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.357 Sig Magazine


.40 Magazine


Note the groove in the body of the magazine, just in front of the numbered witness holes. The body of the magazine really is distinct between the two.
 
Posts: 41 | Registered: November 26, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The price gouging is outrageous.

However, this place being what it is, I posted a WTB ad some months ago, and one of our members simply sent me two 239 mags for free-- he had extra, and just gifted them to me. Smile

I bought more from another member who sold at a very reasonable-- generous, actually-- price. And these were 10 rounders.

The gougers are out of step with the spirit of this place. Thank you, Para, for calling them out.


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Gentlemen and ladies, you will not be allowed to sell P239 magazines for these ridiculous (and I do mean 'ridiculous', in the textbook sense of the word) prices I've seen here lately.

75 and 100 dollars? The P239 was in production for more than two decades. You don't possess the Hope Diamond. Take your unethical opportunism elsewhere.

Price gouging has never been allowed in this forum and for as long as I run it, price gouging will never be allowed. I don't care how precious you think your goods are. Sell them on eBay. Sell them on other forums.


I assumed it was supply and demand.

I don't own and never owned a 239. Didn't even realize it was OOP until a week or two ago, when a friend recently bought a used one with three mags and was looking for more......went on eBay and has seen some SELL for over $160!!!! I couldn't believe it. So when I found some on here for $75, I pointed him to the ads and he was happy to snag them at that price.
 
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Originally posted by hogarth:
I assumed it was supply and demand.
No doubt that it is. I get the impression there's a bit more to it than that.

Regardless of the reasons, I just don't want to see it here. If the demand is so great as to make scalper's prices attractive, the sellers certainly will find eager customers at the ready on other sites.


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Originally posted by V-Tail:
Can somebody post a photo of a P239 with a P225A1 magazine inserted?


P239 9mm Magazine on Left / P225A1 on Right




P239 with P239 Mag




P239 with P225A1 Mag




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Can somebody post a photo of a P239 with a P225A1 magazine inserted?
Great! Thanks for the photos.

I have a question that might start a discussion which might be better in the Pistol section. I'll ask the question here, since other folks who need P239 9mm magazines might already be following this thread, but moderators please move me to the Pistol section if you think the following should be there.

Question: It appears that the body of the P225A1 and the P239 9mm magazines is identical, and the only difference is the base. Is that correct? If so, can a P239 9mm base be swapped onto a P225A1 magazine? The "Plus One" base, which SIG says is for the .357 / .40 P239 magazines seems to work just fine on a 9mm P239 magazine.



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Posts: 18452 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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GunMagWarehouse has P239 "factory mags" in 40 on sale for $20.

https://gunmagwarehouse.com/si...-round-magazine.html

I bought 5 just before the P239 was discontinued or $11 each - clearance sale!

And my credit card got hammered for $1K around GMW location (I had not used card for a month and the fraud started 3.5 hours after placing order. Bank covered it, but it was still a pain.
 
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Someone should reach out to Gregcote LLC and see if he can get some from MecGar in 9mm, 40 and 357. I am sure if he got enough demand he could make it happen.



I spoke with a wonderfully nice Italian man at the MecGar booth at the NRA convention this year and he said no dice, no way.

I promptly sold off all my 239's and 239 mags when I realized that SIG was not going to support their own products (no springs, no mags, etc.) and I'm not ashamed to say I sold most of the mags for a good profit while losing big time selling the guns because no one wants to buy a dead end gun.


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Thanks for this thread. I had no idea the 239 had been axed. It also reminded me to stock up on parts kits for my other Sig pistols in case they get purged down the road.
 
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Originally posted by dusty3030:

Someone should reach out to Gregcote LLC and see if he can get some from MecGar in 9mm, 40 and 357. I am sure if he got enough demand he could make it happen.



I spoke with a wonderfully nice Italian man at the MecGar booth at the NRA convention this year and he said no dice, no way.

I promptly sold off all my 239's and 239 mags when I realized that SIG was not going to support their own products (no springs, no mags, etc.) and I'm not ashamed to say I sold most of the mags for a good profit while losing big time selling the guns because no one wants to buy a dead end gun.


Maybe it's me but I don't understand this type of mindset. How is the gun dead? Why would one sell off all his 239's and accessories? The gun is going to be around for years to come. How many times does one really need to replace the springs in a gun? I bought my first 239 many years ago, have never changed a spring. It works everytime I fire it and has never failed to operate. I expect mine (all of them) to be around a long,long time.
 
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I don't understand this type of mindset. How is the gun dead? Why would one sell off all his 239's and accessories?
I really, REALLY, like my P239. Yeah, it's a bit heavy for its capacity, but that's probably part of what makes it such a great shooter.

If people are dumping them I'm going to keep an eye on prices; might be able to pick up another one at bargain basement cost.



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Originally posted by Photoman:
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Originally posted by dusty3030:

Someone should reach out to Gregcote LLC and see if he can get some from MecGar in 9mm, 40 and 357. I am sure if he got enough demand he could make it happen.



I spoke with a wonderfully nice Italian man at the MecGar booth at the NRA convention this year and he said no dice, no way.

I promptly sold off all my 239's and 239 mags when I realized that SIG was not going to support their own products (no springs, no mags, etc.) and I'm not ashamed to say I sold most of the mags for a good profit while losing big time selling the guns because no one wants to buy a dead end gun.


Maybe it's me but I don't understand this type of mindset. How is the gun dead? Why would one sell off all his 239's and accessories? The gun is going to be around for years to come. How many times does one really need to replace the springs in a gun? I bought my first 239 many years ago, have never changed a spring. It works everytime I fire it and has never failed to operate. I expect mine (all of them) to be around a long,long time.

^^^This. Also, if anybody doesn’t want their “obsolete” Hi Power crowding up their life, I’d be happy to give it a good home.



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Originally posted by dusty3030:

Someone should reach out to Gregcote LLC and see if he can get some from MecGar in 9mm, 40 and 357. I am sure if he got enough demand he could make it happen.



I spoke with a wonderfully nice Italian man at the MecGar booth at the NRA convention this year and he said no dice, no way.

I promptly sold off all my 239's and 239 mags when I realized that SIG was not going to support their own products (no springs, no mags, etc.) and I'm not ashamed to say I sold most of the mags for a good profit while losing big time selling the guns because no one wants to buy a dead end gun.


Maybe it's me but I don't understand this type of mindset. How is the gun dead? Why would one sell off all his 239's and accessories? The gun is going to be around for years to come. How many times does one really need to replace the springs in a gun? I bought my first 239 many years ago, have never changed a spring. It works everytime I fire it and has never failed to operate. I expect mine (all of them) to be around a long,long time.



It's mostly me getting screwed by SIG. Nothing like buying a $1000 gun and then one month later finding out the factory has dumped all their spare mags and will no longer support it. I have no use for a gun that requires very hard to find, $75+ magazines.

For those of you that will be keeping your 239's, I highly recommend stocking up on mags. All indications are, the aftermarket is not going to support this gun.


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Similar situation with the Classic P225 / P6. Mags are scarce (not including the worthless ProMag) and expensive.
But you can still find them cheap from time to time.
No plans here to sell my 239.


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Originally posted by dusty3030:

Someone should reach out to Gregcote LLC and see if he can get some from MecGar in 9mm, 40 and 357. I am sure if he got enough demand he could make it happen.



I spoke with a wonderfully nice Italian man at the MecGar booth at the NRA convention this year and he said no dice, no way.

I promptly sold off all my 239's and 239 mags when I realized that SIG was not going to support their own products (no springs, no mags, etc.) and I'm not ashamed to say I sold most of the mags for a good profit while losing big time selling the guns because no one wants to buy a dead end gun.


Maybe it's me but I don't understand this type of mindset. How is the gun dead? Why would one sell off all his 239's and accessories? The gun is going to be around for years to come. How many times does one really need to replace the springs in a gun? I bought my first 239 many years ago, have never changed a spring. It works everytime I fire it and has never failed to operate. I expect mine (all of them) to be around a long,long time.



It's mostly me getting screwed by SIG. Nothing like buying a $1000 gun and then one month later finding out the factory has dumped all their spare mags and will no longer support it. I have no use for a gun that requires very hard to find, $75+ magazines.

For those of you that will be keeping your 239's, I highly recommend stocking up on mags. All indications are, the aftermarket is not going to support this gun.



Why and where would I pay $75.00 for a magazine? That would be a robbery and make me the victim and I will NEVER be a victim.
 
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If you have access to an LE distributor, try there. I was able to pick up (verified to be in stock and ordered by phone) 2 new mags via that route today.


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I don't understand this type of mindset. How is the gun dead? Why would one sell off all his 239's and accessories?
I really, REALLY, like my P239. Yeah, it's a bit heavy for its capacity, but that's probably part of what makes it such a great shooter.

If people are dumping them I'm going to keep an eye on prices; might be able to pick up another one at bargain basement cost.


Is the 239 your EDC in the heat and humidity you experience down there in Florida V-Tail?
 
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I don't understand this type of mindset. How is the gun dead? Why would one sell off all his 239's and accessories?
I really, REALLY, like my P239. Yeah, it's a bit heavy for its capacity, but that's probably part of what makes it such a great shooter.

If people are dumping them I'm going to keep an eye on prices; might be able to pick up another one at bargain basement cost.
Is the 239 your EDC in the heat and humidity you experience down there in Florida V-Tail?
It depends on what clothing I am wearing, in terms of what I can conceal.

Easiest to conceal is a P938. I shoot the P239 a bit better, so if my clothing will conceal that, I will carry it. In cooler weather, when I can conceal better, I will carry either a P245 or a P228.



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Posts: 18452 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Similar situation with the Classic P225 / P6. Mags are scarce (not including the worthless ProMag) and expensive.
But you can still find them cheap from time to time.


Same thing with the discontinued S&W M-1000 series 10mm mags. They are running $100+ on the sale sites. But one can still find them occasionally for $50 or $60 , which is still outrageous.

I'm still surprised how SIG just dumped the 239 and any support.
 
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I see 9mm mags are pricier but are the 40 and 357 still above MSRP?
 
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