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New Sig P290

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Prion, Oct 26, 2010.

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  1. Prion

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    People say there aren't enough single stack 9's. Might be a good step for Sig, might be another misstep.
     
  3. GunTech

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    The SIG name still has some cachet. The price will be a factor, and if it's not a dud, they will probably sell a few. Concealed carry guns are doing quite well, and a single stack polymer 9 from a big maker will probably sell well.
     
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    And next week they'll have a two tone one...

    And the week after that they'll have one with a beavertail...

    And the week after that they'll have a rainbow one to match your purse...

    And the week after that they'll all be recalled.
     
  5. Browns Fan

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    Wow! That looks interesting!

    Why did they shape the trigger guard like that for?
     
  6. HK-Freak

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    If you're referring to the hump in the middle of it, it's to prevent the material from a pair of gloves from getting caught underneath the trigger. HK and Walther do that on all of their polymer guns.
     
  7. dcarch

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    I miss the old steel guns. :(
     
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    They still make the P239
     
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    Not to nitpick, but P239s and, in fact, most Sigs made in the U.S. have alloy frames.

    The all German older models were the all steel ones, IIRC.

    Sig hasn't been too successful deviating from the path of producing alloy frame, milled slide, decocker equipped, hammer fired handguns.

    The Sig 1911 wasn't exactly a winner in terms of volume or profitability, and the Sig 250 suffered from light primer strikes and other issues.

    Glock, HK and Sig-Sauer/SigArms are all probably credibly deserving of Tier 1 in terms of their core weapons' reliability.

    It's only when they deviate from their core principles that they seem to fall down.

    This P290 looks like a chunky monkey the kind of thing Ruger or Beretta would put out.

    I wouldn't mind trying it out, though.
     
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    My three German made SIGs have alloy frames. I have a P220 and two P225s that were made in the early '90s.

    :)
     
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    Cool, first I've seen of this, I like it!
     
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    It does look good...my hope is that it works and replaces the P238...and I am partial to having a hammer.

    I wonder if the trigger action is like the 250 or a DAK
     
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    The Ruger SR9c is 1.27" wide at the safeties, the P290 specs at 1.1", virtually identical to the width of the G-26....
     
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    That would make it a good size, I see it as competition for the Kahr line
     
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    It is definitely different looking. I would like to see how it performs before trusting my life to it. Til then, I'll stick with my FNP 40. SIG quality at a budget price. :D
     
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    It's double action only. As to whether it's like the DAK or the 250 I couldn't say.
     
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    This might offer a little idea about it's size...from the IACP Conference

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    NOW, I'm all ears.

    Has Sig produced a polymer framed subcompact WITH SIG RELIABILITY/DURABILITY?

    I do hope so.

    Two things immediately jump out at me from that pic.

    1) There's a hammer. VERY GOOD. That gives the user double strike capability, and is something I really miss with striker fired pistols. I am just more comfortable with a hammer, period.

    2) Why is the slide stop so elongated and relatively large?

    3) I'd like to see a lot of metal inside the polymer frame where the slide rides the rails. I have been very taken aback by how little metal there are in some other polymer frames at these critical points, especially near the rear of the frame. This unnerves me and gives me the feeling of a disposable and expendable tool.

    4) Why did they make the grip so chunky as this is a single stack 9mm?

    5) Why did they take away at least the option of having DA/SA, especially since this has a hammer? I don't understand the thinking here. I do not like DAO and I am not alone.
     
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    Looking at the slide stop and the mark on the frame, I can't help wondering if it also serves as a takedown lever (since one is noticeably absent).

    I might give it a try if the price is right. But I'd wait until it's been out for a while. I try not to buy version 1.0 of anything.
     
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    I'm thinking the slide release also is the takedown pin, ala the 2022. Looks like the same mechanism (borrowed maybe).

    I'd like the DA/SA option as well, love that trigger. Maybe there isn't enough room for the decocker? :scrutiny:
     
  21. Prion

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    It has an idiot mark!

    I think you are correct takedown/slide stop lever.
     
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    Extrapolating from the shape of the slide stop and mag release, it looks like this is based on the SigPro 2022. The idiot mark on the frame would also hint that we are looking at the take-down lever
    If you are referring to the lack of rails in polymer frames, they aren't needed...they really aren't need in metal frames either...it is just the evolution of modern design and engineering
    I don't think it looks chunky at all. I think your sense of proportion is thrown off by how short the grip frame is
    If you look at the competition in that market share, I think you'll find that most of the market is DAO...it is just the demand of the market. Much of the market, they'd like to attract, is populated by users of the S&W J-frame and the Ruger LCR...for them the DAK trigger is a very valid option

    I don't think they've taken anything away...more of a haven't added it in yet.
     
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    Looks interesting, I'd look to see how it all turns out, but I don't think I'm going to get one. the problem i have with things that small are it seems like i can never get a good grip on them, maybe sig have fixed that, but I'm skeptical, so if anybody knows how good the grips are I'd like to know.
     
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    If it's priced right, I will buy one
     
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    looks cool... this or the Kahr PM9 will be my next little gun. Keep us updated.
     
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