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Looking for input... P290?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Drew Whitehead, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Drew Whitehead

    Drew Whitehead Loaded Pockets

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    Anone have experience with the Sig p290? Looking to move up in quality and functionality, and a bit of size, from my Diamondback 9, but stay smaller than my XDS. I'm primarily looking at it from a pocket carry aspect. The 938s are nice, but I don't want to get into a new caliber and I'm not a manual safety kind of guy.
     
  2. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I really like mine!
    You want to make sure to get the RS version which are more reliable than the original and it took me some experimentation and practice to get it to feed well at first but now that its broken in it is flawless really.

    I feel the same as you about the safety and the double action and long pull are easy to get used to and more safe in my mind too.
    I carry in my back pocket sometimes and also have a few decent holsters for belt carry,mine came with a decent holster too.[​IMG]
     
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  3. patientcero

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    Had a 290RS, worked flawless and shot well for a small gun even at 10 and 15 yards. The RS version is nice if you want to pocket carry, etc. but that trigger is loooooong because of it. Takes a bit to get used to and I recommend shooting it fairly often if you're used to shooting or carrying other pistols with short/crisp breaking triggers.
     
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  4. PhrankKastle

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    I've had a P290rs for almost two years now and I loved it. It ran flawlessly and I didn't have any issues with the trigger pull. It was very accurate and recoil was negligible for its size at least IMO. My daughter loves the P290rs as well and it's actually now her EDC firearm and its been replaced in my rotation by my Walther PPS M2.

    The only thing is I believe they may have discontinued the P290rs as I said in a recent post a friend of mine was at the Sig Factory Store in Exeter and he said there's no longer a display location for it on the display wall and another friend who works at my local gun shop tried to order one for s customer and was told they are no longer available. He said he's never been told that before on an in production firearm so while they still show it on the website now down to one model only I'm not sure if it's still in production.

    But if you find one on the used gun market I don't think you'll be disappointed at all it's a somewhat overlooked firearm IMO but has proved to be extremely dependable and while I lament it's loss to me I'm comforted in that its protecting my daughter.
     
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    I've been waiting on one. I went to buy one the Tuesday after Christmas and the guy in front on me bought the last one. The guy I deal with most at the LGS said they had 6 and they sold in a few days. my LGS is now a Sig Elite dealer and they are expecting more soon, from what I've been told. At this point i might hold out for another 13 days or so and see if they announce something new at SHOT Show 2017. If the rumors are true that they are discontinuing them, maybe a striker version is in the wings. But who knows.
     
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  6. Drew Whitehead

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    I forgot about SHOT coming up. I may hold off a while longer then also. Thanks for the repsonses everybody.


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  7. Ethos

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    I have talked to three people that own the 290 and they all agree the trigger was total crap. The size is nice but there are other pistols similar in size with the same thing to offer. My .02
     
  8. EZDog

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    A lot of triggers are crap and I have gotten used to mine just fine,thats what practice is all about.
     
  9. Dingle1911

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    I love SIG, but I held a 290 and tried the trigger and it felt horrible in my hand. It just didn't work for me. I went with a Kahr PM9 instead.
     
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  10. Ethos

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    Practice still doesn't make a trigger better. Two of the people I mentioned shoot mostly Glock which they find acceptable, but they sold the 290 because it's trigger was unacceptable.

    I'm sure some people get used to it but it's still worth mentioning when someone is asking about a particular gun that they intend to spend money on or stake their life on. I wasn't mentioning it just to bash the gun or manufacturer.
     
  11. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I understand this and I too have several friends who have shot mine who like me find the trigger just fine.
    I also shoot Glocks and the trigger is certainly as different from a Glock as it could be but I find it consistent and predictable though it is a long pull and double action only it is easily learned and appreciated too,just different.
    I find it is a lot like the LCP trigger,another one that is bashed but also reliable and repeatable for me.
     
  12. tabbywmollya

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    Check out the modular designed p320 full size/ p250 compact model sig. The trigger is much improved. I shot a friends p320 and wow very smooth.

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  13. Drew Whitehead

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    That 320/250 modular design has always interest me, but they are going to be way bigger than I want. I'm looking for a size between my xds and a lcp basically.


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  14. HardToHandle

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    Tried a P290... Not impressed, especially at the $600+ cost at the model I tried.
    Lousy long DAO trigger, as mentioned. This was an issue for me with such a short grip and a strange trigger geometry that seems a major mismatch.
    Ridiculous high bore above the grip, compared to the OP's DB, Glocks or a Kahr.
     
  15. tabbywmollya

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    I have the Ruger lcp 2. At 269.00 its a bargain. A[​IMG]
    replacement for the lcp. Much better trigger. Ive shot only 50 rounds but I can see it will be staying around for a while.

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  16. Drew Whitehead

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    The thought of going from 9mm to 380, a new caliber to stock, just doesn't do it for me. I'm carrying a 9mm XDS and a 9mm Diamondback. Would like to stay in the same caliber if possible. I do hear they are much improved over the first generation LCP though.
     
  17. tabbywmollya

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    The lcp 2 is much better than the original lcp. The trigger has the glock style split. It has a much smoother pull which I like. .380 ammo has improved enough for me to use as self defense. I use federal hydro shock hollow points with the lcp 2.

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