SIG also reportedly has discontinued the popular P239. A business decision does not necessarily reflect "consensus" except by company bean counters.
Get over yourself. You're not that special unless you walked on the moon or received the Medal of Honor.
I heard from a Sig rep that the models that were "discontinued" this year are just temporarily out of production to ramp up 320 and 365 model production. I hope that is accurate because the p239 is on my short list.
That would be sweet. I'd love to get a P239 SAS in 9mm. Just been hesitant because of it being discontinued and lack of replacement parts availability. Wish that your news could be confirmed.
For whatever it’s worth, that’s not something I worry too much about with my collection of DAK models. Most of the DAK-specific parts are unlikely to fail or require replacement. I do have spares for the mainsprings and sear springs, and they’re still available (the last time I checked) from Top Gun Supply. In a pinch, the DA/SA sear spring would be usable.
The only other part I might be worried about would be the trigger bar, but failures of Classic line trigger bars are very rare based on what I’ve seen here. I wouldn’t expect the DAK versions to be any more susceptible. To have some insurance, though, we could add that part to our spares as well (somewhat expensive, though).
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I just converted my P239 9mm to DAK. The main reason I did was because I also EDC H&K pistols with LEM triggers and want a standard MOA. So far I find the DAK fairly easy to learn. I did dry fire, then to the range. Was as accurate immediately as I had been the my DA/SA, which quite surprised me. Follow up shots are definitely a little bit slower compared to my SF or LEM pistols. I suspect that difference will reduce as I get more experience on my DAK. I tried the short stroke shot mode, and though I could feel the increase pull weight, it was WAY less than I expected to perceive.
I really love my LEM triggers and not sure the DAK will ever surpass it, but believe with practice it will become a great shooter for me.
My Agency issues P229R DAKs and I carried one for 6 years.
The positives of the DAK are it is a shorter lighter trigger pull than a DAO and you have the advantage of only having one trigger pull to learn. You also don’t have to worry about decocking as with TDA Guns.
The downside of the DAK is slower split times than a strker fired gun or a TDA gun in the hands of s skilled TDA shooter.
TDA Guns can be run VERY well but it requires an investment of 20-30% more training time than a striker gun to achieve thise results.
For most institutional users or users who are not training (vs plinking) on a regular basis the DAK is a good choice.
I carried DA/SA SIGs after retiring from the Army in 1981 until the DAK system came about. From that time on DAK has been my preference. I do like the P320 but it never replaced my P220DAK. I've owned a bunch over the years but now I'm down to two. The P220 and P239 (both still available thru SIG IOP sales.) I have to admit I bought into the P365 look see and really like mine. My P239 has been sitting in the safe more and more lately. My current three guns will outlast me.
P220 Carry SAS DAK
P229 Legacy 9mm
I almost did the same thing but I figured the 365 doesn't bring anything to the table. It's an 11 round gun and my 239 is a 10 round gun so I only gain one round. Wasn't worth it to me because I'd have to invest in new holsters and mag carriers etc.
I own and shoot regularly with both actions. For target shooting I prefer the DA/SA in SA mode; however, having learned to shoot in my youth almost exclusively with S & W revolvers in DA mode, I prefer the DAK trigger for double taps inside 20 yards. --c
I own several SA/DA Sigs, but several years ago I bought both the 229 DAK/SAS and the 239 DAK/SAS models. My every-day carry is the 239 DAK/SAS.
I like the less likely chance of an unintended discharge with the DAK setup.
The DAK is my favorite trigger model. It's the best balance between safety and shootability I have found. The exposed hammer allows you to thumb it when holstering and the longer pull gives an extra level of safety if you screw up.
The problem for me is that Sig never put the DAK into a lightweight/compact package like the P250. In addition the the trigger type dying off it might be hard to find guns. Sigs current QC and other issues is another reason I'm not quick to pick one up. This is not said to start a debate or to bash SIG, but to explain why I don't carry my favorite trigger system.
The DAK pull feels the same throughout to me. The HK LEM is a great trigger system but it just didn't work for me. While different triggers, the LEM is a lighter DAO style trigger that can be found in a variety of pistol sizes.
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Love the DAK on my .40 229.
If you come from a revolver background or just like shooting an N frame it will be similar. It's not as smooth as a broken in K frame. More like a Security Six.
It's slower than a Glock as someone else said but then again so is anything else except for a .45 Auto but that said, it's smooth and easy to use. I like it a lot and wish a CPO 239 DAK in 9 were to be found.
Favorite Sig Action.
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