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SIG P290 trigger pull *video*

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    This video shows the trigger action of the P290 a little bit better than others I have seen up to this date. It appears to me the trigger is going to be very similar to a Kahr trigger where the firing pin is held at a partial cocked position after the slide is cycled and the trigger is DA in that it pulls the firing pin further to the rear (against the spring) and releases it while dropping the faux-hammer. They actually show the hammer in a partially cocked position but I am betting the hammer is for show only (like in the PARA LDA models). I could be wrong though.

    YouTube - Sig P290 Sub-Compact 9mm
     
  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    The trigger is totally the opposite of a Kahr trigger.
    The P290 releases in the beginning of the overall pull, where the Kahr releases in the end of the pull.

    I chatted with the designer of this gun at SHOT and he explained the trigger idea around it.

    EVERYONE that checked the gun out was Poo-Pooing to trigger on it(I was also). After talking to the guy, and trying the trigger several times, I can see where he was going with the design.
    The gun fires before the sights get puled off target by fumbly fingers. I "ham-fisted" this thing and was impressed.
    I am NOT a Sig fan, but I can see the practicality of the design.

    I would not recommend it for the firearms collector, but for a guy/girl that needs 1 gun only for self defense, I would.

    Transitioning between a standard trigger pull to this for self defense wouldn't be something I could adapt to personally.

    If you have a friend looking for a HD gun or carry gun that is not a "gun guy" then I would think this would be great.
     
  3. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Do you know if the hammer is actually functional? It does not make sense that the hammer would even be needed for such a mechanism except to keep that SIG look and feel. Is it like the hammer on the LDA pistols?
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I don't know about the LDA, but the hammer is functional.
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Did the guy explain why there is no double strike capability? If the hammer is functional and all the slide is doing is partially cocking the hammer you should be able to do a second strike with a full pull.
     
  6. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    No, he didn't.
    The hammer needs to be pre-set by the slide. It results in a shorter trigger pull.
    I may have mis-understood "Functional"