I own the SW40VE and I have heard from many, many people that this gun is a very good gun- except for maybe the trigger (some like, some don't). Several have even compared it to the Glock platform. I also know that there was a legal dispute between S&W and Glock when they first introduced the Sigma series due to how close the Sigmas mirrored Glock construction and features. I paid right at $400 for my Sigma, and with that I got 4-14 round magazines to go with it- it sounded like a heck of a deal. I was at Gander Mountain this morning and asked how much trade-in value was on my gun and the guy offered me only $175. He said that in order to sell these guns they usually offer them between $250-$300. Of the little research I did on this gun the majority agree that it is a good, reliable, no frills pistol and the trigger is the only real drawback. I personally don't like the trigger, but it is pretty accurate (I've put about 200 round through it) and I have only been shooting handguns for about 2 years. The trade-in/ resale value is something I failed to look into before buying this gun. I am in the process of building a small arsenal (because you just never know when you'll need one) so I guess I should just consider this gun as one that will stay, because whether I trade or sell it I will most definitely loose money. Oh well.