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Ruger LC9 vs Sig Sauer P290 Pistol Comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | February 1, 2013

Ruger LC9 vs Sig Sauer P290 9mm Pistol Comparison

The Ruger LC9 vs Sig Sauer P290 9mm pistol size comparison images are rendered with the triggers aligned in one image and set against the x and y axis in the other.

Based on the rendered illustrations of these two pistols you will notice a half inch difference in length, with the P290 being the lesser of the two. It is also just over half an inch shorter in height compared to that of the LC9. Ironically like the Sig weighs 3.4 ounces more than the Ruger LC9.

The Sig P290 has a 6+1 capacity which is equal to that of the Kimber Solo, but one less than the Ruger LC9.

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Kahr PM9 vs Sig Sauer P290 9mm Pistol Comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | February 1, 2013

Kahr PM9 vs Sig P290 Micro 9 Pistol Comparison

In this second installment of the ccw micro 9 9mm size comparisons we put the Sig Sauer P290 up against the Kahr PM9. One great part of this review is that you are dealing with two guns that are quite similar in size and price. However, Kahr has now released the CM9 which is basically identical to the PM9, but less expensive. You can find additional information on the Kahr PM9/CM9 differences at kahr.com

The Kahr PM9 CM9 vs Sig Sauer P290 micro 9 pistol size comparison images are rendered with the triggers aligned in one image and set against the x and y axis in the other.

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Sig Sauer P238 vs LCP P380 P-3AT DB380 TCP Bodyguard 380 Comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | January 31, 2013

Sig Sauer P238 380 ACP Pocket Pistol Size Comparison DB380 P380 P3AT LCP P238 Bodyguard 380 TCP img2

We have sized up the Sig Sauer P238 for anyone interested in seeing how it compares to the Ruger LCP, Kahr P380, Kel-Tec P-3AT, Diamondback DB380, Taurus TCP, and Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380.

As for size, the Sig Sauer P238 is right there in the mix with the other .380 pocket pistols. The Sig P238 is also available in many, oh so many, different looks.

There are a few things that jump out and make you take notice while comparing the Sig Sauer to other .380 ACP pocket pistols. First of all you will probably take note of the price as it is in the very high end of the models mentioned here. Another thing is that the Sig is a bit heavier than the others.

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Diamondback DB380 vs P-3AT LCP TCP P380 P238 Bodyguard 380 Comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | January 30, 2013

380 Pocket Pistol Size Comparison DB380 P380 P3AT LCP P238 Bodyguard 380 TCP

The Diamondback DB380 vs P-3AT LCP TCP P380 P238 Bodyguard 380 pocket pistol size comparison images are rendered in two pieces. The first and second images both align the guns on the back and bottom with the x and y axis. We simply created two images to try split up the number of pistols in an attempt to avoid some of the clutter.

If you are looking to buy the Diamondback DB380 this size comparison may help you out. The Diamondback DB380 .380 ACP pocket pistol is made in the USA more specifically Florida. It’s MSRP pricing is also right in line with it’s peers. The five cheapest we have listed are between $318-$430. The Sig Sauer P238 and the Kahr P380 cost quite a bit more than their peers. The Diamondback DB380 has a weight that is also competitive with it’s peers.

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Kel-Tec PF9 vs Sig P290 vs Ruger LC9 vs Kimber Solo Comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | January 30, 2013

Sig Sauer P290 vs Kimber Solo vs Ruger LC9 vs Kel Tec PF9 Micro 9mm Pistol Comparison

Need help deciding which Micro 9 pistol to buy? This 9mm concealed carry pistol comparison will help you out.

Earlier we did a quick review of the micro 9mm pistols, but did not include the Kel-Tec PF9. Since then quite a few people requested that it be included. We reworked the comparison, now the Kel Tec PF9, Sig Sauer P290, Ruger LC9 and Kimber Solo each have their own comparison image.

The PF9 vs P290 vs LC9 vs Solo 9mm concealed carry pistol size comparison image is rendered with the back and bottom of the pistols lined up to the x and y axis.

In our humble opinion, not a single one of these firearms are designed to be a pocket pistol. A lot of people are quickly jumping at the idea of a 9mm over a .380 ACP and we can see why, but if your plans are to carry one of these nines in your pocket you may want to think again.

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Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 vs Sig Sauer P238 Comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | January 26, 2013

Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 vs Sig Sauer P238 .380 ACP Pistol Comparison

The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 vs Sig Sauer P238 .380 ACP pistol size comparison image is rendered with the butt of the two pistols lined up.

You will notice that the Sig P238 is slightly longer than the S&W, by a quarter of an inch. The Sig is also a bit heavier than the Bodyguard. It adds an additional 3.35 ounces to the Smith & Wesson’s 11.85 ounces for a total of 15.2 ounces for the P238.

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Ruger LC9 vs Sig P290 vs Kimber Solo 9mm Pistol Comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | January 12, 2013

Ruger LC9 vs Sig P290 vs Kimber Solo 9mm Pistol Size Comparison

Our Ruger LC9 vs Sig P290 vs Kimber Solo 9mm pistol size comparison image is rendered with the three guns backed up to the y axis and dropped down onto the x axis to best compare the height and length of these 9mm pistols. This image was the very first size comparison image we created.

As the micro-9 pistols started to roll out on the coat tails of the extremely popular .380 ACP pocket pistol market these were the three top dogs.

The big question became, which is better?
Well isn’t that the million dollar question and unfortunately the best answer is, “it depends.”
If price is a big deciding factor, then you want the Ruger LC9.
If you are a huge 1911 fan, then the Kimber Solo is for you.
If you are a sucker “like me” for a bull barrel, then maybe the Sig P290 is your choice.

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Sig P290 vs Sig P238 Pistol Comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | January 12, 2013

Sig P290 vs Sig P238 Size Comparison

The Sig P290 vs Sig P238 is a Sig on Sig comparison between the .380 ACP and 9mm pistol options.

The Sig Sauer P290 9mm pistol is part of the micro 9 concealed carry movement and the Sig Sauer P238 .380 ACP pistol is part of the original pocket pistol movement. I am not sure if the pressure of people wanting a more powerful round or the fact that .380 ACP was nearly impossible to get during the pocket pistol explosion drove companies into the micro 9 market. Regardless of the motives we are sure glad they are showing up.

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Ruger LCP vs Sig P238 .380 Pistol Comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | January 12, 2013

Ruger LCP vs Sig P238 Size Comparison

The Ruger LCP vs Sig P238 size comparison image is rendered with the smaller Ruger centered top to bottom and right to left. The height of the Ruger (3.6 inches) is .3 inches less than the Sig Sauer (3.9 inches). Surprisingly the difference in length between the two is basically the same. The LCP is comes in at 5.16 inches long while the Sig comes in at 5.5 inches.

The most noticeable difference between the Ruger LCP and Sig P238 other than the price is the weight LCP is 9.4 ounces while the P238 is 15.2 ounces.

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Kahr P380 vs Sig P238 .380 Pistol Comparison

| Comparisons, Product Info | January 12, 2013

Kahr P380 vs Sig P238 Size Comparison

The Kahr P380 vs Sig P238 size comparison image is rendered with the triggers aligned together. The height of both the Kahr and Sig Sauer pistols are equal, at 3.9 inches. The major size difference between the two is the overall length of the guns. The Kahr, at 4.9 inches, is just over half an inch shorter in length than the Sig, at 5.5 inches.

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.380 ACP or 9mm – Sig Sauer P238 or P290

| Comparisons, Product Info | August 15, 2011

Of all the companies that are manufacturing ultra compact .380 ACP and 9mm pistols, it is perhaps Sig Sauer that has made the decision between the two calibers harder than any other manufacturer.

For example, Kimber has the Solo in 9mm, but they do not even offer a .380 ACP.  Ruger does offer both the LCP in .380 ACP and the LC9 in 9mm, but there is a significant size difference.  Like Ruger, Kel Tec offers the P-3AT and PF-9, which also have a very noticeable difference in size.

Sig Sauer heats up the 9mm and .380 ACP debate because their P238 and P290 are nearly identical in size and relatively close in weight and price.  The million dollar, or $79, question is; 9 mm or .380 ACP???  Which would you choose???

As for the specs on the Sig Sauer P238 and Sig Sauer P290:

Make / Model Height Length Width Weight Capacity Price
Sig P238 3.9 in. 5.5 in. 1.1 in. 15.2 oz. 6+1 $679.00
Sig P290 3.9 in. 5.5 in. .9/1.1 in. 20.5 oz. 6+1 $758.00

.380 ACP Sig Sauer P238 and 9mm Sig Sauer P290

 

http://www.sigsauer.com

A couple semi-large market manufacturers do offer both a .380 and 9mm pistol with similar sizes like Sig Sauer, those are Kahr and Diamondback.

Micro 9 Pistols – Kimber Solo vs Sig Sauer P290 vs Ruger LC9

| Comparisons, Product Info | August 15, 2011

Concealed Carry permits, after the Obama election, were hitting record levels so it makes sense that there would be a big market for concealed carry pistols.  We saw the .380 pistols explode onto the market with the Ruger LCP joining the Kel Tec P-3AT to lead the way until the Sig Sauer P238, Taurus TCP, and Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 jumped into the mix.  A few other players were the Diamondback DB380 and the Kahr P380.  The pocket pistol was a huge success!

However, many people felt the .380 just didn’t pack the punch needed for defensive purposes.  Oh, and there was also that little issue called “A MAJOR SHORTAGE OF .380 AMMUNITION”.  This perfect storm of supply and demand helped to start the micro 9 arms race.

For this comparison we are going to ignore the Kel Tec PF-9, but don’t worry, we will have the PF-9 in a few comparisons to come along with the Diamondback DB9 and Kahr PM9 and Kahr CM9.  For now we wanted to focus on three of the new mass marketed big name micro 9 players.  Thus, the Kimber Solo, Ruger LC9 and the Sig Sauer P290.

There are really so many angles you can take on this: size, price, capacity, etc etc.

We chose to create an image that compares the size and let you make the determination on price.  That said, the RUGER LC9 is MUCH CHEAPER, but also the largest of the three.

Quick Breakdown:

Make / Model Height Length Width Weight Capacity Price
Kimber Solo 3.9 in. 5.5 in. 1.2 in. 17 oz. 6+1 $747.00
Ruger LC9 4.5 in. 6.0 in. .9 in. 17.1 oz. 7+1 $443.00
Sig P290 3.9 in. 5.5 in. .9/1.1 in. 20.5 oz. 6+1 $758.00

 

Ruger LC9 - Kimber Solo - Sig Sauer P290

 

Kimber Solo vs Sig Sauer P290 vs Ruger LC9
For additional information you can visit their respective websites:

http://www.kimberamerica.com
http://www.sigsauer.com
http://www.ruger.com