SIG SAUER announced the addition of the .22 LR as a caliber option in the P250 line of handguns. The new rimfire offering expands the pistol caliber options to a total of four. Other calibers currently available are 9mm, .40 S&W and .357 SIG.
The P250-22 is a double action only pistol with a nominal trigger pull weight of 6.5 pounds. The guns have a 3.9″ barrel, and each magazine will hold 10 rounds. With an empty magazine, the gun weighs 21.2 ounces. Both adjustable and contrast sights are offered in the new pistol.
SIG SAUER uses a black hard coat finish on the slide. As with the other handguns in the P250 line, the frame is polymer.
The P250 is a line of modular handguns that use an internal chassis as the legally defined firearm (serial numbered part). This allows SIG SAUER to offer different sized frames that the owner can buy and sell without transfer concerns. Some people have even printed their own frames.
Different size frames give the owner the ability to customize the gun to the need. Additionally, the user can convert the one chassis to fire any of the calibers in the line.
It would seem that having the ability to shoot both .22 LR and a serious defensive caliber out of the same platform could be a benefit as cheap plinking and target practice could reinforce familiarity with the platform that was used for personal protection.
The suggested retail price is $434.00 (US).