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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Slugo, Jan 24, 2020.
OMG, absolutely beautiful!
Yeah the Swiss P210’s from the 60’s and 70’s were a work of art.
I kind of like it, and want to check one out when they make an appearance locally.
I don't have an original variation of the 210, never even seen one in the wild locally, so I have no point of reference for comparison.
I'm not going to ever own one of the "real" 210s, so I'll judge this one on its own merits.
I understand some marketing guys are trying to come up with ideas to keep up with Jones or keep their jobs but gezz, ya gotta ask yourself
You said "abomination".... what makes it so? In terms of quality will you speak specifically here? Can we be specific with reference to the parts? I'll give you that hand fitting has gone bye-bye, but that's not necessarily always a bad thing.
Honestly, I've owned and still own 1911s that put any factory gun to shame, including the older Sig P210s. They're nice, but they're not custom, where tireless fitting and even fabrication come into play. I've owned, and still own guns, from Rogers, Christiansen, Yost etc and I didn't walk up on the new Sigs and scoff.
If I wanted one of these, I'd buy a new one. I'd wager the performance would be nearly the same in 99% of shooters hands as a $4000 Wilson Single stack 1911 or even... one of the older P210s.
It will be great for making those 200 yard head shots on the active shooter at the mall.
I would buy one just to see @bac1023 roll his eyes back in his head. LOL
Webley & Scott’s “Pistol Self-Loading .455 Mk.I” used the squared barrel hood locking into a recess in the slide in 1912.
There's a LOT of mystique about original P210's, but if they were sitting on shelves at $2000 I doubt many would sell. Right had controls, heel magazine release, sights that are useless in dim light, etc. I'm not knocking them, but they aren't competitive with modern handguns for self defense.
The "new P210" is a different handgun, but it is accurate (possibly more than most originals), reliable, and has modern features.
For collectors the antiques will always win. For users, the new one might be the better choice, even at the same price.
“When it all comes down, the last man standing is going to be standing there in shorts and sneakers with a ’98 Mauser, and all the ninja-looking guys belly up at his feet — with all their cool gear.”
— Louis Awerbuck
Wouldn't it have made more sense for SIG to have introduced an optics- ready variant of the P210 American? Sure, it would be ugly, but a red dot sight would enhance the P210's biggest strength, which is being an accurate, easy-to-shoot 9mm pistol.
The guys at SIG should visit Camp Perry to see how actual target shooters set up their pistols.
My knowledge and memories of the Sig 210 comes from the 1980s when I was first introduced to it. Those Sig 210s impressed me quite a bit. At the SHOT show in 2010 or 2011 Sig had a current production Sig 210 at their booth that, IIRC, they were re-introducing. I remember playing with that demo gun and thinking Sig better up their game! Was under-whelmed by the demo.
With so many great ccw pistols out there- why would one want something like this for $1200?!
Sigarms lost me years ago...
Yeah I think I read that at one time before, Michael. Obviously, Sig Sauer made it popular.
What’s better about much more cheaply made pistol? The controls?
I know you only buy new production stuff, but you have little knowledge of anything else.
Its cool to buy the mass produced stuff, but thinking it’s always better is funny.
By the way, the German P210 first used the 1911-style thumb safety, if that’s what you’re referring to. Give me a Mastershop model for the same price as one of these watered down American things and I’ll be pretty happy.
BTW, you DO realize that the Swiss models would blow out at $2000, right? Some of those bring five figures.
There are some new production guns I love. The FK BRNO is an example. I also have a strong feeling I’ll love the Alien Pistol when it comes in.
Cause they think they’re getting a P210..
bac, My American 210A does not utilize a locking block. The barrel locks and unlocks on the slidestop in the same fashion as my Swiss and German 210s.
No it doesn’t lock in the same fashion as your Swiss and German models.
Check it out again.
Pull the barrels from both and tell me what you see different...
I’m wondering if someone wanting an Uber-accurate head shot at 50 yards capable concealed carry gun is really that different from someone wanting a 16 shot CCW...
Not likely to use eithers capability, but hey if it makes you feel better...
Anyway I suspect the gun is more primarily targeted at P210 fans who shoot those a lot, thus want a carry version. Kind of like they make Commander and Officer models of the 1911. Makes sense to me.
Yep. Wilson and other high end 1911 companies sell 9mm 1911s like hotcakes. I don't get it, but they do. And those guns are a step up from even the old Swiss P210s. I'd honestly look at one of these first IF that's what I wanted to carry.
If this was a double stack, I'd be all over it.