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I've been seriously considering the p238 as a reliable carry replacement to my LCPII due to its various feeding, magazine and slide locking quirks.

I just saw a 1 year old run down of 380 pocket pistols on Lucky Gunner who I consider a pretty reasonable review source and they referred to the p238 as having plenty of feed quirks as well. At that price point, not what I want to hear.

Would anyone please offer the "conventional wisdom/experience" with the Sig p238 here?

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Although I normally carry a 4” .45, there are times that I grab my P238 for a quick trip to the hardware store. I have even carried it on some long distance driving days in a VMII but not often. I also have an LCP and maybe a couple times a year I will throw that on my pocket for a quick run to Lowe’s. Not a big fan of the LCP but it is light and very small.

I have shot my P238 out to 25 yards. For a mouse gun it actually has usable sights and in fact very good sights.

I have never had a malfunction with mine.

I know .380’s are .380’s but I plan on having my P238 for as long as I’m able to pull the trigger. There are 9mm’s that are a little bigger but I figure if I am going to carry one of those I’d prefer just to carry a little bigger gun and I like my 4” .45 with the officers sized frame for summer carry.
 

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More pocket sized than a 9mm, very accurate for what it is and no running problems for the 300 or 400 rounds I put thru it. And it's pretty
 

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I went P938 Legion with Underwood Xtreme Defender 90gr 9mm for carry. I've put about 500 rounds through it and the only issues I've had are limp wristing/bent elbows leading to FTE or stovepipes (I've had two each). That's not the gun, though, that's me. I like the Xray sights, very easy to pickup that green circle on the front in bright light, and the glow in low light is sufficient.
 

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Go to your LGS, and compare a P238 and a P938 side by side and grip each one.
For the minor difference size & weight, you will want the more powerful 9mm P938.
And in the right IWB holster worn at about the 4 - 4:30 position, you will forget that you are carrying it. Until, you try to get past TSA at the airport..... ;)
 

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Love the P238 never had any feed/eject issues. Only issue (not feed/eject related) I have seen is with TulAmmo which is know for their hard primers but when they fiered they ejected, even if it did take an extra hammer strike.

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