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RIP SIG polymer guns

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    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.
     
  2. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's nuckin futz! as much as I feel the metal Sigs are absolute top quality I feel their plastic offerings have really tarnished a great name.
     
  3. Spad

    Spad Kennewick,WA, the desert side Active Member

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    Maybe they want out of the U.S. market,ever think of that. They are positioning themselves as a high end firearm maker. Doing the double action thing. You gotta remember this is German design quality firearm blessed in the Black Forest by same people who set the prices on Mercedes Benz parts. Open your wallet, they need the money. :bluelaugh:Spad
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    It's all about market segment share. Polymer pistols are a large and growing share of the pistol market as a whole and Sig is trying to grab their chunk of it. Will they ever pose much of a threat to Glock, SA, Kahr, et al? I doubt it. At least not at that price point.
     
  5. levi333

    levi333 Albany, OR Active Member

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    Doesn't seem to be that much different from Kahr's PM9 pricing which has an MSRP of $786. Doesn't mean they actually sell for that!
     
  6. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    MSRP is a joke, typically they sell for noticeably less.

    Walthers PPS in 9mm MSRPs for $735. I could get in the car, drive 20 minutes away and buy it for $600, new from shop.
     
  7. carbuncle

    carbuncle South Snoho Member

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    I predict they'll land in the $500-$650 range in stores and online, as stated above MSRP is always a diversionary tactic (unless you're buying at Wade's).
     
  8. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    True that!
     
  9. Nexus7

    Nexus7 Western WA New Member

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    ^ +10 ^
     
  10. Dennis316

    Dennis316 Seattle Member

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    Wades lol...called them about a bushmaster ar15, they said 1300 otd!! Got it for 950 new

    This might be a tactic, the margin at 700 could be huge and they could advertise it on sale to hopefully fool some people
     
  11. akula

    akula Seattle Member

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    I think that the wholesale price is the big factor. Considering that this gun has had mixed reviews and with stiff competition, raising the MSRP while keeping the wholesale price the same SIG could be trying to entice more dealers to carry and push the new gun because of the profit margin.

    +1 on the Wades' comment