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SIG SAUER P938 Preview

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One of the new guns introduced at Shot Show 2012 that I am really excited about is the SIG SAUER P938. The P938 is the 9mm version of the very successful (and very nice) SIG P9238, which was chambered in 380 ACP.


Caliber 9mm
Action Type SAO
Trigger Pull 5.0 lbs
Overall Length 5.9 in
Overall Height 3.9 in
Overall Width 1.1 in
Barrel Length 3.0 in
Sight Radius 3.8 in
Weight w/out Mag 16.0 oz
Mag Capacity 6+1 Rounds
Sights Low-Profile SIGLITE Night Sights
Frame Finish Black Hard Anodized
Slide Finish Natural Stainless
Accessory Rail No
Features Ambi safety, Beavertail style frame
MSRP $809.00
CA Compliant No
MA Compliant No


Like the SIG P238, the SIG P938 is a micro 1911 style single action pistol geared for concealed carry. The P938 is only slightly bigger and heavier than the P238, but with the same great features like the excellent SIGLITE Night Sights.

The SIG P938 comes in five configurations, though only four are listed at the time of writing on SIG’s website.

  • Blackwood: A natural stainless steel slide and black hard coat anodized alloy frame are paired
    with Hogue Blackwood grips.
  • Extreme: Following in the footsteps of other Extreme models, this P938 has a Nitron-coated stainless slide and black anodized frame. Hogue G-10 Piranha grips in black and grey provide maximum grip and a distinctive look.
  • Rosewood: Features a Nitron®-coated stainless steel slide over a dark hard anodized alloy frame. Hogue® Rosewood Grips round out this package.
  • Equinox: A polished Nitron two-tone slide is paired with a black hard coat anodized frame. Tru-Glo® front and SIGLITE rear sights and Hogue black Diamondwood grips complete this package.


I’m pretty excited to get some trigger time with the P938. I expect it to be a winner in the market, with street prices in the $650 range once the newness wears off. For people who love (and are comfortable with) the 1911 platform that want something small for concealed carry, the SIG P938 should be on your short list of pistols to take a look at.

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3 Responses to SIG SAUER P938 Preview

  1. David October 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    Someone got butthurt over the category? WTF?

    • Brandon October 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

      Yeah man, it was a while ago, not a big deal. Thanks.

      • TK February 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

        People (internet pussies) will literally bitch about anything.