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Old 01-03-2010, 12:39 AM
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I picked up a new Sigma in .40S&W today and although I haven't shot it yet, I'm pretty impressed. I love the feel of it, and the trigger isn't bad at all...it's heavy, but it's smooth and consistent with no stacking. Now I've just got to send off for my two free mags
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:54 AM
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Yeah, it's a nice gun, isn't it? Most underrated gun I've encountered.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:03 AM
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good gun and the best part .40SW ammo can be found everywhere and $13.00 at walmart most always in stock
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:41 AM
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Sigma is a great bang for the buck. It may not be a "range" gun, but I think you get more than you pay for. The trigger is great at preventing an AD as it is. It feels safe to carry with no safeties to fumble with in a SD situation. After I put 400 rounds downrange I just had open her up. I only polished the sear and removed the pigtail spring, did not touch any of other springs that some guys cut/remove in their "fixes"(no ballpoint spings either) this gave mine smoother feel. Now Ive got 200 more rounds on it no FTF ever. I carry my SW40ve as much as I can, and have no doubt if the SHTF I can hit POA every time. Bet my life on it!
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:05 AM
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Two years ago my wife's newphew and I took his brand new SigSaur P229 chambered in .357SIG right out of the box, cleaned it and then shot some really nice groups at 15yrds.

The gun out-shot my Glock 21 chambered in .45ACP and was certainly more ergomomically designed.

You have a really nice semi-auto pistol there...
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:39 PM
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good gun and the best part .40SW ammo can be found everywhere and $13.00 at walmart most always in stock
that's why I got the 40 and not the 9mm. My Walmart (almost) always has .40S&W in stock, whearas I've only seen 9mm there once in the last few months. I managed to stock up on 9mm recently as I found a local shop that normally has it and I thought about picking up a Sigma in 9mm for kicks & giggles once mama recovers from the last few days (she got a weekend at Walt Disney World (and I went along like a good boy ) and I got guns )
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:12 PM
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I just picked up my Sigma 40 at a gun show yesterday. I had decided in advance that I was going to get the 9mm, but when I saw a NIB 40 for $350 I couldn't resist. I haven't fired it yet [except dry firing] and I don't see what all the fuss was about with the trigger. It works EXACTLY the way it was designed. I think people who want a lighter trigger pull should get what they want. I was surprised to find so much 40 cal ammo available when I couldn't find 9mm anywhere. Glad I got this one.
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People who have a problem with the Sigma trigger need to man up and get some freakin' exercise.

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Old 01-04-2010, 07:16 PM
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Congrats on your new Sigma. I picked mine up last week. After shooting at the range, I found out how hard loading the mags are on my old thumbs. I ordered a mag loader from Midway and it works great. I'll be shooting more now.
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Congrats on a great gun. I haven't had the chance to become properly acquainted with my 40 Allied Forces, but so far I'm very impressed. It doesnt have as good a feel as my M&P40c, but that's to be expected. The trigger is much better than has been over-reported. I think they are taking better care in that area these days. The differences are obvious but I believe the price difference more than makes up for any shortcomings. It's the best value out there and I'm sure it will be just as reliable as its higher tier brother. They make a good pair.
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I guess all of us that have ignored the dire warnings of the "haters" and purchased and enjoyed our Sigmas can be Sigma Smug!
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I'm seriously considering a 9VE for use as a fun gun. I'll probably take the rebate instead of the extra mags since it will just be a range gun. I'm actually thinking of keeping records of rounds fired, malfunctions, etc., just to see how long it takes to break some sort of part. I want to be able to debunk the naysayers when they put it down without any actual experience with it.
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Here's a dumb question: how does the trigger pull on a Sigma compare with a double action revolver pull? I've never fired a Sigma and my interests are primarily in revolvers (although I have a 1911 which I enjoy shooting). But, I've been tempted on more than one occasion to take advantage of one of Smith's many discounts on the gun. The only reason that I've held back is that I've read so many posts by people who claim that the gun has a terrible trigger. But, my thought is "terrible compared to . . . what?" Compared to a 1911 may be like comparing apples to oranges. The trigger obviously appears to have been designed to be on the heavy side as a safety factor. But, is it as heavy or heavier than a da revolver pull? And, is it smooth, or are there hitches and grittiness?
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Hello all. My wife gave me a SW9VE for Christmas and I love it. I have polished up the sides of the slide, that's about it. I took apart the trigger mechanism and found no wearing of any kind that I have heard from by others. Maybe the recent productions are a cleaner finish. I have left the pigtail in, being that it has no saftey per say. The accuracy is great. Over all, I love it! I have put a little over 350 rds. thru it without fail. I am hoping to go put a couple more thru it tomorrow! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable, high capacity firearm at a great price!
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Here's a dumb question: how does the trigger pull on a Sigma compare with a double action revolver pull? I've never fired a Sigma and my interests are primarily in revolvers (although I have a 1911 which I enjoy shooting). But, I've been tempted on more than one occasion to take advantage of one of Smith's many discounts on the gun. The only reason that I've held back is that I've read so many posts by people who claim that the gun has a terrible trigger. But, my thought is "terrible compared to . . . what?" Compared to a 1911 may be like comparing apples to oranges. The trigger obviously appears to have been designed to be on the heavy side as a safety factor. But, is it as heavy or heavier than a da revolver pull? And, is it smooth, or are there hitches and grittiness?
I've never shot one, but I tried a 9VE at a gun shop the other day. The trigger is heavy, no question. However, its not that heavy or particularly rough. Its similar to a DA revolver pull, though neither as light or as smooth as most revolvers. Its usable, and probably wears in some with use. If you are skilled with a DA revolver, I don't see any reason you couldn't shoot a Sigma well.
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I think trigger pull is like pain ratings, meaning, it is very subjective. I have been shooting a High Standard Mark II .357 for over 30 years. The single action is very crisp and light but the double action is pretty heavy. I took it to a gunsmith years ago to see if he could lighten it. When I picked it up, it was much smoother, but still heavy. When I complained about it, he said "Son, that is a .357. You better mean it when you pull the trigger. That's why it is heavy". Having said that, I have fired other revolvers that had much smoother and lighter triggers.

So when it came to the Sigma, I read all the horror stories about how the trigger was so terrible blah blah blah. The trigger does not need to be fixed. It works just like it was designed. For me, the trigger on the Sigma was about the same, maybe lighter than my High Standard.
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I'm seriously considering a 9VE for use as a fun gun. I'll probably take the rebate instead of the extra mags since it will just be a range gun. I'm actually thinking of keeping records of rounds fired, malfunctions, etc., just to see how long it takes to break some sort of part. I want to be able to debunk the naysayers when they put it down without any actual experience with it.
I think y'all will find big numbers in the "rounds fired" and "0 malfs" They are very reliable guns. Thanks for not flaming us Sigma fans without a test drive.
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Mine compares quite favorably with the trigger on my 19-4...smooth all the way through. After some more fondling and dry-firing I have zero complaints.
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Interesting. This confirms something that I've suspected all along, that there's a wide gamut of preferences in shooting styles. A lot of semi-auto fans seem to prefer very light crisp triggers. That's why 1911s have such a strong following and, I think, many tend to compare the triggers on other types and models of semis with 1911 triggers. On the other hand, those of us who are devotees of da revolvers have become used to, and even prefer, the long double action trigger pull.

I'm very much a revolver guy. I shoot revolvers more comfortably than I do semis and, although I own and enjoy shooting a 1911, I would rather fire a double action revolver most of the time. Given my preferences, a double action semi like a Sigma sounds like a possibility.
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I think y'all will find big numbers in the "rounds fired" and "0 malfs" They are very reliable guns. Thanks for not flaming us Sigma fans without a test drive.
Right you are... I have owned mine for about two weeks or so, and put 650 rds through it ( last 250 rds being today) and not one problem... except I run out of ammo, and have to carry on with my daily responsibilities as a husband and father....lol. I would spend all day doing it if I could afford too.
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I too am a die hard revolver shooter. I've been looking at a 9mm semi to play around with just because I don't own one. Stopped at Gander Mountain and Bass Pro on the way home from work just to look. The sales people at both places made negative comments when I asked to handle the Sigma. I didn't think it was all that bad. They must not make as much commission on a Sigma as the do on other firearms.
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I have not had time to fire mine YET...but my cousin has a Glock and was amazed at how it felt, and he actually liked the feel of the trigger better than his Glock...
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very similar. trigger pull in new Sigmas is a non-issue. think of the Sigma as a "semi-auto service revolver"- I just bought a 9mm; I'm trained with and carry a .357.
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I got an opportunity to shoot mine today and I'm very pleased with it. If the trigger were lighter it would give my M&P a run for it's money, but it's a great gun for it's intended purpose (which to me is a good quality, entry-level pistol). While it might not be my first choice, I'd have no qualms about this being my only gun for ccw or home defense.
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I have had my SW40VE for a week and finally got to shoot it today. I have been shooting a .357 magnum for 30+ years and I was surprised by the Sigma today.

I was shooting pretty good groups low and to the left to start with. I guess I thought the sight picture was supposed to be 6 o'clock and my brother said "duh.. no, it is dead on sighting". That cured the elevation problem, but then I think that I was flinching on the trigger pull. Have to admit that the recoil was a bit stiffer than I expected and I think that not being used to the trigger put me off a bit.

So no, the trigger doesn't need to be fixed, 'cause it isn't broken. It is like dating. I just need to get used to this gal a little bit more. I am glad I got the 40 instead of the 9.
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