The Black Diamond can be purchased with the original manual safety or with the new ambidextrous safety. The Ambi Safety reason for sending in the first batch is to ensure that the tolerances we see in the guns we have had here, work well with out safety. The extensions make the gun easy to hang onto with the full hand. I fell in love with this gun the first time I held it, bought it 5 minutes later. I believe some P238's can now be had from the factory with Ambi Safeties.
I also believe that the P938 should be similar. I am new to the forum. I don't want to send my pistol through the mail and have some unknown gunsmith working on or screwing up my baby. As all sigs shoots well, no mis-fires. Do some googling, as I think that's how I found them. Some just need a little more love then others.
The X-grip extension also gives the shooter a little more pistol to hang on to when shooting. Sig Pro Shop said that since the P938's came out and have the ambi, they pretty much have stopped putting them on the P238 except Scorpion. Hi—My cozy pardner from Desantis came in and it fits the Sig P-238 perfect. I own a Colt Government Model. Things have changed in the 2 years since the original post.
The Desert can be had with the ambidextrous or right-side-only manual safety. Problem is that I am. That little baby has no safety other than the slide safety. As the oldline goes you never know when you are going to need a personnel protective weapon. I only fired about 72 rounds through it 12 magazines full , but the problem seemed to be on the second shot in every magazine.
This slide bite is uncomfortable, but I can deal with it. When it premiered alongside the 938, the guns were welcome with open arms. The P238 has more finish options than I feel like listing. It can go both ways. No mag safety nor safety if you drop the weapon and the slide safety is not on it can go off.
You can half-ck these guns by holding the hammer, hit the trigger, release trigger, and slowly lower the hammer with your thumb. This pistol has a diamond plate finish on the slide, giving the gun its name and distinctive appearance. Other then that the gun is grate. This Sig will be my back-up weapon. There is no out of country cheap quality here.
It ate 25 rounds and only had 1 lock-open, and that was at the end was something hot, slightly expanded?? Well made, tightly built, comfortable to handle. I would personally recommend getting a 938 with reduced recoil jhp; slightly larger but the increase in weight helps mitigate the caliber difference. Its still a great little gun, but they need to do some serious quality checks. I have not shot it yet due to the lack of. After shooting 100 rounds I have nothing but praise for this gun. Its a fine shooting weapon right out of the box. The P238 is built on an anodized alloy beavertail style frame with rosewood grips for comfort and a secure hold during rapid-fire usage.