The SIG SAUER P232 pistol was updated for 2009. The new P232 features a newly designed slide that reduces “slide bite” on larger hands and removable sights.
For those not familiar with the SIG SAUER P232, the gun is a .380 ACP pistol that is more substantial in size and weight than the recent crop of .380 pocket guns. The P232 runs between 18.5 – 23.6 ounces, has a 3.6″ barrel, and an overall length of 6.6″. The action is a DA/SA design, and has a capacity of seven plus one.
The SIG P232 is available in three finishes: black Nitron, stainless, and a two-tone stainless slide with black frame. All models of P232 are available with standard or SIGLITE Night Sights.
SIG P232 Specifications
- caliber: .380 ACP
- standard magazine capacity: seven rounds
- barrel length: 3.6″
- overall length: 6.6″
- action: double-action/single-action (DA/SA)
- trigger pull weight: DA: 10 pounds, SA: 4.5 pounds
- sight radius: 4.7″
- MSRP: $649 ($720 with factory night sights) for the Nitron version
While sleek and attractive, some people do not like the P232 pistols due to the lack of slide catch. This means the shooter will not be able to lock the slide to the rear of the pistol for any reason. While this does not negatively impact the reliability of the handgun, it does alter how some things are done. For example, you can’t lock the slide back when handing another person the P232. If this is important to you, this SIG pistol may not be your best choice.
Sootch00 on YouTube did a review of the updated pistol:
The P232 is an easy to shoot, light recoiling pistol due to the size of it. Keep in mind that the trigger is a double-action/single-action design. These tend to be less accurate due to the lack of training most people will invest in learning the system. For the vast majority of people, having a double action only pistol – like a Glock or Smith & Wesson M&P – is a superior choice.