GUN Anyone ever switch over from a S&W 642 to SIG P239?

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  1. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    Should be about the same size and 9mm is far cheaper than .38spc (without reloading).

    642 weighs 15 oz empty
    5 shots
    slower to reload

    P239 weighs 25.2 oz
    single stack
    8 shots
    heavier dak trigger because there's less leverage
     
  2. If the published lentgh, width, and height are similar the revolver would still conceal easier due to its shape, and the fact that there is nothing where the rear portion of the slide and frame are on the sig. Also, a 40% weight difference is pretty significant. Hell, that Sig weighs more than my G29 does.

    As to the ammo cost, do you shoot a lot of .38?
     
  3. Paul Revere

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    you dont have to get DAK in a p239, do you? I'm pretty sure they make them in DA/SA
     
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    how is offering different options a gimmick? :rofl:
     
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  7. Soybomb

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    I put my 642 in my pocket and there's no way I could realistically carry a 239 that way. Ymmv.

    As for .38 spl prices, even wwb is crazy expensive. Hit up the local reloading store and buy some primers, a pound of bullseye, some cast or plated wadcutters, a hand press and go to town. My reloads are dirt cheap compared to walmart cost.
     
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    You put that in your jean pocket in a pocket holster? If yes, any discomfort when sitting down?
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    Yup, I make pocket holsters even. I don't notice anything other than I sometimes get annoyed I can't have my hands in my pockets. :big grin:
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  10. GlobeGuy

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    Nice...
     
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    I have always wanted a P239 SAS. Gorgeous little gun.
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  12. johnson

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    I'm using a Mika holster and there is no discomfort at all with the 642.
     
  13. GlobeGuy

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    Damnit, I wanted to get a P-01. Now I'm considering a 642. :wtc:

    edit: btw do revolvers need a break-in like semis?
     
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    I wouldn't carry any gun I haven't shot at least a few hundreds rounds out of, including a revolver, but the revolver should be 100% out of the box unlike some pocket autos.
     

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