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NEW! Sig P290 Sub 9mm? Am I just late on this?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by clearconscience, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Here's the link to the new Sig Sauer P290 Sub Compact in 9mm!
    Looks pretty cool. I've been looking for a new sub in 9mm and this may be it.

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    Anyway, I've seen this thing a few times. Am I missing something? It really doesn't look that special, in fact, it seems rather plain. I generally love Sigs, but the 250 and the 290 frames just don't do it for me.
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a fan of the 250, and the 290 is plain but I like the sub compact in 9mm. I like the P238, but I hate the 380.
     
  4. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    The 250s have gotten a pretty bad rep in terms of reliability, you might want to do a little research (eta: read this thread).... can't imagine these are any better.

    I would definitely pass on one of these and go with a proven platform - glock 26 is probably one of the most proven subcompact 9mms out there and would be my choice if I were in the market for something that small.
     
  5. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I really hate to speak about a gun I haven't shot but I've been hearing nothing but complaints about the plastic Sigs. I would be sure to at least shoot one before laying down cash.
     
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    lesscubes Burien Member

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    This is a very small gun, smaller than a Glock 26, almost .380 sized. I'm interested in it if it WORKS like a Sig should. Cant speak to the reliability of the 250 but it has a very nice if long DAO trigger. Butter smooth. I'm hoping this one is similar, maybe a shorter reset.

    It is pretty heavy compared to a J-Frame, about the only other 9mm this size is the Kahr which isn't exactly inexpensive. I can't imagine it'd be too much fun to shoot either, though it looks like it has a fair bit of muzzle weight based on the pictures of the business end. Pretty heavy looking bbl.

    The removable grip scales is a novel idea on a Poly frame pistol, I'd like to see that on more guns.
     
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    centerfire Vancouver Member

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    It does look really small.
    Doesnt look like much of a grip available as is.
     
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    sports-shooter Seattle East Side Member

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    A lot smaller than the Glock 26.

    It is even smaller than the Kel-Tec PF9. I think this is the market that Sig is going after. The tiny DAO plastics. There are still very few players in this market.
     
  9. lesscubes

    lesscubes Burien Member

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    And judging by how hot the .380 market is, I'd assume it's a good one to get into.