Looking hard at a sig 290 why not?

Looking hard at a sig 290 why not?

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    Looking hard at a sig 290 why not?

    I have been looking for a smaller 9mm for times when I cant carry my Glock 36. I was in my gun store last night and they are having a sale. They have one for $550 and I may pick it up tomorrow. Throw me some thoughts guys.
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    I can't say anything about the P290 other than I didn't like the trigger - it felt gritty and stacked rather noticably. Other than that it felt fine in my hand and probably has enough weight to be decent to shoot.

    SIG is supposed to be coming out with a P938 which will be a slightly scaled up version of the P238 as well as a double stack subcompact 9 that is supposed to compete with the G26. I'm holding off buying a micro-9 till I get a chance to try a P938 based on how much I like my wife's P238.

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    I have at least fondled most of the pocket 9's except for the Kimber Solo. The Sig 290 is by far the fattest in the hand. I could not stand they way it felt for me. The Beretta Nano felt pretty good. The Kel Tec PF9 fits my hand but the grip contours feel horrible. I have the LC9 because it fits my hands well and I am a Ruger fan.

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    You might want to hop over to the Sig Forum and see what the current opinions are. Early reports were... not promising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSP972 View Post
    You might want to hop over to the Sig Forum and see what the current opinions are. Early reports were... not promising.
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    Agree, you may want to hold off a while on the 290. (and I'm a Sig fan). The Classic P series, 225,226,228,229,220,239 are all rock solid.

    I'm admittedly Old School, the P290, IMHO like so many other small 'pocket" autos, including the Beretta Nano, Kimber Solo, and "insert_favorite_small_pocket_auto_here" seem to suffer from less than 100% reliability, or at minimum, have some issues with certain ammunition, FTE, FTF, etc.... I just don't trust them. I have an older Interarms Walther PPK/s (circa 1990) that I absolutely love and has never given me any problems, 0, nada. Gold Dots, Ranger T's, eats them all. That said, I STILL don't trust it enough to be my primary EDC.

    I do trust my Sig P239 and my wife's S&W 642 snubbie to go bang every single time with no exceptions.

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    I went to get it and with the night sights and the laser it ended up being less than 500 out the door. I will run it completely through it paces before its carried but after putting 50 rounds of range ammo, and 20 rounds of DPX through it last night I actually like it. The trigger isn't great but its not too bad. At 21 feet it is accurate for a tiny pistol. I had no malfunctions with the weapon last night. 430 more rounds with no screw ups and it will probably go into the rotation, for those times the Glock 36 is too big which is not very often.
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    I've pre-oredered a Nano. I thought it was the best of the micro's.

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    P290 is a nice gun I'm sure. I just don't see the point of spending that much for it when you can get the cm9 for a lot cheaper.
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    A sig designed and released with Rob Cohen at the helm? No thanks.
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    I checked out the Sig and finally went with the Kel-Tec P11: much smaller, less $$$$$ and it has functioned flawlessly so far. Will carry it in warm weather as it is not fun as a range gun--- like most of the other small 9mm's. Added SS rod/spring assembly and mag. extenders and it is not a bad little gun at all--- and the $ savings over a SIG adds up to lots of other " stuff ."
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    P.S. The P11 is 10+1; not 6 or 7!
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    I recently bought a P290 as well. Shot 100 rnds of Blazer (brass) through it today. 250 total now with no problems. In my neck of the woods they are going for $600 and change with the laser.
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    Go for it.

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    Congrats on the new Sig. Hope it works out for you. I personally found it to be quite chunky and I didn't care for the way it fit my hand. Of course if everyone liked the same thing, there wouldn't be many gun makers around for long.
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