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Old 03-25-2017, 03:34 PM   #16
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I took my P290rs out to shoot for the first time after getting it back. The good news is the issue with the trigger reset is fixed. The bad news is that I had several other issues.

The 8 round magazine doesn't feed the last round about 50% of the time. I had 4 instances of the slide not locking back after the last round of the magazine, this happend with both the 6 round and 8 round magazine on every type of ammo too. I had 2-3 instances of a round not feeding into the chamber(not the last one of the magazine) and 2 instances of a round getting jammed. I put about 100 rounds total through it today. I tried Blazer Brass 115 grain, Federal 115 grain, and Federal HST 124 grain. It had issues with each type of ammo, I think the Federal HST 124 grain was the only one to jam though.

It seemed to have more issues this time than the first time shooting. I had taken it apart and greased the slide before shooting the first time so maybe that could be a factor. The 2nd time I just shot it as is after getting it back from Sig but it looked clean and looked to be well oiled. Any suggestions? Not sure if I want to send it back to Sig again or trade it off for something else at this point.

I also shot my P239 today, it performed flawlessly. It ate every type of ammo I put through it and is deadly accurate. The issues with the P290RS make me appreciate the P239 that much more.
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:53 PM   #17
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I'm not sure how many rounds have been fired since it was cleaned but I would probably give it a good cleaning and try again before sending it in or trading it.

I have two 8 round mags that work fine, two 6 round mags that work fine. I bought two more 6 round mags and both of them jam on the last round.


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Old 03-28-2017, 08:35 AM   #18
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I cleaned and lubed my P290RS again and went to the range yesterday. No Jamming issues this time so I would say it was an improvement but it still has some problems. The slide failed to lock back on the last round about 50% of the time with both the 6 and 8 round magazine. The 8 round magazine fed the last round fine the first couple of times then it wouldn't feed the next 4 times on the last round. I still haven't decided if I want to trade it or send it back in to Sig, on the fence about it.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:47 AM   #19
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I have a 290 rs. Have not shot it for about 3 months. I just don't like the trigger. However I have fire many different brands of ammo through it. My wife has fired it and an RSO at a indoor range I use to frequent has shot it. This gun has never had a problem of any kind. I have noticed with this gun and my 938 that the next round moves forward a short amount in the magazine when it is next up to be pushed into the chamber. When removing a loaded magazine it is very evident.
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Mine is sitting on the desk just left of the monitor. Just over a year old. Probably 600rds, no malfunctions (9mm).

I have 2 extended mags and 1 short one. They are always fully charged. Like my P938, the magazines took about 6 weeks+ to settle in. The mag springs were very stiff and it's still better to use a loader at the range to save your fingers. The DA trigger has smoothed out considerably.

Any possibility your thumb is contacting the slide release lever intermittently?
That would keep the slide from locking back.

I suggest leave the magazines fully loaded, get about 200 rds of economy ammo and shoot the **** out of it and then do a thorough clean and lube. Be sure and grease the slide rails. Check your thumb near the slide. This might just fix it for ya.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I generally use a fair bit of lube so that may not the issue. I flushed the extractor with non-chlorinated brake cleaner before my last range trip and didn't have any issues.


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100 rounds today with one fail to extract at round 54 with Speer Lawman 124g fmj.

Can limp wristing cause an extraction failure? I started the session with 25 rounds through my LCP with some of them one handed. After 50 rounds through the P290 my hand was starting to hurt so I may have relaxed my grip. After the extraction failure I tightened my grip and fired 46 rounds without an issue.


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I found a PM9 on armslist locally for a decent price and picked it up last weekend to give it a try. I had been looking for one for awhile online and at the local gun stores but didn't find one in good shape for the right price until now.

I went to the range today with the P290RS and the PM9. It was interesting shooting both back to back. Most importantly both guns performed flawlessly. The problem with the P290RS not feeding the last round of the 8 round magazine seemed to be cured with a thorough cleaning of the magazine. I also had no issues with the slide not locking back on the last round. I cleaned it well and put a little more grease on the slide rails and it seemed to like it.

The P290RS has a little lower recoil, it's a little heavier. I shoot the PM9 more accurately, the trigger pull is lighter and easier to control. I prefer hammer fired guns in general so I like that the P290RS is hammer fired. Nothing against striker fired guns but I feel most comfortable with hammer fired, all my other guns are hammer fired.

Both have pros/cons, I honestly like both but would probably give the PM9 a slight edge because I shoot it more accurately. I'm not sure I dislike the P290RS enough to get rid of it, so I might just keep both.
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