Who said the Sigma series pistols are waranted for life? Sounds like complete BS to me. The old Sigma .380 and 9M are engineered for a 5000 rd life span and may not be covered indefinately for everything, but the rest of the Sigmas are supported forever (as far as I know). I sent a first gen 40F back last year for a colleague. Striker spring got weak with age. Smith happily replaced the spring and sent the gun back completely spic and span.
As far as the VE series. Good God the triggers are horrible!!! My 40C and 9V have much better triggers and the sdesign has not changed. There must be hope for the VE's, I believe they can be modified to be much nicer.
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