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I have a Sig 220 DAK that I really like. I am now considering the purchase of a Sig 232. Does anyone have any experience with this model?
 

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Not the DAK, but I had a P232. Ayoob was correct when he noted that it's the least reliable of SIG-Sauer's guns, but that it's pretty reliable for a blowback auto. Triggers are among the best on a DA blowback gun. Mine always disappointed me in the accuracy department (and the .380 is actually capable of decent accuracy) and mine was not reliable with DoubleTap's hot FMJ ammo. Based on the dozen+ .380 killings I've worked on, I'd advise you to study Gray's Anatomy and carry the hottest FMJ (chrono several from your gun) that you can find.

If you buy the P232, I have a few spare springs I'd be happy to send you. Can never have too many springs, especially that little slide-stop spring that likes to jump out during cleaning and get lost forever. ;)

 

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I have a Sig 220 DAK that I really like. I am now considering the purchase of a Sig 232. Does anyone have any experience with this model?
I own a Sig P232 blued which I purchased new about 5 years ago. It is scary accurate, light as a feather and flat as a pancake. It is the gun I carry most, and it is most likely to be there when I need it.

With a set of Nill grips this gun is pure sex. Sheriff Jim Wilson did an article on the P232 if you run a search. Also, you will find tons of comments on the Sig forum.

This is a great little carry piece. I cannot recommend it enough.
 

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i had the 232sl....it was a first class gun in every respect for me, but i had to let it go to finance a more practical gun....yes, the 232sl is not all that, while it is a very high quality piece, it is too heavy for its caliber, too big for its caliber, and seemed to kick more than my mid sized 9mm....

aside from that it is a top notch gun....just not best in class for its niche.
 

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I wish, they would make them in 9 mm Police/Ultra. The 230 was constructed for this round ( being the biggest one it chambered, and being MUCH smaller than the Walther PP Super )

Ammo is still being made by Fiocchi, to the best of my knowledge.

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I Love this gun! I have owned several over the years, both P230 & P232. My P232sl is my standard carry piece and as stated earlier, it's accuracy is fantastic compared to others in it's class. I use both federal Hydra-shocks & Golden sabres and have never had a problem with a jam or stove pipe.
With a pair of Hogue grips, it fits the hand perfectly. Now while the opinions of the .380 being adequate for defense are many, IMHO, I believe that hitting the target with a .380 is better than missing the target with a 44 magnum. With +p CorBon's, Golden Sabre's, or Hydra-shocks, it's worth your consideration.
 
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Good points. Right now my local shop is out of them (claim that they cannot keep them in stock -though I think that is an overstatement). I will let you know what I decide.
 

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The SIG 380 was the pistol I was going to buy when I spotted the Browning BDA 380. I picked up the BDA and have had no regrets. I have even seen a BDA 32acp. on a web site. I have that site entered into my computers Favorites for later purchase.
 

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Hello,

If you decide to buy one, please try to locate one and shoot it before you buy it.

I owned one several months as my first "SIG", but it left "railroad tracks" along the top of my right meaty paw and I sold it. I DO think they are fine pistols, but are not at all user friendly for all folks.

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The P232 I had was an excellent pistol, always fired and a good trigger, in my opinion. You will find my ballistic tests here....

http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=315.0

and here...

http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=316.0

However, it was a little large for pocket carry which is what I wanted it for. I sold it and bought a Bersa CC 380 instead. The Bersa has ballistics equal to the Sig. More test reports on it in the usrange ballistics section.

If the P232 is what you want, fine gun if you are willing to carry it IWB or such.

og.....it's only money.


( I don't often post my wetpack tests here since I have trouble posting pictures here, always end up too large.)
 

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Hi jeb,

I have a 230 and a 232. I believe that they are the best 380s out there - not the cheapest, just the best. Recoil is snappy, especially with hot loads, but mine have never malfunctioned except with Federal Hydra-Shock - they feed everything else I have tried. Extra magazines are expensive, though. You cannot beat the fit and finish of the little Sigs - my only complaint is with the plastic grips, which I replaced with Hogues. Check out Mr. Camp's sight as well; he has a great head-to-head comparison with the Bersa Thunder.

Good luck and let us know what you do,

PGM
 

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Had a SIG 230, that came before the 232, with nice wood factory grips... that where slippery dispite the checkering and moved constantly. With these and light alloy frame, shooting sessions were no fun so I finally sold it.

There is a 230 in 9 Police (9 x 18) here at the range, probably an ex-Zurich police gun. It stays for years in the showcase. I know that the owner let some people try it with 9 mm Short (9 x 17) and experienced constant malfunctions.

Recently I bought a 9 x 18 Walther PP Super and find it much superior, with a slide catch lever, the mag button at the right place, very ergonomic grips, good trigger and superior sights. And it feeds 9 x 17 for training without an itch. It looks **** a PP on steroids:



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Don't want to argue, but I found the P230 bigger than a .32 or .380 PP, similar to the Super except for the weight.

The 9 x 18 P230 we have at the range weights as much as the Super due to a reinforced slide and steel frame. Like a 232 in 9 Police (or Makarov) would be.

Of course, I don't want to prevent any to buy a 232, they are very nice. Having owned both, I just prefer my PP Super. And it is still much thinner than any 9 para.

Bye.

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