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Old 04-02-2016, 02:27 PM   #1
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Talking My Micro Bel Air's cousin came for a visit

The cousin, a Sig P238 Spartan 380, showed up unexpectedly and is going to stay with us; I am pleased to report.

I was at my LGS and fresh with a pocket full of money which is about as dangerous to the wallet as a just paid sailor on shore leave. Like the sailor I blew my money... on the cousin to my Kimber Micro.

I always admired the P238s for all the reasons I like the Kimber Micro, but just didn't see any of the many models that moved me enough to buy one. That changed when I read about the Spartan model a few months ago and especially when I noticed one in the display case last week. Yep, I grabbed it. The retail is $833. I got this one for $615.

The main differences from the Micro is the all SS construction, that is, the frame is SS which adds about 5 ounces to the weight. On the Micro it is an alum alloy. If you hold the two guns in each hand, the 5 ounces is really noticeable. The sights are Siglight brand night sights. Then there is the 7 rounds mag. As you may know the mags on the Micro Colt Mustang and the Sig P238 are interchangeable with the Kimber Micro. So I now have six 7-round and two 6-round mags to share between the cousins. That should be enough for now. Note the one pic with the 7 round Colt mag that has an enlarged pinky grip. Cool!

The finished is a rubber oil bronze PVD. On the slide is the Greek wording "Molon Labe" which means "come take them" the obvious macho Greek challenge to the Persian Army a few centuries ago. I could do without the macho engraving, but I am ok with the theme.

I'll report back after a trip to the range with the two cousins. I am really curious how they will compare.
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:02 PM   #2
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...the nice price!!!

...not bad at all. Will be looking forward to the range report Donald :-)
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:27 PM   #3
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Congratulations Donald. That's a nice looking gun and I'm looking forward to your range report.
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:33 PM   #4
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I'm not big on all the badging stuff but I have to admit that is very nice and I like the Greek meaning, very nice shooter
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:59 PM   #5
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Congratulations on the new Sig P238 Spartan Donald. I'm sure you're going to love it, I have a P238 SAS and it's never given me single problem.
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Came for a visit? Sounds like it's moved in! Man - that is COOL!
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:34 AM   #7
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Congratulations on your new P238! Never heard or seen a Spartan. I just bet that baby is going to shoot like a dream with the SS frame! Peace
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