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Sig P290 vs Ruger LCR vs Taurus TCP 380 pocket gun PHOTOS

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Sig P290 vs Ruger LCR vs Taurus TCP 380 pocket gun PHOTOS

I have not seen many comparision photos showing the Sig P290 ((9MM) so I thought I would showsome comparision pics of my new Sig P290 9mm and a couple of other small guns I have. These photos are with a Ruger LCR (.22lr but same size as a 357 LCR) and a Tuarus TCP 738 380acp.

It is a little bit smaller than the LCR and a little bit bigger than the TCP. The only major differences are the Sig is heavier than both and both are quite a bit wider than the TCP. But keep inmind the TCP is a 380.

I just got the Sig yesterday and have not got a chance to shoot it, but I have high hopes. It is about as small as you would want a 9mm (IMHO) but heavy enough to control recoil (reviews indicate). but it is in no way too heavy in my opinion. Feels very good in hand. Also comes with a night sights, a (removable) laser and an extra 8rd mag all for under $500









This one is interesting to me. The TCP is on top of the P290

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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Every time I see the 290 I'm intrigued, shame is I just dont need it as I have a 938. I do keep coming back to look at em tho..
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Thanks.

These comparative pix do help tell the story.

I bought a Ruger LC9 on a lark, as a toy, thinking the thing would fail me quick and I'd have some fun with it and dump it.

But then...after 300 rounds or more of varied ammo with ZERO glitches, hitches or bitches, I've kept it and it goes along for the ride everywhere. Not one failure of any kind and it is small enough to literally be carried in my pocket. Hard to beat that.

Sorry for the off tpoic slide...

Thanks again for the pix.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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Thanks for taking the time for the pics, I think the choice comes down to your physical needs and visual likes. I have the P290 but also have Glocks. I have big hands so putting a small pistol in my hands just gets it lost in there lol I use all my guns ITW and they carry comfortably. Side note I did have to send the P290 back for the trigger group upgrade and since then it has shot flawless. Uncanny how accurate its is with very little effort. But the other guns are fine guns to and Ruger definately has better QC in my opinion.
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I'll stick with the 938, though i'm not a fan iof sa only. I'm less of a fan of DAO. I love the dasa classic series. the hard da for the first round light sa follow up, which is why i practice triple taps.
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I practice triple taps every day with my p290 and my pt709. I use a laser bullet and 2 2x2 inch targets made out of reflective tape spaced vertically by 14", the vertical distance between the aortic valve and the medula. Not quite as fast as a SA pistol but easily as accurate and deadly.
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good comparison photos
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Thanks.

These comparative pix do help tell the story.

I bought a Ruger LC9 on a lark, as a toy, thinking the thing would fail me quick and I'd have some fun with it and dump it.

But then...after 300 rounds or more of varied ammo with ZERO glitches, hitches or bitches, I've kept it and it goes along for the ride everywhere. Not one failure of any kind and it is small enough to literally be carried in my pocket. Hard to beat that.

Sorry for the off tpoic slide...

Thanks again for the pix.
Oh the Ruger LC9 is a solid unit, it's the LCP that has me wary..such an awesome size but a difficult to put on targer and recoils like the dickens. LC9 is upsized just enough to make it all good.
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My p290 just went back to SIG for the 2nd time. Let's hope they get it right. 1st time for light strike syndrome in Spring '11 and now for a loose ejector. I love the way it shoots but I was a Beta tester.

The LC9 is a loser IMO as it has THE worst trigger known to mankind and that moronic CA loaded chamber indicator. I felt like I had milked a herd of goats after just two mags. It made a Lorcin look good. I traded it in on a Beretta Nano which I really like.

I will never ever own another Taurus. Third World craftsmanship. 'Nuff said.

The LCR is wonderful. I had a .357 that shot dead nuts to POA but sold it to someone who needed it worse than I.

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I just bought an LCR in .38spl and love it!

I also have an LC9, and while I agree the LONG trigger pull leaves something to be desired, for some reason I'm pretty accurate with it and (as has been said above) it has NEVER failed me. I often think about trading it, but its just been so doggone reliable that I probably never will.

BPman...the 'milking a herd of goats' comment is funny
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I like the LC9 trigger tho I have read many posts by folks who don't like it much.

It is very consistent and I find it easy to set u a shot for it. We have a "One-Shot Group" "course" we shoot on the ranch here and tho I do not find the Ruger to be the most accurate pistol it is definitely not the worst.
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Funny thing about the LCR....I just shipped mine back to ruger three days ago for warranty work. Something is broken inside, the trigger is locked back and will not reset. I suspect the transfer bar is broken. I really like the darn thing, it's the KLCR. It happened while briefly dry firing (religious snap cap user). I had very recently pulled it out to use for pocket carry. I am now thinking about adding another snubby to the collection as a bit of redundancy but think I might get a oldie but Goldie Smith airweight (642 or 442). Something bone simple that I can potentially employ from inside/under a layer of clothing in a pinch. Or is it an excuse just to get another firearm?

Ruger customer service was effortless to deal with btw.

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I love the trigger pull on the LCR and have adjusted to the trigger on the LC9. But I like the 3 extra rounds of the LC9 plus quicker reload. I almost bought a P290 but ended up getting the Beretta Nano and had enough money left over to get LCR too.
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