My New Pocket 9mm - Sig 290 First Edition
Normally I like to wait on "new model" stuff to prove out. But, not always.
I have a perfectly good one-year old S&W 642 snubby with CT grips. But, I've been wanting a pocket 9mm.
I've been waiting to buy a Ruger LC9. None of my LGSs (five) have it yet.
My Saturday paper had a Cabela's weekend newspaper flyer. Cabela's in Phoenix is 120 miles "down the mountain".
The front page had the new Ruger LC9 "on sale" for $400. A bit below Ruger retail.
Today I called Cabela's. They had 12 LC9s in their Phoenix store. Hot Damn ! I drove down to buy one.
I fondled the LC9 (I didn't like the trigger. Or the "feel") and I played with the Kahr PM9 too.
I drove 120 miles home with a Sig-Sauer P290 "First Edition". One of 2000.
It's almost the same size, but heavier (20.5 oz) than the above two. Has SigLite night sights.
With the stainless finish slide. I like the hammer firing DAO operation with nothing external but the slide stop.
Those are "the nominal reasons". Long ago I learned to buy the "expensive toy" I wanted, and not buy for "good price".
This "new Sig model" definitely qualifies on THAT score. It was NOT a "good price point". :mrgreen:
I haven't had a chance to fire it yet.
But, I will get to be one of those "first adopter guinea pigs". :mrgreen: