The Sig Sauer P250 lent a lot of design and innovation to help create the increasingly popular P320, but its time has come. With the growing market for striker-fire pistols versus hammer-fire compounded with the newly won U.S. Army contract for its new Modular Handgun System (MHS), the P320 has cemented its place in the Sig Sauer line-up. The P250, on the other hand, is on its way out the door.
If you visit the newly re-designed Sig Sauer website and navigate through its multiple drop-down menus you can eventually find the model P250. Most of us remember a vast array of sizes and calibers, but that is not the case anymore. The only variation left is a rimfire P250-22. No centerfire models exist whatsoever anymore.
Most distributors are all, but dried up except for a select few. If you really want hammer-fire pistol you will need to act quickly. They are being clearanced with no indications of a modular, hammer-fire model to replace it. With the industry trending to the striker-fire design and the wild popularity of the P320, it was only a matter of time. Sig Sauer makes numerous hammer-fire models and the P250 just was not paying the bills.
The P250 definitely served its purpose though. The one-piece chassis system and modular frames that the P320 now uses catapulted Sig Sauer to win the MHS contract. They are also cutting into and killing Glock sales to law enforcement. All of this occurring after SHOT Show where Glock introduced nothing new for 2017… at all.