You see people all the time that hate on SIG’s P250 SAO handgun. They buy the gun without doing research and find that it’s DA only, speak bad about the trigger, and sell it while giving a bad opinion of the gun at every opportunity.
I’ve also seen people thinking this gun is very similar to the P320. They are similar but different enough to have different nomenclatures. They share the same frame and are modular guns, but other than that, they’re different and are catering to different markets.
Pricing is one thing the article doesn’t address. Why? Think about it for a second: Looking at SIG’s website for the P250, there are 3 MSRP prices per model (full size, compact, sub-compact). That’s 9 different prices. And then, there’s 4 different calibers being sold…that’s the potential for 36 different prices. There’s also a threaded barrel version that I didn’t even factor in. That’s probably why they didn’t include the price in the article.
You can find P250s for well under $400 new. I did a quick check via Gunwatcher.com and the cheapest I saw a P250 being sold was at $360…very rarely you’ll see a P320 being sold new for under $400 — the cheapest I saw one on Gunwatcher was at $399.
The P250 is also fully ambidextrous. This is important to the left-handed shooter but also to those wishing to be able to manipulate the pistol with either hand.
The test pistol turned in a smooth trigger break of 6 pounds with modest backlash and no noticeable creep. There is no manual safety, only safety features, including the long trigger action and a positive firing pin block or “drop safety.”
Now, most people frown upon DAO. I don’t know why, because if you master DAO in semiautomatic, you’re going to be shooting extremely well if you rotate to an SA or DA/SA gun. Once you master DAO, you’ll be a rock star if you go to an SA or DA/SA gun. Some police departments used the P250. From my understanding, the trigger is exceptionally smooth. There are also tricks to learning DAO (some people stage the trigger by pulling halfway through the trigger pull, which helps in aiming for some).
If I had the room, I’d get a P250 just to say I have one. I may even practice with it diligently in the attempt to improve aiming and pulling the trigger, in the hopes that it will improve my gun handling overall.
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Posted by Official U.S. Concealed Carry Association Page – USCCA on Thursday, August 13, 2015