Anyone handled the Sig P250?


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joesolo
January 3, 2008, 06:38 PM
I have been wanting to get my hands on the new Sig 250. Today I got to see and hold one and I was kinda disappointed. I know it is unique due to its "modularity" but it didn't feel much like the other Sigs. The grip felt more like a toy and I like polymer guns (got the HK P30 for Christmas). Anyway, anyone have any observations on it? I was trying to find a reason to buy one before I saw it but think I've talked myself out of it. Cheers

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Shadow1198
January 3, 2008, 11:07 PM
Honestly, when I first saw they were going to release this model I was overjoyed because the whole multiple grip frames, multiple triggers, multiple caliber conversions thing seemed to be a really neat feature. I mean being able to switch from a full size 45acp or 40S&W to a compact or subcompact 9mm for carry use really adds a lot of versatility. I have handled 2 different ones and the impression they gave me was it's a Sig Glock 19. ;) To me, it felt good in the hand, however this was with the mid-sized grip frame (which I believe all or most of them are shipping with) and personally I was a bit more interested in seeing how slim the thinnest grip frame is (I planned to get one for concealed carry). I have yet to see any of the other frames. The gun felt fine to me, and I honestly did notice a "cheap" feeling about the polymer. It felt like any other Glock, or XD I've handled. The one thing that did surprise me a bit was the DAO trigger. I'm the type of guy that prefers SA, or DA/SA but I really don't like double action all that much (at least not a heavy double action). I forget what weight the P250's trigger is but, IIRC I believe it is somewhere around 6-7lb pull. It was lighter than I expected and very easy to work with to the point where I would actually consider owning one. It wasn't a phenomenal trigger or anything, but it was a bit better than I expected. One thing though is IIRC, I believe the reset was almost all the way out which I find to be a negative factor. I wish it was more like a USP/P2000 DAO LEM trigger (I think that's what it's called) which resets after only ~6mm or so and is very easy to use.

I'm sorry I can't remember too much specifically about the P250 as it's been several weeks since I handled it. I'll say this much though, after doing a lot of thinking and considering a lot of different carry guns, I came to a realization that a 9mm Walther P99 was exactly what I was looking for and what I will hopefully be purchasing soon. I guess I hadn't considered it before but, Sig is attempting with the P250 what Walther did with the P99. I don't know about anyone else but, P99's feel a heck of a lot more ergonomic and much better in my hands than the P250, G19, M&P9, XD, or any other similar guns.

Jim Watson
January 3, 2008, 11:33 PM
I have handled, not shot, a P250.
The trigger pull is light and smooth. If you are not hung up on the short reset fad and treat it like a revolver, it is excellent.

The modularity works against me. It has to be wide enough to accomodate .45 on the same platform, but all I would be interested in is a 9mm. It could be a lot flatter if they had stuck with the Euro caliber and not tried to be all things to all people without paying for the additional machine setups.

Appearance is not great. The sheared and bent steel of the subframe shows to the rear of the gun. The butt looks cheap compared even to other plastic guns.

But the DAO is very nice and is tempting.

(If the P99 had nearly as good a trigger, it would be the best choice. But really, you have to pick from a wide assortment of guns made for police administrators who are worried more about their employees' ADs than hits.)

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