SIG Sauer P238

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SIG Sauer P238

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Reacting to many requests from the marketplace for a subcompact SIG SAUER pistol, engineers designed the new P238 as a smart looking, small handgun built with the same accuracy and reliability as large frame SIG SAUER pistols. With an overall length of just 5.5 inches a height of 3.96 inches, and weighing just under a pound, the SIG SAUER P238 is the ultimate firepower in an all metal frame concealed pistol. The P238 is built on an anodized alloy beavertail style frame with fluted grips for comfort and a secure hold during rapid-fire usage. The stainless steel slide features the popular SIG SAUER slide serrations and improves overall performance and accuracy. Additionally, the SIGLITE Night Sights are removable and adjustable for windage. The sear and trigger return spring are redesigned to prevent spring over-ride of the ejector during assembly. Trigger Pull: SA 7.5-8.5 lbs Sights: SIGLITE Night Sights Grips: Fluted Polymer Grips Frame Finish: Black Hard Coat Anodized Slide Finish: Nitron Accessory Rail: No

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SIG Sauer P238 Specs

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.380 Auto (9mm Browning Short)








Night Sights

Barrel Length


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15 oz


4.25 Inches



SIG Sauer P238 Features

The SIG Sauer P238 is a micro-compact, steel-framed, semi-automatic pistol chambered in .380ACP with a standard magazine capacity of 6 rounds.  The barrel measures 2.7 inches long, and the single-action trigger is accompanied by a thumb safety towards the back of the frame.

SIG Sauer P238 Ballistics

.380 Auto (9mm Browning Short) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

SIG Sauer P238 Capacity

The SIG Sauer P238 is chambered in .380ACP and uses single-stack detachable magazines.  These include a 6 round flush-fit magazine and a 7-round magazine with an extended floor plate allowing for a full-handed grip for some users.

SIG Sauer P238 Ergonomics

The P238 takes advantage of its small size to allow easy manipulation of its controls.  Its hammer, safety, slide stop and magazine release are all easily reached from any sized hand.  Its slide serrations assist the user in manually operating the slide, and the 1911 style frame gives the user a very organic feel.

SIG Sauer P238 Fit & Finish

The P238 is available in a wide variety of color combinations, so you can easily find one that fits your style.  Upgraded grips are available and easily replaceable.  Whether its a blued finish or cerakote, the finishes are beautifully applied and are very durable against wear.
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SIG Sauer P238 Concealability

The P238 is incredibly easy to carry in almost any style.  Measuring 5.5 inches long, 4.1 inches tall, and about 1 inch wide, this pistol easily conceals beneath almost all clothing without printing.  Thanks to its small size, the worries of discomfort when carrying due to the gun’s sharper geometry are nearly non-existent.

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How much is a SIG Sauer P238 worth?

In 2024 a new or used SIG Sauer P238 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a SIG Sauer P238 and most handguns. The Price for a SIG Sauer P238 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a SIG Sauer P238 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $455.64 $595.84 $700.99
Excellent $420.59 $560.79 $630.89
Very Good $385.54 $560.79 $630.89
Good $350.50 $525.74 $595.84
Fair $245.35 $455.64 $560.79
Poor $175.25 $350.50 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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