The First Rule of a Gun Fight is to Have a Gun

I have been meaning to write for some time but just did not get it done. In the years that I have been a member, I have noticed a steady improvement in the quality of the magazine. It is first class all the way and I really appreciate the dedication and hard work that has gone into making it the best out there.

Unfortunately, so many things get in the way that I am often several months behind in my reading. Today, I opened the January 2011, issue and really feel compelled to write in response to the letter from Charley Ray concerning the Sig P238. I am unable to determine just what Ray was expecting to accomplish by writing, but I would like to add a few comments.

 

I like the 1911 platform and the little Sig is ideal for a small, easy to carry, easy to shoot; accurate at the distances it was designed to handle.

 

I have been an instructor for over 30 years. I own several types of guns from different manufacturers and view a gun as a tool; nothing more, nothing less. Tools are designed for specific jobs and guns are too. Although I could use my cordless drill to drill a hole, in many cases my drill press is the better choice!

I own a Sig P238; I purchased it for a specific task and in my opinion it is perfect for the job. I have run several different types of ammo through the little gun with NO malfunctions. I am sure, like any other semi-auto, it will someday (malfunction (that is why we have malfunction clearing drills). I like the 1911 platform and the little Sig is ideal for a small, easy to carry, easy to shoot; accurate at the distances it was designed to handle.

By coincidence, on the same day I was reading Mr. Ray’s comments, I received an issue of another magazine in the mail. That magazine had a story about a woman who fought off a rapist with a .22 handgun. The would-be rapist died!

The first rule of a gun fight is to have a gun and in many cases, the little Sig might be there when a larger, perhaps more suitable gun may not.

Thanks for a great magazine and an excellent organization.

— John E. Lane

 

Thanks for sharing your experience and observations with other USCCA members. Glad to hear the little gun is working well for you.

— Editor