The SIG SAUER P232 pistol was updated for 2009.Â 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 SAUERÂ P232, the gun is a .380 ACP pistol that is more substantial in size and weight than the recent crop of .380 pocket guns.Â The P232 runs between 18.5 – 23.6 ounces, has a 3.6″ barrel, and an overall length of 6.6″.Â 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 a black frame.Â All models of P232 are available with standard or SIGLITE Night Sights.
SIG P232 Specifications
- caliber: Â .380 ACP
- standard magazine capacity: Â seven rounds
- barrel length: Â 3.6″
- overall length: Â 6.6″
- action: Â double-action/single-action (DA/SA)
- trigger pull weight: Â DA: 10 pounds, SA: 4.5 pounds
- sight radius: Â 4.7″
- MSRP: Â $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. Â This means the shooter will not be able to lock the slide to the rear of the pistol for any reason. Â While this does not negatively impact the reliability of the handgun, it does alter how some things are done. Â For example, you can’t lock the slide back when handing another person the P232. Â 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 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.