s&w sigma?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by gunguy1997, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. gunguy1997

    gunguy1997 New Member

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    title says it all i want to know everything there is to know about this gun. good price? reliability? accuracy? how does it compare to the m&p and the g19? ect. thanks for any advice in advance.
     
  2. Chandler51

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    Horrible trigger, accurate once you figure it out. Reliable, inexpensive, it's a S&W.

    I think Trip 286 said it best...(and I'm paraphrasing) "trigger sucks, goes bang every time, will outlast you, your kids and your grandkids".
     

  3. gunguy1997

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    ok thanks i help one last week and cant remember the price to save my life but it felt good in the hand i could hold it steady and it just felt good all around.
     
  4. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I have one and had the trigger resprung , WORLD OF DIFFERENCE , great gun accurate , and well worth the money
     
  5. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    I have a 40VE and the smith at the range didn't even want to mess w/it. What'd it run to have it re-sprung?
     
  6. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I think I paid around $40 , $14 of that was the spring.
    there are lots of videos out there if you wanna try to do it yourself I had mine done before I found any videos ,
    metal guide rods also available ;)

    http://www.gunsprings.com/index.cfm?page=items&cID=1&mID=58&dID=260
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
  7. JigSawer40

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    If you plan to use it for SD then leave the gun stock. Having a modified trigger can raise legal issues for SD which may bite you.

    I have a Sigma 9 and I like it. I don't find the trigger bad and it's the safety feature of the gun. It won't go bang unless you really want it to. Great grip and wide trigger makes it comfy to hold and shoot. Since I'm not using it for SD I removed the torsion spring which made the trigger a little lighter but smoother for range shooting.
     
  8. gunguy1997

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    yes it will be a range and HD gun.
     
  9. Chandler51

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    Yeah, I got around the need for it to be my SD gun by buying an M&P 40c. :)

    I've since bought several diff pistols for that purpose, so it would be a rare exception to go to the Sigma for carry. That being the case, I'd like the trigger to be lightened.
     
  10. wjnfirearms

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    The Sigma is kind of an enigma for S&W. They tried to make it Glock like and the only thing they got for their efforts there was sued by them for the safety. Patent infringement, or something like that. Still, for a low cost semi in two caliber choices, it isn't bad. There are numerous articles and videos on improving the trigger which is the major complaint about the VE series. The main mod I see is now is for the removal of the secondary spring which lightens up the pull but is allegedly not supposed to hinder the safe operation of the pistol. I don't own a Sigma and have never tried to do the mod on anyone's so all I know is what I read.

    For the price point, you could do a lot worse.
     
  11. sputnik1988

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    Agreed, my Dad has a 9mm. Don't like the trigger at all, never had a malfunctuon though.
     
  12. colmustard

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    I have had one in .40 cal for around 5 years and love it. I have better guns, but the sigma is a fantstic pistol. Yes he trigger is heavy, but I like that. Since the gun is like a glock having no manuel safty, I get peace of mind from it having a heavy trigger pull. And that is why the pull is so heavy, I guess s&w made it that way so cops going from a double action revlover would have less of a chance of making a AD.

    Mine has had no problems, except I wore the fude rod out, sent it to them and they put a new guide rod, and new spring and new extractor. So for 300 or so bucks and a lifetime guarantee from an american company, its hard to beat.
     
  13. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    This pretty much sums it up. You can find them regularly in the $299 range, which makes it a fantastic pistol, IMO.
     
  14. sweeper22

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    Reliable gun, lousy trigger.

    Sigmas run about $300. For that price I'd probably prefer a Ruger P-series.

    Best semi-auto bang for your budget, IMO:

    $300- Ruger P-series
    $400- Ruger SR9, S&W SD9, Sig SP2022, SA XD "Essential"
    $500- Most polymers (Glock, M&P, XD, FNP), CZ 75b, used alloy Sigs, entry level 1911
     
  15. G23LCPK45

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    I want them all! I'd add:

    $300-Kahr- not really a range gun but nice trigger
    $400-Baretta Storm
    $500-Baretta 92
     
  16. kryptar19

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    Where do you guys live? I see the msrp at like $389, and where I live I see them at like $350 NIB.

    I love mine! It shoots better than I do. The trigger is a little heavy, but its smooth. I like the trigger because there is no conventional safety. I use it for my primary carry, shoots good, reliable, accurate, high capacity, and light weight.

    Its a Smith&Wesson...enough said.
     
  17. sweeper22

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    About two years ago the market was absolutely flooded with Sigmas. Like new/used Sigmas were everywhere for $200-250, and the new ones were easy to find at $250-300 (and that came with a $50 cash back/two free mags voucher). The supply had dried up a little so right now I can get a new one for $319, including all state/transfer fees, etc.

    Apart the trigger, the other down side is the supply:demand. Not so great resale if you decide to sell. It's not a bad gun, I just think spending an extra $100 gets you a whole lot more shooter-friendly package in something like a SP2022, SR9, XD9 essential, etc.

    S&W makes good polymer guns. I think the M&P is an outstanding line, and the SD9 is sort of an upgraded Sigma.
     
  18. sweeper22

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    Exclusively a carry gun. I like the nicer Kahrs like the PM9. Have yet to shoot a CM9. It might be outstanding for all I know.

    But the CW9 isn't so great. It's got a nice size, but terribly mushy trigger. You're pulling it...any time now...when is it going to fire?...any time now...is something wrong?...Bang!
     
  19. DodgeThis

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    The Sigma is good enough that the local PD around here uses them as a primary issue
     
  20. gunguy1997

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    well i went back to my LGS yesterday and he had it listed for 465$ so i think im going to skip on it and just get the sd9 or the xd 45. both for the same price