SIG P938

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Back before Archduke Franz Ferdinand took that fateful ride in 1914, Browning had designed—and Colt had made—a beautiful little carry pistol, the M1908. It was everything you could want in a packing pistol: flat, no sharp edges, comfortable in the hand and easy to carry. Perhaps the only two faults it had were the sights—they were small and sucky—and the calibers, .32 and .380.

In the Net Generation era we’ve been in a search for a carry gun that will have it all: the attributes of the old Colt (long since out of production), plus good sights and in a serious caliber. The SIG P938 is the latest and perhaps will be the end result, with no further research needed.

Nine by Design
It is, in a word, the P938 chambered in 9mm. Obviously, to handle the Parabellum cartridge, Sig had to do more than just rudely shove a 9mm chambering reamer into a P238 barrel. They had to first increase the frame size to handle a bigger magazine for the longer round, then reproportion the slide to handle the extra energy. But if you saw it on a counter or table and had nothing else to give you a sense of perspective, your first thought would be, “Isn’t that a Sig P238?”


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One of the changes is a recoil spring and guide that handles the 9mm cartridge. The recoil spring is a flat coil, not wire. The flat spiral allows for more coils of spring and handles the energy generated by 9mm Parabellum ammo mo’ better.

The P938 is an alloy-frame single-action pistol in 9mm. The frame is short, so the magazine only holds six rounds. The frame is so short that my pinkie finger had nothing to hang on to and was relegated to simply riding under the magazine baseplate. The sights are Sig night sights, in transverse dovetails, and offer the standard three-dot combat sight setup we have become accustomed to. The safety is an ambidextrous thumb safety with a positive detent (a spring and plunger in the frame) and works positively from both sides. I found it to be a bit on the small side, but as the safety levers themselves are steel, they would be amenable to custom gunsmithing. And in time I’m sure there will be aftermarket safety levers for those of us who want more.

The slide has the Sig styling cues, with the slide stepped from the ejection port forward. While you may mistake it for the Sig .380, you won’t mistake it for any other brand. The interior of the slide has the expected clearance slot for the ejector and an external extractor, pinned into a slot in the slide. Interestingly, the pick-up rail of the slide (that’s the part that strips a round out of the magazine) has a top cartridge control bump. The lump you’ll see under there keeps the top round in the magazine in position, so the violence of the recoil doesn’t cause it to shift around and then cause feeding problems.

As it’s a compact 9mm, you won’t have any lack of holsters to pick from. The P938 will fit all the “one size fits all” holsters, plus a slew of others. A few minutes at the gun shop checking holster fit will work in the short time until the holster makers come up with P938-specific versions.

Range Work
All gunwriters have worked out a test process and range routine. We have to, otherwise we would not have enough time in a day, and we’d get back from a range trip lacking some essential detail, an experience our editors would never let us forget. Mine, when testing a new handgun, is to start by plinking a couple of magazines’ worth on one of the gongs on the club’s 100-yard range. This is a reliability check and a zero check. If I hit, I hear. If I don’t, I can see the splash on the hillside, plus get a grasp of how accurate a handgun is and if the sights are off. I also do it to save wear and tear on my chronos. I am a serial chronograph killer, having plugged enough of them to fill a closet. (There are two kinds of shooters: those who have plugged their chrono and those who will someday.)

With the first magazine through the P938, I went five-for-five on the 100-yard gong, a ¾-scale silhouette, which set me up for the entertainment to follow. My first group on paper at 25 yards would not have had all five shots covered by a dinner plate. The second was worse. Figuring there was some pistol/ammo disagreement, I switched ammo and had the same results for my efforts, with shots missing the eight-inch-circle Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-C targets.

Then the light went on. A lightweight, short-barreled handgun, especially one in a serious caliber, is like a high-horsepower sports car. Especially one that has a low curb weight. Handle it cavalierly, or wrong, and it will make you pay. I had let the five-for-five lull me into sloppy shooting. I wasn’t watching the sights well enough, and I wasn’t following through.

So I took a break, then when I tried again, I had much more gratifying results. But you should keep that experience of mine in mind. If you get sloppy, your targets will suffer. At least the P938 didn’t wrap me around a telephone pole.

Remember: Weight to Power
With a barrel of a mere three inches, you’d think the P938 is going to be merely a loud .380. You’d be wrong. Yes, you’ll get more velocity with any given load of 9mm out of a longer barrel than this, but it isn’t as if the three-inch barrel makes the P938 inconsequential. Far from it. Of the seven loads I tried, five of them were fast enough to make USPSA/IPSC Minor, this from a short-barreled carry gun. And my hand told me which ones they were, without having to look at the chrono screen to read the velocities. One cannot shoot a hot-loaded 124-grain JHP out of a 16-ounce handgun and not notice the recoil.

Accuracy? First, keep in mind that this is a preproduction prototype. Sig took two pistols, a nonfiring one for the photos and a firing one, and shipped them. The studio photographer got the nonfiring one. When I hear “preproduction,” I’m just happy that it doesn’t make me bleed, and I figure the engineers will have left messages on my phone while I’m at the range, asking how things went. Combine that with light weight, small size and robust ammo and we cannot expect bullseye-accuracy performance.

I did not take it easy on Sig, nor give you any “seven-yard combat accuracy” BS. I shot the little beast at 25 yards, as I usually do. I did, however, chuck any target that I felt I hadn’t properly done my job on. If I saw the sights twitch, or felt the trigger-pull slap, pull, crunch or wobble, I ditched the target, topped off the magazine and moved on to the next one. Each group was five consistent sight pictures and trigger pulls. Which, with a compact gun like this, gets to be work.

I anticipate that the production guns will be even more accurate than this one was, and this one gave no reason to complain. No, there were no ragged one-hole groups, but it isn’t that kind of a handgun.

At first glance, the best use for the P938 seems obvious: as a lightweight, serious-caliber carry gun. Yes, but for me the P938 can serve in a number of different roles. For all of us. If it is cold weather, or I’m in the mood for some serious artillery-packing, the P938 would be a second or even third gun, behind bigger, heavier, larger-bore guns. If they are all single-action pistols (and you should not mix trigger types), then a P938, backing up a Sig 1911, would be a primo setup.

Carry Considerations
In super-hot weather, or when my back is just not giving me any respite, then the small size and lightweight of the P938 would be a godsend. And, as a third or even fourth gun for someone in a more tactical setting, like a SWAT team, entry team or someone working in a place where open carry (and heavily armed) is the norm, a P938 in a holster attached to the vest could be a life-saver.

On top of all this, the ambi safety—standard equipment—makes it an easy choice as the backup you’d have ready for your left hand. (Southpaw shooters; right-handed backup.) It might be just a bit too bulky to be an ankle gun, but I’m sure there are custom ’smiths out there who could take some of the corners down a bit. The P938 doesn’t have sharp edges, so dehorning won’t be necessary, but in an ankle rig you might want just a bit of slimming. Or not—it may be easier to just have your tailor solve the problem.

Sig will have extended magazines available, holding seven rounds, and with a finger extension baseplate. They are already listed on the web page. The pistol I have is the Extreme model, with Hogue G-10 grips and an aggressive nonslip pattern on them. The P938 will be available in three other models: Blackwood, Rosewood and Equinox. If you have a bigger Sig you’re already carrying, you can match your backup Sig, your P938, to it. Or use the P938 as your carry gun and have the style you like.

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Bear down! To get 25-yard results like this with a 9mm as compact as the P938, you must pay attention to your shooting technique.

Read more: http://www.gunsandammo.com/reviews/pocket-parabellum-the-sig-p938-review/#ixzz58QBOHBYa

74 thoughts on “SIG P938

  1. How would you compare this to say a EMP 3″ 9mm? I’m in California so there are a lot of handguns we can’t buy these days. Great article by the way.

    1. I carry a EMP 9mm. Small enough,light enough, and VERY reliable. Very accurate. I find a lot of guys have a ” limp ” grip. Hold it firm but not death grip. Love the 9mm EMP. Have owned many great and poor semi auto’s. The Springfield EMP 9mm is the best I’ve owned.

  2. I love my P938, except for that cheap plastic trigger, which I changed out for a metal apex trigger, this is my summer time EDC.
    Sig Sauer should start putting a better trigger on it, then it would be perfection.

  3. Had a p938 was not reliable ,was accurate but was not reliable ,was small EZ to carry concealed but was not reliable would not rely on the p938 to defend myself or my familys life it was not reliable. There is a lot of small 9mm hand guns out there that are reliable . I traded my sig p938 for a reliable 38spl/357mag revolver sw 640 pro series. P.S. I own two sig 45 acp pistols P220-st and 1911 c3 that are reliable. Come on Sig do something about the unreliability of p938 your reputation depends on it.

    1. Clifford Uhl, I get the vague impression you found the P938 to be unreliable, although you only said it five times in the first sentence. I have no familiarity with this firearm in particular, but have never found a Sig in any caliber or configuration to be unreliable. What, specifically, did you find to be a reliability issue with this firearm? Serious question because I am interested in buying one at the recommendation of my brother-in-law, but need to know both sides of the issue.

      1. Sig Mosquito 22 very unreliable, until you mill the feed ramp so the ridge where it meets the barrel is gone. then its a great full size plinker.

      2. Perfectly happy with mine. Have been carrying it as a back up or primary for a year. No malfunctions in practice with decent ammo. I will proffer a suggestion: 9mm’s and .40’s have a very “snappy” recoil, and with the short butt on the P938, this can throw off the grip, resulting in a faux “limp wrist” jam, For an altered grip ruining accuracy for succeeding shots. This problem can be corrected by using the extended magazine.

      3. Clifford has not replied however I had some problems with mine as well at first and maybe we were experiencing the same problems. I’ve had mine for going on two years now and had feed problems from the start. My issue was caused by a two fold spring problem. First the recoil spring is very stiff and can cause a short stroke of the slide. Second is the magazine springs are super stiff as well. That coupled with the fact that Sig designed the mags to provide the next round to be chambered from the mag sit up in the mag at an odd angle to help eliminate issues they had in design with miss-feeds, causes the round to be pushed slightly out of the mag and not align quite properly to be chambered. After some jawing back and forth with Sig I learned that these were indeed known issues to them but, I was assured they would correct themselves with a long break-in period. After 500+ rounds thru the little fella I have no more feed issues. I have noticed most people that have complaints with this gun are all pretty much in the beginning of ownership and with low round counts. I’m not at all saying that is the case with Clifford but, a possibility non the less. Most of these little powerhouse buggers need a longer break-in period than the bigger boys.

        1. Amen bro. Always break it in if you want to bet yours or a family member’s life on it!!!
          I’ve been carrying for 30+ years, officially and civilian.

      4. I had a 938, sold it. I did not have confidence in it as far as accuracy goes (in a self defence situation). I have a 238 (had it first) and carry it often. I have other 9’s and 40 and am spot on target with them. Just my two cents worth.

        1. I also, “had one”!
          Accurate, if I shot a couple magazines full through it first.
          But Couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn, just drawing and firing it.
          Operator problem, I know.
          But not at all satisfactory for self deference!
          I don’t think that need comes with a few minutes practice just prior to the actual need!

          Then, there was the “unsafe”, safety lever.
          At least 40 percent of the time, when drawing, the safety was already OFF!
          I even removed the off side, but didn’t help the problem.
          The only thing good about that safety, was the trigger was about twice the pull it should have been.

          I just hope the gun was as happy as I was, about parting company!

      5. Actually, the Sig Mosquito was a unreliable gun. I went through 2 of them before I found a used Trailside to trade it for, which I absolutely love! Another Sig model that I owned and was disappointed in was the P290. I had too many light primer strikes resulting in a FTF causing the need to eject a live round because the gun had no restrike capabilities. I dumped that gun for a Ruger LC9 which I had until the P290RS came out. I tried one of them thinking they would have beefed up the striker, no. At least you didn’t have to eject a live round with the restrike ability. Now I can’t wait to see the P365. It looks to be the pocket gun from Sig I’ve been waiting for.

        1. My Mosquito was always reliable, but I still hated the little thing. Too many controls: safety, mag safety, decocker, and LCI. Geez! But my main gripe was that it simply was not accurate. I would love to dump it but no one wants to buy. I haven’t shot it in years (a big part of which was the Obama ammo drought and old farts buying up all the .22s in town to resell at twice the cost). And my biggest disappointment was finding out, years later, that it isn’t even a Sig but a GSG.

      6. Let me start by saying I own 2 sigs a p220 45acp and a 1911 c3 and have had zero malfunctions with these two sigs with a few thousand rounds. The p938 if you due the research have had problems mine had stove pipes, slide lock back before magazine being emptied , and light primer strikes, last draw was slide cycling ejecting round loading round but the hammer would follow slide to a hammer dropped position I would thumb cock hammer then pistol would fire with pull of trigger. I put 550 rounds thru it . I had 3 mags I had one or more malfunctions . with every 3 mag shooting session . avg 1or more malfunctions every 7 to 21 rounds. I talked with a friend who own the same model as I and several shooters at the range out of 7 people only one was having problems with there p938 . so you could be lucky and have no problems or be unlucky Like me Im not bashing Sig I like sigs But Im not going to keep a firearm regardless of the manufacturer if its not reliable Good Luck.

        1. I have 30 plus years firearms and shooting experience . Im no expert and I’m not a beginner . Limp wrist no, recoil issue no, grip issue no, ammo issue no. Like a lot of manufacturers cars , trucks, firearms etc, they warranty there products I just purchased one that slipped thru the quality control process . Sig like SW,Colt,Ruger etc Are very good quality Firearm Manufacturers. I chose not to use this one for my back up or edc . could I chose to replace recoil springs, trigger reset springs, Main spring, trigger transfer bar ,Yes but I chose not to . My edc is a Sig 1911 my backup is now a SW 640 pro .Im not telling anyone what to or not to purchase or carry Thats your choice . Had My p938 extreme been reliable it would have been my backup . I very rarely give reviews But im partial to Sig and I was disappointed when I had one that was problematic Will I purchase another Sig well YES ,will it be a p938 don’t know.

      7. If you want a small 9mm, buy it. Put at least 200 rounds through it before you rely on it for carry and another 50 rounds of what you going to carry it with. It’s a good rule for any weapon your going to bet your life on.

    2. I didn’t get that, is it reliable ? I wasn’t sure, since you only said reliable 4 times in your first sentence … =)

      1. With a gun this small, muzzle flip is a big issue that is hard to control and results in misfeeds. AS with most of the micropistols, this would not be a good gun for a novice.

      1. That is my experience. Bought a p938 SAS model. Over 500 rds through it. All sorts of hollow point defensive ammo. No malfunctions of any kind.

    3. I have a P938 I carry everyday. I have never had a single malfunction even when shooting cheap steel cased ammo. I have several other sigs that I’ve never had issues with as well. If it was so unreliable did you speak to someone at sig?

    4. Never had a malfunction in mine, and even ate cheap steel cased Russian ammo, your statements sound kind of strange also.

    5. You must have had an early one before they addressed the mainspring issue. I own 3 of 5hem and they flawlessly eat everything I stuff in them. Recoil is a lot less than a heavy barrel 357mag. Super accurate for a 3″ barrel. 7 yard bs, haha…have dumped many magazines into 1″ at 7 yards.

    6. I’ve been carrying one for a little longer than you and with ANY ammo it has been 100 percent, including lead/jacketed bullet reloads of from about 940 fps to 1,100 fps. They all work! I think you should have returned it to SIG. I had a P239 that wouldn’t fire a full mag without a malfunction, returned to SIG, bad slide, returned in two weeks, great ever since! The do made errors.

  4. I love my P-938 equinox, it is reliable and accurate. I also have a S & W Shield (9mm) and a Walther PPS-M2 and they are just as nice to carry. The Sig and S & W are my main carry with the Walther as a back up.

  5. I love my P938, I pocket carry in dress pants or shorts and I don’t like untucked shirts, I was carrying a 380 Bodyguard that has a horrible safety and is only accurate at 7 yds. Not so with the Sig, 35 yards was no problem. The only issue I had was that to be on target, I had to line up the front sight a half a dot above the rear dots, which I do not do with any other semi I own and I did this form 3 yds out to 35.

  6. Will these small CCW weapons handle 147gr bullets? I reload for a Berretta and use HOT 147 gr bullets, but afraid to shoot in anything except the Beretta and my Ruger p-85. Any answers, Thanks, Ben

    1. Sould not be a problem at about 1000 fps, but look for pressure signs. Find data in reputable manual, not “a buddy uses it all the time” load and check with crono.

  7. I have had a P938 for about 8 months now. I have run several hundred cartridges through it, and they were generally whatever was on sale. So far, it’s proven to be a very reliable gun, and I have had very few the problems. It works just like my wife’s P238, and we love that gun as well. Whenever I go out, I carry it in a Sneaky Pete holster so no one realizes there’s a gun inside. It shoots very accurately, and the night sights are great! I put a Crimson Trace Laser on it, and that will help me if I ever have to use it in the middle of the night when something goes bump.

  8. Don Hume holsters offer holsters specifically for the P938. I have the J.I.T. Slide model and it works excellently for conceal carry and can be worn strong hand and cross draw. It is available in both right and left hand models.

    1. Dom Hume doesn’t call out the p938 as a fit option for the slide holster. did you select and p238 one and it fit? I have no idea if the dimension are different between the 938 and 238 but I suspect they are but maybe the differences were small enough it squeezed in?

  9. I have had my /sig 938 for over a year now and fired a few hundred rounds thru it , the only issue i have had was the sight was off center when I bought it , took it in and had it centered and it has been on target every since , no misfires , no issues , I think its a great gun and carry it every day . I work in a bad neighborhood environment in Detroit Michigan and feel that it’s one of the most reliable guns I own and I have a few. If you want an unreliable junk gun buy a Smith and Wesson Bodyguard , misfires , bad triggers and dropped mags and their service department is even worse,
    I just ordered a Sig p320 compact 45 and have high expectations for it because it was made by sig.

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  11. The only problem with my 938 was my grand daughter limp wristing it. After I explained why the gun was not cycling right and she put a death grip on it, no more problems.

  12. I have 2 P938s for several years. Great guns. They have the rubber grips (forget what model it is). The rubber grips give a lot more control of the gun. Wear it in any position, mostly with an Alien Gear IWB. Shirt in or out, you’ll forget you have it. No problems with any load I’ve put in them. I presently carry with the Federal HST 150g micro. Very nice shooting load.

  13. I just ordered my P938, and I am thrilled to get it! I shot several hundred rounds through a rental gun, yes a rental gun, and I only had to clear it one time. No telling how many thousands of rounds have been through this little guy. I have large palms for a woman, and this gun fits perfectly in my hand with the Hogue rubber grips. I have shot my friend’s shield and although smoother, I prefer the P938 by far. Easily concealable, I will be using this as my sole carry gun as of now, looking for a good secondary. I would like to see a review of the P365. Not sure about how well Sig did on that model. I would recommend the P938 for anyone looking for a good concealed weapon.

  14. I fell in love with the P938 when I first saw a photo of one, immediately bought one & I love it. I have not put a lot of ammo through it but so far have never had a missfire or feed failure with 115 or 124 gr ammo. I find it more convenient to carry than the S&W 340 PD that I had been carrying & in a short barrel pistol the 9mm is surprisingly close to the 357 ballisticaly.

  15. I love my SIG 938. I added a larger safety lock because I carry it cocked and locked.
    I own EVERY gun SIG offers.
    The ONLY gun SIG makes that’s a piece of crap is the Mosquito. I thought maybe it was just me. I bought another one and it too was a piece of crap. Dumped them both I still love my SIG’s though.

    1. The Mosquito is a GSG (German Sports Guns) made to look like a Sig and sold under the Sig name. GSG is still making them but now they look like something else.

    2. I don’t normally comment but I have a P928 that’s very reliable and accurate. About the Mosquito, I have one of the Sig’s and was about to trade it off until I bought a box of 550 Remington 22L/R rounds at Walmart. I find that ammo to be very clean and I usually shoot 200 rounds before cleaning.

  16. I love my P938 Extreme. Carry it with the shorter magazine in an ankle holster (BugBite) and forget it’s there. Great little pistol. Never ever had a misfire or malfunction in 3+ years.

  17. Hey,
    Here are a few cents worth of opinions about the P938. I have two of them. I personally carry the SAS version. I also have the all black pictured up top. First off, my SAS has rarely had any issues. The issues it has had, is ejecting an unshot round, typically, the last round. This has happened maybe 2 or 3 times max. Not a big issue. Accuracy wise, the gun is amazing. Overall, nothing has stopped the gun from functioning, and putting rounds on target, outside of a rare unshot round getting ejected as mentioned. Now, the other one I have, has much more problems with the upshot round getting ejected. It happens all time time. In fact, I am just used to picking them up now and reloading them. Maybe this will go away after 500 rounds? But who has the money to do that? Thus, the black one is the safe queen, and the SAS is in. my alien gear holster every day. I have seen no difference between carrying the extended verses regular mags in both guns.

    For a quick background, I have been shooting pistols since…. don’t remember really. First pistol that was my own, was a Glock 23C back maybe in 2006? Since then, I have owned 1911’s, revolvers, P229, 1911 scorpion, LC9, XD 45, SP101, plus more. So I am tempted to say that limp wrist does not come into play for me. I think the magazine spring tension is the issue. I can load the mag full, insert it in the gun, and rack the slide to load a round. If I then remove the magazine, 60% of the time a round falls out because it was pushed forward, following the slide moving forward. And the first round is in the chamber, so this is technically the second round falling out. If the second round can get that loose, then I suspect that is how it ejects an unshot round as the empty casing comes out.

  18. Everybody is making these things now. Sig, Colt (although no one seems to buy the Colt because it is all polymer and looks like crap), Kimber (Micro and Micro 9)and Springfield in .380 called the 911). Although they look like little 1911s, they are not designed on that pattern (although the Springfield EMP at a much higher price point is a 1911 design).

  19. Very nice article on what is certain to be a high performance concealed carry pistol.
    As a lawyer, and I’m not certain I read your recommendation correctly, but it is probably unwise to suggest that concealed carry licensees hand-load ammunition for their preferred carry pistol. The rule is always “liability follows the bullet”, and quite frankly there are too many over-zealous prosecutors who may see a justified shooting as suspect because the ammunition employed was hand-loaded. It’s all too easy to portray the concealed-carry licensee as “looking for someone to shoot” if that licensee shoots hand-loaded, not factory-loaded, ammunition. I’m personally very happy to see more women and minorities getting licensed and trained to protect themselves and their loved ones in today’s not-altogether friendly world. Carrying hand-loaded ammunition could, (but not necessarily will), place the burden of proof back onto the licensee.

    Thank you.

  20. I bought and carried a Sig 220 for almost 2 years. The gun was completely reliable, but as I had packed a 1911 for over 40 years it just never pointed or felt right, plus the first double action round might as well be considered wasted in a stressful situation. I sold it, went back to a 1911 and have never regretted it. Not because of reliability issues, but due to ergonomics.

  21. I have a 938 Nightmare that is my EDC that I have had for almost two years. When I first got it I had constant failure to feed issues and sent it back to sig. They did this and that too it but there was a handwritten note from the tech enclosed which advised me to run only 124’s in it. Have not had one lick of trouble since using 124’s. It’s a great EDC that seems to be very popular. I notice that Springfield has released a copy of it now but I am sceptical it will do well since sig has the market flooded with these and the 238’s. I never really connected that it was inspired by a 1908 colt but visually it seems closer to a 1903 to me.

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  23. I have the new p238 in 380. In my pocket at home if needed.it is very accurate for a short barreled pistol,but I have a few sigs so it’s no surprise. Comfortable grip with the magazines it comes with an I have large hands. Slim enough to slide in and out of my pocket. Doesn’t have the knockdown power of the 9mm but I’m sure it will stop any idiot.

  24. You are right, it looks just like my P238, Sig is well represented in my stable of firearms and the only hiccup we have ever had was when my wife limp wristed her 229 once. As far as small 9mm’s it looks comparable to a Glock 26 in size, a gun I found to be extremely accurate and easy to shoot, if the P238 shoots nearly as well as that little glock I may have to buy one, how about sending me yours to check out?. Joking aside Sig Sauer makes awesome guns this looks to be another fine example.m

  25. Purchased a new WEThePeople 938 7-8 months ago and had numerous feed problems and loose rounds falling out when ejecting the mags. Would jam almost every mag. Sometimes more than once. Called Sig, got a return label from them immediately, gun back in my hands in 10 days or so. They seemed not surprised by the issues and assured me a reliable gun from the first and only call. Repaired pistol works perfectly now having shot nearly a thousand rounds of Fed. L&E 147gr. JHP and CCI Braser 124gr. FMJ. Note says polished feed ramp and replaced mag. release. Could not be happier with Sig’s service and techs…

  26. I have a Scorpion finished 938. Absolutely love it. Very easy to carry. Feels great in my hand. Very accurate at self-defense distances. Ultra reliable.

  27. I’ve got a few 938 and a few micro 9s. They’re almost the exact same gun. They’re all super accurate and 100% reliable from my experience. The only time I’ve had a fail to eject/feed in one of the 938s is when I let it get pretty Dirty. I also have LC9S and it’s a good little pistol for a 16 Oz striker. But no comparison to the other 2 8n terms of feel and build quality. . The 928 SAS is smoothed out, no corners, and fits in any pocket. Micro 9 with crimson laser grip is just nuts. How about a whole mag into a 3″ group at 20′ held at chest level? Sig is the same.

  28. Have carried a 938 every day for 2 and 1/2 years. When first received it failed to fire regularly, had a terrible trigger pull and failed to feed at least once in every magazine. Sent to Sig for warranty work and was OK for a week or two and then suffered the same problems and also had the recoil spring rod unscrew itself. (It’s a two piece recoil spring rod) Back to Sig a second time. When I got it back it seemed to be better than ever. Turn around time for Sig warranty is excellent.
    However, it has also produced very light primer markings from the firing pin. This never bothered me as long as the gun fired. Today, shooting at the range, I had several failures to fire and almost no indention from the firing pin on the primer. Am I happy – NO!!
    My EDC is now a Colt Defender which has never failed to feed, fire or eject from the first time I used it. It’s not as concealable or comfortable as the 938 but it always works

  29. First, I purchased a P938 when it fit came out. Almost six years ago. What’s with the late review? Anyway Sig did recall some first gen ones that’s had issues. Mine has never had an issue with god knows how many rounds through. I even shoot this suppressed with no issue. Only issue is the can will not lock on the barrel. After ever mag I have to retighten. For me it’s not terrible accurate past 10 yards but I know that my fault, not the gun. I do use this as and EDC because of where I carry it. I will say I do not carry it with the hammer back. I carry this IWB just to the right of my junk. I have practiced drawing while cocking and I loose not time IMO. Sigs quality has gone down. My MPX SBR had issues right out of the box. I got them repaired and got over it. I own 5 sigs and I love them all. Only thing I hate about the P938 is the standard mag. It’s too damn small. I purchase 5 extended and they fit great.

  30. From the sounds of it,I’m content with my Glock 26 with adjustable sights.I may eventually put a Lone Wolf barrel on it to allow use of unjacketed ammo,plus a large tritium front sight.
    Most of the time I just carry a full size,tritium front sight,Lone Wolf barreled Glock 30.
    No point in high capacity mags in this Marxist paradise[with the infamous UNSafe Act] of New York State[they’re verboten].
    Anyone want to help me move a rural location somewhere else?

  31. Great review. I haven’t had the pleasure (or otherwise) of shooting the 938, but compared it to the Kimber Micro 9 Nightfall in the local GS and the trigger felt terrible. Overall the Kimber was much smoother to operate and the trigger was nice and crisp. If you’re planning on spending $500-$600 on a small 9mm, my money is on the Kimber.

  32. I have several 938’s , 238’s a Sig Mosquito (original) and have had no issues with any of them. If I ever did, it was my fault on weak grip or something to that affect. The only Sig I owned and really didn’t like was the 224. Way too front heavy and not very concealable. My EDC is either my Sig 938 or my G33. Just depends on what I’m wearing. But I’m very happy with all my Sigs.

  33. I love my 938! Very reliable, and I am amazed at how accurate it is. With the extended magazine, I can get a full grip. Easy to shoot, and accurate, though I have not shot it at 25 yards. Most range time has been limited to 10-15 yards. I’m pretty certain at 25 yards, I’d be hitting within a 4 inch circle. That’s fine with me.

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