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Sig P250 questions and opinions wanted

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by geckcgt, Nov 23, 2011.

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  1. geckcgt

    geckcgt Member

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    Hey, so I'm looking at the Sig p250, and was shocked at the price. However, I heard that it went through some tough teething issues when it was introduced. I wanted to know a few things:
    1) How is reliability and accuracy now? (are the issues worked out?)
    2) Is the frame fire control unit the one considered a firearm, or does the frame count?
    3) What is your opinion of it? I was thinking of getting it as a cheap fun gun, and a firearm to get used to DAO
     
  2. roachcore

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    Teething issues solved, frame not numbered one of the best dao triggers out there

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
     
  3. wvshooter

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    I've had my sub compact for about four months. There is nothing wrong with the gun if a long double action trigger is something you're interested in.

    The trigger pull and trigger reset are both long. Think revolver trigger. The trigger weight, that is the weight of the trigger pull, is relatively light IMO. There is no trigger stacking and the entire pull is very smooth. The smoothness can be compared to a Kahr trigger if you've ever shot a Kahr.

    The trigger assembly is "the firearm". The frame, slide and barrel are not stamped with a serial number. The trigger assembly has a second strike capability. Unlike some other DAO handguns pulling the trigger always cocks and releases the hammer. It matters not whether the slide has cycled. Operates like a revolver except there is no cylinder rotating.

    The gun is, of course modular. You can buy multiple frame sizes and four different ammo caliber barrels including 9mm, 40, 45 and 357 sig. The Sig website list these for $285 each. The one trigger assembly will work with each. IMO the gun is quite a bargain. I bought mine at Gander Mtn during a one week sale and paid $379 before tax. I have carried my sub compact quite a bit and it makes a great carry gun. It's 12 + 1 in a small package in the 9mm version.

    I think it's one of the better choices for someone looking for an inexpensive gun. The Ruger SR series would be another good candidate.
     
  4. JackPlinker

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    I've had my Sig 250 compact for almost a year. I also have a Sig 220 elite (i.e. short reset trigger). The 250 is nothing like the 220, does not feel like a "Sig" due to the long trigger. Try before you buy to make sure you like the trigger. I load Winchester PDX1 for self defense and PMC bronze for plinking. Blazers (aluminum casing) jam, every third one or so, and without limp wristing, so beware of lighter load rounds. Haven't had a problem with the PMC's at all. Once you get used to the trigger, the 250 is cool. I like the grip, the high capacity, and the accuracy. Consider the SigPro as a similarly priced Sig option.
     
  5. k9ridge09

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    My LGS is selling the P250 2sum package in 9mm for $419. Is this a good deal?
     
  6. JackPlinker

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    $419 for a 2sum is a good deal. Lowest I've seen is ~$500 with night sights.
     
  7. basicblur

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    Not much of a 250 fan (just personal preference), but our local gun shop just got in a package deal:
    SIG P250 40 S&W, night sights, 3 magazines, extra 357 SIG barrel, $499.
    According to the info, it has the mid-size frame.

    I assume this is something straight from SIG and not something thrown together by a distributor?

    Iff'n I was a P250 fan (and I think I'd prefer the smaller frame), I'd be tempted...
     
  8. WinThePennant

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    The P250 is a great value. Those who complain about the trigger probably just don't like DAO triggers at all. I like the trigger because the long trigger is basically like a safety. That's the whole point of a DAO system. You will not find a better DAO trigger, IMHO.

    The accuracy is VERY GOOD once you learn how to shoot the DAO. A lot of people will 'jerk' the long trigger.

    I own the P250 full-size 9mm. I'm looking to buy different caliber packages.

    I also bought it to be a fun gun. I plan on buying different calibers and many frames. There are a lot of places who will paint/coat your frame in different colors. The frame is only around $45 bucks straight from Sig, so why not?

    I think the P250 could become the common man's fun gun. If enough of them sell, then accessories will follow. It seems like the prices keep falling for this gun. At this rate, everyone will own two or three of them.
     
  9. Dr_B

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    Good gun. The problems were all worked out over a year ago, to my knowledge. The serial number is on the innards, not the frame, so you can swap frames out for different grip sizes. I had one in .45 ACP. There weren't a lot of holsters for it at the time, but I think that has changed now.
     
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