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Beretta Nano 8 17.39%
Sig P290 14 30.43%
They both suck. Buy a Shield. 24 52.17%
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Old December 6, 2012, 05:07 AM   #51
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I'm going to find a range that has a P290 to rent. I want very much to like the gun, because I'm a huge Sig fan. Of the three guns in that poll, after having had a S&W M&P and getting rid of it because to me it feels cheap and I didn't shoot it nearly as well as my Glock or my P226, I surely won't vote for the shield. But I hope the P290 I get to shoot is better functionally than what I thought when I simply just held one in my hand....what a miniature cement block that thing is. Does it really need to be so heavy??
But I have an open mind.....may even shoot a Nano if I can find one. But I won't buy either until I can fire them.
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Old December 7, 2012, 09:45 AM   #52
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Ok, for those who said they both suck, how many have actually had any real experience with one other than holding it or hearing about it. The Shield is actually bigger and pushed the gun out of pocket carry. I am not saying the Shield is a bad choice, but I am tired of hearing folks dis the Nano when mine is combat accurate and efficient. I can outshoot my buddy with his 1911. Give credit where credit is due.
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Old December 7, 2012, 10:04 AM   #53
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Old December 7, 2012, 07:36 PM   #54
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I love my little P290!
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Old December 7, 2012, 07:38 PM   #55
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For what it's worth I've never been a huge Sig fan and just shot a P238 and fell in love instantly. I almost went impulse crazy and bought one immediately. I came to my senses but that's a darn fine little pistol.
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Old December 15, 2012, 03:03 AM   #56
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I wanted to post this to anyone who might be reading and interested in the P290
Here are a few for anyone who might be considering the P290

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The SIG SAUER P290 made me a better shooter and, if not a better person, at least a happier one. It’s a whole lot of gun for such a little gun. Uncanny out-of-the-box accuracy elevates the P290 into the top tier of subcompact 9mm pistols
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...ig-sauer-p290/

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If you are looking for a 9 mm deep-concealment gun, you should consider the SIG P290. But, you can’t just hold the gun in your hand at a local shop—you really have to shoot it to appreciate the brilliance of the design
http://www.shootingillustrated.com/i...ig-sauer-p290/

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The littlest 9mm pistol from Sig is a good one. I think that the folks at Sig Sauer made to right decision to rework their P290, and the resulting P290RS is one of the best sub-compact 9x19mm pistols currently on the market.
http://gunblast.com/SIG-P290RS.htm/

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A tall order, but based on the sample pistol I tested, the SIG Sauer P290 it hits all these benchmarks. SIG did a good job here with some subtle touches that don’t leap out at first (or even second) glance but greatly contribute to its shooting and handling characteristics.
http://gunsgunsguns.net/sig-sauer-p290/

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Summary- Well so far so good. An excellent shooting, attractive looking, quality gun an no complaints thus far other than the dead sights (which is covered) and the price tag, which is my fault for paying it. If your in the market for a tiny 9mm I really like this one
http://tacticalgunreview.com/blog/20...auer-p290-9mm/

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To be honest, I didn't know if I was going to like the P290. As a fan of pocket pistols and deep-concealment firearms, I thought this pistol would be just a little too large to fit the bill. However, as I’ve cleaned it, carried it and shot it, this new SIG Sauer has grown on me. By moving it half a step over from the pocket pistol category to the sub-compact box, it’s clearly a pistol with an exceptional feature set—handling, power level and reliability—for a handgun of its size. I can see the P290 easily taking the place of some of the larger defensive handguns that I like, and possibly some of the smaller ones as well.
http://www.americanrifleman.org/arti...g-p290-review/

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So where does the P290 fit in? Simple. If you want something bigger than a .380, something easy to carry but that won’t pull you under if you hit soft ground, the P290 might be for you. If you are not enamored of cocked-and-locked carry, the P290 would move higher up your list. And if a striker-driven firing system does not set your heart a-pitter-pat, then the DAO of the P290 makes it perfect.

http://So where does the P290 fit in? Simple. If you want something bigger than a .380, something easy to carry but that won’t pull you under if you hit soft ground, the P290 might be for you. If you are not
enamored of cocked-and-locked carry, the P290 would move higher up your list. And if a striker-driven firing system does not set your heart a-pitter-pat, then the DAO of the P290 makes it perfect.

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I think Sig will have a big winner.
http://gunblog.com/sig-p290-sub-compact
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