||09-21-2012 07:04 AM
Got a new pistol today, but I lost a rifle at the same time
I've been trying to sell my Remington 700 VTR for the past few months, and nothing ever came of it. So I finally said screw it, went to a gun shop that was recommended by a good friend of mine, and ta'da, just like that, I walked out with a pretty decent deal (I think, I have been wrong before), no cash out of hand. The trade was for a brand new Sig Sauer P250 Sub-Comp Nitron 9mm w/o a rail. I don't ever use the rail, so I don't foresee myself missing it, I still have my XDM for that. But I traded in the rifle mounted with a Harris Ultralight Bipod, an EGW 1 piece aluminum rail scope mount, case & sling, and 200 rounds of .308. In exchange I got the pistol, extended magazine, Uncle Mikes IWB holster (really nice btw, I've never seen one, but wow, I'm able to CC wearing Under Armour shorts, very nice), 100rnds of FMJ, and 20rnds of HP. I'm quite happy with it, now I just need to get out there and take it to the range. Although, the one downfall of it thus far, is the tremendous length of pull, good grief.
Oh, the Nitron is the pistol that you can take apart and order new calibers and just swap the trigger group from pistol to pistol. And for $260 +/-, I think it said, straight from Sig, you can order a new caliber. And just install the group in the body, and put on the slide, and boom, new gun practically. Nice bright white high contrast sights, only one safety (your finger). It does have the exposed hammer, but it isn't really sticking out, its sunken into the slide itself. And although the length of pull is ridiculous, it is crazy smooth. Definitely needs some breaking in and tough love, it had a hard time taking its first round in chamber. But, I can only assume, that in due time it will be smooth as all hell. And I must say, I am/was kind of excited to get my first Sig. I was going to go for a G26 Gen4, but the grip was too small, even with the extended magazine installed. Then I thought about another Springfield family member, but if I want to shoot a sub-comp XD9, I'll ask my fiancee for hers. And then he showed me the P250 Nitron, and wow, it felt good in the hand. And quite light compared to my XDM, but I expected that, one of the reasons I didn't want another full size. I'll take some pictures tomorrow and put them up, it's nothing spectacular, but it's a good looking, good feeling pistol. Looking forward to getting to the range, soon hopefully.