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P250

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dastardly-D, Feb 10, 2013.

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  1. dastardly-D

    dastardly-D Member

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    I read this forum a lot and hardly see anything about the Sig p250,and am wondering why that is. What little I have read about it is it was troublesome when it first came out. I have a subcompact version in 9mm and it doesn't give me any trouble,my only fault with it is that for a subcompact it's way too thick. If any of you have any experience with them can you tell me what you think of them ? Thanks......
     
  2. Outlaw Man

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    My brother has one in .45 that I've shot once. He's in the Navy and has been overseas most of the time since he got it, so he hasn't shot it much, either. So far, there haven't been any issues, but obviously there hasn't been enough range time to say for sure.

    I enjoyed shooting it, for what it's worth.
     
  3. Inebriated

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    Not a popular pistol... DAO is not terribly appealing in anything larger than a sub-compact, and most people just don't care for the thing, after the initial issues. Also, you can get a P2022 for the same price, and have DA/SA capability, as well as a gun that never really had issues. The sub-compact is quite large, and the compact and full-sized guns are kind of ugly. Not to mention the rather high price for the caliber x-change kits. Might as well just buy a second P250.

    Now, all that being said.... I have a Gen 2 .45 Compact, and I like it a lot. I am not as good with it as I am my Glocks, but then, I don't practice with it as much. Mine had about 800 rounds through it, and then it started to get extraction failures. Sig replaced the extractor for free, and it seems to have done the trick. I have only put about 200 rounds through it since then, though. Overall, I like the P250 for what it is... I am chalking my extractor problem up to a fluke, since I've not really heard of other people having that problem with the Gen 2's.
     
  4. TennJed

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    it has the best DAO trigger I have ever seen. If you like DAO guns you will love the P250. It is reliable and accurrate. Comes in everything from 380 to 45 in sizes subcompact, compact, and full. I think they are wonderful.

    I am a revelover guy, so I actually like DAO. Problem is most auto guys are not DAO guys. The trigger is the key. If you like the trigger, you have a great gun. If you don't like the trigger look elsewhere
     
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    ^That is true... excellent DAO.
     
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    Just ordered ones. Waiting patiently.


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    I tried several of them out; liked the concept and design but just really didn't care for the DAO trigger. It felt smooth enough but really long in its travel and reset. Good to hear though it's been working fine for you.
     
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    They seem to have availability problems right now. Haven't seen them for sale for a while (and that seemed to be the case even before the panic).

    Personally if I could find the full-size version in .357 SIG for a decent price I'd consider picking one up.
     
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    I have a 40 subcompact. I think of it as a modern bulldog - a lot of power in a small package.

    I chose it because it was the only gun in its class that fits my hands. Flatter thinner grips don't work for me.

    The trigger is long but once you get used to it it's fine.
     
  10. Storm

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    The trigger does take some work to master but is worth the effort. Some folks won't see the effort as worth it when other guns can be mastered with a lot less. That is understandable. As I have shot DAO a lot, especially with revolvers, it wasn't that much of an effort for me. Yes, the reset is long but I find that I can put rounds on target pretty much just as quickly as I can accurately shoot and bring the muzzle down on POA. Double taps are an issue. For a DAO trigger it is about as smooth as it gets.

    As to the looks of the guns that I own (9 and 45 Fulls) they really do it for me. The trigger is more set back in the grip giving it a slab longslide look that I really like. I prefer the first style grip but they were never made for the full size.
     
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    I got a 9mm subcompact about 6 months ago. 800 flawless rounds so far. You either love it or hate it. It fit my hand better than other guns in this size.
    Being fond of revolvers this gun is a good fit for me as it shoots like a revolver with a very smooth trigger. Going back and forth with my J frame is an easy transition.
    I also like the dao for a carry gun.
     
  12. dastardly-D

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    bradepd...........I agree,fit's my hand great and the action is so smooth ! No problems of any kind,other than being too thick,in my opinion,I don't see why it isn't more popular ? They should list it as a compact though,with it's 13 round capacity and thickness !
     
  13. Mr. Trashcan

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    The problem is not the thickness unless you're comparing it to a single stack or something like a KelTec P11. The thickness of the SC is listed at 1.1 while the Glock 26 is 1.18. But's longer and higher. And so far as I can tell, the reason for that extra height in the frame is to accomodate the large hammer. That high mass would explain how they can get away with a 6 lb trigger on a true DAO.

    I think it is the perfect self defense gun for home or for those who can carry in this form factor. The trigger is absolutely ideal for those purposes. Long enough for safety and smooth enough to pull when necessary. Problem is that SIG doesn't market it that way, and that's a real shame. They seem to try to hide or apologize for the DAO trigger when that is where it really shines.

    I have the SC and C in 9mm and the FS frame and grip. The problem for me is that I keep going back to the Keltec P11 because it is so much smaller and lighter. I carry appendix and with the belt clip (or a nylon IWB) I hardly know I'm carrying it. The P250 I'm always aware of. I'm going to unload the FS conversion, but I can't bring myself to sell the SC or C. I just love the gun too much to sell it.
     
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    i hate them so much i got 4 of them ,full size .45 ,compact .45 ,sub compact .45 ,sub compact 9mm .i guess i just lost my mind .:D
     
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    The P250 really is a great gun --- If you don't mind the DAO trigger. I have a P250, and I love it. Smokin' accurate gun.

    I prefer my Glocks, but this one was an el-cheapo that fit my hand great. I bought it for the modularity, but I've not purchased any fire control units.

    The bore axis seems a bit higher than most guns. The slide is a piece of cake to manipulate, thus making it ideal for the ladies.
     
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