S&W Sigma 40 S&W

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by full auto, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. full auto

    full auto New Member

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    Just picked up a older Sigma in 40 cal in excellent condition. I didn't have a 40 cal in my collection and since I like S&W pistols and the price was right I picked it up. Anyone have any experience with this pistol , either pro or con?
     
  2. fxstchewy

    fxstchewy New Member

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    I have a Sigma VE model, it has worked perfect, trigger is a little stiff but other than that it works great. Chewy.
     

  3. greenjeans

    greenjeans New Member

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    I have the VE in 9mm. The trigger is a little stiff, but it is accurate and reliable. Will pick up a .40 some day. They did have some frame cracking on some of the earlier ones (not all), so depends on how old it is and what the model designation is. Don't let all the trigger horror stories scare you and enjoy it. Here is a 5-7 yard group shot with mine this past weekend.

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  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If your S/N starts with PAA or PAB contact Smith and Wesson to make sure it was updated after the recall. The first runs had chambers that were too tight. Smith replaced the barrels.

    I have a 40C and a 9V. The 40 has 2-3K through it w/o issues. I carry it on a daily basis and have no complaints.

    Do not attempt to detail strip the frame. Putting it back together is a real biotch w/o the slave pin that comes in the armorers kit.
     
  5. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    I'm issued a Sigma 40VE as a duty gun by my employer. Mine has always performed flawlessly, and getting used to the trigger is not that big of a deal. Just your basic DA semi-auto.
     
  6. Rich_C

    Rich_C New Member

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    Have a Sigma 9mm .The trigger is something to get used to ,but other than keeping the chamber empty is the only safety that ya have.It's not that much ta get used to.Solid gun.
    stay safe Rich
     
  7. genie

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    Yep, Trigger Pull

    I have a Sigma .40, when I got it the trigger pull was poorer than any Glock's I ever tried. With a little work it can be improved drastically, at the expense of some safety.

    The Glock, Sigma, XD, and possibly the M&P all share a certain degree of uncertainty in the safety of the cocked striker (firing pin).

    The safety issue is evidently not revealed often as an accidental discharge, so it lies there as a possibility..........
     
  8. Hatchet8

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    I recently bought one after my Taurus more than pissed me off. I have to say that was a hell of a trade up. I still have a .45acp 24/7 pro that I wouldn't trade for the world, it gives accuracy & dependability, but take my word for it steer clear of the PT92's by Taurus.
     
  9. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well, Well, will you look at the influx of Sigma owners.:D Does my heart good.
    Maybe, just maybe someday that Sigma/M&P subforum will get the green light.
    I mean seriously Glock and XD have their own.:mad:



    Oh, by the way mine is .357sig:cool:
    My Serial prefix is PBA. What up with that?
     
  10. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Oh, by the way, Shame on you for not including a picture.
     
  11. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    As a former Sigma owner, I will say that the Sigma is a very good gun.
    Yes, the trigger pull is hard but, that is about the only complaint you will hear about this gun, trust me, if you have ever shot a double action revolver, you can get used to the Sigma's trigger pull.
    I traded my Sigma for a Springfield Loaded 1911, I wouldn't have got rid of it otherwise.
    Would I ever buy another Sigma? You bet your a$$ I would! Even though the 1911 I traded for is worth a good bit more than a Sigma, I do miss it and will eventually get another.
     
  12. Hatchet8

    Hatchet8 New Member

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    Maybe we need to get one together, it seems like we have enough Sigma loves< you're always gonna have the haters. If you can do it count me in!
     
  13. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Got two, one bought new, one bought used. No problems with either. (prefer them over the G..., the Gl...., the Glo...., oh that other plastic pistol.)
     
  14. DrumJunkie

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    I'd take one over a Glock 8 days a week. HEH, I sold two Glocks after I shot the 40VE once. I did replace the striker spring though in mine to get the pull down a little. Wolff sells them cheap. The guy that has my old one still has the same spring I put in it as well as the original and the other two that come from Wolff. It's been in there for years now. That man swears by that Sigma.

    There's not many striker fired pistols I"ll look at. The Sigma's are one of a few. To those that don't liek the trigger. I'd strongly advise not buying a DAO pistol. They are longer, stiffer triggers.