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Thread: Trade in Ruger SR9c for Sig P239?

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    Trade in Ruger SR9c for Sig P239?

    The local fun store has a like new Sig Sauer P239 in 9mm for $490.00. I have a gently used Ruger SR9c with a few hundred rounds through it. I like the SR except for the trigger pull. I like everything about the Sig except for the high price, I had a P6 for awhile and it was a great gun, very accurate. I'm teetering on the edge here. Should I trade the SR9c on the Sig? I do business with this shop all the time and they will probably give me close to retail for the Ruger. Any advice yay or nay will be appreciated!!
    Currently loading: .32 Long/Magnum/Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, .30 WCF, .45-70 Gov't.

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    I'm inclined to say 'nay." I'd do it for a P6 or a 225, but I'm no fan of the 239--just doesn't feel right to me, not worth the extra 140 bucks to me. I'd druther put the money into ammo and shoot the Ruger.
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    I'm kind of leaning that way because I don't have the cash right now. I actually like the way the P239 feels and would make the trade as an even swap. I recently sold my P6 to my best friend. Its a really nice gun and he has wanted it ever since I bought it.
    Currently loading: .32 Long/Magnum/Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, .30 WCF, .45-70 Gov't.

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    If that 239 is anything like my German made 220, you will be taking a HUGE step up in quality.
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    I have both the P6 and the P239 (9mm and shorty 40) and love the both of them. Never had problems with either of them. I can get the surplus P6 mags for about $20 each but the P239 mags here cost close to $50 a piece. The P6 is of course an old police turn in from west germany and has wear mostly on the finish of the slide. I like it as it gives it character. Frank

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    If they'll trade staight up, then I'd consider doing it, but, if money is tight, and how often is it not, then you have to consider a holster, spare mags, maybe new sights...not mention any tax or transfer fee. Here in CA it's 35.00 bucks even if they give the gun away
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    P6 factory mags for 20.00? Everytime I see them they are at least $45.00. Here in KY there is no transfer fee or any thing like that. I like the P6 a lot but it flings brass everywhere due to the slide stop mounted ejector and its a little thick for CCW. The 239 addresses both of those issues as far as I can tell, also the slide is blackened stainless which is good for a carry gun.
    Currently loading: .32 Long/Magnum/Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, .30 WCF, .45-70 Gov't.

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    I really doubt that they'ed take you seriously if you offered to trade straight up, but the Ruger and $100 boot might get it. I just sold a P239 SAS on GunBroker for $700, and the guy used "Buy It Now", so that offers a little bit of indication of relative market values - even if you factor in some extra for the anti-snag.
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    I went in to the shop at lunch and realized I had left the SR9c at home. I saw they finally got in a Kel-Tec PF9 so I put it in layaway purgatory. I have a Kel-Tec P32 and love it, the PF9 is pretty much a larger version in 9mm. I still may try to acquire the Sig P239 after I get the PF9 out, it's been there awhile and the lack of a hicap mag turns off a lot of buyers.
    Currently loading: .32 Long/Magnum/Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, .30 WCF, .45-70 Gov't.

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