Sig Sauer P238 Problems.




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n4ktz: spurs only occur in people as they get older, not in guns!

Eric Nute: just picked up the rainbow titanium P238 for my wife. First 50 rounds through it shot flawlessly. Also got it for $549.00 brand new.

Gilbert Gough: I have shot a 100 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense through my new P238 and not one jam. That's what carry. Also, I have had only one jam with some fmj ammo that is cheaply made. I love that gun.

mx72sss: My wife also has the rainbow. We shoot every weekend and haven't had one issue with it. 

jewishnazi78: love those they are such sexy little guns

dnnyshdy: This gun jamming has nothing to do with limp wristing.Mine jammed all the time.I now have a tiger loco and it has never jammed so you people saying it's anything but the gun doesn't know what you're talking about

Gene Smith: The problem with small larger caliber guns is limp wristing. If you don't have a tight grip, it will stove pipe.

dnnyshdy: Stupid spell check.Ruger LCP

sammy covelli: 1600 rds. no issues using quality ammo. 

Carl Moss: NO problems with mine. Mine don't have any spur you spoke about. Very accurate..Never had any jams yet. Brought it in 2014. Maybe Sig has cleaned up the problems. I found it always better to wait a couple years before buying a new model,

Michael Garafalo: That rainbow slide and other parts look nice!

Taylor DiRocco: my mom's 238 has the same issues....FTF and stovepiping. I shot 50 rounds the other day and it malfunctioned 5 times. That is a no go. Sigs have a reputation for reliability but it seems that this model was a screw up. I'll stick to my Glock, 1000 plus rounds with no malfuntions

gabe200027: Sig seemed to clean the problems up with the new version (although they'll tell you that they never released a new version).

gabe200027: @mgiaco52 Thanks for the post.

oilhammer04: I bought a P238 this year and shot 10 different kinds of ammo, to see which shot the best. I had no problems with the gun and Gold Dot 380 auto, 90 Gr. GDHP ammo gave the best group. The gun shoots flawlessly.

gabe200027: See if you can get Sig to replace it. I have zero problems out of my new sig. Please see my P238 Equinox video.

Ballistic Solutionz Channel: And you have to keep tiny guns like that very clean...

gabe200027: I love Sig's too. I'm glad that they made good. Thanks for the post.

gabe200027: @mikekattaneh 95% of the time I carry the Springfield EMP. I've never had a problem with it.

Ted Koski: Sorry to hear about this. I just got this Sig. The reason I ran across your post, I was Cking out a differant problem. The Gun will half rooster itself when slightly pushed back the slide (placing the gun in holster) and the hammer will fire half roostered in the safety on position. The instruction claim the slide will not move when the safety is on. I know you are not to have a round in the chamber with the hammer laid on the pin. But I also dont like a gun roostering itself, and firing in a locked pos.

gabe200027: @chug1948 I might go that route too "Kahr". Thanks for the post.

streamfisher1: good vid, I also have 2 p238s and both barrels look like yours.

Ted Koski: @gabe200027 Yes of coarse. I just bought this gun before the holiday. This is a $700.00 gun and I dont believe it should rooster itself? Now I havent fired it yet. So I dont know if it will drive the firing pin? I went to Cabelas and they to dont understand it. They told me to call Sig. I am not happy with any gun the roosters itself and fires in a safety lock position, regardless if I should or should not carry a round in the chamber. Slide is not suppose to move and rooster a gun. Please keep me post

fbtool: @DrewCombest Drew, I agree on the Blazer alum ammo. I have a Keltec .380. After break in it shoots flawlessly for 2 years now. I bought some Blazer and it turned into a jamming machine. I gave away the rest of it. I've only been carrying for a couple of years but learned my lesson ammo makes a big difference with reliability issues.

RockSolidFirearms: My girlfriend and I each own one of these. We have not had any issues at all. Several hundred rounds through her Equinox and my Nitron without a single malfunction. I'm glad to read that Sig took care of your problem. I own 7 Sigs, including 1 rifle, all purchased in the last 11 months, and I absolutely love each one!

Shorthair ptr: I bought a P238 with ambi safety and on occasion it is jamming. I've tried 2 different Sig Sauer magazines & 2 different brands of target ammo and it is still happening. Even though its on occasion, is it possible because its a new gun, problem with the gun itself, or how I am holding it? I only shot 75 rounds so far. Tomorrow, I am taking it to the store where I bought it. They have a range there so I will put some more rounds through it..

yakitoriPB: in most cases...the fail to eject is caused by improper reassembly. the ejector arm/finger can become bent or bind if not done properly. All it takes is once. I shot 300 rounds this weekend to break mine in and not a single jam.

MessengerAT: Do you love it? I'm thinking about getting the black one with the rosewood grips. Also, do you use it as a pocket carry? That's my intentions for buying it.

timothy1045: Rainbow edition... lol

Ballistic Solutionz Channel: Polish the feed ramp, and change the ammo, blazer more than likely the issue...

gabe200027: @tkcenterline1 “ “roostered and locked” is one of the safest ways to carry. Many police agencies, SWAT member and military special forces carry such a weapon. This particular firearm did have a recall on the hammer dropping after the safety was disengaged. This problem occurred when the firearm was first introduced. Continued below...

Colonel S.: My first you tube comment for your consideration.Purchased Sig P238 SAS in July. Beautiful weapon, favor 1911 platform. Expensive! Fired over 150 rounds mixed brands... experienced FTFeed problems on almost every engagement (usually 5th rd) slide would not return into battery= constant clearing. Used Sig and Colt Mustang mags to no avail. Assy/disasy/lube/relube by myself and 2 armorers, no change. Retired Army armor officer, w/solid weapon exp. Traded Sig out for a Kahr. Be careful on P238. VR.

gabe200027: @tkcenterline1 1911’s should not be able to be fired in a half-roostered position. It’s a bit concerning that the P238 is able to be fired in this fashion. I know that Sig also recommends that it be carried in the roostered and locked position. I’ve checked four other 1911 style guns including a 1977 Colt up to a new NightHawk. None of them fire in the half position. Thanks for the feedback. I’ll post a new video sometime in the near future explaining this issue.

John Simpson: Has anybody figured out how to EASILY disassemble/assemble the magazine(s) for cleaning? I haven't seen any mention of this problem and I'm wondering if I just shouldn't do it. I just bought the gun 2 weeks ago with no other problems as far as firing, etc.

JohnnyBoyCali: I bought one about 3 months ago and I've had nothing but problems. Sig sent me a new magazine and told me not to use WWB. The new mag didnt help and I get all sorts of jams. I'm not sure if I should call Sig again or just sell it. I kind of feel bad though selling a gun I know jams. I hate this stupid gun.

dnnyshdy: I had problems with mine too.It felt loose when I shot it,it jammed several times and sometimes the slide wouldn't lock open after the last round.I sent it in and they said they ran 50 rounds through it without failure.I was not limp wristing it either.I have strong forearms and a strong grip.I traded it for a glock 26 and haven't had any problems with it.

Ted Koski: With regards gun roostering it self to a1/2 rooster position and firing with the safety on, I just got a call back from Sig Customer Service, who had ck'd with their gunsmith engineer regarding this issue, I was told "yes the gun will fire in the 1/2 roostered position". I was told that when placing the gun in my holster, I'm to place my thumb on the slide to keep it from roostering the gun. I cant believe I heard this direct this from Sig Sauer. I have a real problem with this issue : roostering & firing.

d993s: If you Sig lovers would bother to check recent reviews prior to rushing into buying another Sig, we wouldn't have to see all these problems. MOST of the Sigs made in Exeter (in the last couple years) are CRAP and have FAR more problems than Kel-Tec and Taurus. That's pathetic for guns in the $800-$1000 range.

LoadThaGun: Dude, this vid is so clear! What camera do you use? Thanks

gabe200027: @223JMH Canon SD970IS. Glad you like it.

gabe200027: @tkcenterline1 I do, and will continue to have the upmost faith in the safety and carry of this firearm. The bigger question is... Will you be able to shoot flawlessly through an entire mag without a problem, every time!?! For me... the verdict is still undecided.

w0lfw00d01: The spur is being created by the magazine... as the firearm is fired the barrel tilts back lowering the feed ramp in which it collides with the front side of the magazine causing this spur. This was a problem with the early gen of the p238's but is now fixed and no longer causes this damage to the feed ramp.

TurboFan11: Bottom line. Don't buy American made Sigs. What has happened is Sig has attempted to save money by initially manufacturing the 22 series slides in the USA. Sig Germany lost "see through" with product manufacturing, thus loosing German quality for good. Once American manufacturing got a portion of production, the American ethos of QUANTITY over QUALITY took over and this is the result. This is why the US auto industry is going under and you will see it everywhere else until the US changes!

kihiu\: So you found the spring fixed most the issues with FTE FTF etc...? Sig claims the spur on the barrel is normal wear and tear.....anything new?

streamfisher1: I kind of figured it was the recoil spring smacking it while shooting. Just a guess though.

gabe200027: @craigdamage -1. Done -2. Sold one, the other is currently at Sig -3. Have a German Sig P232 SS. -4. I'll post an overview on the P232. -Thanks for the post.

gabe200027: No, Sig replaced my P238 with a new one. Sig has two "27A" revisions, one that's old and one that is built off the original P238 HD "wider slide" design. I'm happy to report that my replacement P238 has ZERO problems. Please look at my P238 Equinox video. I point out the new changes that were made by Sig. Thanks for the post happy sporting.

indigosolid79: Nice Video, I also saw your polishing video for the 238, it help me out alot..... thanks. I bought my sig p238 from its original owner I was having a lot of problems with ftf and fte, as well as the slide not going back to battery. couldnt even get the slide to lock back with the slide stop. I noticed it was the recoil spring, it was getting tangled up, I called sig and they sent me a new flat recoil spring, its about as long the gun, works great no more problems.

TheApostleP: Sadly, reliability issues have come to be the norm for Sig in recent years over their whole product line. But the P238 is clearly a gun that should never have seen production in it's current form. If you're gonna carry one for self defense, make sure you have a pocket full of rocks to throw as well. Unless you just think they look cool in a display case, sell both of them and buy 4 Kel-Tec P-3AT's. You can have a color for every occasion and they'll always go "BANG!"

tuboludo: Can the 238 carry a round in the chamber un-roostered, so that you only need to rooster it before shooting?

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Sig Sauer P238 Problems. 4.7 out of 5

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