SIG P250-22

SIG 22

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).

Richard Johnson

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  • JumpIf NotZero

    Do it in P320 / striker fired and I’m sold.

    • Harrison Jones

      Sig really missed the mark on this. I don’t know why anyone beside a LE agency would buy the 250 and I don’t know of one who uses 22 lol

  • ARCNA442

    Interesting fact – the P250 comes in .380ACP as well.

    • nobody

      Just to point out for those interested, the compact .380 P250 still has the subcompact length barrel/slide. Also, from pictures the 9mm magazines might fit into the .380 frame (the .380 mags look to be 9mm ones with a spacer in the back from side pictures), and the 9mm pistols I have all feed .380 well when messing around with dummy cartridges.

  • rustybugle

    …and add a threaded barrel

  • Vitsaus

    Interesting… introduce a .22 during a shortage of that ammo… but before releasing a .45ACP variant. Once again, SIG puts their pants on before their boxers.

    • JSmath

      22 has built back up in a fair number of places, the last time I checked!

    • Orion Quach

      Shortage? Speak for yourself man lol

    • Marcus Toroian

      Releasing a .45 ACP variant? I’ve had a P250 .45 compact for three years now. Either the article left that out, or they discontinued them, but they definitely exist. Here is mine in desert tan/FDE Cerakote.

    • Brad

      45 p250 model has been around quite some time…

      The P320 45 has been out for at least a month as well now.

      Not sure what you’re talking about?

    • Sgt. Stedenko

      Just bought 5,000 rounds of Mini Mags.
      It’s not that hard.
      Maybe spend less time trolling and more time searching.

  • The American Crusader

    Still waiting for the .357 1911 Fastback Nightmare. Meanwhile, just keep pumping out variants nobody wants….

  • Cody

    do they no longer offer Sig P250 in .45 ACP?

  • ironked

    I spent a couple of weeks playing with a relative’s P250 in .45ACP. It was his first solo, uninformed gun purchase. After one trip to the range he was convinced that the sights were off. The whole problem was his trigger technique.His dopey gun expert buddies couldn’t shoot it either. They were all just jerking the trigger. After figuring out how to stage the DAO trigger it was a breeze to shoot nice tight groups with reasonable speed. For a DAO, the trigger is fairly light with a long, very smooth stroke. I sorta liked it. In fact learning to shoot that gun made me better with my striker fired pistol. I taught him how to manage the trigger and he’s happy now. That most people look sideways at a DAO autoloader has lead to some really good deals on most variants of the P250.