The SIG P210 is a single-action pistol, with a magazine capacity of eight rounds of 9 mm, 7.65 mm, or .22 Long Rifle (.22 LR). It is a licensed development from French-Swiss designer Charles Gabriel Petter’s Modèle 1935 pistol. It has a frame-mounted manual safety that blocks the trigger and a magazine disconnecter safety that blocks the trigger when the magazine is removed. It has a 120 mm high quality barrel (150 mm in the 210-5 variant) and the pistol is very durable and reliable. The slide and frame are machined from blocks of steel, which makes production rather costly compared to more recent pistol designs manufactured of pressings and welds.

Its hammer action is built into a removable assembly for easy maintenance, after the fashion of the Tokarev TT-30 pistol, whereas its slide rides inside the frame rails, rather than outside as in the traditional Browning pattern. This latter feature mimics the frame-to-receiver interface of its predecessor in Swiss military service, the Luger pistol, allowing for a very tight fit between the slide, barrel and frame without compromising reliability. This construction feature contributes to the unusually high accuracy for which the SIG P210 is known. It ships with a 50-meter (54.7 yd) test target typically showing a group of five to ten shots in a cluster under 5 cm (2 in) in diameter.


This particular photo is gorgeous. The engraving of the wood grips elevates the look of the P210 to a higher status. It looks at home in this Mercedes AMG CLA45.


  • Vhyrus

    Houston, we have a safe queen…

    • Joseph Smith

      There are plenty of Glocks to throw down the driveway.

      An original (- Sauer) P210 is a heirloom gun.

  • Joseph Smith

    She’s beautiful! I’m lucky enough to have one. But no Mercedes.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    How come theres no “park” on that car?
    Must be Italian.

    • Vhyrus

      My understanding is that Italians do a lot of ‘parking’.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Im skeptical…

    • Giolli Joker

      It would be manual if it was Italian.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        “R n D”
        Must be some kind of prototype.

    • Spencer MacAdams

      Park is not a gear you shift into with the CLA 45 AMG. Instead park is the large rectangular button at the bottom, to the right of the c>s>m, it lights up when selected.

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  • Richard

    Speaking of the p210, when are the American made ones coming out?

    • Joel

      The new 210s are listed on the Sig Sauer website under “discontinued products.”

      • Jeff S

        The Legends listed on the SIG USA site are indeed discontinued, however those aren’t the pistols Richard is referring to. The Legends were built in Germany… He’s talking about the US made “P210” that was at SIG’s booth at SHOT Show 2016.

        • Joel

          For reference, there is no P210 listed under current pistols on the Sig website. This is November. Perhaps it was announced back in January. Perhaps Sig is using a introduction calendar like their did with many of their electro-optics, introduce now, produce in 1+ years. In any case, nothing on their website.

    • bac1023

      Hopefully never

      • iksnilol

        American SIG is so much dishonor, if they defiled the P210 I don’t know what I’d do.

    • US copies of a P210 just hurt. One must get a real one or leave it.

      • Richard

        The new p210 isn’t out yet and I’m not going to spend $2,500+ on an older one just to satisfy someone else.

        • bac1023

          The new one is using a altered/cheapened design and shouldn’t even be called a P210. Its also being built to Exeter Sig standards instead of German Mastershop standards, let alone the old Swiss standards. Best to get a real one. There’s a reason they cost what they do.

          The US models will be targeting a much less demanding customer at its price point, so maybe people won’t notice.

  • iksnilol

    EEEW.. what’s wrong with the gear stick?

    • Some Guy

      Same hing wrong with every Mercedes gear stick: it’s attached to an automatic.

      • iksnilol

        I’ve actually seen normal Mercedes cars.

        Though I can’t really have one due to the aesthetics (many of them, just like many BMWs are ugly in the front) and being a foreigner (I don’t want to play into the stereotype).

        • Some Guy

          On the luxury barges it makes all kinds of sense but on their sportier cars it boggles my mind that they don’t offer a manual.

    • Mystick

      It’s one of those “semi-automatic” transmissions…

      • SP mclaughlin

        With the shoulder thing that goes up.

      • iksnilol

        [Audible barfing]

    • CS

      Mercedes makes some amazing automatics which are quite good at predicting which gear it needs to be in and how long to hold it.

      • David Harmon

        Sorry did you say amazing and automatic in the same sentence?

        You should go give yourself 40 lashes and turn in your man card.

      • iksnilol

        Only automatics I want are firearms and watches.

        • guest

          Manual gear will die soon, along with other archaic and totally outdated things like the internal combustion engine, and people who’d still own manual will be like people that buy 1911s: special interest clubs, clutching at straws of practicality which pretty much don’t exist.

          • iksnilol

            Ehhh, only automatics that are superior to some extent are the newest high end ones.

            Manuals win on simplicity, sheer amount of control, smoothnes and in most cases on fuel economy.

          • Lemonificent

            Don’t forget the fun factor aswell.

          • bac1023

            The 1911 is one of the most popular pistol designs in the country and even the world to this day. Its hardly a special interest club.

        • Edeco

          Bleh, watches. The cordless pocket telephone tells me what time it is.

          Woot for standard transmission though.

          • iksnilol

            Well excuse me for having a bit of class and not wanting to be akin to a habberdasher while looking for the pocket telephone.

      • iksnilol
        • MiniBus

          gif of the day

      • Richard

        Drive one during the summer time in Florida and the A/C becomes woefully inadequate.

        • iksnilol

          You use the A/C? *smh , kids nowadays. Only reason I haven’t yanked out my AC is because I don’t want to lower resale value :/

  • Kivaari

    The last time I priced one, was last Saturday, and the $4000 price tag put it out of reach. They are a very nicely made pistol.

    • iksnilol

      My car cost the equivalent of about $1000 to put it in perspective.

  • MeaCulpa

    Nice gun, it would have been even nicer with old school hand cut grip panels.

  • Mystick

    Yeah, I remember when I bought my AMT Hardballer for $400. It had nice wooden grips, too.

  • valorius

    I approve.

  • valorius

    I have a couple submissions for POTD. Where do i send em?

    • Nicholas C

      You can send them to me.

  • DIR911911 .

    as every prepper knows , if you go with wood grips you can always use them to start a fire in an emergency