SIG Sauer P938

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SIG Sauer P938
Place of originUnited States and Switzerland
Production history
ManufacturerSIG Sauer
Mass16 oz (450 g)
Length5.9 in (150 mm)
Barrel length3.0 in (76 mm)
Width1.1 in (28 mm)
Height3.9 in (99 mm)

Cartridge9×19mm Parabellum (P938)
.22 Long Rifle (P938-22)
ActionSingle action
Rate of fireSemi-Automatic
Feed systemBox magazines: 6-round, 7-round, 10-round (P938-22)
SightsSIGLITE Night Sights

The SIG Sauer P938 is a subcompact single-action pistol chambered for the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge, manufactured by SIG Sauer and introduced at the 2011 SHOT Show.[1] A variant chambered for .22 Long Rifle was introduced in 2014.[2]


The P938, chambered for 9×19mm Parabellum, is a slightly larger version of the SIG Sauer P238 pistol, which is chambered for .380 ACP. Trigger pull for the P938 is listed at 7.5–8.5 lbf (33–38 N). A finger relief exists under the trigger guard. Grip panels are one of three kinds of wood, Hogue G-10 Extreme composite, or rubber wrap-around in the "Sport" model. The frame is metal, unlike many other subcompact 9 mm handguns. The frame for all P938 models is anodized aluminum alloy, and the slide is stainless steel either bare or with SIG's Nitron coating.[3]

Flush fit magazines hold 6 rounds, while 7-round magazines with an extension are available. The safety is ambidextrous, while the magazine release is only on the left side.

Specialty versions have been made such as the Scorpion, Nightmare, Extreme, Equinox, AG and SAS.[4]


The P938-22 variant is chambered for .22 Long Rifle and features a 10-round magazine, alloy slide, and black hard coat finish. The P938-22 is offered in Standard and Target packages. Barrels on the P938-22 are longer than on the P938.

Specification P938[5] P938-22[6][7]
Standard Target
Barrel Length 3.0 in (76 mm) 3.3 inches (84 mm) 4.1 in (104 mm)
Overall Length 5.9 in (150 mm) 6.2 inches (160 mm) 7 inches (180 mm)
Overall Width 1.1 in (28 mm) 1.1 in (28 mm) 1.1 in (28 mm)
Height 3.9 in (99 mm) 3.9 in (99 mm) 3.9 in (99 mm)
Weight 16.0 oz (454 g) 15.3 ounces (430 g) 16.2 ounces (460 g)


  1. ^ Bauman, Randy (19 June 2018). "Sig Sauer P938: Tiny 9mm 1911 Goodness?". Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  2. ^ "SIG Sauer P938-22". American Rifleman. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  3. ^ "SIG Sauer Product Catalog". SIG Sauer Product catalog. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  4. ^ "248 Shooter P938 Specifications". Sig Sauer P938 Specifications.
  5. ^ "P938 NITRON MICRO-COMPACT". Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  6. ^ "P938-22 TARGET MICRO-COMPACT". Retrieved 6 September 2019. A .22LR version of our 9mm, P938 micro-compact.
  7. ^ "P238 / P938 Owners Manual" (PDF) (Rev 03 ed.). p. 61. Retrieved 6 September 2019 – via

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