Deal or No Deal: Sig P250 Compact

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Acera, Jan 25, 2017.

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  1. Acera

    Acera Member

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    Came across a very slightly used pistol today and I am contemplating purchasing it.

    It is a Sig P250 in 9mm.
    Has the rail on the bottom, so I think it is a compact model (not subcompact).
    Comes with factory holster and 2 total magazines.
    Very good bore and overall condition.
    White dot sights.

    The seller is asking $300, and I will pay about $24 or so more in sales tax. So all in for right at $325, no room to negotiate on the price.

    This pistol NIB at the local Academy is $100 more.

    Is it a good deal?

    Who has experience with this design? Reliable?

    Don't need it as I have a few other 9mms, but having another back up to the back ups is always nice.

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  2. cc-hangfire

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    Like you, I only need a small reason to buy another gun.

    I really like the P250 although most of the rest of the world hates it but loves the P320. I prefer a longer trigger stroke on my defense guns, & the P250's is smooth. I haven't had my set for more than 6 months but am happy with them (2 FCU's; full size .45 & .40, compact & subcompact 9mm - I'm covered for the next ammo shortage).

    The price sounds pretty good; I got mine (complete guns, not the extra grip/slides) for $325 & $340 total costs from Gunbroker after researching going prices. With the US military choosing the P320 and SIG discontinuing the P250, it's anybody's guess where prices will go on the P250.
     
  3. gc70

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    If the rail has 5 notches, it is a full-size; a compact has 4 notches on the rail; a sub-compact can have 3 notches or no notches; a carry model also has 3 rail notches but is obviously bigger than the sub-compact.

    The big question is whether you shoot a true DAO trigger. If so, the pistol is attractively priced; if not, pass on buying a gun you will possibly not like.

    The P250 has a true DAO trigger that requires a pull of 5.5 to 6.5 pounds and a long trigger stroke. If you already know how to manage a long trigger pull -or are willing to devote the effort to learn to manage such a trigger- the P250 trigger is typically as nice as some of the best DA revolver triggers you would ever encounter. Many people accustomed to shorter trigger pulls find the P250 trigger to be an exercise in frustration.

    $325 OTD is a good price for a 2nd generation P250 in good condition as described. I offer no opinion on pricing for an original 1st generation P250 (many of which had substantial operational problems) as shown in the attached photo.

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  4. Acera

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    gc70 is looks like the 'New Style' in the bottom of your picture.

    While I am somewhat familiar with long trigger pulls on a couple DA revolvers I own, I had not thought about that. Being as I did not pull the trigger to check in at the shop I did not form an opinion on it either way.

    Thanks for the replies.




    edited to add: After sleeping on it, the long trigger pull and it being discontinued that the above posters pointed out pushed back on my decision.

    So I will be passing on the deal. Just noticed from tag that it's been at that price in the showcase for almost 2 months, so others don't see it as a great deal either.

    If any of you are interested PM me and I will send you the contact information for seller. Their shop is north east of Houston, TX by about a 1/2 hour is anybody interested is close.




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  5. Acera

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    Visited it again, now I am sure. Not the deal for me.



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    If I saw that around here locally, I would be really tempted. I kind of like the trigger on the P250.
     
  7. Kookla

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    I just picked one of these up new and shot it the other day. I'm a fan of the DAO trigger type and shot it well. It was one of those cases where I found a pistol that was great for me. For $300 in good shape, I'd hop on it.
     
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    The trigger pull on mine was smooth and predictable. I saw video where the demonstrator suggested that you fire it like a 2 stage trigger for maximum accuracy. Works very well that way....
     
  9. Tallball

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    My FiL has one. I have shot it a bunch of times. I prefer a big steel pistol, but it is accurate and reliable and the trigger is okay with me.
     
  10. Nathan Detroit

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    One other thing to consider is your ability to keep it running. Any part that is not shared with the 320 will be hard to come by. Even when the 250 was being actively marketed, replacement parts for the FCU were impossible to come by. Now with it discontinued, it may be even harder to find the parts should you need them.
     
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