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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepster09 View Post
    ...I gave my son in law my Sig 239 in triple caliber [so he don't need t worry about ammo], it shoots 357 sig, 40 and 9mm....
    How does that work? I just happened to inherit a 239. Do you swap barrels and use the same mags? Or different mags too? What about recoil springs?
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    If I remember correctly, the .357 Sig round will work with the .40 magazines but .40 will not work with the .357 magazines. Something about a steeper ledge on the .357 Sig mag that could cause reliability issues. I guess it can work but not with any trust. The recoil spring can stay the same for .357 Sig and .40 cal. For 9mm I would get a 9mm rated spring. I also believe that the .40 cal. mags just perform better than the .357 Sig mags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yqtszhj View Post
    How does that work? I just happened to inherit a 239. Do you swap barrels and use the same mags? Or different mags too? What about recoil springs?
    If it was originally a 40, you just swap barrels and magazines. The 40 uses same mag for 357 and 40. The 40 slide will take any barrel, 9,357 or 40. I am not sure on the 9mm slide. You can get different recoil springs, but depending on ammo you may not need to.
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    Interesting on how many are passing on guns to family members which I can only attribute to the current state of politics in America. I love Jeepster's thinking and I am doing the same including filling 50cal ammo cans with handloaded ammo in every caliber I own. I was fortunate enough to remember the past four or five "shortages" and was fully prepared for this current event.
    Yesterday, I took my grandson to the range with his 10/22 and Ruger MKIII and forgot how quickly they can go through a brick of ammo. While on my way home, I was able to replace most of it at reasonable price at my LGS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armybrat View Post
    Only gun-related item recently... the USPS by some miracle delivered this today (for my Ruger PC Carbine 9mm plinker and neighborhood social work):
    I'm almost afraid to ask but, what exactly is 'neighborhood social work', that involves a 9mm Carbine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepster09 View Post
    If it was originally a 40, you just swap barrels and magazines. The 40 uses same mag for 357 and 40. The 40 slide will take any barrel, 9,357 or 40. I am not sure on the 9mm slide. You can get different recoil springs, but depending on ammo you may not need to.
    I replaced the .40 cal. barrel of my P239 years ago with a Bar-Sto 9mm Conversion barrel, which may be different from a regular 9mm replacement barrel. After I did this, at my club range I shot at a can about 50 yd. away which flew into the air. More shooting confirmed this converted 9mm was much more accurate than its .40 predecessor. At this point, I had no P239 9mm mags and assumed the .40s would not work reliably, but I was anxious to try the new barrel and used them. Actually, all 6 of my .40 mags functioned perfectly and held one more 9mm round. The mags' .40 witness holes did not line up with 9mm rounds, but this has not been a problem. As a result, I never bought 9mm mags.
    The last time I checked, Sig was not selling 9mm mags for P239s, but I understand the current version of P225 mags will fit.
    I do not know if my conversion, with a "conversion" barrel, made it unnecessary to change mags. Perhaps Sig suggests 9mm mags due to the witness hole issue and liability concerns. I suggest those converting to 9mm first try using current mags before buying a batch of 9mm mags. I would love to know the results.
    I bought a new 9mm recoil spring for the conversion because I intended to carry standard velocity HST ammo and thought it would be more reliable with what Wolff specified. I am not sure this made any difference. My P239, now about 20 years old, has never malfunctioned in either caliber, though I prefer the 9mm setup. I have basically retired it in favor of lighter, narrower, higher cap defensive pistols, but I would not hesitate to carry it if there were some reason.
    I hope this helps.
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    The 225a1 mags are somewhat the same, but bases are different. I scored a bunch of new mags for all 3 calibers on https://osagecountyguns.com/ they are a direct source for Sig stuff at reduced prices. Sig sends to them before most other suppliers.
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    Finally after many years (probably the first time I watch Quigley Down Under) a Down Under Sharps is coming to live with me. Another one checked off the list. Magazines shouldn't be an issue. Stumbled onto a new one at a relatively decent price by today's standards.
    I'll post some pics when she arrives hopefully this week.

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    Wow! Waiting for a pic of your first 600 yd. target.
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    Iíve always thought those octag. barrels looked classy. I bet that one was high dollar!

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