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SIG Introduces .380 Subcompact Pistol

January 30, 2009  | 

Pictured is the SIG Sauer P238 Two-tone with Blackwood Grips.

SIG Sauer introduced the P238 subcompact pistol at the SHOT Show trade show in Orlando. The .380 ACP pistol is specifically designed as a concealed carry or backup handgun for legally armed citizens or law enforcement professionals.

Reacting to many requests from the marketplace for a subcompact SIG Sauer pistol, engineers designed the new P238 as a small handgun built with the same accuracy and reliability as large-frame SIG Sauer pistols. The P238 meaures 5.5 inches long, 3.96 inches high, and weighs just under a pound.

The P238 is built on an anodized alloy beavertail style frame with fluted aluminum grips for comfort and a secure hold during rapid-fire usage. The stainless-steel slide features serrations designed to improve performance and accuracy.

Additionally, the contrast or SIGLITE Night Sights are removable and adjustable for windage. The sear and trigger return spring are redesigned to prevent spring over-ride of the ejector during assembly. Two finishes are available: Two-tone and corrosion resistant Nitron.

The SIG Sauer P238 is shipped in a lockable hard case with one 6-round magazine at an MSRP starting at $515 for the Nitron with contrasting sights.

SIG Sauer P238 Specifications

Caliber: .380 ACP (9mm short)
Frame Material: Aluminum
Frame Finish: Black Hard Coat Anodize
Slide Material: Stainless Steel
Slide Finish: Nitron or Natural Stainless
Length Overall: 5.5"
Height Overall: 3.9"
Width Overall: 1.1"
Barrel Length: 2.7"
Sights: Post & Dot Contrast, SIGLITE Night Sights
Sight Radius: 3.8"
Weight w/out mag: 15.2 oz.
Mag cap: 6 rounds

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Don @ 2/28/2012 2:27 PM

Does this pistol have a safty?

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