Sig Sauer P210: A “Legend” Reborn

    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.

    Sig P210 Overview
    Andrew Tuohy

    Andrew Tuohy was a Navy Corpsman with the 5th Marine Regiment. He makes a living by producing written and visual content within the firearm industry, and he also teaches carbine courses. He prefers elegant weapons for a more civilized age, and regularly posts at Vuurwapen Blog.