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Old 06-29-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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290rs

Anyone here have a 290rs? I would love to hear a review from someone
on this forum. That way I can trust the review and judge if I want to wait
for one or go ahead and order it.
Be safe, Frank.
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Sig 290 opinions?
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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I wear one 90% of the time. It has never given me an issue.

It is heavy for its size, but I like that. The shorter sight radius and trigger makes it as not out of the box accuracy friendly as a SW Shield, but it is more robust, lacks a safety, and is more concealable due to the shorter sight radius.

Take down for cleaning takes a time or two to master, but it is simple when you figure it out.

Be sure that you don't confuse negative reviews with the previous 290 version.
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I've got one...it's my EDC. I don't have a laser for it, it didn't seem like something I would really use in most situations for which I have the P290RS.

I guess it's a little heavier than some other sub-compact 9mm guns, but I like that...it helps keep the muzzle down.

It's surprisingly accurate for such a short barrel and sight radius. It conceals very easily, it even fits in the pockets of most of my pants, jeans, and shorts (holstered).

It comes with 2 magazines, 6 rounds or 8 rounds. I use the 6 round mag because it conceals more easily. I also don't like the gap between the bottom of the grip and bottom section of the 8 round magazine.

The grip is small, your pinky finger will be hanging off. I tuck the pinky finger under the magazine which helps stabilize the gun. This can take some getting used to.

I don't love the trigger. It's not terrible, I'm just not used to DAO triggers. It's kind of long and a little more squishy than I prefer but it works just fine and serves it's purpose...this isn't a range gun. Besides, I don't know what subcompact DAO has a better trigger, I don't know of any DA/SA subcompacts this small, and I personally don't like carrying SAO guns cocked and locked.

If you like SAO you might want to look into a 938. Some people have had trouble with them but I thought most of the kinks have been worked out by now. The one I shot was smooth and a great shooter, I just don't want to deal with a safety.

Most of the negative comments I've seen about the P290 are before the RS version. I really haven't heard of any trouble with the RS and I've had no trouble with mine at all.

Also it's a little tricky to get the slide off the frame but there are some videos on YouTube with some good methods.

Overall I say it's a fantastic little gun.
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I agree with just about everything CRAW says above. I have one and it is like my American Express...I don't leave home without it. Very accurate straight out of the box, easily concealable, mine has a laser, but I don't have it attached, shoots anything I feed it and NEVER has had a problem. It does have a long trigger, but if its your every day carry, and you keep one in the chamber, it is best to have it that way. I have two other Sigs as well and love them too, but I rely on THIS pocket gun to protect me every day. I LOVE IT ! Anymore questions?
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Thanks all for your reviews. I carry a LC9 because it has a long trigger and is pocketable. I do not like the fact that it is not capable of second strike without racking the slide. The 290 is slightly heavier, but it is a Sig after all. As far as the 938,I do not like a pocket gun that is cocked and locked plus it has a lighter trigger than I feel comfortable with as a pocket gun. I hope to get a hand on the 290rs when one shows up in the area.
Thanks again, Be safe, Frank.
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I love my Sig P290RS

I've had mine for several months now and have about 480 rounds through it (using about six different brands of ammo, including a few varieties of hollow points). I have never had a single malfunction. The weight of the pistol makes it very comfortable to shoot. If you want a very compact 9mm for concealed carry that still doubles as a fun range gun able to shoot 100 to 200 rounds and still feel comfortable/enjoyable, the P290RS is probably ideal.

The long DA trigger pull takes some getting used to, but after 150 to 200 rounds--as well as many hundreds of dry fires with a snap cap--it began to feel much more comfortable to me. Now I have no trouble putting all my rounds within a 6" diameter circle at 25 feet, and often three or four of my shots will be touching each other at that distance. The very short sight radius is very sensitive, but if you do your part and practice, it is awesomely accurate for such a small pistol. After a lot of practice, I get the best accuracy results by taking up all the slack in the trigger until *just* before the hammer breaks, then refining the sight picture and giving it that last little squeeze.

Love the night sights. I have the laser on mine. Once dialed in the first time, I have found it to be very accurate, and it has maintained that accuracy through multiple trips to the range without need for further adjustment. That said, I almost never use it. Unless I had to deal with multiple moving targets in low light (when a laser really shines--no pun intended), I prefer to habituate myself to use the sights.
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Thanks again for all the great input.

Stay safe all, Frank.
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Get one. You will never regret it. Other than a couple of bobbles in the first 25 rounds mine has been flawless thru 1000 rounds.
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