Sig P232

by Jack Tubz
(Michigan)

Two-Tone P232

Two-Tone P232

The Sig Sauer P232 is simply the best gun for a concealed carry. I have shot many guns and this one is great. The fixed barrel makes the .380 caliber shoot extremely straight. Also the smooth rounded edges make it a breeze to conceal. The .380 caliber may be small but with some good ammunition and accuracy it will pack a punch. I have not shot the stainless version or the blued but they must all be the same. I can say that I have been shooting the two-tone and performance speaks for itself. I would highly recommend the two-tone Sig Sauer P232 as the best.

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Dec 16, 2014
Sig P232 Accurate and dependable. NEW
by: Charlie in GA

So, I'm traditionally a revolver guy. Love my Colt and Smith 2" revolvers for carry. Never really been crazy about semi-autos. Anyways. Luck into a LGS here in GA one day just to browse. Happened upon a German made Sig Sauer P232 blued with 1 magazine. I'd seen these before and heard Sigs were good shooters. But, also these guns were like mid 4's to mid 5's and for a .380, that was a turn off. But, I decided to ask to see it an held it and it felt GREAT. It already had the Hogue rubber grips on it. The magazine eject is funky as it's the Euro style on the bottom of the grip. But, it felt great, looked great and seemed in great order. This one was priced at $329.99 + an additional 10% off for that weekend. How freaking lucky could I be right? So doing quick math in my head I thought why not take a chance on a quality .380 caliber gun for under $330.00. But, I handed it back over and walked around more. Went to the truck and said "Screw it let me get it because it'll be gone for sure when I come back". Went back inside and a guy was holding it and saying he wanted to buy it for his CCW/EDC and I was like "Ohhhhh No"!!! So kinda bummed I just looked in the case to see if there was maybe another one in there and they did have a P230 but I wanted the P232 so I couldn't settle on it as the P230 just didn't feel the same (probably because it didn't have the Hogue's on it but the original hard polymer grips). So, low and behold the guy claimed he didn't have enough cash and was going to come back. Bad move buddy (Hey guy, if you're reading this.......Sorry but she's GREAT!!!). I bought her, took her to the range and she performed even better than I could have expected.

I shot about 150 rounds of PMC and Winchester ball ammo and Fiocchi hollow point 95gr with ZERO issues. No FTL, FTF, FTE at all. She is very accurate and the follow-ups are fast and good. Feels really good. The only, only, only drawback on these is that if you don't watch it the slide will scrape your top, back thumb bone. Seems to be a habit of the P230/P232 by Sig and the Walther PPK's. Other than that, it's awesome. My new CCW/EDC now. Weighs less than my Smith Model 60 .357 5 shot revolver and feels slimmer to the body. And, I gained 3 more shots going from a 5-shot revolver to a 7+1 shot Sig. Great, great gun. I've seen these going for as low as $425+shipping (blued) online and as high as $600+shipping (stainless). If you're looking for one, browse your LGS in your areas. Pawn shops as well. You'll find a deal and make an offer on it you might just get an early or near Christmas gift. This is a great, great gun.

Nov 28, 2014
dependable, fun NEW
by: Anonymous

I put 500 rounds plus through it with different ammo...no problems, right out of the box. Me...medium hands....light recoil...fun to shoot. Have nice day...where is that guy?

Nov 28, 2014
dependable, fun NEW
by: Anonymous

I put 500 rounds plus through it with different ammo...no problems, right out of the box. Me...medium hands....light recoil...fun to shoot. Have nice day...where is that guy?

Nov 28, 2014
dependable, fun NEW
by: Anonymous

I put 500 rounds plus through it with different ammo...no problems, right out of the box. Me...medium hands....light recoil...fun to shoot. Have nice day...where is that guy?

Sep 27, 2014
Depends.. NEW
by: Anonymous

I had p232 for 6 months.. Mixed feeling.. On one hand, I like the shape, size, slick look, but on the other hand, it does have a few cons, -- 1). Not easy to handle, if you hand is small ; 2) it only likes certain ammo (Fiochi the best), 3). Be careful when disassemble cleaning it, the slide catch lever spring can fly off and hard to find. My friend, an experienced larger hand shooter, put 8 out of 10 in 3 in target in 10 feet, 10/20 in 25 feet. Very accurate for him. I am training myself to be a better handler on p232, since I really like this gun despite the cons said above.

Sep 27, 2014
Depends.. NEW
by: Anonymous

I had p232 for 6 months.. Mixed feeling.. On one hand, I like the shape, size, slick look, but on the other hand, it does have a few cons, -- 1). Not easy to handle, if you hand is small ; 2) it only likes certain ammo (Fiochi the best), 3). Be careful when disassemble cleaning it, the slide catch lever spring can fly off and hard to find. My friend, an experienced larger hand shooter, put 8 out of 10 in 3 in target in 10 feet, 10/20 in 25 feet. Very accurate for him. I am training myself to be a better handler on p232, since I really like this gun despite the cons said above.

Sep 27, 2014
Depends.. NEW
by: Anonymous

I had p232 for 6 months.. Mixed feeling.. On one hand, I like the shape, size, slick look, but on the other hand, it does have a few cons, -- 1). Not easy to handle, if you hand is small ; 2) it only likes certain ammo (Fiochi the best), 3). Be careful when disassemble cleaning it, the slide catch lever spring can fly off and hard to find. My friend, an experienced larger hand shooter, put 8 out of 10 in 3 in target in 10 feet, 10/20 in 25 feet. Very accurate for him. I am training myself to be a better handler on p232, since I really like this gun despite the cons said above.

Aug 25, 2014
Coon = RACOON
by: SLD

After reading the comments it must be obvious to most people the author quite obviously used the very common rural and southern abbreviation of coon for raccoons. Quite possibly the author was of my generation or older, 55 yo, when it was quite common to go out con hunting at night, for raccoons, not anything to do with the KKK.

Sad that someone automatically attaches racist into to such obvious innocent comments.

Dec 26, 2013
Racist Toleration
by: Anonymous

January 13, 2013 comment is racially offensive.

If this site has an agenda to be racially offensive please have the courage to say so and do not hide behind the Chistian religion.

Apr 29, 2013
price
by: Anonymous

How much does a brand new Sig Sauer P 232 cost

Feb 08, 2013
P232
by: Teskymo

I've concealed carried since 1981 and I have never had a more comfortable, easy to draw and use pistol period. I've carried big frame: Beretta 92 & 96, Colt 1911 .45, and small frame guns, and I always keep comming back to the SIG P232 without even thinking about it. Its become some what of my always have gun. No other gun comes close to either the slim line looks and feel, I did though, replace the factory grips with Hogue grips, smart move, The thing about this gun is that when you pick it up it fills your hand, almost like it belongs there without being overbearing or not having enough to feel in your hand. It fits just like a glove, like it was meant to be and belong there. As far as the finish goes, I have a blued gun, and over the years, some of the blueing has worn off on the slide, thats because of the paddle holster I use, mostly though, I use a executive leather shoulder holster with a two magazine ammo pouch that is attached. What to expect from a SIG? the Germans got it right with this gun and of course the P230 its predesesser.

Jan 15, 2013
Very accurate coon slayer
by: Jack Meoffer

My P232 has proven to be highly accurate and extremely reliable. I took 3 coons with my trusty P232 at a distance of approximately 10 feet in my living room last month. The wife must have left a window cracked and they slipped right in.
Luckily for me I heard a noise when they were removing my flat screen off the wall. Unfortunately I was a little late as they completely finished off the left over fried chicken that my wife had in the fridge. Although considered underpowered my some, the .380 round proved highly effective on the rather large adult size coons. 2 shots each and they were down. Only on required a finishing shot between the eyes. I would definitely recommend the P232 if you have coons in your town.

Jan 04, 2013
The best.
by: Anonymous

Hello, I have been around firearms for 45 years and own have shot to many to count. My sig 230 and 232 is what i have carried most of my life. 100% reliable, dead on accurate,get off shots fast if need be, and very good for everyday carry. One thing that i highly reccomend on them is Marchalgrips, the one with the extended beavertail. These protect the web of your hand and are very comfrontable, you can shoot all day.

Dec 31, 2012
optional choice
by: indiana

If you like the 232 but cant afford it then get you a bersa. this one has the like feel and still reliable.

Dec 31, 2012
optional choice
by: indiana

If you like the 232 but cant afford it then get you a bersa. this one has the like feel and still reliable.

Sep 23, 2012
What?? The "handle" is too small"??
by: Shooter

@"Strawboss" - << The problem with most CCWs is that the handle is too small for my hand. >>

Here's a little tip for your next party to amaze and impress your friends. Pistols don't have a "handle". That part you grab to hold it is called a "grip".

You're welcome.

Aug 16, 2012
Awesome
by: Anonymous

I bought my first gun, a Sig P232 stainless, about 8 months ago. I tried a lot of guns at the range before buying, but I felt the P232 gave me the best combination of comfortable grip, accuracy, and being small enough to conceal. The fact that it is a gorgeous looking gun doesn't hurt either! I have put 400 rounds through it without a problem. One question to other owners of this gun who carry it - where on your body do you carry it and in what type of holster?

Jun 01, 2012
Picky w/ ammo
by: Anonymous

I'm a female and love this sig! No kick back, and fits my hand perfect. For some reason I initially had trouble with hollow point rounds. It seemed to have an ejection problem and jammed every 5th fire. I switched to fmj and have not experienced any problems since. Love it.

Sep 21, 2011
SIG P232
by: TC

I have carried the blued SIG P232 for over two years. It is very comfortable to shoot and to carry due to its rounded edges and full size grip, and is easy to conceal due to its size. With over 1000 rounds fired I have never experienced a failure to fire or failure to eject. With the addition of Crimson Trace grips it is the perfect concealed carry weapon. It is a bit more expensive than similarly sized weapons but you get what you pay for.

Apr 20, 2011
The Sig 232 isn't worth the money
by: Thomas

I bought a Sig p232 last year, and it's the worst gun I ever owned. The factory service is non exsistant

Mar 27, 2011
Sig P232
by: Carlos S. Ramos

A few month ago a got my wife a S&W "Airweight" .38 Special revolver, because a lot of people told me that it was a great gun for her and the only thing is that the revolver since it has a short barrel will kick a bid. So she was afraid of using it. For years I wanted the Sig P232 pistol, my best friend from High School in Puerto Rico served in the Secret Service and he used this gun as a backup. Me I am an H&K & Glock all the way, but this guns were to big for her hands. The caliber that came to my mind was .380 or 9mm, first the pocket .380 were to small and I knew that she wasn't going to like it because it was going to kick as well, so I had to find a gun that will fit her all around. So I bought her the Sig P232. Yesterday I had an Firearm Instructor who came to the house and give her the class for conceal weapon here in the State of Florida and took her to the gun range and she did A+ with her Sig P232 she shoot 100 rounds without any issues and was accurate. and She is happy with her new gun. God Bless you all!!!!

Mar 01, 2011
Double feeds
by: Sig Gunsmith

The Sig P232 has an ejection problem. The shell retainer on the bolt face has been milled away. The pistol fires, the slide recoils, and the shell can fall into the ejection port. Ejection occurs only because the extractor flips the shell out.

A double feed in a pistol that has no slide lock is a three handed affair to unjam.

Jan 01, 2011
Grips
by: Gunsmokeray

I purchased mine from Midway. You might also consider the Hogue finger groove grips for comfort.

Jan 01, 2011
Grips
by: Gunsmokeray

I purchased mine from Midway. You might also consider the Hogue finger groove grips for comfort.

Dec 31, 2010
Wooden grips
by: RDF

Thanks. I recently purchased the 2-tone. Where did you get your wood grips?

Dec 31, 2010
Stainless is rust resistant
by: Gunsmokeray

The stainless will not rust from the moisture of being carried close to your body.
The extra weight makes it more pleasant to shoot. You have to practice so make it enjoyable.
If looks don't matter there are reliable carry guns that sell for a lot less. Mine is two tone with beautiful wooden grips. It is a joy to carry, to shoot, and just to look at.

Dec 29, 2010
Pros & Cons of P232 Blued v 2 Tone v Stainless?
by: RDF

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the 3 P232 options - Blued, Two Tone, and Stainless? I'm interested in CC, and "looks" don't matter. What benefits do the Two Tone and Stainless have that offset the weight difference. I'm a newb and I'm curious re. the practical benefits of the heavier models.

Dec 23, 2010
THE BEST
by: Anonymous

THE SIG P232 IS ONE OF THE NICEST 380 AUTOS EVER MADE. LETS NOT FORGET THE BROWNING BDA 380 THAT IS ALSO RIGHT UP THEIR WITH THE SIG.

Dec 23, 2010
THE BEST
by: Anonymous

THE SIG P232 IS ONE OF THE NICEST 380 AUTOS EVER MADE. LETS NOT FORGET THE BROWNING BDA 380 THAT IS ALSO RIGHT UP THEIR WITH THE SIG.

Nov 25, 2010
Houston P232 sellers
by: Burt

Chris,
I have seen stainless and blued P232 models at Carter's Country at beltway 8 and 59 south. Gander Mountain in Indianapolis had several blued ones, so call around the Houston stores.

Nov 17, 2010
NICE!!!
by: Brock

I haven't experienced the P232 yet but just by reading about it makes me want to.... I will defiantly be shooting it soon. I have shot a Ruger .38 revolver and it was a very fun weapon but a tad on the heavy side (I don't discriminate). I also am a huge fan of the Kimber .45 1911 style. Amazing

Nov 13, 2010
Looking for p232 in Houston Texas
by: Chris

Do you know what dealers in Houston sells the p232. Unable to locate. Want go purchase new
Would appreciate assistance

Nov 01, 2010
Agreed
by: Bob Hunt (TX)

My wife carrys the Sig P232. As someone said, it isn't cheap but she is very comfortable handling it, and carrying it. I've considered replacing my Glock 23 for all the same reasons but mainly because the Sig is easier to conceal. Sooner or later, I'll get someone complain because I am always dressed casual but the Glock is so squared I have a hard time keeping in hidden in my belt.

Sep 12, 2010
Great Gun
by: W. Worsham

Had one for 10 years and have one for my wife to carry also. Excellent combination of features. Don't complain it's expensive, it's cheaper than your life or the life of your loved ones.

Aug 31, 2010
Great carry gun
by: Ray

I own many handguns but I carry the Sig P232 two tone. It is slim, light and snag free. When loaded with 90gr. CorBon hollow points it has enough punch.

Aug 31, 2010
Great carry gun
by: Ray

I own many handguns but I carry the Sig P232 two tone. It is slim, light and snag free. When loaded with 90gr. CorBon hollow points it has enough punch.

Aug 31, 2010
Great carry gun
by: Ray

I own many handguns but I carry the Sig P232 two tone. It is slim, light and snag free. When loaded with 90gr. CorBon hollow points it has enough punch.

Sep 25, 2009
sig 232
by: Chris Moders

I'm in agreement with the others here. A easy, accurate and flawlessly-reliable pistol to shoot.
Mine is the black aluminum-framed version, but there's no frame battering on about 500 rounds. Doesn't look like that'll ever happen either.

It is kinda wierd; the decocker is where you'd expect the magazine release to be, (and as others have mentioned) it's got a heel mag release.

For CCW purposes the heel mag release probably isn't an issue; you hopefully won't be doing quick magazine changes anyway. And without a mag release button on the side, the pistol will never drop a magazine by sitting on it or bumping it while CC'ing.

The pistol is small enough to effectively conceal, but big enough to handle and aim well.

May 09, 2009
A Great carry gun
by: Dan , Texas

I have been trained (Gunsite) and practiced with 1911 platform autos for more than 30 years. On occassion, I do carry a Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry, which is a very nice compact mini .45.

However, for the last year or so, I find that for every day carry, I go with my Sig Sauer P232 .380,
in a Don Hume IWB holster The pistol is loaded with 8 rds of Cor Bon 90 gr JHP. This pistol is 100% reliable and very acurate. The only aspect of the Sig that I don't care for is the European style magazine release (Bottom of grip). I do a fair amount of practice shooting with this pistol, and in over 800 or so rds, have yet to see a malfunction. The one time I used it on a live target, I dispatched an armadillo with one shot through the neck, causing instant death.
I would recommend the Sig 232 as a reliable and effective (with good shot placement) carry pistol, and with a spare magazine carried in a hip pocket, one should feel adequately armed.

Jan 22, 2009
Excellent
by: Strawboss

The Sig P232 is the best gun for C.C. that I have found. The problem with most CCWs is that the handle is too small for my hand. I feel like I do not have stability and control. The Sig has a handle that provides excellent control and at the samme time is small & smooth enough for day to day carry. The only drawback is the european style mag. eject. You must push a button on the bottom of the handle to eject the mag. Ok once you get used to it.

Dec 01, 2008
Sig 232
by: Anonymous

My wife and I carry and when we first got into this we were told that revolvers were the way to go as they always fire, are simple and intuitive, more difficult to take out of battery, etc. After reading from this site and others she decided to try out a few revolvers... and hated them! Didn't like the feel, the recoil (.38 spl), sights, grips, nothing! Predisposed to only consider a revolver, she reluctantly tried a bottom feeder that happened to be the Sig 232 and it was literally 'love at first shot'. Light, accurate, totally reliable (hundreds of rounds without a single hiccup), and a smooth body for rapid retrieval from purse or holster. She loves it and feels fully confident that if the need arises, this little Sig will get the job done. Also, it's so light and compact that she carries it all the time. With proper defense ammunition, the Sig 232 is indeed a roaring mouse gun. Highly recommended.

Nov 27, 2008
232
by: Anonymous

I love the looks and feel of the 232. I would love to have one, but they are costly.

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