SIG P232 [Automatic Pistol]:
The P232 is a rather different design compared to the rest of the P series from SIG, but then again, it is not meant for the same role either. Where the other guns are real c ombat guns, the P232 is more of a concealed carry or purse gun, and it is very well suited to this too.
The pistol is based upon the Walther PPK, but has several improvements: the most notable one is that the triggerguard is now a part of the frame, and that there is a separate takedown lever on the frame, as opposed to the PPK, in which the triggerguard was also the takedown lever. Another improvement is a decocking lever on the left side of the frame. There is no other visible means of securing the gun, but the internal safeties are quite up to the task.
The P232 is made with a stainless steel slide, and a aluminum frame. The gun is available in either the .38 ACP caliber or in 9 mm Makarov with the 9 mm Makarov being a slightly better choise. With its classy sleek looks, stainlesss steel finish and light recoil, it is a ideal ladies gun.
The magazine holds eight rounds in either caliber.
Weight: 1.1 lbs (.5 kg)
Caliber: .38 ACP / 9 mm Makarov
Barrel: 3.5 inch (8.75 cm)
Action: Double Action
Range: 165 ft (50 m)
Payload: 8 + 1
Cost: $ 800
Made in: Switzerland
Special: Good Quality, high degree of reliability, and very accurate. The gun is very slim, and easy to conceal.
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