Sig P290 any thoughts??

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Firearm007, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    The idea of a micro 9mm Sig had me excited initially. But from what I've seen it's not quite as micro as advertised. It seems like a smaller P250, and I'm not a huge fan of that model.

    I'd chose a Kahr PM9 over this Sig every time. Or a Kahr CM9, Kel-Tec PF9, or Ruger LC9 for a lot less money. Or even one of the short & fat Glock/XD subcompacts.

    Maybe that's just my personal preference. When I buy a Sig for carry, it'll be a P239sas...a lot more gun for just a few bucks more than the P290.
     
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  2. Firearm007

    Firearm007 New Member

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    well I held the P290 today at a gun shop and it really felt great in my pocket. I had to go see for myself because everyone says this pistol is too fat and weighs alot. To me thats all crap. I have the p238 and want to get me a Micro 9mm around the same size as the 238 more or less. The Kahr pm9 feels cheap and not made with quality, the kel-tec i dont like, the ruger is OK but too big. There is nothing out there that felt like the 290 and functioned smooth as far as the slide and craftsmanship.
     
  3. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Take a look at the kimber solo. I love mine. I havent had any failures and its real accurate. I was surprised on the lack of recoil and how well it shoots. Its one amazing little pistol and a great conceal carry. Good luck, Ed
     
  4. Firearm007

    Firearm007 New Member

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    When did you get your solo because everyone has issues with it also I don't like to be restricted on what ammo I can use
     
  5. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have had it for several weeks now and been to the range 4 times with it so far. Going again tomorrow. I have put 200 rounds thru it without a failure. Maybe I got lucky. I did stick to the directions and use between 124gr and 147gr bullets. I have put different name brands thru without a hiccup. If you get a chance to shoot one you will love it. I am a little biased though. Ed
     
  6. Cinderocka1989

    Cinderocka1989 Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE my Sig, I'd feel it up, french kiss it and offer to buy it a drink. I haven't shot this one yet, I'll have to see if the range here rents one and then get back to you. I've been considering a p238 which I've shot and like a lot.
     
  7. Firearm007

    Firearm007 New Member

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    The 238 is a blast to shoot and very accurate. I love the reliability of the 238 ant that's why I carry it as a EDC gun. Hornady critical defense loaded and one in the chamber cocked and locked 24/7