Sig Sauer with a new pistol next year, the Sig P290 Sub-compact pistol. The Sig P290 Sub-compact is available in 9mm, but I suspect shortly after it’s release it’ll be available in .40 s&w. Its only Double Action only, 5″ long, and weighs only 20.5 oz (without the magazine). The Sig P290 Sub-compact will have a stainless slide, which will have either a Nitron or natural stainless finish, and a polymer frame.
You can see from the pictures it’ll also feature SIGLITE night sites, and a laser that will be offered by Sig Sauer that can be purchased to have mounted under the muzzle. I don’t really see a picatinny rail so it looks like there’s no place for a tactical light (but there would be really no need for one on a pocket pistol)
I think Sig will have a big winner. There’s been an explosion of sales for sub compact and pocket pistols. Kel Tec has been selling quite a few and the Ruger LCP has been getting rave reviews and sales to match. Smaller hand guns have been the biggest catagory of handgun sales for the last 10 years, and I think the Sig P290 will keep that trend going provided that it’s consistent with the rest of Sig’s excellent line of handguns.
( from the Sig Sauer website ) THE P290 SUB-COMPACT 9MM, is our newest and most innovative and versatile polymer pistol. Designed to be the ultimate in conceal carry. This unique 9mm pistol is the perfect small defense handgun that meets the demands of today’s law enforcement professionals as a backup duty gun, and responsible citizens as a conceal carry gun. The removable grip plates allow for customization with aluminum, wood, and polymer and can be engraved with your initials for a true customized pistol. Also available in two tone.Read More