Like so many superlatives, “innovative” has lost its punch thanks to overuse by unimaginative and overly enthusiastic marketing campaigns. Like many people, I’ve become immune to such marketing hype. In fact, I am more inclined to dismiss over-hyped products out of hand on general principle than give them a fair shake. So when SIGARMS‘ Paul Erhardt called to tell me about a new SIG offering that he called “the most innovative pistol ever,” I listened but I was pretty skeptical. It’s no secret that the rise in the number of states passing “shall issue” concealed carry laws and the changing face of law enforcement have created an ever-increasing demand for flexible firearms to fit shooters of every shape and size. Some manufacturers have dealt with this situation with quick fixes such as replaceable back straps, thin grips and short triggers, while others have ignored the problem altogether.
When you think Sig Sauer, what comes to mind?
When most people think Sig Sauer they think bulky, high capacity, all steel guns carried by the military and the impressive lineage of years of service all over the world.
The Sig Sauer P250 ($499.99) is one of the most popular, and most beloved firearms ever released by Sig Sauer…and it is one of the most versatile firearms currently on the market.
When I first got into the gun business, it was the early 1990s and I was working in a gun store that was just on the outer fringe of metro Atlanta’s Oort Cloud of shopping malls and chain restaurants. It still had that small-town Southern atmosphere, so first-time gun buyers were rare. When I encountered one, it was usually a guy who’d just moved his family into one of the new subdivisions that were popping up like mushrooms to accommodate commuters to Atlanta’s burgeoning north side.