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I had sent the P238 back to Sig to have it gone through. Just maintenance stuff. They replaced all the springs and other wearing parts as well as the grips and mainspring housing with some units I got from Hogue. I had them replace the crappy XS sights I had on it with some of their XRay3 square notch sights. Love how it turned out! The sights pop well!

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Now I'm thinking maybe I should send mine in... 🤔

I have a couple that I'm going to call Sig today about to see if I can get in on the special they have running right now to recondition the pistol andreplacee all the springs and sights!
 

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Now I'm thinking maybe I should send mine in... 🤔

I have a couple that I'm going to call Sig today about to see if I can get in on the special they have running right now to recondition the pistol andreplacee all the springs and sights!
Its a good idea. I originally called them trying to track down some springs for the gun that I was going to give my gunsmith to install as he was installing some of the XRay3 sights. They said they were running a special to basically entirely disassemble/clean the weapon, replace springs, and install new factory night sights. With shipping there and back it only cost me around 170 dollars. The factory night sights were over 100 just by themselves shipped to my door.

They fixed something I screwed up too. I had installed the previous grip scales with too much locktite and I ended up stripping the allen heads out trying to remove them again. They got them out no problem and at no additional cost.

They test fired it with both ball and hollowpoint ammo as well.

I've been very impressed with Sig
 

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The 238 is the only gun that tempts me to get a .380. Very sweet little gun, but I think I can resist. I have too many other frogs to boil right now.;)
.380 has made quite some progress in the past few years. The right ammo can be very effective - specifically the Hornady XTP bullet loaded by Precision One. Very potent. Penetration has been a problem for .380 but this particular round penetrates and expands very well shot out of a short barrel pistol like the P238. It’s all I carry when it’s in my pocket. Feeds flawlessly too. I don’t feel under powered when carrying this pistol. It does take more practice to shoot well though because of its small size.
 

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.380 has made quite some progress in the past few years. The right ammo can be very effective - specifically the Hornady XTP bullet loaded by Precision One. Very potent. Penetration has been a problem for .380 but this particular round penetrates and expands very well shot out of a short barrel pistol like the P238. It’s all I carry when it’s in my pocket. Feeds flawlessly too. I don’t feel under powered when carrying this pistol. It does take more practice to shoot well though because of its small size.
I understand that very well, I do a lot of reloading, check my thread on 10 mm short. If I can get a. 40cal to perform the same as 10mm, then I have confidence that I can get .380 close to 9mm.🤓
 

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I had sent the P238 back to Sig to have it gone through. Just maintenance stuff. They replaced all the springs and other wearing parts as well as the grips and mainspring housing with some units I got from Hogue. I had them replace the crappy XS sights I had on it with some of their XRay3 square notch sights. Love how it turned out! The sights pop well!

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Which XS sights did you have? Big Dots, Standard Dots or something else?
 

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They were the big dots. I primarily didn’t like that the only option they had was the white surrounded Tritium front. Washed out against too many backgrounds
I agree. I had two sets of Big Dots on pistols (a G19 and a Bodyguard 380). They just block up too much of the scenery. I switched to the standard dots on my P229 and love them. I don't find the white washes out very often unless there is snow outside. But everyone's eyes and environments are different. My preference is orange or lime. I don't like yellow, red, or blue and I can either take or leave green.
 
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I have way to many of everything and that includes:
a G42 with a great TR5 green armalaser
a p238 nightmare
a S&W EZ Performance (wife’s favorite)

while I don’t love 380 it’s very practical and can be lots of fun to shoot!

Though, I like all sorts of calibers!
 
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