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.
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.