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    Anyone Have a P210?

    Hi All,

    Just wondering if any forum members have a Sig P210? I've long been kind of fascinated by this model, and saw a gently-used one in a LGS yesterday at a big discount off the price of a new one!

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    This is a pistol for which I have absolutely no practical use. I do not participate in any formal competition. It's too big for practical CC, and lacks the capacity of most 9mm CCW's. For HD, I prefer a larger caliber and/or larger capacity. For hunting/varmint control, I use .22LR or .22 Mag for the small stuff, .357 or .40 for the medium stuff, and .44 Mag for the big stuff. No real place for a 9mm.

    The P210 just kinda calls out to me, though! The slide-inside-the-frame design is interesting, the fit-n-finish is superb, it has a great feel to it, and well, I just find it a really cool pistol! I've never had a real "target" pistol. FWIW, this is a U.S.-made one.

    Anyone have one, or experience with one, and care to share your thoughts?

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    Have you ever considered taking up Steel Challenge?

    Looks like a good match for that sport.

    I have no direct experience with that model, though I do like Sigs in general. From your description, this is the newer target model, not an original from the late '40s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogWalksWithMe View Post
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    Have you ever considered taking up Steel Challenge?

    Looks like a good match for that sport.

    I have no direct experience with that model, though I do like Sigs in general. From your description, this is the newer target model, not an original from the late '40s.
    No, haven't considered Steel Challenge, but it might be fun! Thanks for the suggestion.

    Yes, the one I saw was made in USA - pretty recent production I'm guessing.

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    I don't, but a friend does. He has let me shoot it often, if I wash my hands first...

    Great gun. I was surprised by how well it shot, and I'm a 1911 kind of guy. I'm told the Swiss are the best, German second, and US third in terms of fit & finish. My friend's is German.

    Your analysis is correct. Heavy and low capacity for the caliber, and priced with pride. My friend tells me parts, even springs, are hard to come by and expensive when you find them. Still, for someone with more money than sense (not accusing you -- or my friend) they are a great gun.

    John W in SC

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    Quote Originally Posted by John W in SC View Post
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    I don't, but a friend does. He has let me shoot it often, if I wash my hands first...

    Great gun. I was surprised by how well it shot, and I'm a 1911 kind of guy. I'm told the Swiss are the best, German second, and US third in terms of fit & finish. My friend's is German.

    Your analysis is correct. Heavy and low capacity for the caliber, and priced with pride. My friend tells me parts, even springs, are hard to come by and expensive when you find them. Still, for someone with more money than sense (not accusing you -- or my friend) they are a great gun.

    John W in SC
    he must have the original P210 ( they are very rare here in the USA) the one Kilowatt has pictured is the new P210 reintroduced last year as a very nice SA target model, Kilo if the price is decent get it and try it,,,if you are not impressed you should have no problem flipping it and if you do keep me in mind as a recipient
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subhuman View Post
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    he must have the original P210 ( they are very rare here in the USA) the one Kilowatt has pictured is the new P210 reintroduced last year as a very nice SA target model, Kilo if the price is decent get it and try it,,,if you are not impressed you should have no problem flipping it and if you do keep me in mind as a recipient
    Close, but no cigar!

    The original P210 was Swiss, and was discontinued in 2005. @John W in SC said his friend's P210 was German, which if I'm not mistaken, means it's the redesigned P210 'Legend' that was re-introduced in 2010. The pic I posted was a German-made Legend. A little sloppy on my part, as I was just looking for a good pic of a P210. The pistol I'm looking at is the even newer American-made P210, that was announced in 2016 and (I think) went into production in 2017. The one I'm looking at had a build date of November, 2017.

    I have NO practical use for that pistol, but it sure calls out to me! If I can get the guy to come down another few bucks, I just might go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt3 View Post
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    Close, but no cigar!

    The original P210 was Swiss, and was discontinued in 2005. @John W in SC said his friend's P210 was German, which if I'm not mistaken, means it's the redesigned P210 'Legend' that was re-introduced in 2010.
    That is my understanding also.



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    I have NO practical use for that pistol, but it sure calls out to me! If I can get the guy to come down another few bucks, I just might go for it!
    I'm sorry, but I think I'm missing your point. Since when did having a practical use for a particular gun factor into whether or not we buy it?

    ;-)

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    ...I'm sorry, but I think I'm missing your point. Since when did having a practical use for a particular gun factor into whether or not we buy it?
    Sorry, I haven't got a good answer for that. Point taken!

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    Well, Fellows, I resisted as long as I could!

    As posted elsewhere, I pulled the trigger on the P210 yesterday:

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    Couldn't get them to go any lower on the price, but it was a good deal anyway! They also threw in four months' free range use, which is worth something, although I seldom use commercial ranges.

    The pistol did not have a manual with it, but I previously sent an inquiry to Sig, asking if an original manual was available. About 3 days later, one showed up in the mail! So, I'm all set now. Hope to get the P210 out & run a few mags through it this afternoon.

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    Well, Fellows, I resisted as long as I could!

    As posted elsewhere, I pulled the trigger on the P210 yesterday:

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    Couldn't get them to go any lower on the price, but it was a good deal anyway! They also threw in four months' free range use, which is worth something, although I seldom use commercial ranges.

    The pistol did not have a manual with it, but I previously sent an inquiry to Sig, asking if an original manual was available. About 3 days later, one showed up in the mail! So, I'm all set now. Hope to get the P210 out & run a few mags through it this afternoon.
    outstanding! color me green with envy , that think is beautiful Kilowatt!!!
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    Saw one on the Sig sight yesterday. Had forgotten these were made. Nice pistol. Please post a range report when you get the opportunity.

    Congrats on a great pistol.

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    sitting here waiting on lots of cool pictures and a range report.....
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    sitting here waiting on lots of cool pictures and a range report.....
    My apologies, @Subhuman!

    I had every intention of taking the pistol out ASAP, but didn't get a chance to Saturday, or Sunday, or yesterday. Came in today after an exhausting 10-hour workday, and was going to blow it off again, but when I saw your post, I figured I owed it to you to do at least a crude range report. (I really wanted to shoot the 210, anyway!)

    So, I loaded her up & went out back!

    I generally like to vet a new gun with semi-rapid fire (~1 round per second) freehand at 10 yards. Here's 3 mags worth (24 rounds):

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    Ammo was WWB 124 gr. 9mm NATO. I have no explanation for the 2 or 3 flyers, but suspect those happened when a mosquito flew in my ear, or landed on my nose, just as I was squeezing the trigger. They are BAD this evening, down here on da bayou!

    Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the results, and the P210 is a SWEET shooter. Most of my 9mm shooting is with smaller, poly-framed pistols, and every time I take a full-sized, long-barrelled, steel-framed 9mm out for a spin, I find I really enjoy the creampuff feel!

    I'm a happy camper with the new pistol!

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    Nice shooting, trigger time is always a good thing
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