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Thoughts on the SIG P250?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Spieler, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Spieler

    Spieler Well-Known Member

    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.

  2. WinThePennant

    WinThePennant Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. WinThePennant

    WinThePennant Well-Known Member

    BTW, there are people who consider the subcompact version to be an ideal carry piece. The subcompact 9mm holds 12 + 1.
  4. 2wheels

    2wheels Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. WinThePennant

    WinThePennant Well-Known Member

    True that the Sig Pro (SP2022) is a great value, but its size makes it almost worthless as a CCW.
  6. Walking Dead

    Walking Dead Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. 2wheels

    2wheels Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Sal1911A1

    Sal1911A1 Active Member


    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.

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

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Isn't that the one where the bore axis seems like its 10' above your hand?
  10. WinThePennant

    WinThePennant Well-Known Member

    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).
  11. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. B!ngo

    B!ngo Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. WinThePennant

    WinThePennant Well-Known Member

    You should love the P250 since it is fully ambidextrous.
  14. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    [QUOTE="B!ngo] 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.

    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.
  15. Dicktracey

    Dicktracey Member

    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
  16. TennJed

    TennJed Well-Known Member

    congrats on the first gun and keep us posted
  17. Dicktracey

    Dicktracey Member

    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
  18. The_Armed_Therapist

    The_Armed_Therapist Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. Dicktracey

    Dicktracey Member

    how do you start a thread???
  20. The_Armed_Therapist

    The_Armed_Therapist Well-Known Member

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

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