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I stopped at the Wolverine Guns on the way home this afternoon and shot three of my handguns. I fired two 22 LR revolvers, a nickle plated 4" S&W M34-1 and a 3" M43. I also shot the pistol I carried today which is a Sig P239 with Nill grips.

I am here to tell you I shoot the P239 better than either of these little wheel guns. At 10 yards my target looked like a pepper shaker had been used instead of aimed shots from the revolvers. In my defense my eyes couldn't pick up the front sight on the M43. the front and rear blended together. I think I am going to find some bright orange/red paint. I did better with the M43 when just shooting at the white paper and then aiming at the prior round. The M34 was much better as I could pick up the nickle front sight against the black circle.

I have never shot my P239 much as I prefer my G27 or regular carry gun a Kahr K40. The P239 as I have said feels blocky and heavy to me. I gained a lot of respect for the P239 today. The Sig performed much better than the revolvers by producing a small orange size group of 100 rounds at 10 yards. You guessed it! What? Nary a bobble.

I let three lady Sheriff's Dept Cadets try the Sig P239 and they all prefered it to their issue P226s in 9mm. I am here to tell you old and frail as I am I can shoot better than these women did. I told them I am not always going to be able to protect myself and I expected them to improve their shooting skills if they have to pick up the slack for me. All this was tongue in cheek. They were fun to shoot with.

All in all I enjoyed myself.

Regards,

Richard:D
 

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I too owned a Sig 239 in 9mm, and only got rid of it when economic times became difficult. Very reliable, more accurate than half the people who own them can shoot, one of the best DA triggers I've had the pleasure of working with on an auto. That said, it was always the initial DA pull which tended to ruin otherwise very nice groupings. On the positive side, it was meant as a safe and effective close range defensive weapon, not a race gun. I'd recommend them to anybody searching for a decent carry piece.
 
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