One of SIG Sauer’s most beloved handguns is the original P210. It’s an old fashioned design in some ways with lines and looks that were way ahead of its time.
The original P210 was a locked breech semi-auto single-action pistol that fed from a single stack magazine chambered in 9mm (though it has also been chambered in 7.65x21mm, .22LR, and 10mm). It was an all steel pistol that was originally produced way back in 1949 and served as the Swiss standard sidearm until 1975 when it was replaced by the SIG P220.
For years, the SIG P210 was mad by SIG in Germany and exported to SIG in New Hampshire. In 2017 SIG began producing the P210 in Exeter, New Hampshire. That year, SIG introduced the new P210 Standard and P210 Target models to the U.S. market.
However, the company says they have since received many requests for a concealed-carry optimized version of the P210, and SIG obliged, showing off an early version of the P210 Carry at SHOT Show 2020 (the final grip design wasn’t finished).
The Carry version of the P210 features a shortened barrel, night sights, and an aluminum frame lightening the weight and shrinking the dimensions a bit for concealed carry. It retains the P210′s ergonomics, crisp single-action trigger, and an eight-round magazine capacity.
Video by Michael R. Shea