SIG p250...brass in the face?


September 11, 2010, 03:42 PM

Picked up a beautiful SIG p250 compact stainless 9mm today. Went to the range and was overall very happy with it. Unlike most, I LOVE the smooth DAO style trigger. Wish more guns had it, reminds me of my favorite type of gun...revolvers. Simple, smooth and very safe under stress.
Anyway, the only downside I can find is that almost every single case hit me in either the chest or smack in the face. No matter how much you try, that will induce a flinch quick.
Is this common? Anything I can do to fix it?

Off the subject, but the gun came with a stainless steel guiderod in addition to the factory plastic guide rod. Is their any reason I should install this?? Other than increased durability (percieved) is their any other benefit?


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September 11, 2010, 08:07 PM
I shoot the full size. It's surprising how far the rounds fly, and at least 8' in the air.

I would have sent it back to Sig and told them to keep it if they can't fix it if brass was hitting me in the face.

BTW, I like the DAO, too. First shot with it was a dead on bulls eye at 10 yds. Been trying to duplicate it ever since!

Good luck with the flying brass!

Sauer Grapes
September 11, 2010, 09:18 PM
I've been shooting the P250 for about a year and a half now. I've never been hit with a single piece of brass.
I would call them and ask them about it. That's just not right.
Your right though, seems to be a select few that like the DAO trigger on the 250. Some friends have shot it and were not impressed with it. Of course they counldn't hit anything with it.

September 11, 2010, 09:50 PM
Love my two p250s - 45 and 9mm. In nearly 2500 rounds I have never been been hit by my brass. One friend bought a p250 after I bought mine. Others who have tried it hated the DAO trigger. For me it is a high capacity revolver. I could not be happier. Lots of p250 haters out there.

September 11, 2010, 09:50 PM
I have several handguns that don't come anywhere close to hitting me in the face or chest, yet when my wife shoots those same guns she ALWAYS gets brass in the face and down her blouse. Why? I'm not sure, but I'd bet my house that it has to do with the way she holds and resists the recoil. I'd have to do a slo-mo video comparing her technique to mine to have the definitive answer. It is too predictable to think that it is just coincidence that the brass only picks the times she shoots to change the ejection course. It has to be the way she shoots vs. the way I shoot. This probably doesn't help you, but it might put some light on the subject.

September 11, 2010, 10:12 PM
My P250 40 cal compact does the same thing but I am left handed so that may explain why.

September 11, 2010, 10:24 PM
I have a p229 and I've had brass bounce off my head a couple times, and once off the lens of my safety glasses. Like ET said, I think it may have more to do with the shooter than the gun though.

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