This is a Sig Sauer P230 & P232 Handgun Review. Sig Sauer’s pistols follow a similar pattern for the most part with one exception, the Models P230 and P232. This was originally designed in 1977 as a sidearm for law enforcement officers in Europe, but proved to be better as a backup weapon and has been adopted by numerous citizens for concealed carry.
By Dan S. Defense
The SIG SAUER P232 Stainless is an interesting 380 ACP handgun. Made from polished stainless steel, it's heavier than most pocket 380 ACP handguns. It is the smallest 380 ACP handgun in the SIG SAUER line and yet it's larger than most other 380 ACP pocket guns. It uses a a fixed barrel blowback action, as the famous Walther PPK , but also has night sights, something most other pocket guns don't have.
The P230 owes major parts of its general design to the seminal Walther Model PP pistol. The blowback action, its pressed-in barrel secured with a cross pin with the recoil spring wrapped around the barrel and its internal slide stop/ejector were all part of the 1929 pistol that changed the nature of the medium size auto. However, the P230 differs from the PP in several respects and even from its newer P232 descendent.