SIG P250-22

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
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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
Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.

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  • Cody Cody on Nov 20, 2015

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

  • Ironked Ironked on Nov 22, 2015

    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.

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