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Does anyone know if Sig will resume production of the P238? I'd like to get this pistol for my EDC, but I haven't seen/found any models I like on the online sites.

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There are still showing them on their website so I would assume the answer is yes they are still making them.
Try call Sig Customer Service to see if they can give you a production date.
 

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If you strike out on a new one you can always look for a used one. I found mine at a pawn shop for a decent price. It was initially failing to extract Magtech ammo, but everything else ran fine; possibly why the previous owner dumped it. I replaced the $18 extractor and several hundred rounds since I haven’t had a single hiccup.
 

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I bought a used P238 HD (the stainless frame version) a few years back. I already had three P938's, which are bigger than the P238, but not by a whole lot - you might consider them too. Once upon a few years ago, SIG promised a stainless frame P938 - it didn't happen, but THAT would have had me buying one in a heartbeat. Absent that, I haven't purchased a brand new SIG in over 4 years and likely won't in the future. I prefer the legacy slide guns and am not interested in strikers . . . and strikers is where SIG's focus has been lately.
 

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Ideally I'd like something in stainless, black/nitron, desert or spartan 2 (which may be a lot of wishful thinking:)) Many of the offerings on GB are CA-compliant and I'd like to avoid those as a matter of principle ;-). I don't think I would have an issue with used, but being new to the sport, I don't know what I don't know and whether I could properly judge the quality of a used firearm. I'll keep looking, but last night I was looking at the Kimber Micro 380 (and 9mm), and though this might be a good alternative. Thanks all for the advice.
 

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I can understand why you want one, I have a P365 also but since I got the P238 the 238 is what I usually carry. I don’t live in CA but mine happened to be a CA compliant model. The first thing I did was remove the magazine disconnect safety. I like the loaded chamber indicator though; me thinks it’s kinda kewl.
 

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I just looked on the sig site . They only offer one 238 , the rest are discontinued. I even bought an extra 238 HD
They are a super edc . 11 years and counting. Zero issues. Flat thin accurate,
I just looked at the Sig site and see three models; Nitron, Rainbow, Desert.
There is no indication these are discontinued as I click on the different pistols for info. *Maybe I'm doing it wrong...

I have a Legion and a Rosewood, but that Rainbow sure looks cool! I carry the Legion often and agree, it makes a super EDC.

Cheers,

Tim

*reference to Randy Newman, 1971
 

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I'd love to find a used Legion or Spartan 2 (not quite sure about the Rainbow through :) ). The CA-compliant pistols have some micro-engraving on the firing pin I believe. I assume that can be replaced by a gunsmith if you can find the proper part. Thanks for all the suggestions. I wonder if the discontinued models will be resurrected at some point. It would be a shame if they discontinued all of them.
 

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The CA-compliant pistols have some micro-engraving on the firing pin I believe
I thought that was just some requirement that can not be realistically done as a way for Kommifornia to deny gun ownership by making any and all guns that they possibly can NON-COMPLIANT !

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I think I remember a couple months ago that SIG only had the Nitron (super ugly, IMHO) and that Desert model with the rubber grips with the finger grooves. Nice to see the Rainbow back!

You could get a Nitron and buy nice looking grip panels for it. That would make it not so cheap/ugly looking.

I agree that the Rainbow is too pretty to carry. I "had" to have one though. I keep mine for range use and only use leather holsters. However, as careful as I have been, the finish still has some fine scratches on it. That's a heck of a lot better than the finish on my original P238 Scorpion, though! It is wearing off on all the edges, even where the only thing that touches it is soft cotton tee shirts or sweat shirts!

I also have an SAS model which is very nice but so far has not been shot much since I limit my use of .380 ammo now. I did put two layers of "report binder" plastic under the grips of each of the 3 and that is a much more comfortable grip for my medium size female hands while wearing shooting gloves.

The Kimber Micro .380 Raptor has been getting more use lately, after I finally figured that if I put 3 layers of "report binder" plastic under the grip panels it would no longer think I was limp wristing it.

As far as a comparison between the SIG P238 (any model) and the Kimber Raptor: The SIGs are much more user friendly, and cost a bit less. At least for this user.

Kimber is also discontinuing most of their .380 Micro models. That's why I grabbed the Raptor when I found it at a store on line.

Some of the earlier P238 models are still available at various places on line - New, old stock. You have to really hunt, though, and I'm thinking the prices will go out of sight since a lot of those models are so good looking.

However, if it is your carry gun, it really matters not what it looks like if it is reliable and accurate............she says with a sheepish grin! ;)
 

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However, if it is your carry gun, it really matters not what it looks like if it is reliable and accurate............she says with a sheepish grin! ;)
Yep, mine’s a two tone in a natural stainless slide and there are worn-smooth marks on the slide from the kydex holster. It’s a tool and should be treated as such; nothing to worry about.
 

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I just looked at the Sig site and see three models; Nitron, Rainbow, Desert.
There is no indication these are discontinued as I click on the different pistols for info. *Maybe I'm doing it wrong...

I have a Legion and a Rosewood, but that Rainbow sure looks cool! I carry the Legion often and agree, it makes a super EDC.

Cheers,

Tim

*reference to Randy Newman, 1971
If you look at those those models and click on symbol on them that says limited supply. Selling the last of those two models .
Only the plain Jane is still in production. The other two are history
 
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