Sig Sauer P232
The SIG Sauer P230 is a small, semi-automatic handgun chambered in .380 Auto. It was designed by SIG Sauer of Ekenforde, Germany. It was imported into the USA by SIGARMS in 1985. In 1996 it was replaced by the model P232.
The design and function of the P230 is of the simple fixed barrel, straight blow-back configuration. It has a reputation as a well-built firearm, and competes with the smaller Walther PPK. With its relatively narrow slide and frame it can be carried in an ankle holster or beneath body armor.
The P230 was available in both blued and all-stainless finishes. The blued version features a blued steel slide and a matching, anodized aluminum frame, whereas the stainless version was completely made from stainless steel. Both versions came with a molded polymer, wrap-around grip that is contoured to give the shooter a comfortable and secure hold on the pistol.