Gun Report

SIG Sauer P938 Engraved Rosewood Micro-Compact 938-9-ESR 9mm Luger

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Failures to fire and failures to lock the slide open on the last shot disappeared with full-power defensive loads. The pistol had enough break-in glitches to be rated down a full grade. Nonetheless, the SIG P938 is attractive and desirable. The P938 is compact, but easy enough to fire well. The slim grip is ideal for concealed carry. We really like the trigger; it is the best of the test. The SIG demonstrated excellent practical accuracy and also good absolute accuracy.

SIG Sauer P938 Engraved Rosewood Micro-Compact 938-9-ESR 9mm Luger

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Span Single

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We had two failures to fire with the SIG. The first failure was despite a hard smack from the SIG, yet the cartridge did not fire.
The second was from a light primer strike. This isn't easily explained, having one light primer strike, which appears gun related, and another problem that is obviously ammunition related. But this did not occur with any other handgun and the Federal loads.
Fit and finish of the P938 is good in every detail. This is one handsome handgun. The pistol's engraving really sets the metalwork finish off.

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