Sig P250 vs Smith & Wesson M&P


April 6, 2009, 11:36 AM
I am a HUGE Sig fan. I own a total of 5 Sigs, and 4 of them work perfectly. The only one I have any issues with is the Sig Revolution - Carry (1911 model).

I am in the market for a new handgun, and I am torn between 2 different pistols. The price difference between the two is not an issue.

I am trying to decide between the Sig P250 and the Smith & Wesson M&P. Both would be in 9mm.

Has anyone had any positive or negative experiences with either handgun?

Thanks in advance.

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April 6, 2009, 11:51 AM
So I have the M&P in .40 and love it to death. Have not shot a Sig 250 so I cant judge on that one.

April 6, 2009, 12:42 PM
I'd go with the Smith & Wesson M&P if you just wanted to try something different. Sounds like you have enough Sigs :)

April 6, 2009, 12:54 PM
I own the M&P 9. Good gun. Largest backstrap fills my hand very well and I've learned to shoot it well enough to shoot a perfect score for my Texas CHL (yeah...not exactly "Thunder Ranch" qualification, but it's a verifyable, objective score).

That said, I shot a Sig P250 a few weeks ago. That is the smoothest and lightest DA trigger I have ever used. While my M&P continues to smooth out and, I suspect, will only improve, the Sig is much better. The grip, to me, felt more circular than oval and for my hands felt very good. I can't recall the sights, so I will take that as they neither wowed me nor rained on my parade. The trigger reach is a bit longer than the Smith, but it's no where near as long as a CZ, for example and was still managable. Mag capacity, as I recall, is about the same.

If the price isn't a factor for you, I would recommend the Sig. For me, the M&P was on sale, with the rebate plus 2 mags (fall '07). If the Sig was out then, I never considered it due to the price point. Today, if someone owning a Sig 250 in either 9 or .45 wanted to trade me for my M&P, with only minimal cash out of my pocket, I would gladly do so.


April 6, 2009, 01:47 PM
Would you look to utilize any of the modular pieces of the P250? That would play a factor, though I honestly don't even know what's out there these days as Sig has been very slow getting this stuff out. Keep in mind that the P250 only comes with one magazine.

You could get the M&P with 2 magazines, and get an extra 2 free via rebate (though you may be waiting a few months).

I'm also a Sig fan, but owned a M&Pc that was great too. If I had to choose between the P250 or M&P, I think I'd lean towards the M&P.

April 6, 2009, 02:06 PM
I will not really be utilizing the different modules anytime soon. Eventually I might, but not for the next year or two at least.

April 6, 2009, 02:21 PM
Of the 2 -- I'd go w/ the SIG. IMHO, the 250 has a much nicer trigger

Jim Watson
April 6, 2009, 02:34 PM
The P250 has a light, smooth, loooong trigger pull. It is very good if you are accustomed to shooting a DA revolver, but the "short reset" faddists are whining a lot.

The Plastic M&P is a little lighter in weight, which would matter to me for an all day carry gun.

I have a tuned PM&P that I have shot in IDPA SSP and it does well, but have not been able to justify a P250... yet.

April 6, 2009, 02:36 PM
Buy a Smith now and you get four mags. Buy a SIG and you're flying into the teeth of the "industry-wide magazine shortage," only they and Walther are combating with rationing so you'll get one and be happy to have it.

So, add about $130.00 to the P250's price tag for a comparable deal.

April 6, 2009, 02:55 PM
I am concerned over some of the quality issues I have heard about the P250. The long trigger pull isn't an issue since I usually carry a P229 DAK.

April 6, 2009, 03:35 PM
My 250 has been perfect so far, and the only gripe I have about it is the long trigger reset. The night sights are superb.

April 6, 2009, 07:16 PM
The quality of the P250 is hit or miss. Mine was a very bad miss. And Sig's customer service has been getting weaker recently. Personally I wouldn't risk it, but if the weapon really appeals to you on some level, give it a shot. However I wouldn't carry it until I put several hundred rounds through it flawlessly. I will admit it was the best feeling handgun I've ever owned - fit me like a glove, but extremely unreliable and frustrating. For the money you pay there are far better weapons out there.
I have no opinion on the M&P.

April 6, 2009, 07:36 PM
I own a couple Sigs (P220 & P226) and a couple M&P's (.40 and 45c). I like them all, but between the 250 and M&P, I'd have to say the M&P. I've held the P250 and it just seemed like a lower quality blocky firearm. For the price of the 250, you can get an M&P 9 plus an extra mag or two (if you can find them). My vote is for the M&P even though I love my Sigs.

The Lone Haranguer
April 6, 2009, 09:12 PM
Very positive with the M&P, no experience at all with the P250.

April 6, 2009, 09:30 PM
Like my 250 a lot. I really want the .357sig conversion kit but was told they are delayed until next fall.

April 6, 2009, 10:34 PM

I have a .40 and it's great IMO.

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