I just heard the other day that distributors are accepting pre-orders now of the SIG P290. The bad part was the listed the "tentative MSRP" at around $700 for the gun. That is a huge leap from SIG's initial $500 reports. If this is true I think you can go ahead and by a burial plot for this gun. If this gun does fail, like I predict it will at this price, I think it could very well spell doom for SIG's entire polymer line up considering how poorly they handled the whole P250 model. It is almost like they are intentionally shooting themselves in the foot. I cannot imagine they are actually this out of touch or incompetent. It is like someone inside SIG wanted to appear to make an effort to participate in the modern carry gun trends but did not actually want to be involved in it.