California Says One Gun a Month, So...

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Brought the P232 .380 home today. Here it is with some of its similar siblings. (top: Sig P232, from left: Sig P238, Ruger LC9, S&W Shield, Glock 27)

    The P238 is much smaller for the same ballistic load (6 rounds of .380). The LC9 and the Shield are more powerful (9mm), yet lighter and a smidge smaller. The Glock 27 is not much bigger in profile (though it is considerably wider) and carries 9 rounds of much more powerful .40.

    The P232 is essentially a clone of the Walther PPK, so it's reflective of a design from the 1930s. The other guns have newer designs and/or more modern materials. The P232 is a big, heavy gun for what it is.
    But it's beautiful and that's what matters. :wub:
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  2. TheBurgerKing

    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    The only ppk/clone in my arsenal at the moment is my Makarov. Not much of a looker but really fun to shoot.
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  3. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    I've been carrying a Sig M11-A1 for the last few months and I've really been enjoying it.
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  4. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    The Sigs all feel like quality.

    Given the price, they should. :bergman:
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    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    You're not lyin'. I've been a Sig guy for nearly three decades. When I first started, the PD was making the change from .357/.38 revolvers to 9mm Semi-autos. Back then, they didn't issue anything and you had to buy your sidearm. We were provided with a list of five approved sidearms and I chose the M9/92FS. It was a fine quality weapon, but I couldn't shoot the thing at all. Go ahead and yuck it up, but it was because the thing was just to big for my hands. I had to have one grip for operating the safety and then I'd have to switch to another grip to cycle the weapon. Obviously, that was far from optimal. So, I went out and found a factory nickle-plated P226 and the rest is history.

    The only thing close to a stinker I've ever gotten was the very first production run of a P220 with the 1913 rail. But, that's only because they didn't make a lot of them because the shape of the front of the frame and slide was different, and awkward. This made finding leather, even duty leather, problematic at best.

    In my mind, unless you're going to spend major money on a semi-custom (Les Baer, Nighthawk, etc.) or full-custom 1911, Sigs are the most accurate handguns "out of the box" that there are. Sometimes, just sometimes, you get what you pay for.
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  6. TheBurgerKing

    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    I like my p250, once you learn how you're supposed to fire a double action only pistol, it shoots great.
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    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    I prefer to carry my Grandad's old Giles 1911, but currently, it's down because the front sight broke off (that's the 2nd one in a few thousand rounds...I'm not sure what's going on there), so for now it's my p-229. I'm not complaining, but I shoot the Giles gun better.
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