New from SIG SAUER: P938

Swarms of SHOT Show attendees wanted to get their grubby mitts on the new SIG SAUER P938. And there was a constant gaggle of gropers around SIG’s new pocket nine. It was displayed next to their P238 .380—and for good reason. It’s easy to mistake the slightly larger nine for the smaller gun. In fact, Jeff Creamer from SIG told us that the two guns share a number of interchangeable parts . . .

They’re so similar, in fact, that a Crimson Trace Laserguard built for the 238 will fit on the 938 just fine. The nine’s grip is slightly larger to accommodate the larger rounds and the barrel’s about a quarter inch longer. One last difference: the 938 has an external extractor, compared to the .238’s internal version.

Other than that, they couldn’t be much more similar. The 938 will come with one six-round mag, with a seven-round extended mag as an option. It’ll come in four different models, too. Above: the Blackwood (msrp $809). Below: the Equinox (msrp $823).