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Old 06-04-2011, 06:43 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I was at my local gun store yesterday checking to see if my Kimber Solo had come in yet(no by the way) when I just started looking around and saw that the S&W Sigma's were on sale for $299 new in case so I figured what the hell. Did I get a good deal or is this a crap gun? I have not fired it yet but will try tomorrow. Opinions anyone? Thanks for your help everyone, Ed

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Old 06-04-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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Sigma's are good, reliable guns. I used to have one.

The only gripe you ever really hear about them is the trigger pull is hard, but it never bothered me.

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I'm sure Shihan will be along soon. He owns "The World's Greatest Sigma". He'll tell you all about Sigma's.

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I have one (.40 S&W) in the safe that the niece loves to shoot.
She loves the thing. Her weight is about 95lbs (23 years old) and has no problem with the trigger pull.
I let her try others, but she keeps going back to the Sigma.

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I have not owned or shot one. That being said, they seem to be decent pistols. They are inexpensive and as far as I know, dependable. The rap about the trigger is just one of those things.

If I needed an inexpensive pistol and the Sigma was what I could afford, I would be perfectly fine with it.

Don't let gun snobs put you off. As long as the pistol is reliable, all the rest is up to the shooter.

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As the owner of "The World's Greatest Sigma"™, my reply would be a little biased.

There is nothing wrong with a Sigma, just as good as a Glock with a better grip. At half the cost

If you have experience with a Double Action revolver then the trigger won't be an issue. That is the usual complaint.

Take it to the range fire a couple Mags, to get a feel for the trigger, then do some shooting once you have a good idea about the pull.

Give us a range report. I think you will be happy with it.

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I had a Sigma in .40 and I hated that gun. It would easily win the title of "Shortest Owned Pistol", except I did buy a gun from a guy standing in line at a gun show and sold it to another guy after I got inside the show, so technically it's the "2nd Shortest Owned Pistol".

I didn't have any qualms with reliability. It feed and functioned perfectly. But that damn trigger was horrible. I've shot a lot of DA revolvers as well and that was absolutely nothing for preparation. With a DA revolver, I can feel everything that is happening through the trigger. With the Sigma, all I could feel was a washboard. It's literally like there were washboard bumps completely through the trigger pull. I wasn't going to waste $200 worth of ammo in an attempt to break-in a $250 gun.

I would recommend to consider it if you're on a very tight budget. But if you've got a little wiggle room or you're not in desperate need of a gun, I would say save your pennies for a little longer and hold out for something else. From what I see on other forums, Sigmas are either love 'em or hate 'em and I'm in the latter category.

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Buy two High Points for the same price as one Sigma. Then you will have two door stops.

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I have had an early Sigma 40C for about 15 years. VERY accurate, dependable and "fits" my hand. The trigger is acceptable. I have a later Sigma 9V. The trigger is a little less acceptable but still tolerable.

WTS, I recently handled a newer Sigma 40VE and found the trigger to be absolutely atrocious. About 12 lbs. THAT is where the Sigma reputation comes from. There are some tricks to slick them up a bit, but I have not tried my magic on a VE model, yet.

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The sigma's are so much like Glocks S&W had to pay royalty's to Glock for patent infringements.

Someone needs to make a trigger kit for Sigma's like they do for Glocks.

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