Is that a Swiss M49? Well, actually it’s a P210 by way of New Hampshire, but sill…

The new, U.S.-made P210. Previously imported versions were made by Sig in Eckernförde‎, Germany. These are made in Exeter, NH and just started shipping (Photo: SIG)

The long-teased domestically produced version of Sig’s classic Swiss military service pistol is ready for the market and chock full of features.

Designed as the Swiss Army’s Pistole 49 just after WWII, the Sig P210 has been a hot commodity in Europe for generations and has more recently been embraced on this side of the pond — though supply was far less than demand.

The Pistole Modell 1949 in Swiss military service– note the rack numbers. The Swiss Army and gendarme still use the weapon though it is rapidly being replaced by Glock 17s. Ex-military guns are common in the Cantons as officers can purchase their sidearms on the conclusion of their military service for a negligible fee.

The new P210 Target, made here is the states, has made quiet appearances at trade shows for the past couple of years but Sig says the gun is now shipping. Best yet, the new offering has updated ergonomics via custom walnut grips and an adjustable lightweight target trigger while keeping the styling and tolerances of the M/49 intact.

More in my column at Guns.com.

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