Gun Safety - Sig P938 (Moved)

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Gun Safety - Sig P938 (Moved)

Post by n3303j » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:46 pm

Carrying this in an inside waistband appendix holster with a full clip.

I can carry with one round in chamber, cocked with safety ON. Draw, release safety & fire.

Or one round in chamber, hammer lowered & safety off. Draw, thumb hammer back & fire.

Or no rounds in chamber and safety off. Draw, cycle slide & fire.

New at all of this. When sitting appendix holster points barrel at some of my most favorite parts. With all this in mind I'm looking for wisdom from those more experienced in these sort of things.

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Re: Gun Safety - Sig P938

Post by jvan1954 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:48 pm

I make no claims to being an expert but have accumulated many many years carrying loaded side arms. People will debate which way to carry, like all else, but IMHO the biggest factor is to do it the same way every day and to train, train, train. Muscle memory is what will save your a$$ if you ever have to pull it for real.
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Re: Gun Safety - Sig P938 (Moved)

Post by BillyG » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:38 pm

Round in chamber, cocked and locked (safety “ON”) just like a 1911.
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Re: Gun Safety - Sig P938 (Moved)

Post by PhilJet09 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:01 pm

^^^^What he said, I would carry it cocked and locked, it’s how I carry my Kimber. That’s what I would do, but I can’t say what you should do. Over the years, I’ve tried many different carry positions, holsters and types of pistols. It took a whole box full of holsters to figure out what I liked and would work under what circumstance. Then I gained weight and changed things up again.

Whatever you decide, like has been said already, train a bunch. The last thing you want in a stressful situation is to have to remember how to do anything.

Also, taking a professionally taught defensive pistol class is invaluable, something that goes beyond whatever you had to do to get your carry permit. I’ve taken several pistol and rifle classes as well as some trauma medical classes. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
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Post by isldtime » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:25 am

Like BillyG said otherwise you might as well carry an unloaded firearm.
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Re: Gun Safety - Sig P938 (Moved)

Post by stagewex » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:53 am

I disagree.

"New At This" + round in chamber is not a good combination until you are "NOT" new at this.

Just my opinion when someone asks you why was a bullet was in the chamber and you say I got advice for a Russian motorcycle site.
Unless somebody is after you :)

I'd just wait till you are not new at this before being cocked & locked. Such a cool little gun. Do you have the 6 round mag or the 7 round mag?
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Post by :FI:Igor » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:09 pm

Full mag, no round in chamber, safety off! Practice unholtering pistol, raising two hand, pull slide with left hand, two shots center mass. If the shitte hits the fan, most will forget the safety, and the bad guy will only stuff the pistol up your arse (if you're real lucky)!
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Re: Gun Safety - Sig P938 (Moved)

Post by Niteblues » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:04 pm

:FI:Igor wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Full mag, no round in chamber, safety off! Practice unholtering pistol, raising two hand, pull slide with left hand, two shots center mass. [snip]
this is my way. if i hear someone break in my house, that racking a round *may* be enough to dissuade the meth-out up toilet paper thief to run. if not, two to the chest, then unload the rest.
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Re: Gun Safety - Sig P938 (Moved)

Post by n3303j » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:51 pm

stagewex wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:53 am
<CLIP>Such a cool little gun. Do you have the 6 round mag or the 7 round mag?
Arm came with both mags. The first 7 round mag usually stovepiped on the third round. Sig shipped a second mag and it did not stovepipe over 500 rounds.

BUT.... Final shot and the slide latches open. If I then put in the 7 round mag and slap it past the catch with my palm there is enough inertia in the bullet stack that the first round goes slightly out of place. When I hit the slide release this mislocated round often jams the mechanism in a way that racking will not clear.

So with the 7 round it's either install the mag by holding the latch button until the mag slides fully into position. Or close the slide, smack in the mag then cycle the slide to put the first round in the chamber.

Using the 6 round mag none of these issues exist.
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Re: Gun Safety - Sig P938 (Moved)

Post by Ammo » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:09 am

I tried carrying a 938 in that position - hip bone lined up perfect with the clip release and was forever kicking my clip loose - other than that gotta be cocked and locked
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Re: Gun Safety - Sig P938 (Moved)

Post by stagewex » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:08 am

n3303j wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:51 pm
stagewex wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:53 am
<CLIP>Such a cool little gun. Do you have the 6 round mag or the 7 round mag?
Arm came with both mags. The first 7 round mag usually stovepiped on the third round. Sig shipped a second mag and it did not stovepipe over 500 rounds.

BUT.... Final shot and the slide latches open. If I then put in the 7 round mag and slap it past the catch with my palm there is enough inertia in the bullet stack that the first round goes slightly out of place. When I hit the slide release this mislocated round often jams the mechanism in a way that racking will not clear.

So with the 7 round it's either install the mag by holding the latch button until the mag slides fully into position. Or close the slide, smack in the mag then cycle the slide to put the first round in the chamber.

Using the 6 round mag none of these issues exist.
That doesn't sound right with the 7 unless holding the latch is mandatory. If so why not the same as the 6?
If you bought it from a dealer that's a real shop I'd go back and show/ask them about it or at least ask on a SIG based forum.
Be careful and safe, it's a beautiful piece, congrats.
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Re: Gun Safety - Sig P938 (Moved)

Post by isldtime » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:35 am

I agree with stagewex. Go to the dealer cause something isn't correct. My EDC is a Sig P365 with the standard 10 round and the opt. 12 round and they all work perfectly. Yours should too !
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Re: Gun Safety - Sig P938 (Moved)

Post by 2016sahara » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:15 pm

I'm partial to a semi DA/SA with a decocker. I carry with one in the chamber and hammer down.. Initial trigger pull is a stout 10lbs. Then it's 4lbs for the rest of the magazine. No external safety to fiddle with and no slide to rack. Fine motor skills tend to disappear under duress. But as mentioned above there is an absolute need to train, train and train some more.. My carry choice is Sig P229 legion.
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