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P290RS vs P938

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Old 09-19-2012, 03:55 AM   #1
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P290RS vs P938

I am looking at getting another 9mm for the collection and also as a carry piece. The 2 SIGS I am considering are the P290RS and the P938 Extreme. Really the guns seem very similar in size, weight etc with the P290 a little better priced. Any feedback about your adventures with either or things I should know or consider before purchase would be appreciated
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:05 AM   #2
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It probably will come down to what type of trigger you prefer in a carry gun (pocket capable). The P290 with double action only, and the P938 with the single action only and external safety.

For those already having a P238, moving to a P938 for jumping up to 9mm while having a familiar feel and operation makes sense.

I've fired a P290 but not a P938, so I can't make a recommendation from experience. As always, firing each before making a puchase whenever possible often leads to a conclusion that one just feels right and you can shoot it better. Best wishes on your decision.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I went to the gun shop this morning again and handled both pieces and prefer the grip of the 938 a ton more, but a little scared of the extraction issues. Either way its going to have to wait because they had a Desert Eagle 1911 that caught my eye (looking for another 45 also) and that will be my next gun. I had em send away for me one and it will be here when I get back from vacation in 2 weeks. I couldnt believe how nice that gun is for the price....WOW
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Glad you found a good deal on one you really like. If you are already into 1911's; that's another plus for the P938 when you get back to the next choice. I know my problem is my favorite gun is the last one I shot and the one I want next is the last one I handled. It must be a common symptom for some of us.
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Thanks for the reply. I went to the gun shop this morning again and handled both pieces and prefer the grip of the 938 a ton more, but a little scared of the extraction issues. Either way its going to have to wait because they had a Desert Eagle 1911 that caught my eye (looking for another 45 also) and that will be my next gun. I had em send away for me one and it will be here when I get back from vacation in 2 weeks. I couldnt believe how nice that gun is for the price....WOW
if you get a higher serial than 9k you should be fine on the extractor. and i have yt to hear anyone say the trip back through SIG failled to fix. it's a non-issue in my book. that said i'm going a little bigger for my carry.. the 225

if you are a 1911 fan the 938 should be a no-brainer
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290 vs 938

I have both guns 938 and 290 rs. They are both reliable. I have had no problems with either one. Things i don't like are the long trigger pull on the 290 rs. The ribbing on the front of the grip of the 938 hurts my hand when I shoot it. I plan on smoothing it. As far as EDC I would choose the 938 because of the trigger. These guns are meant to be used at close range for self protection.
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I own both guns. I prefer using and carrying the P938. I find the trigger pull of the P290 awkward and difficult. I like the way the P938 feels in the hand and its finish.
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