Sig p290rs info

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kahr33556, Nov 26, 2014.

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  1. Kahr33556

    Kahr33556 Member

    Oct 6, 2012
    Just considering this gun p290rs, 279 on a black Friday deal.
    Any good ?
    CM9 is my other consideration for 329 as I have a few Kahrs already and love them.

    I have a shield 40,LCP,Cw380,CW9 as carry guns now.
    my cw380 is my main carry in summer now replacing the LCP.
  2. TarDevil

    TarDevil Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    NC Coast
    Sounds like a good deal to me. The 290RS has a very nice trigger, similar to the Kahr, but a little heavier (not always a bad thing... absorbs recoil).

    I'd get it, if it were me.
  3. AustinTX

    AustinTX Member

    Jun 16, 2010
    I have a pretty strong dislike for the P290/P290RS, but that's a very nice price.
  4. omega5

    omega5 Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    I have both the CM9 and the P290rs. Love 'em both.
    The 290rs is heavier but that just makes the recoil softer.
    The CM9 is lighter, recoils harder but I carry it more in the
    summer due to it's light wt. Both have great, almost
    identical triggers. If I had to chose between the two I'd
    go with the CM9 ONLY because of something that has
    nothing to do with guns. I like lasers, CT instinctive lasers
    to be exact and CT does not make one for the P290rs.
    SIG does make a laser but it's activated by a button on
    the laser and not by pressure of the shooters hand. If it
    wasn't like that, I honestly can't say which one I'd chose.
    Glad I don't have to make a choice. ;)
    My P290rs likes a heavier bullet, shoots 147 gr Hornady
    XTP best. The Kahr CM9 is the opposite. It likes the 115g
    round best and shoots the 115gr Critical Defense like the
    cartridge like it was made for it.
    Remember the CM9 needs at least 200 round break in
    time. Mine, on the last round in the mag for the first 150
    would not reset the trigger. I could touch it from behind
    and the it'd fire. The next 150 rounds I fired it worked
    fine and has ever since. The SIG didn't need any break
    in. I fired 100 rounds of mixed wts and power when I
    first got it and it functioned flawlessly and has ever since.
    Good luck on your choice. Let us know what you do.
  5. Invisible Swordsman

    Invisible Swordsman Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    The P290RS seems to be a gun that people either love or hate. I like mine enough that I just got a second one as a back up due to the price. I carry my 290 a lot when high capacity isn't a consideration.

    As noted, the somewhat heavier weight helps with recoil, and the full size sights are a big help in shooting a gun this small accurately.
  6. csa77

    csa77 Member

    Jun 14, 2011
    I carry a p290rs daily. I love that its double action, make me feel a lot more comfortable carrying it as opposed to a striker or single action . easily small enough for me to carry on job sites, wearing carpenters pants and an undershirt. just drop it in my front pocket. It is heavy but I never notice the weight while I carry it.
    its accurate enough to drill bowling pins consistently at 10 yards.

    now for the downside... pretty darn high bore axis

    I did have issues with light strikes but after polishing the firing pin channel and the trigger/hammer/mainspring assembly its 100% reliable.
  7. Storm

    Storm Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    I love my 290. It is pre-RS. It had to go back to SIG and came back quickly and repaired. The hammer wouldn't fall to hit the pin. They upgraded the trigger and the mag release. I actually prefer the pre-RS trigger as it seems a bit lighter and smoother than the RS. That said I would be just as happy with the RS. I don't find the restrike feature necessary as I tap/rack. An interesting feature is that the trigger can be reset by pulling the slide back a dead minimal amount, at most one-eighth inch.

    The gun shoots well and is reasonably accurate at 15 yards, as much as I would require for its intended use. My best results have been obtained with a smooth even stroke of the trigger. Stacking seems to cause accuracy to degrade. In self defense use I don't see that as a viable anyway. The gun features full sized sights which may be a bit less important for self defense, but are still quite nice.

    As to carry, while the 290 is heavier than other guns in its class I can easily carry it in a pocket holster, especially in cargo pants. Any heavier and it would be noticeable.

    This is indeed a love it or hate it gun. Early teething problems, now a thing of the past, didn't help. I consider it to be vastly underrated. At $279 I would but two.
  8. Praxidike

    Praxidike Member

    Jul 18, 2013
    One for you and one for me?
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