October 25th, 2008


sig p210 redux

On 3 October 2008, a new gun factory bearing the name of Waffenfabrik Neuhausen AG was founded in Switzerland with startup capital of one million Swiss franks. Its founder is Ulli Sigloch of the precision machining firm Swiss Tec AG. Waffenfabrik Neuhausen has announced its intent to resume the production of the P210 pistol starting in January 2009.

The inchoative enterprise has already attracted criticism from the pacifist Gruppe für eine Schweiz ohne Armee (GSoA), militating for Switzerland without an army. GSoA spokesman Tom Cassee stated: “Anyone who makes and sells a weapon, must be aware of the risk that innocent people could be killed.” Matthias Knill of Waffenfabrik Neuhausen defends his enterprise by noting that handguns are needed to secure peace and order: “Major target markets of Waffenfabrik Neuhausen are accordingly not only the Swiss army, but also the police and special forces.”

— The author thanks Frank “Guisan” van Binnendijk for bringing this development to his attention.