Sig P938 Specs
We’ve got the specs for Sig Sauer’s P938 sub compact 9mm pistol available. The table below shows both the P938 and P238 specs for comparison
|Trigger Pull||7.5 – 8.5 lbs||5 LB (could be incorrect – probably more like 7.5 lb)|
|Weight w/ empty mag||15.2 oz (Alloy)
18.0 oz (Stainless)
|Sights||Contrast or Night Sights||Night Sights|
|Frame material||Alloy or Stainless||Alloy|
|Frame finish||Black Hard Coat Anodized or Stainless||Black Hard Coat Anodized|
|Slide Finish||Nitron or Stainless||Nitron or Stainless|
The most important thing to take away from this chart is that the overall dimensions and weight on the P938 are almost identical to that of the P238. It is just .4″ longer overall and weighs just 8/10ths of an ounce more than a regular alloy frame P238.
The P938 will have an extended length 7rd magazine that will be very similar to the P238 7rd magazine.
P938 vs Kimber Solo – Specs
Below is a comparison of the P938 specs versus the Kimber Solo, one of the most desirable concealed carry pistols on the market today. One of the big differences of the P938 versus the Solo is that it is single action only and has a thumb safety. The trigger pull is also 2 pounds lighter.
|Action Type||SAO||Single Action Striker- Fired|
|Trigger Pull||5 LB||7 LB|
|Weight w/ empty mag||16.0 oz||17.0 oz|
|Sights||Night Sights||Fixed 3-dot white or Night Sights (Solo CDP)|
|Frame finish||Black Hard Coat Anodized||KimPro II|
|Slide Finish||Nitron or Stainless||Satin Silver Color|
|Safety/mag release||Ambi-Safety||Ambi-Safety, Ambi-Mag Release|
|MSRP||$795 – $838||$725- $1223|
The main thing to take away from the comparison between the P938 and Solo is that the P938 is just a little bigger but for the features offered, the P938 offers more bang for the buck. Nearly all the P938 models price right in with the lower two Solo models. The trigger on the P938 is lighter, and the 938.
Finally, I’ve heard that the P938 won’t be anywhere near as picky about the type of ammo you use. The Solo requires at least a 124gr bullet and Kimber has a published list of recommended ammo types. I don’t think that this will be necessary for the Sig. Given the height of the new Sig, the extended length 7rd P937 magazine should be pretty high in demand.
Update 1-8-12 – the above Sig specs came from the 2012 catalog. It appears that there is a typo for the P238 trigger pull weight in the catalog as it indicates a 5lb trigger pull – unless the trigger has been lightened. The Sig Sauer website shows the trigger pull at 7.5 – 8.5 lbs for the P238 so one would expect the pull on the P938 to be the same. I’ll try to bring a Lyman trigger pull gauge to SHOT and put one of the 938′s to the test myself.
Update 1-9-12 9:20 AM – The P938 may have an ambi-safety. I was unable to determine from the specs and a commenter pointed out that previous indicators suggested that it did. I’ll try to clarify ASAP and make updates.
Update 1-9-12 9:22 AM – I’ve confirmed that the p938 will have an ambi-safety and have updated the above specs accordingly.
Update 1-16-12 – I just received word that the P938 will support the same trigger guard laser as the P238 (238-TGL). It seems logical that the Crimson Trace LG-492 will work on the 938 too.