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I've seen differente grips, different brands of laser lights, and an after-market trigger replacement to limit over-travel, all available as modifications to the P238. Haven't seen much discussion of changing springs or other mods to the gun to improve it. Not that it needs improvement, but different folks find different things frustrating and usually go about finding a fix. Would be interested in hearing what folks have done to their P238's to make them more satisfying.
 
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Hogue G10 Black Piranha grips, mainspring housing and spring for a P238 Equinox.



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After its initial challanges, SIG hit a homerun with the 238. Probably one of the best micros on the market IMO. The plastic trigger always felt (and looked) cheap to me. An alum Galloway or Tillamook would do them well.


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I put on Hogue-brand G10 black checkered grips. I bought the gen2 MSH and sear/ejector spring, but haven't installed them yet. No need to because the gen1 MSH shows no sign of wear after 900+ rounds.

Personally, I find the stock polymer trigger to be perfect in all aspects: function, feel, and appearance. The trigger face serrations are perfectly comfortable for me, and provide excellent traction.

No other changes planned. I love the little beast.




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Traded my first one for an HD when they came out. Added an ambi safety and some aluminum grips with a matching MSH.




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Hogue G10 Black Piranha grips, mainspring housing and spring for a P238 Equinox.


Are the new mainspring and housing for repair or do they improve the action for you?
 
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Traded my first one for an HD when they came out. Added an ambi safety and some aluminum grips with a matching MSH.



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Hogue G10 Black Piranha grips, mainspring housing and spring for a P238 Equinox.


Are the new mainspring and housing for repair or do they improve the action for you?

The nub on the gen1 MSH (which locates the sear/ejector spring) tended to wear. That issue was worse with the P938, but sometimes happened with the P238 too. The gen2 MSH eliminated that problem. Also, the back surface of the gen2 MSH is checkered – an improvement on the smooth gen1 MSH.

Be aware that the gen2 MSH requires the gen2 sear/ejector spring.




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Hogue G10 checkered grips on all three. Also changed all triggers to W Engineering aluminum skeletonized ones.

On the HD model, changed all the controls and the mainspring housing to stainless, just for looks.
 
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Replaced the trigger with a smooth stainless steel Tillamook trigger. Even though it was not needed changed the MSH to a Hogue Gen 2 version.
 
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Hogue smooth rosewood grips. They work fine given the gun's light recoil and look fine but I think I'm liking the Altamont rosewood basketweave as possible replacements. Just need them to get it back in stock.

So far its Gen1 MSH has held up fine, with no noticeable wear. I bought a C&S aluminum trigger bow a long while ago but haven't installed it; the factory poly bow continues to work fine and hasn't been an annoyance or created any issues worth dealing with.
 
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When I had one, I changed over to vz grips and a metal trigger. Polished the internals a little and it was good to go with a 4.5 pound trigger. Loved the gun as a pocket gun, but couldn't get used to a safety again since I switched to carrying a glock normally. Sold it and got a m&p340.

As saidalready, I consider it one of if not the best pocket gun on the market. Night sights, soft shooting, great size.
 
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None! It is great just as is.
 
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When I had one, I changed over to vz grips and a metal trigger. Polished the internals a little and it was good to go with a 4.5 pound trigger.


What gave you the 4.5# trigger pull? metal trigger? polishing the internals? I think I'd like to go for a 4-5lb trigger, but I'm not sure how to go about it without harming the operation of the gun.
 
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Notwithstanding the debate on why a gun with night sights needs a laser --> I find it curious that no one has mentioned putting a laser on their P238. Surely there are some who like it that way (?)
 
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Notwithstanding the debate on why a gun with night sights needs a laser --> I find it curious that no one has mentioned putting a laser on their P238. Surely there are some who like it that way (?)

Have lasers on both a P238 and P938. I did not consider adding a laser as a mod to the pistol.
 
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Have lasers on both a P238 and P938. I did not consider adding a laser as a mod to the pistol.


Fair enough. Did you go red or green? Happy with choices? Thx........ R
 
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Have lasers on both a P238 and P938. I did not consider adding a laser as a mod to the pistol.


Fair enough. Did you go red or green? Happy with choices? Thx........ R

I'm cheap so added red lasers. Only use the laser as a last resort at night in case I do not have my glasses on. I can actually shoot more accurately without the laser.
 
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Has anyone done "trigger action" work, e.g., reduce the trigger pull?
 
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Has anyone done "trigger action" work, e.g., reduce the trigger pull?


Yes, I have. I replaced the trigger with a version from Glen at Partsproduction. It the process I also did some polishing of parts that move against one another, but left the sear alone. Reducing trigger pull mostly is done by bending (relieving tension) the mainspring, which is a trial and error method.




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