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The 232 and 230 are beautiful guns, with today's mini 9mm's they don't hold the same appeal that they did years ago to me.
 
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First Sig to ever stop me in my tracks and step back for a closer look when I discovered one in a case. I had no idea that Sig made something so beautiful in a handgun.

Both of these are in 7,65B though I also own another in .380. I've owned a dozen over the years but three is good for me these days (fourth is a two-tone P232)

 
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What are the grip panels on the SL ?
 
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factory Nill-Griffe with logo
 
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You said both of your pictured guns were .32 cal. I thought all 230 Sigs in .32 were made with a safety and lanyard loop.

Are these standard configuration but in .32 cal.?
 
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Keep in mind that's a statement for the US market. Lots of variations were made for other markets included 9mm Ultra.

The top gun is a Japanese contract gun that I removed the lanyard loop from and also swapped to a normal spec hammer assembly, removing the pointless safety (you'll notice if you look closely there's a notch in the slide for where the safety would engage). The Japanese gun has a safety that only works with hammer down, so, no "cocked and locked". That's a factory marked 7,65B.

The bottom gun is a normal US-market P230SL that I had Josh at AAGW swap the barrel on to a P232 stainless 7,65B barrel I got from Numrich. The extractor is smaller on the 232's so he had to mill the slot in the barrel to fit the larger P230SL extractor.
 
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After reading this thread, I just broke out one of my 4 230/232’s to carry (put away my plastic gun for a while). It is a 232 with 230 grips on it (I really do not care for the 232 stock grips).

Took it to the range and got one ragged hole at 15 yards




Great thread.

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the Nill-Griffe logo grips I have on mine are the same as what came on the GOTM P232 with gold trim



 
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Keep in mind that's a statement for the US market. Lots of variations were made for other markets included 9mm Ultra.

The top gun is a Japanese contract gun that I removed the lanyard loop from and also swapped to a normal spec hammer assembly, removing the pointless safety (you'll notice if you look closely there's a notch in the slide for where the safety would engage). The Japanese gun has a safety that only works with hammer down, so, no "cocked and locked". That's a factory marked 7,65B.

The bottom gun is a normal US-market P230SL that I had Josh at AAGW swap the barrel on to a P232 stainless 7,65B barrel I got from Numrich. The extractor is smaller on the 232's so he had to mill the slot in the barrel to fit the larger P230SL extractor.


I saw that notch just after I posted my question.

I really like my .32 cal 230. It is dead on accurate. It is interesting that you had a .380 converted to a .32.

By the way, I found that all my .380 mags work in my .32.



Trooper Joe


Like they say, life is too short to carry an ugly gun.

Here is another one of my favorite .32 cal guns. A German made (1965). Had a war time .32 PPK that I carried off duty in the 60’s, sold it, and several years ago found one I could afford. It was pretty rough so I had it refinished and treated it to some new grips.

 
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Does anyone have any magazines they would like to part with. I already have an add in the classified section. I’ve a pistol for years along with plenty of .380. I just need magazines.
 
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Thank you very much to those who helped me out!
 
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PGT mentioned Josh at AAGW did some work for him on one of his SIGs. Josh does great work in case anyone is in need good gunsmithing, as I too had him work over a Beretta 92FS.

I've also got a P232SL. What a beautiful gun that unfortunately is no longer made! My now sports glossy black Hogue aluminum grips. Nice contrast to the stainless steel pistol.
 
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I carry one every single day. It just fits in my hand like I was born with it. Until they make a 9mm pistol that is as slim as it is I will keep carrying it. The fact that it has never jammed in hundreds of rounds gives me confidence in it.
I personally thing too many people poo-poo the .380 round's effectiveness.


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Triggernosis,

the best you are going to do in 9mm is the Sig P239... that is what I transitioned to.

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Here are the two side by side:
 
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A P365 protects me better than my PPK/S, P232 or P238 could ever do. Its capacity and muzzle energy is superior. In a gunfight, sexy doesn't matter.
 
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I'll be in my bunk. Eek
 
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A P365 protects me better than my PPK/S, P232 or P238 could ever do. Its capacity and muzzle energy is superior. In a gunfight, sexy doesn't matter.


I guess that's why so many folks like Glocks....

"now I'm in trouble"

I don't disagree with your point but it sure is nice to look at something pretty every day and besides that, the P230 and P232 (and for me the P239) just feels good in my hand.
 
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For those of you who do carry it, what do you feed it?
 
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I think it was about 10 years ago there was another ammo shortage. I contacted Georgia Arms a week before our local gun show and ordered 500 rounds of 380 ammo. Got to the gun show and went to their both and asked them for my ammo that they had hidden under the table... when they pulled it out I thought their was going to be problem since at least two guys standing near me had just asked if they had any .380 ammo. I ended up calming everyone down by selling them some of mine.

So, I have Georgia Arms in mine... their gold dot stuff.
 
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I personally thing too many people poo-poo the .380 round's effectiveness.


I’m one of those guys. While I don’t wanna get shot by one, its “effectiveness” in stopping a fight is not very good.


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