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Gun Test: SIG SAUER P290RS [VIDEO]

By NRA’s American Rifleman 

Sub-compact pistols continue to be hot items at gun shop, especially those available in larger, more powerful calibers. SIG’s P290RS, a sub-compact 9mm, was designed to meet all the demands of concealed-carry practitioners, and is an improvement on the company’s P290 design.

The primary difference between the P290RS and SIG’s original design is a redesigned trigger that offers a restrike capability. In the event of an ammo failure, the operator has the option to press the trigger a second time, or manually cycle the slide.

P290RS pistols ship with a standard 6-round magazine, as well as an extended 8-round magazine.

To find out more about the P290RS, check out the video below, which features American Rifleman Associate Editor Joseph Kurtenbach.

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Caliber: 9mm
Action Type: 
Double-Action Only
Capacity: 
6 rounds (standard magazine), 8 rounds (extended)
Trigger Pull DAO: 9 lbs.
Overall Length: 5.5″
Overall Height: 3.9″
Overall Width: .9″
Barrel Length: 2.9″
Weight: 20.5 ozs.
Sights: SIGLITE Night Sights
Frame Finish: Black Polymer
MSRP: $570