Sig Sauer p239 .40 Review

Tiny hands can be a problem when it comes to buying your first handgun. The p239 is a subcompact geared toward concealed carry, but when I picked one up in 9mm, I thought it would be the perfect first semi-auto handgun for me. I searched everywhere, but the best I could do at the time was the p239 in .40. After probably over paying for the thing, I picked it up and headed up to the range.

It came with 2 magazines in the box, but the shop had the Sig magazines on the shelf, so I picked up one extra.

After shooting a few hundred rounds with it, I found that it was very accurate, even for a new shooter. It also had zero risk of the dreaded “slide bite,” and, despite its angular look, was very comfortable to hold. Even in .40, the weight of the all metal body kept the recoil / flip to a minimum. Even so, I think I would have preferred this in a 9mm, because the .40 becomes just a bit much when spending an extended amount of time at the range. I’ll keep this one as a “future” concealed carry weapon (“future” because I live in Los Angeles County and that’s not possible right now) and something suited more for home defense.


Caliber: 9mm or .40S&W, .357SIG
Action Type: SA/DA
Trigger Pull DA: 10 lbs
Trigger Pull SA: 4.4 lbs
Weight w/Mag: 29.5 oz
Mag Capacity: 8 Rounds (9mm) 7 Rounds (.40S&W, .357SIG)

MSRP: 993 (Contrast) $1085 (Night Sights)

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