Sig Sauer has unveiled their newest pistol: the Sig P290. It is significant (excuse the pun) because it is a whole new platform. The first P290 that will be available is chambered in 9mm Luger/Parabellum but I fully expect to see it chambered in other cartridges late next year.
One notable feature is that the side grip panels are removable. Sig plan on offering a range of aluminum, wood, and polymer grips that they will engrave with your initials, if you so wish.
A laser sight that fits in front of the trigger guard will also be offered (see below photo).
|Capacity||6 – 8 rounds (two different magazines?|
|Finish||Polymer / Nitron black or Stainless slide|
|Grip||Removable Polymer / Wood|
|Width||0.9″ (1.1″ with slide catch)|
|Weight||20.5 oz (with magazine)|
|Front Sight||SIGLITE night sight|
|MA / CA compliant||No|
|MSRP (Price)||Not yet announced.|
The company has not announced pricing or availability. Don’t expect to see it until 2011.
[ Many thanks to John and Mik for emailing me the info. ]