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Sig Sauer P938 Extreme No. 938-9-XTM-BLKGRY-AMBI 9mm Luger, $823

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Shown here with the extended seven-round magazine, the P938 was a compact and powerful package that we really liked when shooting the WPA Russian and Ultramax selections. Too bad neither of our test P938s would function with what we believe is an excellent self-defense round. When we acquired a second Sig P938 and function-fired it with the Cor-Bon 115-grain JHPs, it took only two shots to block the firing-pin hole. Repeated drops of the hammer on this brand-new gun would not fire the round. After that, we respectfully lowered this gun's grade to F.

Sig Sauer P938 Extreme No. 938-9-XTM-BLKGRY-AMBI 9mm Luger, $823

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Our troubles with the Sig P938 began with a busted extractor. The replacement sent by Sig has a significant stress-reducing fillet at a key point (arrow). Will this one last?
Like other Sig handguns, the 938 was not easy to get to this condition. We liked the alloy receiver, a welcome change from all the plastic ones we have been testing. But the gun was a dud.

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