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P290...is it the bees knees or is there a cheaper alternative?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bhhacker, Jan 16, 2014.

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  1. bhhacker

    bhhacker Member

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    Hello all,


    I have been looking for a CCW for a while now and have been narrowing it down slowly. There is only one gun shop here in Juneau so its hard to feel a lot of guns and see how they fit me.

    I tried a Sig p290 and it felt pretty good in my hands. I also tried a p229 but that looked a bit bulky to carry.

    I used to carry a Glock 27 but felt like that was too chunky to carry. I prefer to carry appendix style.

    What im wanting to ask you all, is is there a better deal out there than the Sig p290 in terms of a light, reliable, CCW pistol? They are a bit pricy up here, but if they are worth it I will get one. They are asking 800 for the one with a laser on it which is completely over the top and i really wish we had somewhere else to shop here. They have Mosin Nagants priced at 250$ and they are nothing special.

    Just looking for a reliable, easily concealable, easy to handle, and hopefully wont break the bank....is that too much to ask? :p
     
  2. docnyt

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    You'll get plenty of opinions for CCW here. Here's mine. I know you said your options are limited but try out as many as you can, maybe from fellow CCWers. I also carry a G27 every now and then but as far as slim profile and weight, the S&W Shield is better in those aspects, also a bit cheaper at less than $400. Nothing against the SIG. I'm sure it's as good as other SIGs and will do the job.
     
  3. Thompsoncustom

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    The sig P938 is a great little carry gun along with the XDS's in 9mm or .45 there are a ton of great CCW's these days just go to a gun show and fell them all up.
     
  4. Gary A

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    I do NOT understand pricing on the Sig 290s. I've seen them all over the place. Around here (Midwest) i have seen 290rs models without the laser for less than or a little over $500. I've heard people quote prices like you found. I believe even Sig dropped pricing on them since first introduced. It's a bit of a mystery to me. I would not pay $800 for one, laser or no. Just MO. They seem to get pretty good reviews but seem to have trouble gaining traction in the market.
     
  5. lowslowmiata

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    Lgs by me has a 290rs enhanced for $510. With that said buy an xds
     
  6. MikeJackmin

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    The P290 is pretty close to the Sig P250 subcompact, which is less expensive and which offers the advantages of modularity. I have a P250 and like it, I have not handled a P290.
     
  7. Rinspeed

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    I picked up a 290 last spring and I'm very happy with it. Not a huge fan of DAO but my wife will carry it at times so it made sense. I think we have around 600 rounds through it and it's been 100% reliable so far. The accuracy is pretty good for a pistol this size as well. I think it's my seventh Sig and all have been great pistols.
     
  8. snooperman

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    I have shot the new SIG P290 recently that belongs to a friend. It is well made but a bit too heavy for its size. I would much prefer the Kahr CM 9, which is lighter and cheaper in price. That said, I like SIG pistols and have the P230 in 380ACP, P225, and P228 in 9mm.
     
  9. jackblack86

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    Just bought the same package from buds 407.00 shipped if price is your objection that's hard to beat
     
  10. TennJed

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    I bought my P290RS with laser for $476 shipped from buds in August 2012
     
  11. silversport

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    Bought the P290RS last July...mine s 100% reliable, feels good n the yand...has a fair payload and full szed night sights...mine is VERY accurate...the trigger was a bit stiff at first but in short order(dry firing) mine has ligtened up significantly...my choice over the Shield or XDS in 9mm...

    Bill
     
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