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P250sc .380: First Impressions
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#1 Posted : Sunday, July 07, 2013 8:26:51 AM(UTC)
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(Wow, first post in this sub-forum!BigGrin )
Wife has a Kahr P380 for CCW but it's not pleasant for her to shoot. After picking up my own P250c in 9mm she commented on how comfortable it felt and how easy it was for her to rack the slide (Kahr's slide takes a *lot* of effort to rack).
Shortly after that I learned that the P250sc is available in .380 and thought it would be nice for her to have something w/the same DAO-style trigger as her Kahr for practice that she would actually enjoy shooting and she agreed.

Ordered it last Sunday, picked it up yesterday and just got back from a very quick trip to the range. (Wife has handled it and really likes the feel but hasn't fired it yet, will have to wait until she has the time off to do so).

Recoil was very pleasant w/std FMJ, even in the sc frame w/my pinky folded under the grip. Tried a few Buffalo Bore +P 100gr HFN and recoil was more like my P250c 9mm but still not bad (note: First rd of Buffalo Bore didn't want to fully chamber, a slight push on the back of the slide chambered the rd and function was 100% after that).

Accuracy was surprisingly good, sights were right-on even at extended ranges (25yds). Trigger pull is just like on my P250c and is conducive to good accuracy if I use a constant pull through to ignition instead of trying to stage the trigger.

I think the wife is going to be *very* pleased w/her P250sc once she's had a chance to shoot it herself (I'll post the results).
Another thumbs-up to SIG!
Tomac

Counter-clockwise from upper right: P250c 9mm, P250sc .380, Kahr P380 .380, Kahr CM9 9mm


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#2 Posted : Sunday, July 07, 2013 12:50:42 PM(UTC)
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That's great to hear Tomac! I've wanted the .380 since I heard they started making it.
P250C .40 S&W
P250SC 9MM
P250C/SC .380 ACP
P228 III S/N :p
P239 SAS .40 S&W
P320SC 9mm

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#3 Posted : Sunday, July 14, 2013 9:05:58 PM(UTC)
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Update: Wife finally got to shoot her P250sc .380 side-by-side w/her Kahr P380 today. She was *very* pleased w/her SIG, commenting on how accurate it was and how light the recoil was (she's recoil-shy). She even tried my P250sc 9mm and enjoyed it! (Does SIG do some sort of recoil-reducing engineering in their pistols?)
She admits she'll have to get used to the DAO-style trigger but an unexpected result of today's test-fire is her desire to practice more!
Needless to say, I was very happy to hear that and while we'll do what live-fire practice we can, we decided to purchase a Laserlyte setup w/laser & electronic targets so we can both practice at home inexpensively.
All-in-all, a very good day!
Tomac
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#4 Posted : Sunday, July 14, 2013 10:20:07 PM(UTC)
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I don't know if they do recoil reducing by design but because these pistols are naturally top heavy that lends itself to aiding in recoil. The only .380 I have ever fired was the lil Sig938 I think? Little 1911 looking thing. It didn't feel powerful at all. Now, on my .40 250s, I have a braided recoil spring. My 250s are the only time I've EVER seen that; with 1911s, Berettas, XD .45 tactical, Glock 22, and M&P40. I think I've seen photos and the 9mm at least doesn't have that. I could be wrong.


Sweet that your wife digs it. I've been looking for a sc railed slide for a LONG time and haven't found one yet. Annoying.

Keep us updated!
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#5 Posted : Monday, July 15, 2013 5:01:06 PM(UTC)
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+1 to what Chris said, I think it's the "top heavy" nature of the 250's that make them smoother shooters. Especially when you consider that the same slide is used for 40, 9 and 380 they just cut out a little more material to reduce overall weight.

Chris...BTW....the Sig938 is 9mm and the Sig238 is the 1911 style 380.
P250C .40 S&W
P250SC 9MM
P250C/SC .380 ACP
P228 III S/N :p
P239 SAS .40 S&W
P320SC 9mm

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#6 Posted : Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:52:45 AM(UTC)
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Sweet. I'm not totally up on all the Sigs yet. All I know was that it was teeny tiny and hard to shoot. My two drool Sigs are the P229R in .40 and the MK25 which I'll never be able to afford. Lol.
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, July 16, 2013 1:11:17 PM(UTC)
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ChristopherLoaf;33341 wrote:
Sweet. I'm not totally up on all the Sigs yet. All I know was that it was teeny tiny and hard to shoot. My two drool Sigs are the P229R in .40 and the MK25 which I'll never be able to afford. Lol.



Good choices, I would only add maybe an X5!
P250C .40 S&W
P250SC 9MM
P250C/SC .380 ACP
P228 III S/N :p
P239 SAS .40 S&W
P320SC 9mm

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