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#1 Posted : Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:34:22 AM(UTC)
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As we all know, gun laws in California are rather "restrictive;" and we can't buy a bunch of guns here if they're not on a list. I really wanted to get a P320, but they're not on the list, so I was going to buy the parts along with an 80% FCU, and build one. I bought an FCU and pre-ordered the jig to finish it. While waiting for the jig, parts became available for the 250, so I bought those. Now I have a completed P250, and I might not bother ever building a P320. (Especially with California's new laws that went into effect a couple days ago; we are now supposed to report any home-built firearms we have, regardless of how long we've had them...)
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#2 Posted : Thursday, July 05, 2018 12:02:25 PM(UTC)
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wcsig;43759 wrote:
As we all know, gun laws in California are rather "restrictive;" and we can't buy a bunch of guns here if they're not on a list. I really wanted to get a P320, but they're not on the list, so I was going to buy the parts along with an 80% FCU, and build one. I bought an FCU and pre-ordered the jig to finish it. While waiting for the jig, parts became available for the 250, so I bought those. Now I have a completed P250, and I might not bother ever building a P320. (Especially with California's new laws that went into effect a couple days ago; we are now supposed to report any home-built firearms we have, regardless of how long we've had them...)


Welcome from another Californian, I feel your pain!
Jim

P250SC .40S&W
P320C 9mm/.40S&W
Ruger P89 9MM
Windham VEX .223
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#4 Posted : Friday, July 06, 2018 6:04:02 AM(UTC)
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A few questions because I was considering the 320/250 80% route...
Is the 320 chassis and jig identical to that of a 250?
Is there a specific 250 jig available?
I have a SS 250 parts kit and intended to use that as a spare parts kit for my manufactured gun. Are there other completion kits out there?
I haven't heard many people going the 80% P250 route and believe you're the first on the board. Well done!
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#5 Posted : Friday, July 06, 2018 8:03:20 AM(UTC)
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Welcome from Texas! It's always sad to hear about the restrictive policies of some states. Nevertheless I hope you enjoy your P250!
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 : Friday, July 06, 2018 8:51:46 AM(UTC)
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Thank you all for the welcome.
The jig I purchased has the holes for both the P250 and the P320. The chassis are identical (mostly). Number of holes and locations differ between the two guns. I also had to do some extra fitting/trimming on the FCU for it to work correctly.
I ended up going with the P250 because I wanted a full size, and if possible, a .45. Parts, or completion kits, for the P320 have become harder to find; and no one is doing a .45 (that I have been able to find).
I bought the jig from JSD Supply, not knowing if it would work for a 250 as well. However, he started selling P250 kits, so I assumed (correctly) that the jig would work for both.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:05:24 PM(UTC)
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Welcome from Indiana. I feel your pains as I was stationed in the CA for a while.
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#8 Posted : Sunday, July 15, 2018 5:46:23 PM(UTC)
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wcsig;43759 wrote:
As we all know, gun laws in California are rather "restrictive;" and we can't buy a bunch of guns here if they're not on a list. I really wanted to get a P320, but they're not on the list, so I was going to buy the parts along with an 80% FCU, and build one. I bought an FCU and pre-ordered the jig to finish it. While waiting for the jig, parts became available for the 250, so I bought those. Now I have a completed P250, and I might not bother ever building a P320. (Especially with California's new laws that went into effect a couple days ago; we are now supposed to report any home-built firearms we have, regardless of how long we've had them...)


Welcome aboard wcsig,

I too am in California looking at either a p320 or p250 build. I found that the 320 parts, specifically the sear housing, are hard to come by. Places that had sold the kit individually no longer sell them and there are a few places that sell complete kits to complete the 80% build, but I already have 2 different x-change kits that I was going to use with my build.

So, I am also going to build a p250. I have a 80% frame, but the jig i got is only for p320. I research the parts for p250 and will purchase them when I save enough money. Especially since I paid $1000 for a p320 that is off roster from a member of calguns.net. When I was first intersted in them I saw them selling for about $800 a few months ago. Then 900 and now $1000!

Anyway. I will pick up my p320 mid next week and hope to sell my glock 17 gen 3 to help finance the p250 build.

Can you attach pics of your p250 build?

Thanks in advance,

Rob
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