P210 (factory designation)
Pistol M/49 (Danish military designation)
Neuhausen (Danish nickname)
Ordonnanzpistole 49 (Swiss military designation)
SP 47/8 (early pre-production version)
1947 - 1949
1949 - 2005
Switzerland - SIG Arms
About 350.000, including civilian sales.
- UNIT COST
High production quality
Limited magazine capacity
The P210 is an early Cold War era pistol of Swiss origin. It was developed shortly after World War 2 for Swiss military use. It is known for its high production quality and good accuracy.
The P210 is a further development of the French Mle 35A pistol. It is a single action pistol that uses short recoil operation. It is made out of steel, with the exception of the grip plates which can be either wood or plastic. The P210 is a high quality pistol and expensive to produce since the slide and frame are machined from blocks of steel. Normally fixed iron sights are fitted, although many civilian models are fitted with adjustable sights.
The P210 is a semi-automatic pistol. It fires the 9x19mm round from an 8 round single stack magazine. For civilian use it also was available in 7.65mm Parabellum. The P210 is known as an accurate pistol.
The main user of the P210 has been Switzerland which adopted it for military and law enforcement use. It was also exported to Denmark and Germany. The P210 has also been widely sold in various versions on the civilian market.
P210: The P210 has been produced in 10 versions. All the models adopted by military and law enforcement users are similar to the P210-2 model. For civilian use it was available in the standard model and in various models that may include a longer barrel, adjustable sights, adjustable trigger, heavier frame, longer slide and different finish.
|Operation||Short recoil, single action|
|Rate of fire||Semi-automatic|
|Barrel length||120 mm|
|Rifling||6 grooves, 250 mm right hand twist|
|Muzzle velocity||335 m/s|
|Weight||0.90 kg empty|
|Sights||Iron sights, fixed, blade front and notch rear, 165 mm sight radius|