Okay, so the .40 S&W is on my shopping list

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by danf_fl, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I introduced a new person to shooting this weekend.

    Before seeking my advice, the individual purchased a Sigma in .40.

    At the range session, this person and I found that the Sigma that was pruchased was one of the least accurate firearms I have seen.

    It was not only the heavy trigger pull, but it shot 6" to the right at 7 (yeah 7) yards. The rear sight was moved to the max position possible in a previous attempt from a prior owner to remedy the situation. Luckily the Sigma can be returned.

    AND this not to say that Sigma's are bad guns, only this one.

    The other hundguns that accompanied us allowed this new shooter to build confidence and hit the 10-ring are consistently.

    So, this individual is looking for a .40S&W, poly frame handgun with a price between $350 and $400.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    An SR40 have a good reputation and price
     
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  3. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    Weird...I can't edit Caps............TEST HELLO

    ....works now...strange.
     
  4. rickster

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    I think the lack of accuracy of the sigma is a long time problem. I personally owned a first generation sigma that made me believe I was a horrible shooter but after shooting other guns I realized it was the sigma and I sold it.

    I've read post out there of some people who love them. In my case, it wasn't a bad gun, it never malfunctioned on me but it just wasn't accurate.

    In the price range you've posted Taurus has several reliable models and so does tri-star.
     
  5. Tackleberry1

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    There should be no shortage of mid size poly .40's on the used market. I know LOTS of folks who bought similar guns, did not like .40's recoil/muzzle flip, and swapped them out for 9 mm's or .45 ACP's.

    Personally... I love my .40 but it's a SIG 226... plenty of gun to absorb that .40 snap. ;)

    Tack
     
  6. Fathead00

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    Like Tack said that there are PLENTY of .40s out there. I carry a G35 .40 cal and love it. I know I will be opening a can of worms, but have your friend take a look at a G22 or G23. My friend loves his G22. I have shot the G23 and me personally did not like it at all, but everybody is different.
     
  7. BeyondTheBox

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    Is used an option?

    Kahr CM40 can be had for not far from that price range.

    Taurus PT740

    Why not exchange it for a new Sigma and get a trigger job?

    S&W 4006 used

    Ruger SR40C used

    But my number one choice would be a Stoeger Cougar!!!!
     
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  8. grandpabear

    grandpabear New Member

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    This SR40 has been flawless and eats any ammo I put through it and was accurate out of the box. In my opinion you could do a lot worse. This is obviously the stainless version but can be found all black. I paid $424.00 out the door.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. nixfix

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    In that price range, I'd recommend your friend take a good look at the Smith SD40VE. MSRP is 350ish.
     
  10. JW357

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    I've never owned one but have heard great things.

    I own a Taurus PT140 and its not a bad gun for its price. I had an issue with the sights coming off awhile ago, but I think my reloads were too hot. Throw some loctite on there and I'm sure it would be fine.
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The individual was shooting the SW40VE.
    What is the difference between the SW40VE and the SD40VE???
     
  12. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    With the success of the M & P ...I wonder why SW even makes the SD40VE anymore.
     
  13. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The Sigma we were shooting was the model SW40VE.

    The person was to be buying this used, but after shooting one of my 1911s and my Hi-Power clone, they cancelled the deal.
     
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  15. nate913

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    Tell him to spend the extra $100 and go gen 3 glock 22. Look at the history and back ground of the gun. It will last him the rest of his life and some. Just my 2 cents, but, it's cause I have one also. Love it.
     

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  16. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Orangello, Thanks, I forgot about Bersa.
     
  17. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    + 1 own one..accurate and no issues....almost 800 round s through it so far.
     
  18. Dizzll

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    Gen 4 Glock 23. They added a double recoil spring so it's a G23 that shoots as soft as a 19.
     
  19. Sonic82

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    I have a S&W Shield in .40. Have not had it long, but so far like it alot :) . Payed $450
     
  20. Jtelli71

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    Many 40sw options out there. I have a Ruger SR40 which has been a nice shooter and didn't break the bank..