The Sig Sauer® P238 Desert Micro-Compact Semi-Auto Pistol is an exceptionally concealable semi-auto pistol that operates with remarkable reliability. The P238 Desert features an alloy frame, anodized with a light tan finish; and a stainless steel slide with a durable desert tan finish. A 1-piece Hogue® finger-groove, wraparound grip provides a non-slip hold to enhances controllability during rapid fire. Sig P238 pistols are modeled on a 1911-style, single action design, with a thumb safety. The hammer recesses into the beavertail section of the frame to protect it when carrying the weapon on safe, and to avoid hammer-bite while firing. The pistol operates with a locked-breech, short recoil action (instead of blowback) which locks the action closed, resulting in a slide that is easier to rack due to a reduced recoil spring weight. Slide serrations also enhance the shooter's ability to pull the slide back for loading and clearing the action. The Sig Sauer P238 Desert Semi-Auto Pistol comes with SIGLITE® night sights for rapid sight acquisition in any light, including total darkness. The compact P238 can be carried comfortably all-day—everyday, keeping it within reach for situations that call for rapid deployment of well-placed shots.