In an effort to put my money where my mouth is regarding moving to a defensive pistol that is ‘safer’ as a result of a longer trigger, I recently picked up a Sig P250 compact. My friend and the best shooter I know, K.C., recently got one as well, and I admit his purchase pushed me over the edge. Our philosophies on defensive guns are pretty well aligned, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can accomplish with the gun.
Author Tamara Keel also did some extensive testing with the .380 model. Article Here.
I was able to find one at Academy Sports for $400 new. By all accounts, I got a pretty good deal on it. The upside to wanting a gun that no one else does is that you can buy them cheaper. It seemingly has everything I was looking for.
- Smooth, revolver-like double action only trigger
- Exposed Hammer
- Glock 19 size envelope, with bonus ability to switch grip frames easily and cheaply
- Rail with ability to use a Surefire X300U weaponlight for the house gun role
My intention is to keep good range records and do a 2,000 round test, as my friend Todd Louis Green was fond of doing. My training volume is quite low at the moment, and this test could take a while. I’m OK with that. I will be doing range trips, some training, and some competition. I’ll report back as the round count grows. I also will try not to bore you with range trip reports, only when I reach significant round count milestones. I also do daily dry-fire practice, and I estimate the dryfire will in the 10’s of thousands by the time 2,000 real shots happen.
My initial thoughts after Two Range Trips
Drills performed over two long range trips:
- NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program (qualified Distinguished Expert), the 100% accuracy standard over 220 rounds is what makes this one tricky. I encourage you to try it.
- Dot Drill (USPSA version)
- Family Downrange Scenario
- Presentations from low ready and compressed ready at 7 yds on 6″ circles (I can’t draw from a holster at my indoor range)
- 10 rounds @ 25 yards on B8 bullseyes
- Dot Torture – Got a 38/50 today at 4yds. Lots of room for improvement. Managing the new trigger and having patience on target transitions and after reloads.
- 3×5 card walkback drills – made it to 16 yards, starting at 4 yds in 2 yd increments.
- 2 and 4 shot rapid fire strings on full sheet of copy paper at 7 yds to work on tracking the front sight and working the trigger smoothly.
600 Rounds of 115gn practice ammo
0 parts broken
Away we go…
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