Here we go; I finally made it to the range this morning.
I fired about 300 rounds through the P238. For the most part, it was a delight to shoot. I did have a couple of problems with it. (not really with it, but ammo problems)
I fired four different kind of ammo. They were PMC, Hornady Critical Defense, Wolf, and some kind of Spanish stuff. I bought the Wolf and the Spanish stuff several years ago when I had a Bersa.
I started out with the 50 rounds Spanish ammo that I had and it shot very good and had no problems. I moved on to the Wolf and after about 50 rounds of it, I had several failure to extract, one right after another. The Wolf is so filthy that I stopped and gave the pistol a good cleaning and then went to the PMC ammo. I fired about 100 rounds of the PMC without a bit of problems. I then shot a few Critical Defense without any problems.
I decided to give the Wolf ammo another chance. Again, after about 50 rounds, I had the same FTE problems and the thing is filthy again. This time I did not clean it, I put a few more PMC and Critical Defense through it to see if there were any problems with shooting it dirty. No problems at all. I came to the conclusion that I will not waste money on any more Wolf ammo.
I noticed a couple more things. I bought an extra magazine with the “finger rest” feature and there is a slight problem if you have to drop that magazine quickly to reload a fresh one. The back of the plastic bottom will stick to the fleshy part of your hand will not allow the magazine to drop smoothly. I always wear Hawaiian shirts and I also had a problem with getting tangled up in my shirt tail when trying to quickly unholster the pistol. That is just a problem that I will have to work on by myself.
The only other pistol I fired was my Sig P250 with the .40S&W X-change kit on it. I have really learned to love that thing. I have never cared for striker fired weapons but this thing really shoots nice!!
1. 10 rounds fired rapid fire from 7 yards with P238. Fired five round mag, dropped and reloaded second five round mag.
2. 45 rounds fired supported from 15 yards with P238, the other five I fired at the gong leaning at the fifty yard line, I hit it once.
3. View of the target from the 15 yard line (my target on left)
4. 25 rounds fired supported from 15 yards with the P250