Thoughts on the SIG P250?


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Spieler
July 26, 2012, 08:47 AM
I am searching for a new compact 9mm handgun for CCW and am considering the P250. I've had great success with other SIG products, but have heard that the P250 is somewhat of a mixed bag when it comes to quality and reliability. I like the fact that it is a SIG and love it's sub $400 price tag, but is the gamble worth it?

Thoughts, opinions and feedback on those who have or had a P250 greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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WinThePennant
July 26, 2012, 09:12 AM
This one draws a variety of opinion.

I have a P250, and think it's a great pistol.

The initial release had some teething problems. The second release, commonly called the Gen 2 P250, pretty much took care of these problems.

It has a GREAT DAO trigger. But, that's just it, it's DAO. It's long, but buttery smooth. If you don't like DAO, and it's an acquired taste, then you won't like the P250.

WinThePennant
July 26, 2012, 09:15 AM
BTW, there are people who consider the subcompact version to be an ideal carry piece. The subcompact 9mm holds 12 + 1.

2wheels
July 26, 2012, 09:49 AM
Meh, the P250 in any form never impressed me. For a cheap Sig the SP2022 is the way to go. I think it's a little bigger than the mid sized P250 though, and definitely bigger than the subcompact.

WinThePennant
July 26, 2012, 10:02 AM
True that the Sig Pro (SP2022) is a great value, but its size makes it almost worthless as a CCW.

Walking Dead
July 26, 2012, 10:05 AM
True that the Sig Pro (SP2022) is a great value, but its size makes it almost worthless as a CCW.
I carry the sig SP2022 daily without a problem. I like it better than the P250. The Sig SP2022 is of far better quality than the P250.

2wheels
July 26, 2012, 10:13 AM
True that the Sig Pro (SP2022) is a great value, but its size makes it almost worthless as a CCW.
Depends on your point of view, plenty of people carry full sized guns. And if he's looking at the compact and not the subcompact P250, it isn't that much of a size difference.

Sal1911A1
July 26, 2012, 01:10 PM
I have two P250's fullsize and compact 45acp.
If you love revolvers and DAO pistols you will love the P250.
The 45 compact I have has been perect from day one.
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n596/sal1911a1/P250large001.jpg

Sig should market the P250 better, check one out you will be surprised how good it is

tarosean
July 26, 2012, 01:15 PM
Isn't that the one where the bore axis seems like its 10' above your hand?

WinThePennant
July 26, 2012, 01:39 PM
Isn't that the one where the bore axis seems like its 10' above your hand?
All Sigs feel that way.

But, they still shoot fine. You won't notice.

I'll add that my P250 is crazy accurate (once you get used to the long trigger).

Inebriated
July 26, 2012, 01:51 PM
Yeah, I've yet to shoot a Sig that felt as natural as a Glock, as far as bore axis.

My 250 (compact .45) had zero problems, until I got some FTE's at about 800 rounds. Case would be half-way out the chamber, and the extractor would slip off, or something. Sig paid for overnight shipping, replaced the extractor, test fired several times, and overnighted it back to my door withing I think 5 days. Another 1200 rounds later, the thing's had zero failures. So my overall impressions with it are very good. I've got one of the better DAO triggers on the market, 10 rounds of .45 ACP in a compact size, a very comfortable gun to hold, etc.

I only recommend them to people who will practice with that trigger. You absolutely have to.

B!ngo
July 27, 2012, 01:46 AM
I have no info on Sig's because it seems that they never hire, nor have they ever met a person with a dominant left hand. I hear they are wonderful guns, but I've never done more than bounce a 226 around in my weak hand to get the feel for it.
Bummer.

WinThePennant
July 27, 2012, 01:49 AM
You should love the P250 since it is fully ambidextrous.

Inebriated
July 27, 2012, 03:48 AM
I have no info on Sig's because it seems that they never hire, nor have they ever met a person with a dominant left hand. I hear they are wonderful guns, but I've never done more than bounce a 226 around in my weak hand to get the feel for it.
Bummer.

As WTP said, the P250 is fully ambidextrous, with a simple mag release reversal. And the 226/220/all other variants are also reasonably ambidextrous. You can switch around the release, and use the slingshot/power stroke method on with the slide. The decocker is the only thing you can't really work around.

Dicktracey
July 29, 2012, 08:15 PM
i bought my first gun and thanks to the highroad community i steered away for the 200$and lower guns so i sprung for the p250 combo 9mm sub compact and full size at cabelas for 600$ and was well worth it my wife went and got one we shot a ton of ammo and took them apart and switched them my wife firing unit came apart i put it back together thanks to you tube!!!! but all in all no problems and easy to handle

TennJed
July 30, 2012, 12:18 AM
i bought my first gun and thanks to the highroad community i steered away for the 200$and lower guns so i sprung for the p250 combo 9mm sub compact and full size at cabelas for 600$ and was well worth it my wife went and got one we shot a ton of ammo and took them apart and switched them my wife firing unit came apart i put it back together thanks to you tube!!!! but all in all no problems and easy to handle
congrats on the first gun and keep us posted

Dicktracey
July 31, 2012, 08:19 PM
do not spend 400 on the sub compact,my wife did and i turned around and same day same store baught the 9mm sub compact full size combo for 600 way better deal, very easy to take apart and clean i had mine for about 2 weeks took it apart about 20 times and put a couple hundred rounds through both.they are great guns no problems yet

The_Armed_Therapist
August 1, 2012, 11:05 PM
I'm sure it's reliable. However, anytime I've handled one it has felt a little too much like a toy to me, and I find that odd. The hammer, especially looks ridiculously cheap. But like I said, I'm sure it's reliable.

Dicktracey
August 1, 2012, 11:26 PM
how do you start a thread???

The_Armed_Therapist
August 2, 2012, 09:41 AM
how do you start a thread???

After you log in, choose a message board (General, Rifle, Autoloader, etc.). At the top of that page should be a button "New Thread."

TennJed
August 2, 2012, 08:00 PM
How many mags does the p250 come with from the factory? Also does anyone know any good place to buy cheap mags online?

Inebriated
August 2, 2012, 08:10 PM
They come with 1, and online they can run from $40 to $50.

TennJed
August 2, 2012, 08:19 PM
They come with 1, and online they can run from $40 to $50.

Man I hate $50 mags

Walkalong
August 2, 2012, 09:13 PM
A little more info here in this thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=668133), where I asked a similar question recently. I have the hots for trying one, but cannot find one to put my hands one. I may have to just go for it and order one soon.

Inebriated
August 2, 2012, 09:16 PM
Me too. But hey, they're good mags. Mine have broken in to the point where I can fit an extra round in them, and still get 100% reliability.

A little more info here in this thread, where I asked a similar question recently. I have the hots for trying one, but cannot find one to put my hands one. I may have to just go for it and order one soon.

I say do it! I guess I'll go say it in your thread as well lol.

Dicktracey
August 2, 2012, 11:58 PM
thank you!

nelson133
August 3, 2012, 11:13 AM
I came across 3 P250 complete guns and an exchange kit and extra magazinesfor a total of $800 a while back. I like Sigs, but the online reviews steered me away. All 3 of the guns have a somewhat different trigger pull, but if you are ok with double action revolvers, you'll like them. Revolver girl likes them as well and if I installed the short reach trigger in one, it wouldn't be mine any more.
She bought me a .45 compact exchange kit for my birthday and I found used magazines at CDNN for $20. The ones I got were all in great shape.
I tended to shoot them low at first, but getting used to the trigger has improved that.
I'm carrying a Caracal c right now, but would have any problem with carrying the P250s in the appropriate size,

TennJed
August 3, 2012, 06:12 PM
Mine came in last night. Have not shot it yet, but impressed with everything so for(expect for it coming with one mag :( )

Can't understand all the hate for the trigger. It is a DA trigger, but maybe the best I have ever seen.

WinThePennant
August 3, 2012, 06:21 PM
I agree about the trigger, TennJed. It's quite possible the finest DAO trigger I've ever used. In the race gun era, it takes some getting used to.

I'm sure you'll enjoy your P250.

Inebriated
August 3, 2012, 09:22 PM
I'll agree as well on the trigger being one of the top DAO triggers out there.

TennJed
August 3, 2012, 10:56 PM
I have all kinds of gun triggers, so to speak. I have SA revolvers and DA revolvers. I have DOA only autos and DA/SA autos. I even have a couple is SA only 1911s and 1 striker fire. I enjoy shooting them all and think it is a benefit to be well rounded and used to shooting them all.

All I have ever carried is a DA gun, snub nose revolver or pocket poly 380s. Just a personal preference but I rather have a long trigger and no safety.

I bought the p250 to fill a void in my collection (poly 45acp) and range fun. No plans for carry. However after seeing the trigger I might have to consider a sub compact p250 as an EDC option. Of course it needs to prove itself reliable and accurate first, but I can't rave enough about the trigger

silversport
August 5, 2012, 10:18 AM
some of us Southpaws don't have too much issue with SiGs...I prefer the P Series (of course I have a lot of trigger time with them starting in 1988)...

...I have my first SiGPro enroute to me (SP2340 in 357 SiG) and hear what the P250 people say...might be another bargain winner SiG as long as they don't learn how to market it (good for us) and you like the trigger pull...

Bill

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