LNIB – complete with all the usual “stuff” . . .
Sig had a neat idea with the P250 – a fire control group that was the “actual” serialized firearm – and then sell caliber “x-change ” kits – buy one firearm (functional) in your choice of caliber and the all you have to do is by a “kit” at a reduced price and you have another firearm – just swap the fire control group out and away you go. Full size – compact (which is what this is) – sub-compact / pick your caliber – 45 (which is what this is) – 40 S&W – 357SIG – 9mm – 380 – 22LR. You get a frame – slide – guide rod – recoil spring – mag – just put your fire control group in it and you are good to go. A great idea in theory. In theory. Several issues kinda stood in the way of the idea taking off.
Availability – Your kidding – right?? I saw a grand total of one kit in the wild – Virtually everybody that carried SIG had them listed – never in stock – but listed on their website – or in their catalog – the kits were never really “out” there to buy . . .
Price Point – In most listings the kit was just about right up there with the price of a complete firearm and the one that I saw in the wild was more than the price of buying the same size/caliber as a complete firearm . . .
DAO / self de-cocking / spurless hammer – for a lot of people an issue – unless you learned to shoot and shoot fast on a DA/SA revolver a Double Action Only trigger is a learning curve that most people just won’t practice enough ( damn Bruce – there’s that P word again!! ) with to become proficient in its use – remember the P250 came into the market in 2007 – long after striker fired handguns saturated the market. From my point of view the DAO trigger was like old home week – very close to K frame S&W and the bonus of 10 rounds total with 45 acp.
No doubt about it – with that profile it’s a SIG
Sig did a good job on texturing the grips except where your thumb rests – added grip tape to both sides – gives some texture to smooth slick plastic . . .
Sig had a contract to produce 45,000 pistols for the Dutch police – for a number of reasons ( most of which will probably never be known ) it withered and died. Sig also had an order to provide the P250 in 357SIG as replacements for The Federal Air Marshall’s Service P229’s – that contract falling apart is an interesting read as a stand alone story. I urge you to research that mess for yourself – when you see Alice and The Mad Hatter say Hi! for me. . .
Sig had high hopes for the P250 line – had those come to fruition I believe volume would have been high enough that the price point at retail would have possibly dropped enough to become attractive to the public . . .
The P250 just never really went over – Wiki only lists two agencies as using them – The Hong Kong Police and The Cleveland County Police ( northwest U.K. ) – really neat pistols but they just didn’t click . . .
Which led to this – virtually the same firearm – but striker fired – For my having shot the P250 DAO and really liking the trigger – the striker fired P320 was a real MEH . . .
SIG P320 – Essentially a striker fired P250 – the biggest difference between hammer fired (P250) and striker fired (P320) ?? – NO second strike capability with the SIG P320 . . . SIG added a little “shelf” for your thumb on both sides . . . But – But it’s striker fired – must buy P320 — News Flash !! — The trigger on the P250 is a better trigger – If you practice and train on it the P250 has a very good trigger – if you want to take a skill set and just apply a hardware fix to it – rather than improve on the skill set – go with the P320 – just saying – and the P320 became quite the success for SIG . . .
Oh Well – on to the P250 –
Sitting on top of a SIG full sized 1911 – sitting by itself it looks to be pretty good sized – when paired with a full sized firearm you realize it is a “compact”
Bottoms up! – P250 on the left – Sig 1911 on the right . . .
Field strip is easy – lock the slide back – turn the take down lever – release the slide and off it comes . . .
And the recoil spring / guide rod assembly is not captive – ( only took 20 minutes to find the damn thing the one time it managed to escape my clutches ) so try not to launch it . . .
Looking down the mag well . . .
Slide release . . . one for each side . . .
And one of the four tabs that the slide rides on – once you clean it – just put a bit of good grease on those tabs and a spot on top of both slide release’s – then lube the slide and away you go . . . And yes – I am going to do a post on what I am using and calling “good grease” – I ran up on a new product and it is really good – Battle Born Lube !!
Now hear is where it gets interesting – pull the take down lever out of the frame
A wee bit of wiggling and finagling – don’t forget to hold you tongue just right . . .
Actually it is not that hard to get it out of the frame – the only down side – never being able to find the different kits to swap it into . . .
Enough Barbra Streisand Bruce – are you gonna take this thing to the range or just tease us ???
7 yards – slow – aimed – deliberate fire . . .
7 Yard – 5 round dumps – It’s all in how you train and practice – the more I focus on sights – the worse I shoot -LMAO!!
Slow deliberate fire at 10 yards – the one I circled is out of the top left string – don’t ask me – I don’t have a clue -LOL!!
And finally 5 yard slow fire . . .
Bottom Line – Worth buying?? If you can find one – frame size and caliber you want? Sure – why not! ( My God!! – you know I am only going to enable you not dissuade you !! ) Don’t go overboard on the price – try to get as close to the $325 – $350 dollar range as you can – unless you just gotta have one ( I am laughing as I type this ) – if I remember correctly this one was $399.00 on sale – NIB – I think . . .
Don’t forget – BLOAT – Buy Lots Of Ammo Today!!
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!