New SIG P250 Pistol at IACP Convention

The Shooting Wire is reporting that SIG Sauer will be releasing a new full-sized pistol, the SIG P250, this weekend at the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention. The firearm has different sized polymer grips/frames that the metal receiver drops down into. A few of these have been seen in some of the consumer gun magazines, but this will be the first time most of us will be able to put our hands on one.

SIG P250

The P250 has a stainless steel chassis that is the serial numbered part considered the firearm for legal purposes.  That chassis is the only thing regulated by federal and state laws.  So, the owner can literally buy new frames, barrels and slides of any size, caliber and color and swap the chassis into them.  So one gun can transform into anything the circumstances may dictate.  The owner, meanwhile, can save a lot of cash because one gun can serve many roles.

The P250 works great for law enforcement agencies also, as the single gun can be modified to fit anyone’s hand, regardless of size.  Additionally, if the officer changes assignments, the gun can change with them.  A patrol officer with a full size pistol can merely reconfigure the same gun for something smaller if he or she moves to an undercover position.

This gun is supposed to have 35-40% fewer parts when compared to other handguns. Generally speaking, that should enhance reliability. Sigs are known to be dependable, accurate firearms. I hope this one continues that tradition.

SIG will offer the P250 in a variety of configurations and calibers.  It may not be the perfect gun for all occasions, but it certainly seems that it could be given a couple of moments to swap parts around.  Calibers available include 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP and 357 SIG.  Magazine capacity is 10 for the 45, 14 for the 40 and 357 and 17 for the 9mm.  That, as they say, is a whole lot of felon repellant.

The gun comes with standard or night sights.

SIG Sauer is also releasing the Sig556, a lightweight rifle for the military and law enforcement that is the Sig Sauer platform for the .223/5.56 cartridge. Functionally, it is a bit different from the AR-15, and lighter, but it is designed to accept the AR magazine.

This video from SIG shows all of the unique features of these pistols.

I will have a review on these firearms as soon as I can acquire them for shooting.

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  1. I bought this gun recently and I love it. Trigger pull is nice and easy. The gun is very accurate. The night sights are awesome. This gun is very versitle, you can change the handle to fit your hand and you can change the caliber size very easily. I reccomend this gun!!!

  2. I bought the P 250 today while looking for another P 228. Apparently the 228 has been dropped from Sig’s arsenal.

    I like everything I see so far but haven’t shot it yet. I do not like their failure to include an additional magazine. It is so new I cannot find a magazine for sale. I have several holsters for the P 228 and the softer ones also fit the P 250

  3. I bought a p250 9mm several months ago and it is absolutely my favorite CC firearm. I’ve but around 1,000 rounds through this gun in the last 6 months or so and every bit of the Sig reliability has held true. This is my 2nd Sig and I look forward to adding another to my collection very soon.
    Pros: Compact, lightweight, Dependable, Inexpensive (by Sig standards), Easy to disassemble and clean, Accurate out of the box
    Cons: Not much availability for parts/accessories (Sig designed this as a modular system but still waiting on all the parts).

  4. Okay, Where do I start. I had my mind set on a M and P until I went to Sig. The Gun itself runs circles around a S and W. I bought the 40 cal in which really didn’t matter due to the fact that the gun is fully Interchangeable. Unless of course u want a certain caliber. Me choosin a 40 cal but anywho. In seconds you can fully change the caliber size down to a 9mm, 357 or up to a 45 cal. Each come in there own kit. I specifically have the Sig Sauer P250 Compact 40 caliber Handgun and man does it have some Cahones. This gun is meant to protect your life and the life of others. I can’t really recommend to go out all day everyday and shoot this pistol. Pretty tough to find retention holsters for it in gun stores. I just try to stay offline so I can actually size or fit tmy gun to any tactical equipment or mags and holsters. Also available in full size and subcompact. Don’t get any other gun but a Sig and especially the series with all the
    interchangeable kit. NO JOKE!!!

  5. Robert Lee says:

    I started off with the p 250 twosome in .40 cal. My first SIGS and my first DAO pistol, they came in a full size and sub compact. First trip to the range the full size was spot on, tight groups and after a few rounds i was also excited with the results of the sub compact, in all I was very happy with my choice to go build my P 250 arsenal. My first choice was the .45 in a compact, this way I would have all three sizes of grips and I could choose different calibers for the correct frame. received the grip and .45 kit and excitedly tried to put it together, I foUnd that I could not get the slide on the frame and after many attempts called Sig Sauer the next day. I got James on the phone and he informed my the I needed a different take down lever and O-ring, why wasn’t I informed of this when I purchased the kit? ten days later I got the package from SIG, again hurriedly unpacked and sat down to pit my new .45 together. I got it put together but now the slide was real difficult to pull back and when I did get it back it would not return with out some serious coaxing on my part. Called James again and again and again and a lot more, left messages and nothing. Called the company that I purchased all the Sigs from and canceled the .357 kit and told him if I cannot use this .45 for him to return my money and he could have his kit. He called sig and four days later James called and told me I would have to send the the entire .45 to Sig for repair, this also rendered both of my .40’s inoperable also and that sucked!!!
    When I asked the turn around time I was told 2 weeks, yea I have a lot of confidence in that!!! So now instead of three SIGS, I don’t have any operable SIGS and I went from a high to less than excited with SIG SAUER so far

    • Tapmot Tom says:

      Thanks for the info on the twosom in 45 cal. We all get a bad apple sometimes but in reality do you like to have the flexability to change grips. From small to large depending on the need and requirement

      • That is one of the reasons I began with the Sig p250 series. Flexibility and a less expensive way to own multiple platforms with multiple calibers. I am sure that the issues with the 45 will be resolved and I can continue to expand my P250 series. I still live the way all of the pistols shoot and I have had zero problems with accuracy right out of the box. It is my belief that the extractor is the problem and my next visit to the range will confirm this hypotheses. Highly recommend the Sig twosum .45 cal. And Curio arms on gunsamerica had the best price by over $100.00 respond back if u want their contact info.

  6. i purchased a sig p250 some months back and have been to a pistol range maybe 3-4 times. Made a attempt to zero the weapon only to find out it shoots way off target. No matter what approach I used without tampering with the sights I get no results.I am retired Military and have used the colt 1911 for years also the 9mm beretta. So shooters technique is not the problem what is your suggestion.
    sincerely Fred Balliet

    • I think the clue to working out this problem is spelled out right in your comments. You state you “have used the colt 1911 for years “. Also I’d be willing to bet the Beretta you’re used to is the M9 9mm, correct? The problem is your trigger pull. The Colt is a single action and the Beretta is a single/double action. I’m sure you know it’s workings but just in case- single action needs to be cocked and in a “single action” the hammer is dropped when the trigger is pulled. Likewise the Beretta being a single/double action (which can actually be used as a traditional single action) has it’s hammer cocked by the firing mechanism thus becoming single action after the first shot (unless cocked first). You’re muscle memory is waiting for the recoil way before the full cycle of a true DAO (Double action only) occurs. The P250 almost feels like a dual stage trigger and takes some getting used to (I know, I own one). I’m sure once you get used to the trigger pull difference you will become just as proficient with the Sig as you are with the Colt. Trust me, You’ll like it! :)

  7. Well I have since sold all of my Sig p250s.I practiced dry firing often and enthusiastically but never felt confident enough to continue carrying the weapon system. No matter how much work I did at the range, firing from the ready position never yielded satisfactory results. I did not have the necessary confidence that if needed I could draw and fire and hit what I need to hit. I now carry the XDM .45 ands after a prp trigger I get consistent bullseyes at 50 ft, that’s right 50 ft. For me the entire experiment of the p250 twosum sounded Good but in reality the dao killed it for me.

    • I’m really sorry to hear that. I understand your frustration as I also had a transition period. My other pistols being Colt 1911 and Defender, Browning hipower, Walther P38, Sig 229 and Scorpion and a recent addition- Rem R1 (I like the 1911) among others. Yet my daily carry is the Sig 250 compact 45acp in a fobus. I trust both my and my family’s life with it. It’s NEVER failed me yet! But you have to be confident in your carry choice. That’s a big part of the decision. Be safe my friend, times are precarious. :-)

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