As author Dennis Adler writes in the upcoming December 2013 issue of Combat Handguns, “Sig Sauer raised a few eyebrows back in 2009 when the legendary Swiss armsmaker unveiled the P238, a subcompact semi-auto chambered in the popular .380 ACP caliber. The innovative little .380 was a very familiar-looking gun to those with a sense of history, a modern iteration of the Colt Mustang Pocketlite with some notable Sig enhancements.”

Adler was also given the Extreme variant to evaluate in the December 2013 issue. “With two years of success under its belt and 14 variations of the P238, Sig has added the new Extreme variant, which takes everything up another notch in versatility. With an overall length of just 5.5 inches, a height of 4.46 inches and weighing just 15.4 ounces unloaded, the Extreme capitalizes on the established features of the P238 Nitron, using a black Nitron-finished slide and a black hardcoat anodized, beavertail-style frame, with the addition of Hogue Extreme G10 grips for a more secure hold, SIGLITE tritium night sights and a capacity-extending seven-round magazine tube with an ergonomically designed X-Grip base.”
So how did the little pocket pistol perform at the range? To learn more, check out the December 2013 issue of Combat Handguns, available on newsstands and digitally September 17, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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