I like my P290. I'm small framed guy, 155 lbs, and it's my regular carry. Accurate and points naturally for me.
I did, however, purchase a second generation (but not the restrike capable P290RS). The front sight went dark, so on my last trip out of country ( I work in Mexico) I sent it to SIG, and decided to have it made restrike capable. A week later, the 290 came back: new sights all round and new restrike trigger system at NO charge. Not even shipping. Good company, good weapon.