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I live in central Florida, can't believe the amount of under $500 P239's for sale on local sites. One of my favorite go to's and when you see them from 4 to 5 hundred dollars it makes you wonder if people are dumping them just because they are not made anymore. Guess it is time to ask for forgiveness from the financial gods (Wife) and take advantage of some good deals.
 
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Nothing more than normal; you just notice them more because they're 86'ed. I saw too brand new P239 SAS models at a shop today
 
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In the grand scheme of what SIG sells in the DA/SA pistol market, the P239 was never a hot seller. P239s are selling (most aptly not selling) at the same rate they always have. Now, people just know to be outraged. Smile


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Now, people just know to be outraged. Smile

 
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I bought mine for 450.00 years ago. So they aren't really giving out deals. When you think about it you can buy smaller, lighter guns with more capacity for less money!! So I assume some are "upgrading"
 
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It doesn't help that you can't get mags or parts. Who wants a tool that may have a very short life if it has a hiccup.
I love my P239 (and the extra mags and parts I was able to get), BUT, now, if someone asks, I tell them to get a Glock.

Imagine a P365 you couldn't get fixed. Who would buy one? No matter the sales history, no one wants a paper weight.
 
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It doesn't help that you can't get mags or parts. Who wants a tool that may have a very short life if it has a hiccup.
I love my P239 (and the extra mags and parts I was able to get), BUT, now, if someone asks, I tell them to get a Glock.

Imagine a P365 you couldn't get fixed. Who would buy one? No matter the sales history, no one wants a paper weight.


99 percent of the gun buying public do not care about mags or parts. Sorry.

They buy a Uncle Mikes nylon hoslster, a box of practice ammo and a box of “good” ammo.

The lack of mags or parts doesn’t help or hurt the 239 with virtually all of the market. When you can buy a gun that holds more rounds, and is cheaper, and weighs less, that is what nailed the coffin shut.


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It doesn't help that you can't get mags or parts. Who wants a tool that may have a very short life if it has a hiccup.
I love my P239 (and the extra mags and parts I was able to get), BUT, now, if someone asks, I tell them to get a Glock.

Imagine a P365 you couldn't get fixed. Who would buy one? No matter the sales history, no one wants a paper weight.


99 percent of the gun buying public do not care about mags or parts. Sorry.

They buy a Uncle Mikes nylon hoslster, a box of practice ammo and a box of “good” ammo.

The lack of mags or parts doesn’t help or hurt the 239 with virtually all of the market. When you can buy a gun that holds more rounds, and is cheaper, and weighs less, that is what nailed the coffin shut.


Huh? Wait, you mean my 239 that has a warranty that I bought over 10 years ago is just a paper weight now?


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No, it's still one of the finest pistols ever produced. You are a lucky man to own one.
 
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They buy a Uncle Mikes nylon hoslster, a box of practice ammo and a box of “good” ammo.

Ya nailed it. That's exactly what the typical handgun buyer does. Okay, perhaps a Blackhawk nylon instead of the UM. Maybe a cleaning kit, though often they'll reason that they can pick that up later...after they go out and shoot their gun, if that ever happens at all. Because the other common thing that they say when they do come back: "I still haven't shot it yet."

Sorry about the drift.
 
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I doubt the majority of P239 owners will ever need it serviced or a part replaced due to failure. It’s more reliable than owners are proficient...


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The 225A replaced it for me.
My .40 is for sale.

225A just feels better. I shoot it better. Figure they will bring it out in 40 and 357 eventually.
 
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I traded my 239 in .357 SIG to a friend for an XDm 4.5 in .45 ACP, back around 2010 or so and never looked back.

After I'd moved down here to the South, its weight and relatively low capacity became an issue for me. Don't get me wrong, it was a great shooter, but once I caught on to Gen 4 Glocks, ( 32/31 ) that was all she wrote for the 239.




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Why would i ever dump my Sig P239 SAS that shoots 40s&w, .357sig and 9mm has laser grips Smile.
 
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The 239 is an excellent pistol; in 9mm, it is a complete pussycat to shoot and a natural pointer.

Sure, there are smaller pistols out there, but anyone that complains about trying to conceal a 239 isn't trying hard enough.




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low capacity, heavy gun. supply and demand.
 
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Reliable, mid-weight handgun and on the thin side for concealment. In 357 Sig all the power you need for everything other than grizzle bear.


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I dumped mine about 10 years ago. It was my first Sig and I took a course at the Sig Academy with it back in about 2000. It shot well, but too big and heavy for the capacity (40/357).
 
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I have owned my 239 for many years, and plan to keep it for many more. I shoot this pistol quite well(not common for me and many semi-autos), and can see no reason to sell a handgun that I can shoot well. I don't feel that I need 50+ rounds in a plastic handgun to be properly armed.....just my opinion.
 
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^^^^^^

I don't either, but there are now several better options for carrying 8-10 rounds that are lighter and smaller than my 239. I switched to a G27 and may eventually go to the P365.
 
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