Sig Sauer P250 9mm Compact Review


November 21, 2012, 02:55 PM
Just wanted to let you folks know, I recently bought a Sig P250 Compact. This is the 9mm with an almost 4" barrel, three dot sights and a full double action only trigger with second strike capability.

I fired 100 rounds of Winchester 115 grain FMJ, plus 20 rounds of Winchester 115 grain Silver Tip and had NO failures to feed, fire or eject. None. I found the trigger pull very easy to control--but then again, I'm a long time revolver fan.

The sights were big with a fair amount of room around the front sight. Using a center hold (put the dot where you want the rounds to go), I easily fired an entire clip (15 rounds) into the bullseye at 30 feet with both the Winchester loads. This was two handed, standing, fairly slow fire.

I have weak hands but had no trouble with the P250's DAO design. I shot about as well as I ever do weak handed and strong hand only was a breeze. Truly rapid fire is not allowed at the Point Blank indoor range in Mooresville, NC, but I feel I could easily shoot the P250 as quickly as my GP100--3-4 shots per second with good hits. After 100+ rounds of 9mm through the very ergonomic grip, my hands were not sore at all.

The Sig is Glock 19 sized, but has, IMHO, a more ergonomic grip and a better feeling trigger pull. To me, the striker fired "safe action" triggers feel like clunky single actions. The P250 DAO, on the other hand, feels like a custom revolver.

I like the safety feature of having an exposed hammer, and I like to be able to have the exact same trigger pull dry firing as live firing. With a second strike capable action, I can dry fire multiple shots without having to break my grip and rack the slide. That's nice for building long term muscle memory.

So, I traded a S&W M&P .45 4" for the Sig P250 and have absolutely no regrets. There was nothing wrong with the M&P, I just didn't feel a connection with it. The little Sig already feels like an old friend.

If you like the feel of a revolver but want the flatness, weight savings or round count of an automatic, I recommend you at least test fire the Sig Sauer P250.

If there is a downside to this pistol, it is the thick slide. While the grip is normal size, the slide is about as thick as a full sized Glock 21. It ain't now Kahr, or 1911! You will probably need to order a custom holster to get a proper fit. I'm looking at holsters from High Noon, Old Faithful and, of course, Milt Sparks.

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November 21, 2012, 03:06 PM
I have a .45 Compact. Decent little gun in general, but for the price, it's tough to beat, if you're good with the trigger.

November 21, 2012, 08:43 PM
I have a .40 subcompact and like it very much. There is a lot to be said for dry-fire practice without the need to play with the slide after every shot.

November 22, 2012, 11:59 PM
If you like DA triggers (I do, I consider myself a revovler guy at heart) the P250 has arguably the best DAO trigger you can find. A P250c in 45 sleeps in my nightstand and it's little brother the P290 (similar trigger) is my EDC.

BIG BIG BIG fan of the P250 and P290

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