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hegotahemi 01-15-2012 03:13 PM

reviews for smith&wesson sigma .40 caliber
Anybody have any reviews on smith&Wesson sigma .40 caliber?

robocop10mm 01-15-2012 03:26 PM

There are several generations of Sigmas. The "F" or "C" models are the first generations. Triggers were OK and could be cleaned up a bit. The "V" models had slightly worse triggers but could be cleaned up. The "E" models had a propensity for breaking strikers (I do not know if they ever figured it out). The "VE" model has the worst trigger since the advent of triggers. I have not tried to do a trigger job on one of these, but it would require a bunch of work.

JohnJak 01-15-2012 03:29 PM

I don't know if this helps.

Smith & Wesson Sigma 40VE - PoliceLink

Ghostman2nv 01-15-2012 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by hegotahemi
Anybody have any reviews on smith&Wesson sigma .40 caliber?

I have a Sigma sw9ve same gun, different caliber, it goes bang everytime,9mm is 16+1 :) eats any ammo you feed it with out issues, trigger has a grainy gritty feel to it when you pull it slow you can feel it, i polished my internals to fix mine, now its smooth, the trigger pull is much harder than say a glock or most others. Well above 5 lbs, say like 10lbs or so , you can remove a spring inside to lighten it and also buy another lighter spring to help reduce the pull tension, the gun has no real safety but the one in the trigger like most other guns, s&w says they made it that way for safety issue, i love mine and for the price you can not beat it.. I have no regrets with it , a glock but cheaper price :)

trip286 01-15-2012 03:51 PM

It will go bang every time, it will out live your grand kids, possibly your great grand kids, and the trigger sucks.

Chandler51 01-15-2012 04:11 PM

I have a 40VE...gun is accurate, never had any malfunction. Close to 3000 rounds through it.

I think it is an excellent pistol for a novice. When I take a new shooter to the range, they get the sigma. It is inherently safe, due to the fact that the trigger makes it so that you REALLY have to want the gun to go off in order for it to do so. Shooters with any experience level will find their satisfaction with the trigger lacking...I just put the gauge on mine, and it is just under 11 lbs. It was far, far worse when new.

As Robo stated, there is LITTLE that can be done to achieve any marked improvement to the trigger.

These are just my opinions as an owner of the firearm. For what you pay, vs what you get it is solid. Just understand what it is you are buying.

Chandler51 01-15-2012 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by trip286
It will go bang every time, it will out live your grand kids, possibly your great grand kids, and the trigger sucks.

You said everything I did with about 900 fewer words... :) :)

hardluk1 01-15-2012 06:16 PM

I have a 40ve and polished the few metal trigger group parts to a high shinewith oiled wet-dry sand paper, 1000 gt. Changed the strick spring to a light wolf spring and trimmed both spring in the trigger group down a couple coils. trigger pull is just over 6lb's. Lubed with kroil moly.

Gh0zt36 01-15-2012 06:42 PM

Lotta people dont like them because of the immense trigger pull but The story I heard was that was purposely done for leo's they wanted a hard trigger for a saftey but Ive heard that once you do a trigger job on them and polish the internals much like a glock the difference is night and day. And theyre really cheap. Ive seen them on my local craigslist for guns as low as 250.00 which is a steal. theyre reliable and with a trigger job a blast to shoot . But If you like a long trigger as a saftey like I do then theyre great right out of the box.

colmustard 01-16-2012 04:23 AM

I have had a .40 ve for a few years and love it, I have put a bunch of rounds through it and the only thing I done was send it to S&W for a new guid rod, I could have done it myself but hey, its got a lifetime warrenty so why not? And for good measure S&W put a new extractor on it also just because. So I cannot complain. It is very accurate and I kind of like the trigger because I use it for carry sometimes, and since there is no manual safty, the hard trigger pull gives me more peace of mind.

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