Talk about small 9mm handguns. Funny how we are celebrating the 100th birthday of the 1911 – a big pistol – and the new gun rage is pocket size 9mms. Kimber has the SOLO which is not entirely un-1911 (It has a manual safety and is not plastic.) and Ruger the LC9. Both weigh 17 ounces. SIGs entry into this itty bitty market is the P290 at 20.5 ounces.
I’ll be testing the SIG P290 for an upcoming issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement. My first impression is this is damn small for a 9mm and the bore axis seems a bit high. It will interesting to see what recoil is like.
Will try to run a short video here by weeks end on this pistol’s first trip to the range.