New Sig P290 Sub-Compact 9mm

    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).

    Caliber 9mm
    Trigger DAO
    Capacity 6 – 8 rounds (two different magazines?
    Finish Polymer / Nitron black or Stainless slide
    Grip Removable Polymer / Wood
    Barrel 2.9″
    Overall Length 5.5″
    Width 0.9″ (1.1″ with slide catch)
    Height 3.9″
    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. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!