Fans of the beloved Sig Sauer P210 pistol can blame COVID for Sig's delay of a new model. However, it's finally here and is actually available for purchase.
The new model is the P210 Carry. Director of Product Management Phil Strader calls the P210 Carry the “gentleman's carry gun.”
Here's the scoop on the new pistol from Sig.
Sig Sauer P210 Carry Specifications —
- CALIBER – 9mm Luger
- OVERALL LENGTH – 7.75″
- OVERALL WIDTH – 1.44″
- HEIGHT – 5.63″
- BARREL LENGTH – 4.1″
- WEIGHT – 29 oz
On their website, Sig describes the P210 Carry this way:
Paying homage to the foundational craftsmanship of its forerunner while maintaining the features, weight, and balance of an ideal carry pistol.
P210 Carry Features and Components —
The forerunner, P210 goes back to the 1940s when the Swiss Army and Police used the 9mm as their duty firearm. The handgun is known for its ergonomics and inherent accuracy.
Like the original P210, the Carry model is single action only, with a crisp, light trigger break. The P210's frame is alloy instead of steel, making it lighter than the popular P210 Target and Standard models. The Carry model comes with the popular SIGLIGHT night sights, and 2 single-stack, 8 round magazines.
In the embedded video, Phil talks about some of the ergonomics and “feel” of the gun that he likes. Phil mentions the grip texturing and material, and the intuitive mechanical safety.
- MAGS INCLUDED – (2) 8rd Steel Mag
- SIGHTS – SIGLITE Night Sights
- TRIGGER – Single action only
- BARREL MATERIAL – Carbon Steel
- FRAME MATERIAL – Alloy
- SLIDE MATERIAL – Stainless Steel
- FRAME & SLIDE FINISH – Nitron
What Doesn't the P210 Carry Have —
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a single action only, semi-auto for a carry gun. And the P210 Carry may be all that you want and more. However, for an everyday carry gun, there are a few things that I find lacking.
I get that it's a single stack, but in my opinion, the 8+1 round capacity is a little light for an everyday carry (EDC) handgun. Hey, maybe they will make a version chambered in Federal's new 30 Super Carry, turning it into a 10+1 gun.
No accessory rail means no weapon-mounted light options. It's not a deal-breaker for everyone, but it may be for some buyers.
I know not everyone agrees, but I think every self-defense, EDC handgun should be “optic ready” from the factory. You may not use an optic now, maybe you never will, but optics on carry guns are not just for “tactic-cool” internet operators. Optics have real benefits and the engineering is solid. The slide of the P210 is not extremely thick so I'm not sure if this played any factor, I'm certainly not an engineer.
No left-handed controls. The slide stop and magazine release are on the left side, and the magazine release can't be swapped for left-handed shooters. Sorry lefties.
Maybe Sig is already designing an “Enhanced Carry” model that adds some of these features.
Final Thoughts —
The P210 Carry probably feels fantastic to shoot and will satisfy most single-action-only lovers. It may be the carry gun you've long waited for. Sig says they are for sale and ready to ship, so if the P210 Carry is something you want to give a shot, head over to their website and check it out.