying since last November. I started with a S&W 38 Special Airweight. I really like that gun but I was ready to graduate to a semi-automatic. I like shooting my husband’s Glock 19 but it is too big for me to carry. A friend of mine at the gun range recommended the Sig P938. I bought the Extreme at the gun show and don’t regret it a bit. After the revolver, it is a breeze to shoot and it’s very accurate. I love the sights and the way it feels in my hand. I have no problem operating the slide or breaking it down to clean. I love this gun. It was worth every penny I paid for it. The one thing I would like to see is a pinky extension for the 6 round mags.

  40. My P938 is a high serial number pistol, and it seems that SIG addressed the issues some early pistols had. I have about 250 rounds through it without any issue. S&B and old Norinco ammo so far, both 115 grain bullets. It is a small pistol, so you have to work to figure out how best to control it, but that effort is worth it. It conceals well, and is very easy to control during recoil. Hand loading the magazine is a chore; I recommend one of the devices that aid loading. This is a great pistol!

  41. Im a big S&W fan and usually carry my .40 Shield or my M&P .380 in the summer as it is easily held in my shorts pocket, I saw the P938 and thought it was a real Purdy pistol, I like Purdy pistols and I wanted a little more fire power so I bought a P938 SAS. Finally took it to the range a couple days ago and ran about 110 rounds through it and found it to be quite pleasant to shoot compared to several of my other smaller pistols, it is the most accurate pocket cannon I have ever shot, it shoots far better than I do, I LOVE IT !! Its my favorite new carry, 9mm power, good looks, SIG quality, it has it all, I am extremely pleased that I purchased the P938. I also bought his big brother, the SIG 1911 C3 another equally handsome pistol. I HIGHLY recommended the P938.

  42. I own and rely on my Sig 938 everyday. It is my Every Day Carry pistol and I choose a Galco Pocket holster to do it. The pistol is small enough for me to carry everyday in any attire. Believe me when I tell you that it is capable of making routine hits on an 18″x12″ plate at 75 yards. I couldn’t ask for a better shooter than this Sig 938. I prefer wooden grips because they snag less against clothing when presenting the firearm. The SA only makes for clean sharp shots that allow me to shoot with precision. I carry the 6 round mag in the gun and the 7 round on my belt. The standard night sights are a comfort to have on the nightstand or in my dark vehicle at night. I also installed a clip to carry on my belt line with out a holster. I enjoy this on walks in the woods. I love being able to carry a 9mm firearm on me at all times. The wife even likes it. I’m glad that Sig has LE/Military pricing as well; I got my Extreme for $606 last year.

  43. I have the Extreme P938, in addition to the G10 Piranah grips it also comes with both the standard and extended magazines. This gun is small, tough, and dependable. The mags to need to be worked a bit to loosen them up a bit, as in store them full for a couple days and then empty for a couple days, repeat this a few times. I have about 500 rounds through my P938 and I really like it. I am used to metal guns and 1911 style controls, so this is the first & only subcompact I considered. Only caveat, it s a subcompact so it isn’t as fun to shoot at the range all day as a full size gun – and it isn’t meant to be, it’s meant to save your life!

  44. I purchased this Sig a few weeks ago for the wife. She likes it and is comfortable shooting it. I have few Sigs, S&W, Beretta, Walther, Ruger but am wanting to try her out with the Glock 26 9mm as she won’t have to mess with a safety and will be much more versatile in Mag choices.
    In Oklahoma we have open carry, but the Sig 938 would be a great purse carry for the wife.

  45. The Nightmare with a rubber Hogue grip with finger grooves is definitely on my ‘want list’. Like all things Sig though; the price is a hurdle for many of us. Still, if someone can’t afford it as their first CC pistol, maybe they can save up for a while and get one later on and keep the first one as a back up.

    I wish something like this were available in the CZ family but this will definitely do. You can see a picture of the one I like at the link below if the forum will allow it.


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