The SIG P290 Rainbow is another in a series of multi-chromatic pistols introduced by the company over the pastÂ severalÂ years. Â While some people hate the look, there are a lot of people who really like it.
At this year’s SHOT Show, SIG Sauer showed the latest of these color changing handguns, and I have to say it looks a lot better in person that it does in photos. Â I’m not sure I would ever buy one, but they are eye-catching.
The SIG SAUER P290 will have a new trigger system soon, according to Jeff Creamer, the company’s Director of Product Management. Â Talking to Tom Gresham on the nationally syndicated radio show, GunTalk, Creamer said the new P290 trigger system will be a “true” double-action-only (DAO) system with a “second strike” capability.
The current generation of SIG P290 uses a trigger that is pre-cocked DAO instead of a traditional DAO. Â According to Creamer, another benefit to the new trigger system is a lighter pull-weight: Â 7.5 pounds instead of about 9 pounds. Â Nice.
The “second strike” capability allows the shooter to pull the trigger a second (or third, fourth or fifth) time if the gun fails to fire. Â With many semi-auto firearms, pulling the trigger a second time will never fire the weapon, because the gun did not cycle causing the firing system to reset. Â With a trigger system like what will be in the new P290, pulling the trigger resets the firing system and allows the firing pin another whack at the ammunition.