Now Made Stateside-SIG P210: Elegant Heritage & Timeless Design — SHOT Show 2018

Remember our coverage of the P210 last year? Me too. Followed immediately by Sig not shipping them. Catching up with SIG this year, they promised me they are both 1) real and 2) shipping right now. The new P210 is 100% American made, and sure to get you hot and bothered if you like target pistols. I still feel about it now exactly like I did at SHOT 2017.


  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • ACTION TYPE: Semi-Auto
  • FRAME SIZE: Full-Size
  • GRIP TYPE: Target Walnut
  • FRAME FINISH: Nitron
  • FRAME MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
  • SLIDE FINISH: Nitron
  • SLIDE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
  • BARREL MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
  • TRIGGER TYPE: Target Grade Trigger
  • BARREL LENGTH: 5.0 in (127 mm)
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 8.4 in (214 mm)
  • OVERALL WIDTH: 1.6 in (41 mm)
  • HEIGHT: 5.3 in (135 mm)
  • WEIGHT: 36.9 oz (1.12 kg)
  • MSRP: $1,699

One of the true stars of the releases at SHOT Show was the SIG P210, re-released in all its glory. The new version shows its lineage to the original P210 Military/Target pistol in every line. Coming from a heritage of legendary accuracy, the P210 did not disappoint. I have been very clear how I generally feel about measuring pistol group sizes for accuracy, but I will make an exception for this pistol.

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Picking the gun up, it is the closest to a combat/target pistol hybrid I have ever seen. The grips look unorthodox, but it feels like it molds to your hand when you pick it up. I shot the 6-inch model, though it is available in a 5-inch as well. The targets at SIG range day were too close for a pistol that shoots this well. By the end of my 10 round magazine, I was trying to shoot the bolt out holding the target to the stand at 20 meters, and succeeding far beyond what I should have for just having picked it up.

The trigger is one of the best pistol triggers I have ever fired, and that includes custom 2011-style race guns. Its pretty hard to get me excited about a single stack 9mm that is too big to conceal, but this pistol has done so. I can’t wait to take one of these out and shoot it at some long distance. The 9mm is very smooth, but since we are talking about essentially a target pistol, any thoughts on this gun in .357 SIG? Now THAT would give this pistol some legs!

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About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

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  • troop emonds June 29, 2020, 6:42 am

    Please, come out with that 6″ barrel termed the,”Super Target 6″, P-210″. Would like it a with simpler stocks, but OK to use same as on the 5″. Have a custom 6″, stainless, 9mm, 1911, and just dying to compare accuracy and smoothness with the Sig Super Target 6″ P-210.

  • john May 25, 2020, 11:06 am

    I was just thinking that 357 sig would be a great pistol in this model as I read the piece.Then I read the line where you said it. I would consider buying this in 357 sig, especially if it’s as good as you say.

  • MagnumOpUS January 24, 2020, 9:03 am

    Spot on. It’s always good to run across gun enthusiasts who are also knowledgeable about firearm history.

  • Art May 3, 2018, 10:06 pm

    The Romeo 1 sight might not work on a single stack pistol.
    The P320RX is a bit wider.

  • Ian April 25, 2018, 9:40 pm

    Anyone know when the 6 inch model will be released? Also any ideas on increasing the trigger weight to 4lbs so this can be used in CMP leg matches?

  • Gregg Edwards February 18, 2018, 8:31 pm

    Needs to have a red dot version!

  • ejharb February 18, 2018, 8:59 am

    If it feeds jhps well it’d make a great HD gun! And double as a range toy for all that $.18 a round fmj out there.good times.

    • david edwards December 29, 2018, 8:50 pm

      Ditto on the 6 “. want one myself

  • LG February 14, 2018, 1:24 pm

    A friend of mine owns one of the original. Will this US made come with the 22LR and 30Luger conversion ?

  • Gavin Donnelly February 14, 2018, 1:21 pm

    Why is it that most gun writers fail to note if a firearm has ambidextrous controls?

  • Todd February 14, 2018, 10:44 am

    It certainly is pretty.
    Made in USA, sure to make the purists scream!


  • Trigger1212 February 14, 2018, 9:31 am

    What would seal the deal for me would be if SIG came out with a red dot version, just like they did with the 320. THAT would be the cat’s meow! This is essentially a target gun, not a carry gun so the extra bulk would be no big deal. The ole eyes are not getting any younger an red dots make a HUGE improvement in accuracy, at least for me.

    I like the looks with the iron sights. With that tall rear sight hump they could probably make a plate for a red dot OR the adjustable rear sight. By this I mean you you’ll have a plate with the adj rear sights OR a second plate with the SIG Romeo 1 mounted on it. Since it is not a carry gun per se it would be acceptable to have a “red dot only” configuration with no fixed CO-witnessed rear sight.

    I would very quickly plunk my money down!

    How bout it SIG?!

    Semper Fi!

  • Penrose February 14, 2018, 9:17 am

    I normally stay away from Sigs. Other than being chunks of iron that tend to to work well, I just can’t get enthusiastic about them. The P210 is a very welcome exception. It’s the first pistol that has “fit” me out of the box. It has a low center of recoil, a great trigger, and it points really well. It’s the only one out of my collection that is a real pleasure shooting on the range. I wouldn’t say it’s a good carry gun or even a great working gun, but it will put rounds in all the targets you want, at the range. My only wish is that they produce a version that can accommodate a red dot, even though it would change the lines of the pistol, but my old eyes could do a bunch more with that option.

  • Tom S. February 14, 2018, 5:23 am

    Where did you get 10 round mags? Mine came with 8 rounders.

  • Blue Dog February 10, 2018, 3:28 pm

    Not a bad looking gun but the profile is a little strange. Not in a bad way, per se, but different. It looks a lot like a European handgun but not quite, almost like the Europeans were trying to design an American handgun? Like they tried to take a CZ 75 and shape the back of the frame to look like a 1911. The aesthetics don’t really fit strictly into one camp or the other.

    • Martin February 14, 2018, 7:35 am

      The P210 entered service with the Swiss military in 1949. The CZ-75 copied the slide inside the frame design of the P210 and came out nearly 30 years later. The P210 itself was closely based on the Petter Modele 1935 pistol. So yes, the P210 is a European handgun but it predates pretty much every pistol design on the market today with the exception of a few (such as the 1911 and FN Hi Power).

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