The Sig P210 is without a doubt an iconic handgun, highly respected for being an incredibly accurate firearm. However, the design didn’t lend itself to rapid and easy production, and as I was told by various sources in Europe, quality varied with the mood of the workforce.
The “new” P210s have a number of design changes, of which I was initially suspicious. After speaking with several Sig engineers, though I truly believe that each one is intended to increase either durability or ease of use.
CNC processes allow the number of milling operations for the frame to be reduced from 9 to 3, but don’t think that this is just a slapped-together production pistol like any other – each and every P210 is hand-fitted by the Sig Mastershop in Eckernforde, Germany, alongside the X-Five and X-Six competition handguns (which you’ll see video of soon).
Here, I give a quick overview of one model at IWA.