Originally Posted by Adyta
S&W Sigma .40.. This handgun is extremely underrated, and tends to get a lot of hate for reasons unknown to me... I've put around 500 rounds through it with no problem. People also say it's inaccurate, but that's probably because of the 10 lb trigger pull. Just takes getting used to.
It's a Glock with a 10 lb trigger pull and a sexy 2 tone.
I carry a Glock 27, but also own a SW40VE. The Sigma is a very dependable handgun. It took me a few months to master the 12 lbs trigger but once I did it made me a better all around shooter. If you have any flaws in your technique this gun will magnify them exponentially. I would trust my life with this gun if the situation arose with no hesitation. It's just easier to carry the smaller Glock for me.
Sigma has a bad name because S&W rushed the first generation Sigma to market way before the gun was ready because they thought Glock was taking the LEO market away from them. They had owned the LEO market with their revolvers up to that time, then Glock came in and started taking that away from them. S&W's production department told the marketing dept that the gun wasn't ready, but they sold them anyway. They were jamb-o-matics that couldn't be trusted in the field. Every LEO department that bought them hated them because they couldn't keep them shooting. S&W screwed themselves with the Sigma. If they had waited until the gun was serviceable they would have never lost the LEO market to Glock. If that first generation Sigma was as good as today's Sigma they would be carried by many more LEOs then are now using them.