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Well, folks, I'm not a handgun prude any more!!

Today, I just came home with my first handgun, a brand new Sig Sauer P239 from Gunnies in Orem. I'm going to shoot it tomorrow with my church group on the west side of Utah lake.

I'll try to post some pics here in a bit.
 

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eddified said:
I'm going to shoot it tomorrow with my church group on the west side of Utah lake.
Maybe this is what I need for me to go to church, attending a church in the boondocks and shooting guns!

ian
 

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Nice weapon choice, When I purchased my Rami I was at a gun show looking for a deal on a P239. Now that I have my carry weapon one day I will buy a P229R Equinox. Be sure to give us a review
 

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Nice weapon choice, When I purchased my Rami I was at a gun show looking for a deal on a P239. Now that I have my carry weapon one day I will buy a P229R Equinox. Be sure to give us a review
What's a Rami ? Is it a model by CZ , as indicated by the arrangement of the rounds in your profile pic? Neat idea, by the way.

As for the review, I don't know enough about guns to be qualified to give a review. I've only owned a shotgun and now this one. But here goes:

This handgun seems nice and sturdy. Sig's site says it's got a polymer frame, but it sure seems like metal to me. At least, every part I can see but the grips seems to be metal... So, must be some really sturdy polymer! (Note that I have not taken the grips off). Its weight feels good in my hand. Makes it feel like it will last a while.

The DA/SA action on this is traditional sig style (based on my experience shooting my friend's two different sigs): long pull for the first DA shot, then nice, perfect hair-pull trigger during SA. I personally love SA mode, I find it helps me focus more on aiming and less on trigger pulling.

It has an external hammer. I like that. I like to be able to pull the hammer back with my thumb, if I know a round is already in the chamber. With any gun that comes with single-action capability, a de-cocker is always nice. Lucky for me, the P239 does indeed have a de-cocker. Perfect for conceal carry, I can load a bullet in the chamber, then de-cock and stick in my conceal carry holster. Mexican carry, while dangerous and uncomfortable, will at least be an option with this gun, since the first shot is a long pull (I don't ever plan on carrying this way, but it's nice that it remains an option).

So far, I have shot exactly 51 rounds through it. I used cheap Blazer TMJ ammo (non-brass) for the first 50 shots. The last round was Speer Dot Gold. I noticed no difference in feeding, shooting, or ejection between the two different types of rounds. I had no FTF's. I can't say how the groups were because I've only done plinking so far, no real target shooting.

I know if I'd shot a few hundred more rounds, this review might be worth more. As it was, I actually had 50 more rounds of HSM ammo that I could have shot, but I didn't want to use any of them for fear of voiding my warranty. The warranty says I can't shoot reloads--I'm not certain whether that includes factory-reloads or not. So far, I'm not taking a chance on it.

All in all, I really like this Sig. (but then again, how many first-time handgun owners do you know that did NOT like their first gun? -- so take all this with a grain of salt :) Once I decided to get a .40, I decided to get a Sig based on recommendations from friends, and shooting their guns. I ended up choosing this model because it was the smallest Sig I could get (that I know of) that is chambered in .40. (I plan on carrying this gun regularly, once I get my CCP).
 

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ian husford said:
eddified said:
I'm going to shoot it tomorrow with my church group on the west side of Utah lake.
Maybe this is what I need for me to go to church, attending a church in the boondocks and shooting guns!

ian
Well, actually my Sunday Church meetings are the regular ole' go-to-a-church-building thing. Though this activity was an official church activity, it was for the men only, and not at all a regular meeting. Kind of a "brotherhood get-together".
 

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Congratulations on a fine gun.

FYI: The grips are polymer and the frame is alloy.
 
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