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Old 03-30-2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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I've been finding really great deals on these and was wondering if anyone has any experience with them. I'm looking at the .40 caliber in particular. I like the stainless slide and. That its S&W.

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Nice reliable guns, can be had very cheap, better ergo's than Glock, and a horrible trigger. There are fixes on the interwebz for making the trigger better (they helped some on the 2 I had) but this is still the breaking point for me.

Shihan will be by shortly to exclaim the Sigma's virtues...

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The Sigma was designed to mimic the D/A trigger pull of a revolver. They did a pretty good job of that. It is not a competition level pistol. It is a reliable inexpensive firearm that will certainly suffice for defensive work. I carry one on a daily basis (older S&W 40C).

Some will find the trigger attrocious. I find it tolerable. There is little or no chance of a negligent discharge. I have shot mine enough to be able to shoot 12 ga hulls at 25 yards.

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Green Top is offering either the 9mm or .40 for $349.99! On top of that you get a $50.00 mail in rebate plus a $50.00 Green Top gift card.

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The Sigma was designed to mimic the D/A trigger pull of a revolver. They did a pretty good job of that. It is not a competition level pistol. It is a reliable inexpensive firearm that will certainly suffice for defensive work. I carry one on a daily basis (older S&W 40C).

Some will find the trigger attrocious. I find it tolerable. There is little or no chance of a negligent discharge. I have shot mine enough to be able to shoot 12 ga hulls at 25 yards.
Let me get this straight - you carry a Sigma? I nearly fell out of my chair when I read that. Nothing against them (except the trigger) but I'm really surprised you'd choose one of these for carry...
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I'm looking for a mid to full size .40 cal. The sigma looks nice and I'm a stainless kinda guy.

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I'm looking for a mid to full size .40 cal. The sigma looks nice and I'm a stainless kinda guy.
Be advised again that the trigger is bad and the resale value is worse. If you're sure you want one, go ahead, but if you decide it isn't for you in the future - it'll be tough to recoup your investment. A thread from a while back:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/low-trade-sigmas-24570/?highlight=sigma
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If you're getting into a new Sigma for $300 or less (and they are out there for that), you won't get hit too hard if you decide to sell it. I've seen several sell used recently for around $250. It's the folks that paid a bit more and are expecting to recoup $400 that are really disappointed.

I just don't think you can go wrong with a Sigma for under $300. If nothing else, it seems like the ideal, often abused, "truck gun".

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The trigger on the Sigma is just awful, IMO. If you're looking for a cheap, reliable, and durable gun, the Ruger P-series is probably worth a look. They have aluminum frames, so they are a bit heavier than the Sigmas, but they'll take as much abuse as you can throw at 'em and not suffer for it.

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I have a Ruger P95 and love it.

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