Honest thoughts on the Sig P290

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by truevil1313, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. truevil1313

    truevil1313 New Member

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    Any Sig P290 owners, I welcome your thoughts on it. Have you had any issues with yours? Would you buy it again?
    I currently have three Sigs and love them, but I am looking for a different EDC handgun. For my own reasons, I decided months ago, to leave the expensive 1911's in the safe and start carrying one of my handguns that didn't have a comma in the price tag. I have done my range time with my carry guns, so no issues there. I truly love my SP2022's but after wearing one of them for 11 hours a day, I cant wait to get home and take it off. I was thinking the P290 might be a better fit for all day wear. All helpful comments are welcome.
    Thanks.
     
  2. JonM

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    My favorite lightweight carries are all nonsigs. I do havea p220 thats a great shooting gun. The sig guns lighter and smaller than a p220 just dont fitme well
     

  3. sweeper22

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    I've shot one, and was generally unimpressed with the size, weight, and ergos. Felt really cheap. I like Sig's full-framed alloy guns. The P239 is the only Sig I'd really love for carry, but it's still somewhat of a medium frame. The SAS/SRT setups for the P239 are outstanding.

    I have a Springfield XDs45 and a S&W Shield 9mm as my two micro carry guns. I rummaged through almost everything available in the subcomp/micro market before settling on those two, and I'm quite happy with them.
     
  4. sparky80

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    Let me put it this way I have a P290RS I'll sell you. I love the stippling on the grip and that is it. I have a shield as well and it's much easier and more comfortable to shoot. The 290 is to large to pocket carry and the grip is really short which makes it hard for me to see it as a IWB gun. The double action trigger is not as smooth as I had hoped and can't shoot it very well. I love Sigs but, not this one. Unfortunately I'll trade it in and probably take a bath. YMMV
     
  5. FJCRZR66

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    Let me start by saying that I've only been shooting for about 4 months. I currently own a 290RS and had multiple light primer strikes on my first 4 range trips. I sent it back to Sig and they replaced the firing pin on it and had it back to me in about two weeks. Customer service was very helpful and painless. Since getting it back I have put 100 rounds through it with no issues. I personally have no problems with the trigger, it took me a couple of range sessions to get used to it. It is also is very accurate, even for a newbie like myself. I think it's a great little gun. Hope this helps.
     
  6. truevil1313

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    Thanks for all of the replies.
    My problem is, I know what everyone is getting me for Christmas. It is Academy gift cards. I wanted to get the Shield but it seems Academy does not have any, ever. They do have Sigs, and XD and since I have three Sigs already I was leaning that way.
    I guess I have about a month to see what happens.

    BTW, FJCRZR66, I too drive an FJ. If you are not part of the FJ Cruiser forum check it out. My screen name there is just truevil.

    Again, thanks for all of the input, I look forward to seeing more before I spend my gift cards next month.
     
  7. FJCRZR66

    FJCRZR66 New Member

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    Good luck with your search. Thanks, I'll check out that FJ forum.
     
  8. Cybertek

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    I picked one up a few weeks ago. So far I have 160 rounds through it without a hiccup. I have no issues with the grip or trigger. It's a little big for pocket carry in most of my pants. To me it feels solid and so far has been 100% reliable.
     
  9. truevil1313

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    Thanks for the input. I do not plan to pocket carry this one, I have a S&W Bodygaurd for that purpose. The P290 would go in an IWB holster at the 4 o'clock position. Do you think it is suitable for that?
     
  10. FJCRZR66

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    I have a N8 2 IWB for mine and I wear it in the 4 o'clock position. Works great for me.
     
  11. Cybertek

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    That's exactly my set-up. So far it is working.
     
  12. ares338

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    My Sig P290 is great. 400 rounds and no problems at all. It's accurate and perfect for pocket carry. Trigger pull is no problem for...about like my Ruger LC9. Long but smooth.
     
  13. SigArmored

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    I am going to just speak from my limited experience.I was able to get my hand on one at my local dealer and it was uncomfortable for me that alone lets me know that the 290's are not for me.I did get a chance to handle the xds and there is a huge difference for me although the xds is a little thin for me it was very comfortable.I will however be going with a P220 carry for my next family member.
     
  14. truevil1313

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    Now I have problem. I went to the LGS and was able to handle, but not shoot, both the P290 and the P938 and I like them both. I will only have enough cash to get one of them. Which one should I get? The 938 is like my 1911's and that is a good thing, but for the last 6 months or so I have been carrying an SP2022, so the P290 is close. The P938 is $150 more than the P290 which is not a deal breaker, but still I wouldn't mind putting that money towards ammo. Any suggestions? I have read on here that some people are having trouble with their 938's. Is there still a problem with them?
     
  15. silverado113

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    I'm getting a 938 in the shop today and can't wait to handle it but I sold a 290 a few months ago and liked the feel of it myself.
     
  16. sweeper22

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    I've yet to handle or shoot a P938. But if it's equal in quality to the P238, I'd say $150 would be a small price increase relative to the leap forward in finish, shootability, and just overall quality.
     
  17. Brue182

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    I had one and it was a decent pocket carry gun. The only issues I had with it is that I bought it right when it came out and paid way more then it is now and I didn't really like the DAO trigger. I had the best results staging the trigger when shooting which I do not think is that great in a self defense situation.
     
  18. truevil1313

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    My wife bought me the P290 for Christmas. I was able to get out to the range yesterday. I shot 200 rounds through it without a single problem. At seven yards I removed the entire X ring from the target, with only 2 in the nine ring. I like this gun a lot!
    The only problem I have had is with the Sig lazer. It turns itself off after every round. I have read on here that someone else was having this problem. I will contact Sig customer service next week and see what they will do about it. I am sure they will want me to send it to them and they will just replace it.
    I love the gun, and it shoots extreemly well, without the lazer. So now I just have to wait on my holster to come in, which should be another two weeks.
     
  19. Don Davis

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    I like both the S&W Shield and 9c

    My shield

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    My 9c

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    I actually carry the 9c the most

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  20. truevil1313

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    I guess 2012 has been a great year around here. The wife and I were in Academy yesterday, and I saw a P938 Blackwood. We had a talk about it, and 5 minutes later she gave me the nod to go ahead and buy it. I got both Sig's that I wanted this month!
    The P290 shoots well and I like it. I have not shot the P938 yet, it has been raining all day yesterday when I brought it home.
    I will let you guys know what I think about it, when I get to shoot it.