A small 9mm, 6 rounds, and looks pretty thin.
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A small 9mm, 6 rounds, and looks pretty thin.
A sig that doesn't weight 6 pounds and isn't 4 1/2 inches thick????!!!! Blasphemy!
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If by "interesting", you mean "ugly"..... I was scoping it out online a few days ago. I'm glad there is finally some PM9 competition. As ugly as it is, i'll have to fondle it in person to see if it'll find its way to the rotation
It's definitely an interesting gun since it has removable grip panels, but it would have to be much better than my PM9 for me to take a serious look, especially since it's 6oz. heavier.
Just a couple of thoughts, although I am certainly no expert. It doesn't look like it would be comfortable to shoot at all, and I probably wouldn't use it as a primary, because I honestly doubt I'd enjoy shooting it enough to train with as a primary, but it certainly could have use as a BUG. From the picture I think I'd be able to get one finger on the grip. Of course I'd be interested to shoot it in order to find out. It's about 6 or so ounces heavier than an airweight j-frame, for 1-3 extra rounds.
Also, I think it is kind of odd that it has an exposed hammer, and is DAO. One would think they would either come up with like a striker fired or enclosed hammer design for DAO, or make it DA/SA, in order to maintain a better trigger pull (Sig obviously has some good DA/SA pistols). I'm no expert, but that seems like something out of the ordinary for me, especially with the kind of carry this pistol would see.
I'd be interested to shooting on, but just from looking at the pictures and reading on Sig's website, I don't think it would replace my j-frame as a BUG.
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That IS a nice looking gun, but I'd still wait until it's been on the market for at least a year before considering it as an addition to my collection.OMOYMV
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Given that SIG has the former Kimber General Manager on staff (http://www.sigsauer.com/AboutUs/Mana...s.aspx?BioId=2) and this little gem here...http://www.defense-training.com/quips/18May10.html...
I'm not too excited about anything SIG has to offer anymore.
They will have to prove it to me before I dole out the $$.
Nice, but will it be better than the PM9?
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Personally, I like the size...and, it is a SIG...eh? DAO is another plus in my book. Since I like my revolvers, the DA/SA triggers throw off my trigger skills constantly. I presently carry the Glock 26...and, this SIG looks like it might just fit the bill.
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IMHO, it looks really nice. But the stock looks like it'll be way too short for my oversized hands.
The specs say mag capacity will be 6-8, so am I too assume an extended mag will be available?!
No price as of yet?
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I think I'll pass on this Sig, my PPS is very nice.
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Just a couple of comments if I may.
But if you have an enclosed hammer, you have a DAO gun.
And, if you are going to shoot your j-frame in DA mode which is what every SD school I've been to teaches, the DA pull and length on a j-frame is every bit as long and heavier than some DAO guns. S&W's latest offering, the Body Guard 38 is a DAO with an enclosed hammer. It's trigger will have the very same, if not worse, characteristics of a DAO semi.
Karh, Kel-tek and a number of other manufacturers have made DAO semis long before Sig's P290.
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