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The "Grandma Gun," the P250 in .380?
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#1 Posted : Monday, October 10, 2016 12:11:10 PM(UTC)
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Recently the website blog, Lucky Gunner, posted an article by Tamara Keel entitled: The Sig P250 and the Changing Face of the First-Time Gun Buyer.

I found it to be an interesting read. At the time it was written I was looking for a new pistol. However, I know my limitations. I am NOT an operator, I don't wear tactical clothing, I don't need to kick down doors or pull off 50 yard head shots with a pistol in high wind. I am just the typical guy with a young family who works in an office. I don't have the time or the money to go to training classes every other week nor shoot thousands of rounds at the range every month. I am a dad, who likes to go to his kids' school conferences, soccer games and swim lessons.

So when I went looking for a gun, I employed the K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple, Stupid) principal. I wanted a gun that was could be put into action quickly with as few steps as possible but still "safe." By that I mean in order to defend oneself you just have to draw, point and pull the trigger. No thumb or grip safety to disengage yet the long trigger pull and the hammer fire offer me greater assurance against a ND. We all know that modern guns only go off if the trigger is pulled however "Glock Leg" is a real thing with striker fired guns. As I frequently carry in appendix position I absolutely wanted to avoid a ND. Being able to pin the hammer with my thumb when reholstering is very reassuring.

This article argues that for the non-enthusiast, average person (the man or woman who takes one or two classes but isn't shooting IDPA weekly) the P250 makes an ideal self-defense gun...and I gotta say I cannot argue with her.
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#2 Posted : Monday, October 10, 2016 3:03:14 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for posting! These points are actually the things that drew me to the P250 initially.
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 : Monday, October 10, 2016 3:26:01 PM(UTC)
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Me too.

In a heavier caliber, it's a modern Bulldog. Compact, hard hitting, simple.
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MikeJackmin;42182 wrote:
Me too.

In a heavier caliber, it's a modern Bulldog. Compact, hard hitting, simple.


Totally agree. Other than the P250 being the exemplification of the K.I.S.S. philosophy in pistols, I chose it over the P320 because eventually I want to change calibers from the .380 ACP all the up to a .45 ACP, all without having to let NY state know anything! ! The P320 FCU for the 9mm/40cal/357Sig is different from the .45, they cannot be swapped in those frames and therefore it would have to registered as a separate handgun here in NY. Which is time (paperwork), money (registration fee) and headache (going to the permit office, waiting for new gun to be added to permit, etc.)
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And don't forget the 22 lr is now available. Great for practice.
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#6 Posted : Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:14:03 AM(UTC)
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timbermart;42193 wrote:
And don't forget the 22 lr is now available. Great for practice.


Have you shot the 22LR x-change kit? I have heard/read it had some problems. Any truth?
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#8 Posted : Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:44:20 PM(UTC)
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AnthonyC;42197 wrote:

Have you shot the 22LR x-change kit? I have heard/read it had some problems. Any truth?


There are a few floating around the forum and I haven't heard any "Mosquito" like issues with any. I suggests you start a new thread asking for horror stories and reviews.
P250C .40 S&W
P250SC 9MM
P250C/SC .380 ACP
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I just came back across this thread. I have two of the 22 X-change kits and they have been trouble free.
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Yes, the P250 is simple and safe. I too picked the P250 for its simple and safe carrying features. I personally carry a Sub 45 with a modded compact grip to fit the sub slide. Reason is the 45 in sub form is only a six shot +1 in , but with the compact grip I can get nine shots +1 in. The only X-change kit I'm missing is a 22. Still searching for one. I to no longer shoot as often since my Buddy passed .The P250 was a natural for me as I trained for better than 40 years predominately with revolvers. Don get me wrong the P320 platform is a hoot to shoot but I still feel more confident when carrying the P250. BigGrin
I have long given up trying to be the fastest shooter.Instead I pride myself in being a deliberate shooter.
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