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If you’re a fan of SIG’s modular P250, you’re gonna love their latest. The New Hampshire gun maker has just announced the P250-22. So if you buy one and want to go up caliber to a centerfire cartridge, you’ll be able to buy one of their X-Change conversion kit to do that without buying a new gun (i.e., no background check). Cool? Here’s their press release . . .

NEWINGTON, N.H. (November 16, 2015) — SIG SAUER, Inc., changed the way the world looked at handguns with the introduction of the modular P250® series. Now, with the introduction of the P250-22, that same versatility is available in a rimfire option.

Built on the same platform as the centerfire P250 variants, the P250-22 offers an affordable option for plinkers, instructors, and newer shooters. Chambered in the venerable .22LR cartridge, the P250-22 is a reliable, fun-to-shoot handgun for all levels of shooter.

“The real benefit to the P250-22 lies in its ability to be converted to fire centerfire rounds, such as 9mm, .40 or .357SIG,” said John Brasseur, Director of Product Development for SIG SAUER, Inc. “This allows newer shooters to work up to the more powerful cartridges, and is a great tool for introducing youth to the shooting sports.”

The P250-22 features the same serialized fire control group as on centerfire models. This unit is the actual “firearm” and can be installed in a variety of grip modules. This versatility allows the P250-22 to be fit to any hand, and with the addition of an X-Change kit, can be converted to centerfire.

Full-size, compact, and subcompact X-Change kits mean the P250-22 can be set up as a centerfire duty pistol, concealed carry gun or backup piece in seconds. The smooth double-action only trigger offers a consistent, clean trigger press, which stays the same regardless of the caliber or configuration.

“The P250-22 is truly a ‘one-gun’ solution,” Brasseur said. “Thanks to the wide variety of caliber and grip module options, the P250-22 can meet any need and fit any hand.”

Offered in the Compact configuration, the P250-22 is now shipping to SIG SAUER® dealers across the nation. For more information, please visit us at

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  1. Still waiting for the Sig 22-250 pistol. LOL

    But really, why in Hell did they wait this long to introduce something from the 250 line? That ship has sailed.

  2. They just convinced this old Coon-Ass to try a Sig when I can buy a 45ACP/22lr same gun package this small. Meanwhile, Gotta’ love ‘dem 45ACP!

  3. Why is it that most .22 lr handguns usually only have a 10 round capacity? Seems they could easily stuff 20 rounds in a mag.

    • Short answer is .22 is a rimmed cartridge, as the rims stack up the cartridges start to “bend” in the magazine, causing poor feeding. There’s ways around that of course, 10 round limit is just easier.

    • How many striker-fired .22’s have you seen?

      Typically .22LR needs a hammer, as striker’s don’t play well with rimfire. Most (if not all) 22 versions of common striker pistols are actually hammer fired. Since the P250 is the hammer version of the P320, the P250-22 is the 22 version of both the P250 and P320, ergonomically.

  4. I hope it works better than that POS Mosquito I got fooled into buying. Couldn’t get rid of it fast enough and went back to a Ruger.

    • + 10000

      I hate my Mosquito. I hate it more because it looks great, feels great, and ends up disappointing. I’ve kept it because my wife likes the look of it and won’t let me sell it.

    • Mosquito was my first handgun purchase. When it worked, I LOVED it. Accurate enough for me, felt really nice and looked great. But then CCI Minimags stopped showing up on shelves on a regular basis and the damn thing was useless. Sold it and bought a Ruger SR22 and haven’t looked back.

  5. other than plinking and small game with a rifle i don’t see the allure of the .22. in any event the p250 series is a very good platform, love my .40, and think it doesn’t get the respect it deserves.

  6. The blurb mentions going from Rimfire to Centerfire, but will it be possible to go from Centerfire to Rimfire with one of the X-Change kits? If so, this guy has an addition to his Want List! Also, I second the want for the SIg 22-250!!

    • You guys are funny.

      Here I thought I was goofy for wanting a .45-70 Contender.

      Could you just imagine the fireball of a .22-250 out of that short of a barrel? It’d be fun to WATCH someone shoot it…heh.

      • It’s a model p250 shooting 22lr, not a pistol chambered for 22-250……..

        Sig should have been out 4 years ago with this. Price seems kinda nuts though. I have wanted to see it available for a long time at a fair price. Sig must have hired some kel tec people for as long as it took.

  7. I already have a .40 P250, and would love a .22 conversion. Any idea if Sig is going to have a down size X-change instead of an up-size?

  8. Jeez, $434.00 MSRP for just another boring, mostly plastic gun. It looks like it should cost $99.00 and be sold by WalMart–in their discontinued toy section.

    • “Jeez, $434.00 MSRP for just another boring, mostly plastic gun. It looks like it should cost $99.00 and be sold by WalMart–in their discontinued toy section.”

      You likely have never handled/shot one. Perhaps the finest DAO trigger ever. PLUS caliber and frame swap out.

      One of my fav pistols. Carry it all the time.

      • Showing my age here, but I sure miss the days when firearms were constructed of (and hand-fitted with) good steel and fine natural materials like wood, stag horn and such.

  9. Love the P250 series,own 5 of them. I admit I was hesitant at first but the dao trigger has really upped my marksmanship. I only own 1 striker fireded gun at this time,a P99AS in.40. The 250 is just so acurate and reliable. I started with revolvers now the P250 is just my cup of tea. He’ll I can’t even really remember the last time I shot my 226,227 or 229. The P250 is just a blast and yes my edc is the P250sc in .40. Others may hate it but it taught me to be a better shot and not use reset and trigger pull weight as a excuse for not shooting well.

    • Is all the tales of light primer strikes and “second strike ability is pointless when even the 10th strike won’t go bang” behind the gun now? If I remember correctly, even big institutional contracts backed away from the gun for that reason when it was first released.

      I remember being excited about the gun when I first heard about it (Stuck in CA-ptivity; woods, hence revolvers, were/are all I ever “carry”), but then forgot about it after all the hooplah about primer strikes.

      • @Stuki Moi: Yes, the changes made in the second generation have made the P250 a good gun. I’ve not had any problem with light primer strikes with my P250–the gun goes “bang” every time I pull the trigger.

  10. I like the idea of a 22 variant that’s serious business, i.e. really made like the center-fire version, and the upfront price seems kind of OK for that. But the caliber conversion option seems near-useless to me, given the apparent price of the kits for that (high $300’s) .

  11. I wish gun owners treated their homes and cars like their guns. If car breaks down ,get rid of it and never buy another of that brand. Something fails at home,move out and buy new home. New TV has a problem,sell it and go buy another. If half the crap we hear on the Internet is true and we believe it without trying it out ourselfs,then we as a intelligent society has failed. Go look up Glock,HK,M&P or SPRINGFIELD gun issues and failures and see if you throw those away. All guns fail,they were made by men. What upsets me is the gen 1 was built in the USA but they had to ship production back to Europe to get it right!!!! How does that make me fell as a American citizen. My own people could not build it right the first time. That is what ticks me off. Gen 2 is perfect and is built in Europe and imported to New Hampshire.

  12. I really like the P250 – a good all around handgun with a simple manual of arms. I think it is an especially good fit as a home defense piece for those who may not have the time or desire to hit the range often.

    A .22 version / conversion is late but will likely be welcome. Hopefully we see this for the P320 as well.

    Legion .22 conversion for P226 anyone? 😛

    • Just rechecked Sigs 2015 catalog,they say it’s 6 pounds,but all 5 of mine average 6.5. I just think the pull makes it feel higher,. Drag 6 pounds 4 feet,feels awkward, drag it only 5 inches,not bad. It’s just a perception thing. My 227 in da pull measures 10.1,4.7 in sa. It’s just people have forgotten how to shoot dao and newer trigger systems take away a lot of the learning us older guys had to do. My first handgun was a gp100,I feel that learning to shoot that way really helped me,I never pulled the hammer during practice, my grandfather would always tell me if I can’t shoot like a man from the first pull then we are done. I listened and it’s the best advice I ever got from him.

  13. The P250 is a fantastic gun as is the P320. The double action trigger pull on the P250 is the best double action trigger on the market. The P320 has an equally beautiful trigger for a striker fired gun. I feel that Sig hit it out of the ballpark with both these pistols. Not sure why more people don’t appreciate how good the 250 really is…

  14. Tried the P250-22 tonight at the range with the wife. We both thought it grip well and it was plenty accurate at 50 feet especially being that we are beginners. Price does seem high….

  15. Bought the Sig P250-22C last weekend at Cabelas for $379 after military discount. Couldn’t be happier. Fits in between my sub XD and RI 1911. Very light and great fit plus unlike the Mosquito it eats cheaper ammo well. Came with adjustable white dot sights and the DAO is not an issue. Great training gun.

  16. I just purchased the P250 .22 LR. I followed the directions for disassembly & reassembly. When I turned the take down lever to remove the slide, it did come off. However, when I went to reassemble and put the slide in the locked position, I could not turn the take down lever back to the 3 o’clock position. It would not budge at all.

    The only way I was able to turn the lever back to the 3 o’clock position was to push on the front of the barrel till it clicked and then the lever would turn. I haven’t fired a shot with my new purchase and had to send it back to sig already for evaluation and possible repair.

    I checked out another P250 .22 at another store and had the same issue.

    Anyone else experience this?


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