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I've been thinking about a P210a as a range toy for a while now... but I am torn between it or saving up a little bit more for a ww1 luger. What do you guys think? I have an appreciation for finely made firearms with smooth actions and tight tolerances. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I've shot a 210 and yes they are nice. I've always wanted a Luger though. I would agree with EOS as far as if you are wanting to burn a lot of ammo and become highly proficient with it.
 

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The new 210's are very nice (~$1250) but I've only handled, not fired.
A Bullseye shooting friend sold his pet 1911 after acquiring a 210A and reported it outshot his old favorite.
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If you buy the 210 then makes sure you buy all the magazines you could ever need. Sig has a bad habit of doing away with a model and won't make magazines for that model. Fact is if I were to buy a 210 I would buy mags first.
 

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A Bullseye shooting friend sold his pet 1911 after acquiring a 210A and reported it outshot his old favorite.
Heresy! Heresy I tell you! He should expect a burning effigy of Saint John Moses Browning on his lawn shortly.
If you buy the 210 then makes sure you buy all the magazines you could ever need. Sig has a bad habit of doing away with a model and won't make magazines for that model. Fact is if I were to buy a 210 I would buy mags first.
The P210 actually has been around for quite a while (Late 30s, after licensing the Modele 1935). I wonder if the original mag will fit the new pistol
 

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I have a sig 239 that finding a magazine for is very difficult. I ended up buying the new 225 magazines as they lock into the 239 but the baseplate hangs low. If I bought a 210 then I would buy extra magazines right away because with Sig you never know when they will quit making magazines for your gun.
 
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I bought a used US made 210 Target, but almost brand new. Came with box, paperwork and 5 mags. Of course this was before the pandemic, Will shoot it again tomorrow, so far I am very happy with it.
 

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thanks guys! now I know to get some magazines before I buy it. How would you describe the fit and finish of the us one compared to a german model for those of you who have both.
 

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thanks guys! now I know to get some magazines before I buy it. How would you describe the fit and finish of the us one compared to a german model for those of you who have both.
After you get a 210, start saving again and get a Luger. Bucket lists don't expire unless you are dead.
 

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yeah, I cant afford a swiss one and I just want a shooter. How is the difference in quality in terms of fit, finish, smoothness?
Only what I am told from friends that have owned and have shot both--- fit not as solid, finish not as nice or durable, trigger may be smoother (but you must consider that the triggers on the Swiss-made are decades old), and not as accurate.
Get an HK USP Expert or Elite for a range-only sidearm.

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Local shop has a new one thats set on the shelf for a long time, an 8 round magazine in a big gun doesn't sell well at $1,399. Takes a real interested buyer to take it home. Magazines are $50 each and finding a good holster will cost plenty.

The new one I handled has good fit and finish but I wonder about parts being machined or cast. The gun being so rare I would stock up parts in case it broke because nobody will have parts for these. If I planned on shooting it a lot I would have extra everything.
 

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I have 2 Swiss P210s. One in 9mm and one in 30 Luger. That are beautiful made and every bit as nice to handle at the reputation. They shoot well but I was expecting a magical experience after reading years of hype. They shoot like nice pistols, no doubt, but it’s not magical. I personally would save for a Swiss made one and not buy the US version.
I also have an HK elite in 9mm. It’s a huge handful for sure. It does not like wimpy ammo, but shoots mil spec great. The fit and finish are good, typical HK but can’t really be directly compared to a 210. They are too different, steel vs polymer.
Anyway get the US one if you like it, but in my case I’m glad I did not as I would just have been left wanting the Swiss one.
 
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