SIG P250 to adopt a striker-fired system [Rumor]

    Todd, who blogs at Pistol Training, wrote on the forums that he believes that a striker fired version of the SIG P250 will be made available soon. Currently the P250 uses a true double action hammer system1. From Todd’s forum posting (emphasis added) …

    They’ve selected it. No guns have been delivered or fielded yet.

    As others have said, the rank-and-file seem unhappy with the choice. But again, most of them have zero actual experience with the gun and only know what they’ve heard. The FAM2 contract will be a major turning point for the P250. If the gun runs well, meets the agency’s durability expectations, and the average FAM feels he can shoot it well, it could turn things around for the P250 after the false starts of the past couple years. If, on the other hand, the FAMs ditch it within the first year or two (even if they just go back to the P229, which has served them very well since 9/11) then it could be the final death knell for the P250 line.

    The striker-fired version of the P250 is expected to be released soon, perhaps even at SHOT. While it will solve complaints about the long reset, it might not make a difference for the FAMs. The FAM solicitation specifically disallowed any striker-fired weapons. One manufacturer even filed a formal protest over the issue. So there is no way the FAM Service could adopt a striker-fired version (or modification) to its P250s without incurring a landslide of legal problems from Smith & Glock.

    SIG P250

    UPDATE: Todd has written about it on his blog.

    1. I say true because Glock, for example, claim double action but they are not true double action guns. 

    2. Federal Air Marshall 

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