SIG SAUER Announces the New P938 SAS (SIG Anti-Snag) 9mm Pistol

SIG SAUER P938 SAS

Courtesy SIG SAUER

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the P938 SAS (SIG Anti-Snag) pistol, bringing new innovation to this popular lightweight, micro-compact, concealed carry pistol.

“When we introduced the SAS technology with the P365 it was immensely popular, and the demand for this new technology in the concealed carry market was immediate. The SIG P938 is a very popular micro-compact pistol, so the addition of the SAS technology was a natural fit for this platform,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “Our proprietary SAS technology removes all the snag points from the pistol for a seamless draw. The integrated, flush-mounted FT Bullseye sight mounted directly into the slide is intuitive, and easy for the untrained eye to pick-up for fast target acquisition.”

SIG P938 SAS

Courtesy SIG SAUER

The SIG SAUER P938 SAS is a 9mm, single action only (SAO), hammer fired, alloy frame pistol with a Nitron finish. The pistol features the SIG Anti-Snag (SAS) technology slide treatment with a flush-mounted FT bullseye fiber-tritium night sight, an ambidextrous thumb safety, and ships with (1) 7-round magazine.

P938 SAS:

Overall length: 5.9 inches
Overall height: 3.8 inches
Overall width: 1.1 inches
Barrel length: 3.0 inches
Weight: 16 oz.

The SIG SAUER P938 SAS is now shipping and available at retailers. To learn more about the P938 SAS, or watch the product video with Phil Strader, Pistol Product Manager, visit sigsauer.com.

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  1. avatar Matt in Oklahoma says:

    Was this an issue?

    1. avatar Kevin says:

      Great question. Seriously, has anyone ever had a snagging problem with their p938? If so, why did Sig design it to be snag-prone in the first place? This SAS thing sounds like 100% Marketing to me.

      1. avatar Anymouse says:

        I liked the old 938 SAS: stainless slide, “melted” edges, wood grips, night sights. I don’t care for the bullseye sight.

    2. avatar Hannibal says:

      I think the issue is that there’s really not much innovation left in the small arms market.

      And that’s not a bad thing- pistols have been iterated to a point where, barring some big design change, they’re about as good as they can get.

      But the marketing department isn’t happy with that.

  2. avatar C.S. says:

    My biggest problem with the FT bullseye was there was no adjustability… if the optic isn’t aligned (and mine wasn’t), you’re kinda hosed.

    1. avatar Montana Actual says:

      I shot one (a p365) and no matter what I did my shots were off. It was weird. Cool, but weird. IMHO, pointless.

      1. avatar EricB says:

        Did your wife’s bull tell you to say that?

        1. avatar Montana Actual says:

          No, my gf’s husband.

  3. avatar Steve says:

    7 rounds……9mm, that’s 2 strikes, I’ve got plenty of 9mm but they have to be at least 15 rounds, the Glock 43x, with the new 15-round mag, or the new 49…. in almost every police video they’re having to do a MAG dumps to stop the criminal

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      Ummmm…. Nevermind.

    2. avatar EricB says:

      Cops tend to go intentionally where most avoid, so capacity might be less of an issue for the rest of us. I usually carry a Sig P938 & love it but I have to admit that lately I’ve been carrying a double stack.

    3. avatar Sam says:

      The SIG P365, especially with factory 12rd mags, kicks this things ass in every way. Fantastic carry pistol. They gave a pistol with the stock capacity of the chunky monkey G26 that’s the size of a Kahr PM9, which I also have.

      1. avatar Montana Actual says:

        yea the p365 pretty much kicks all pistols asses right now. Especially the XL that comes with the Romeo Zero. For the price, you won’t find a better handgun.

  4. avatar CentralVirginian says:

    The fragile ejector issue on a $600-700 pistol means I wont consider one of these, the colt mustang, or kimber micros.

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      you have to keep an eye on some of the sear spring/ main spring housing interfaces. some of them wear and need the upgrade.
      the ejectors on these are fine. take care not to push them down too far into the frame when installing the slide; you need to push it down slightly but just until the slide clears.

    2. avatar Mercury says:

      The real problem with this gun (and the p238, though .380 is less likely to break it) is the MIM guide rod. Put enough rounds through one of these and your guide rod WILL break, jamming the gun (unless you get lucky and the rod ejects when it breaks; it’s necessary for assembly, but only the rear cup section that holds the end of the flatwire spring is mechanically critical.) If you want a reliable p938/238 you have to replace the guide rod with a machined aftermarket one. I like the one from Stainless Steel Guide Rods myself, but there are lots of good options.

      Or you could just go with a company Ron Cohen hasn’t shat all over, but if you already have one or you’re buying one of these anyway, definitely do the above.

  5. avatar MB (the real MB) says:

    At least it doesn’t have a compensated barrel like the P365SAS. A compensated barrel on a self defense gun, one that’s likely to be fired in very close quarters is just ludicrous. Otherwise the P365 is a great S-D Gun. If you need a compensated barrel, maybe a 22LR is really what you need….

    1. avatar BusyBeef says:

      Why?

      Aaron Cowan destroys pretty much every Fudd-Lore myth about compensated and ported pistols in this video.

      1. avatar Montana Actual says:

        “I don’t need a light, I can use my phone when I need to”

        lol. Barely saw beyond his own hand in that environment. I’ve never had the desire to use my phone as a light. Do they even still come with those apps installed? I wonder if he was able to see the target at all because from the video it didn’t look like it, and he did not mention it either. Something about Steve Jobs tho… whoever TF that was…

  6. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    Being that this is a Sig brand handgun, it will cost almost twice as much as other manufacturers’ comparable handguns. And yet Sig only ships it with a single 7-round magazine that costs them on the order of $1 to manufacture. That is just wrong. If you are going to present yourself as a premium brand, then ship the stupid handgun with three magazines, especially when the magazines only hold 7 rounds.

    1. avatar M10 says:

      Yea, that’s just a slap in the face. It might be forgivable if their mags weren’t premium priced. I like that it’s hammer fired, but you can’t have your cake (price tag) and eat it too (low capacity, only 1 mag) with so many alternative options out there.

  7. avatar Elrond says:

    looks like the old guttersnipe sight has a new life with tritium…

  8. avatar FedUp says:

    Now I know what SAS stands for.
    But I swear I first saw P938 SAS about five years ago.

    Well, at least three years ago anyway:

    https://sigtalk.com/p238-p938-pistol/148226-what-wood-grips-sas-p938.html

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      i’ve seen them referenced on that sight as early as ’14.

    2. avatar dr yitz says:

      The p938 SAS (which I have, and love, for a few years) had a raised iron night sights. What they changes for this version is that the sights are flush with the slide. They also changes the grips, the SAS used to ship with walnut Hogue grips, which are quite beautiful.

      1. avatar FedUp says:

        Ahhh, I get it now. Have patience with me, I’m old.

        It’s not the new P938 SAS, it’s the new and improved P938 SAS.

      2. avatar dr yitz says:

        oh boy, autotype killed me on this post 😳

        I would add that what differentiates this from the p365 (my preferred carry) is that they cater to different markets. there are people who still prefer the single action, 1911 style manual of arms the p938 offers, in addition to its crisp trigger and, in the case of my original SAS model, walnut/aluminum/steel finish which provides incredible aesthetics.

  9. avatar MB says:

    I haven’t had any issue whatsoever with my P938 Blackwood. I agree the mag capacity can be an issue if your shot placement isn’t top notch. Other than that it looks great and shoots great for a gun that small.

  10. avatar cgray says:

    Wouldn’t buy if it was 300 bucks, let alone 700.

  11. avatar Ralph says:

    This new P938 will also be the safest gun ever made since it’s chambered for a round that currently cannot be found anywhere in America.

    1. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

      Thank you for the mid-day chuckle!!

    2. avatar MB (the real MB) says:

      @Ralph… You win comment of the day.

    3. avatar Montana Actual says:

      HA! Had a buddy give me shit for my .40’s at a meet the other day and I asked him what ammo is still on the shelves… he got quiet. Hell, I even picked up 10 boxes of Hornady Critical Duty. Even though that sign said “limit 3 only” …rules amiright?

  12. avatar TommyJay says:

    Looks to me like they decided to compete with the Ruger LC9. I guess the logic of use is that some will carry this in a coat pocket or cargo pants pocket sans holster.

    Same capacity
    SAO instead of DAO
    Thumb safety on both; the Sig’s looks to be more useable
    A new fangled sight on the Sig

  13. avatar TruthTellers says:

    Sig is obsessed with snagging. You know what, if you have a concern about snagging, walk around butt naked and use a shoulder holster.

    1. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

      “buck naked”…there are still dangling participles that are subject to snagging (ouch). As far as comfortable shoulder holsters…try one from El Paso Saddlery. Not particularly good for warm weather…excellent for light / heavy jacket WX.

  14. avatar LifeSavor says:

    Sig must think there is a market. Loyal Sigies, to be sure. Last time I purchased a pocket gun, I looked at Sig, S&W, and Ruger (already had a G43). Ruger won. Price, reliability, comfort, shoot-ability. Could not cost-justify the Sig. Now, thinking about a 10mm, maybe a Ruger GP100. It would be my first revolver. No rush, right now there are no bargains.

    Hey, what do you think happens to prices after Trump wins in November?

    1. avatar DinWA says:

      A Trump win will mean 100% chance of a severe spike in leftist violence which will beget further increase in demand which will likely beget an increase in some prices.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Yep. Win or lose the gun companies make a fortune.

        1. avatar rimshoes says:

          Until congress abolishes cash currency and the world becomes cashless with only electronic transactions and the ID2020 bill. Then they will ban you from buying guns and ammo.

  15. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    Ah think I’ll pass.

  16. avatar The Rookie says:

    I think this officially makes the 1,347th version of the 938 for SIG. Nightmare, Scorpion, Micro-this, SAS-that, etc. etc.

    Nice gun, though. Would love to have a Black Pearl model.

  17. avatar Skeeter12 says:

    The editors of TTAG must be big Sig fans, or perhaps Sig helps pay the bills…

    I’ve owned one Sig, and it’ll be my last. I dipped my toe into the Sig sea by purchasing a Sig Mosquito 22LR pistol. It had a 17 pound, 3 ounce measured trigger pull and was returned to Sig to rectify this obvious mechanical problem. After 6 weeks the Mosquito was returned to me exactly as I’d sent it, along with a cute little note from Sig stating it was “within factory specifications.” So this tells me two things: 1) Sig’s customer service and/or quality control is abysmal. 2) Sig’s margin of error within their own products is unacceptable.

    I won’t own another Sig, and I’ll continue to tell my Sig story for all to hear.

    1. avatar Texican says:

      All Sig Mosquitos come with that abominable trigger. It ranks with the worst triggers ever. Big fail for Sig. They’re too busy with other projects to fix it. Although they never should have put it on the market with that trigger in the first place. There are ways to make it better but you’ll have to put more money into it. Sorry that was your first experience with a Sig product. On the other hand, the Sig P320 has one of the better triggers in a polymer pistol. And my P365 has a nice trigger.

      1. avatar Skeeter12 says:

        Hey, Texican. I’m glad you’ve had good luck with them. They certainly have a following, but I was burned by Sig. I’ve since given the pistol away, and switched to other brands. I’ve shot a few other Sigs that belong to friends, and they function, but I just can’t get over the crass way I was treated as a customer. Their disregard for the quality of the own product and their disregard of me as a customer is only matched by Wal-Mart and AT&T.

      2. avatar tdiinva says:

        There is only one reason to own a P320. So you can join the class action suit and get Sig to pay for a pistol that is drop safe and won’t spontaneously go off on its own.

    2. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      the mosquito. i don’t think i’ve ever heard a good word about them.
      but even though i married a gal descended from the levant, both ashkenazi and sephardic, doesn’t mean i wouldn’t take bar rephaeli out for a nice piece fish and some of that fiery chrain.

    3. avatar LarryinTX says:

      OK, I’ll bite. As the fruitcakes worked themselves up to banning mags which held more than 10 rds (what, ’94?), I reckoned that although I was a devoted fan of wheelguns I needed to buy a hi-cap semi while they were available, I had already purchased an AR for the same reason. I had never heard of Sig, and Google was not working at the time. So I spot a 9mm Sig 229, holds 12 1, OK, I’ll try that. I buy the gun and a box of ammo and slide back to the range, load 12 rds into the mag and then slip one into the open chamber, but I must have done something wrong since it is now on the bench. Hm. So, real careful, I slowly insert it into the chamber and watch it slide through the barrel and out onto the bench. Laughing my ass off, I return the 12 rds to the box and return to the counter, tell the guy I need to exchange the ammo, ‘cuz whatever caliber this gun is, it is definitely NOT 9 mm. Lotsa cussing followed by an hour or so of voiding and then reaccomplishing paperwork later, I return to the range with a box of .40 S&W this time. Salesman points out that the 229 is *only* .40, for 9mm you want the 226, like I am somehow supposed to know that, rather than the guy behind the counter. Still, great gun, later bought another for my son. Gotta ask, though, Skeeter, you bought a gun without pulling the trigger? That beats my buying a gun without knowing what caliber it was, so here 25 years later you have somewhat relieved my embarrassment, Thanx!

      1. avatar rimshoes says:

        The old discontinued Sig P239 comes in 9, 40 short & weak and the wonder of calipers sig sauer .357 sig.

    4. avatar FedUp says:

      Mosquito isn’t a Sig, it’s a GSG (German Sport Guns).
      Also sold as the GSG Firefly.

      Any Firefly you find is likely to be later production and less likely to malfunction than a Mosquito, but almost all Mosquitoes feed fine with CCI Mini Mags.

    5. avatar Hannibal says:

      It’s not sig’s job to do aftermarket modifications on a gun. It’s your job to check it before buying.

      You can say that it’s a bad gun with that trigger but it’s not a reflection on their customer service.

      1. avatar rimshoes says:

        Sig Sauer customer service is wonderful. No one should have a problem with these folks. They go above and beyond any gun manufacturer I have dealt with.

  18. avatar DaveD says:

    I owned a P938 SAS in 2016. It had a stainless slide, black frame and cocobolo grips. Apparently, this is their second version.

  19. avatar guitarsampsandguns says:

    If this new version uses p365 mags, that would be cool news. However, i’d hope they also have version with more traditional sites too (which i’d lean towards).

    What i’d really love even more is a new p239 da/sa that uses p365 mags. I’d put in my pre order for that right now!

  20. avatar Daniel S. says:

    New to who? I bought a P938 SAS in November 2013. The P365 was not out before that . . . I replaced the problematic SIG with a Kimber Micro 9 CSE in November 2016. The Kimber has been flawless; so much so, that I bought another; the Micro 9 Nightfall. It too has been trouble free since October 2018; it’s my, most regular CC handgun.

  21. avatar ToddV says:

    My P365 SAS is great can’t wait to add this to the arsenal!!

  22. avatar rimshoes says:

    Umm, I will just go with the Kimber Micro 9 CDP. Like the SAS version of the 938 with tritium sites and/or glow sites. Feels good to shoot, cheaper to buy and one can use a 10 round 938 mag in these. Kimber also ships a 8 round 9 mm mag specifically for the Micro 9. Problem solved.

  23. avatar Mjd says:

    The sight is good in good light. Put the target in bright light, the sight in low light and it is not usable. With regular sights you can still see an outline of your sights. Without a front sight you lose the sight alignment. I am older so that might make it harder for me. I wanted to like this sight but I couldn’t use it.

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