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#1 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:56:02 PM(UTC)
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Question: Does the SP365 and Sp365xl obsolete the SP250 and SP320 sub-compact?
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#2 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2019 9:34:18 PM(UTC)
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Maybe some discussion of the meaning of the word "obsolete" would be helpful.

Are the P250 and P320 "no longer in use or no longer useful" since the introduction of the P365? Certainly not, so they are not obsolete in that sense of the word.

Are the P250 and P320 "of a kind or style no longer current" since the introduction of the P365? The P250 was already discontinued before the P365 was introduced and the P320 remains in production, so neither was made "no longer current" by the P365.

Obsolete is derived from the Latin obsoletus, from past participle of obsolescere to grow old, become disused. The P250 and P320 are plainly growing older as time passes and new models are created, but they are hardly so old as to be considered ancient or archaic and are certainly not old enough to have become disused.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2019 9:41:16 PM(UTC)
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In addition, I can't imagine the P320 being 'obsolete' with the introduction of the M17 (P320 platform) for the military. While the P250 may be 'discontinued', it remains one of my favorite handguns and I hope to keep it running well into the future.
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#4 Posted : Sunday, September 01, 2019 10:10:01 AM(UTC)
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Sorry for the confusion.

I just felt the SP365 series may fill the Sub-Compact niche better?
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rjbFL;44265 wrote:
Sorry for the confusion.

I just felt the SP365 series may fill the Sub-Compact niche better?


There is nothing for you to be sorry for. You asked a question and your question was answered.

Gun preferences are highly subjective. Many, many gun owners prefer the P365 over the P250 or P320 ... as well as the opposite. The fact that someone prefers one model of gun over another does not mean the other model is useless or unloved by others.

The P365's size really is a marvel. There is much to commend the P365 to shooters who prefer the very smallest gun with the largest capacity in a particular caliber.

However, when I tested my son's P365, the shape of the back of the grip was horrible for me. Only the top half of the back of the grip made contact with my hand and the bottom half might as well have not been there for all it contributed to controlling the pistol. While the P250 and P320 subcompacts are clearly larger than the P365, they provide the extra grip and control surface that is critical to me to shoot the guns quickly and accurately. That simply means the P250 or P320 happens to fit me better than the P365; I am certain the opposite is also true for other shooters.
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#6 Posted : Sunday, September 01, 2019 9:43:19 PM(UTC)
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Gc70: Your point is well taken. How it fits and how it shoots are the real considerations.

I was just disappointed when the P250 was dropped, for me it was solid. And then I did not see the P320 sub compact on their site.

I can understand that it is ‘Just Business’.
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