By: Friedrich Seiltgen
Copyright © 2022
The original SIG SAUER P210 design was derived from Charles Petters Model 1935A pistol and was produced from 1948 until 2006. The original P210 was all steel construction, with the magazine release located on the butt of the pistol. It was used from 1949 to 1975 by the Swiss Army and police as the Pistole 49. It was also adopted by the Danish Military and the German Bundespolizei.
Now in 2022, SIG SAUER has released the P210 CARRY. The latest in the historic line of P210 pistols from SIG SAUER is rooted in the tradition of its 1949 Swiss predecessor and pays homage to the foundational craftsmanship of its forerunner while maintaining the features, weight, and balance of an ideal carry pistol.
The lightweight alloy frame in Nitron finished, has no accessory rail, checkered G10 grips and features a frame mounted thumb safety.
THE SLIDE & BARREL
The slide is precision machined, stainless steel with SIGLITE Night Sights, front cocking serrations, and a Nitron finish. The 4.1-inch barrel is carbon steel and unthreaded.
Type: Mechanically Locked, Short Recoil Operated, Single Action Only
Magazine capacity: 8 Rounds
Sights: SIGLITE Night Sights
Barrel Length: 4.1
Overall Length: 7.75 Inches
Overall Width: 1.44 Inches
Height 5.63 Inches
Weight: 29 Ounces
SIG Sauer makes quality firearms, and I love this update on the old-school P210 pistol! The P210 has a high price point, but that’s the price you pay for this type of quality. The cons are that many people want more capacity and an optics-ready slide on their EDC gun. It comes down to a personal preference, so get over to your SIG dealer and see if this is the right pistol for you.
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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, FloridaJolt.com, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org