May 29, 2012

SIG Sauer Introduces Second Generation P290 RS Microcompact

(GunReports.com) — SIG Sauer's next-generation P290 RS 9mm microcompact pistol includes several new features added because of consumer feedback. The next-gen P290 RS is shipping to dealers now.

The most noticeable change in the double-action-only P290 RS is a redesigned trigger that now offers restrike (RS) capability. In event of an ammo failure, the operator now has the option to press the trigger a second time, or manually cycle the slide.

“The most common thing we heard about the P290 was a request for restrike capability,” said Jeff Creamer, director of product management.

Based on feedback from P290 consumers, SIG Sauer is releasing the second-generation P290. The P290 RS has five primary changes from the original model, including DAO Restrike capability, reshaped beavertail frame, recontoured magazine release, educed and reshaped slide release, and new finger-grip magazine floorplates.

Also, a recountoured beavertail minimizes hammer-bite for shooters with larger hands.

All P290 RS pistols will ship with a 6-round magazine featuring a new finger-groove baseplate improving control. An additional flush magazine baseplate will be included, as well as an extended 8-round magazine.

Also, two control levers have been reshaped. The magazine release has been reduced and contoured to reduce any chance of an inadvertent disengagement. A new slide stop has been recontoured to enhance the comfort of shooters with larger hands.

Comments (4)

An idea of what it will go for would be nice. Expensive no doubt.

Posted by: Wayne1 | November 1, 2012 11:50 AM    Report this comment

Recreational Shooter

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Posted by: ttwoodard | May 29, 2012 9:04 PM    Report this comment

The repeat strike capability is one that appeals to many shooters and carriers. In the off chance that a primer requires a second strike, the shooter can maximize on the limited magazine capacity of the pistol. This pistol seems to be a good candidate for a back up piece, or for use as a deep concealment weapon. I would be interested in it, but since I already have a Kahr PM-9 I use for back-up and deep concealment, which I believe is smaller in all dimensions than this pistol, I am not likely to be running to purchase it anytime soon.

Posted by: canovack | May 29, 2012 12:45 PM    Report this comment

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