S&W Sigma SW9VE


April 19, 2005, 08:19 PM
So, anyone have one of these? Are the new ones any good? I saw one at a gun shop today for $319. Any thoughts?

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April 19, 2005, 11:20 PM
It's not a Glock.

But, they're not too bad for the price. Being an S&W, they should be reliable. The trigger is still bad.

April 20, 2005, 01:34 AM
Great bun for the money.

click here for review (http://www.gunblast.com/SWSigma9.htm)

if you dont like the trigger, it can be modded.

April 20, 2005, 01:35 AM
Very comfortable to grip :)

Very spongy trigger :(

pete f
April 20, 2005, 02:52 AM
when they first came out some gun rag said the glock and sw barrels were interchangable, not saying they are, but it was meant as a american glock beater

April 20, 2005, 02:56 AM
I'm thinking getting one. Anyway to improve the trigger?


April 20, 2005, 06:47 AM
Ok from the few reviews on the net, I get the impression that this is good deal for the money. I just may pick one of these up.


April 20, 2005, 09:01 AM
Check this site for some help


April 20, 2005, 06:12 PM
I like the one I bought a few months ago. Do I like it as well as my Glock 17, 19, or 26? Not on your life. Then again my Glocks typically cost me $200 more than I paid for my Sigma. I consider my 9VE a good value for the money. The price you quote is a bit higher than I've seen around here (typically $280 with an occasional $260 at local gunshows). I haven't shot mine extensively, but did put 200 rounds through it the first time I went to the range. Got a jam in the first mag, but was 100% reliable after that. Sights were dead on for me as it came from the factory.

April 20, 2005, 07:10 PM
I live in southern California. Everything is more expensive here, guns included.

17hmr shooter
June 29, 2005, 01:49 AM
Hello!!! Iv got a sw9ve 9mm handgun and i have put almost 550 rounds down the tube, without any problems at all. No jams or nothing. I also love the way it grips to my hand, sort of like when someone trys on a shoe and they know it fits nice and snug, that way. Could anybody give me a direction to where i can get some hi-cap mags for the gun? Any help will be thanked in advance,

17hmr shooter

June 29, 2005, 09:04 AM
While your at it, get a houge grip. It will fit your hand better.

June 29, 2005, 09:15 AM
Does Hogue make some sort of slip-on/slip-over grip for the Sigma (?) because my Sigma grip is molded and part of the lower frame.

There is no way to attach replacement grips....that I can see.

June 29, 2005, 01:44 PM
This is what it looks like on a glock. You can get one at your gun shop for about $10. Once you get it on, just trim the bottom.


This is my sigma, cant really see it but it works wonders. I think it helps with recoil. but thats my opinion. And be sure you get the full size slip on grip & NOT the jr. slip on grip.


February 28, 2008, 12:30 PM
just got one of these. I need to wait five days then I can pick it up. I paid a little under 300 for it NIB.

February 28, 2008, 05:21 PM
They are hard to beat. You can buy one from buds for 300 shipped then the 50 dollar rebate with 2 extra mags. You can remove a spring or two to lighten up the trigger. They make a good beater gun for 250.

February 28, 2008, 07:08 PM
Don't take that wrong. It was a great gun for the money invested. The grip is excellent. The sample I had never had any FTF or FTE issues of any kind in about 3K rounds fired.

I did not care for the trigger though. I think if S&W could fix that up just a bit this model would sell way better.

February 28, 2008, 08:54 PM
S&W is offering a $50 cash rebate and two free mags through the end of April, so it's a great deal right now. I just bought the Sigma .40, and I love it. A brand new S&W for under $300 (after rebate) seems like a great deal.


February 28, 2008, 10:46 PM
Its a subpar gun in my opinion. After such a short manufacturing period i believe they have stopped production. You would be better served to look into an M&P or something like that. I know two people who have owned them and had the firing pin break on one and multiple malfunctions with the other. I wont trust my life to it.

February 28, 2008, 11:18 PM
I just purchased a sigma 40VE last week, check out my noob review if you like.


J Lambs
February 29, 2008, 10:11 AM
I had the 40VE, but I sold it after I got my XD subcompact. Just wasn't as much fun as the XD. Not very accurate with it due to the trigger, but that is me. I'm not that great of a shot anyway.

February 29, 2008, 12:27 PM
For the money the Sigma is a great gun. Mine has had no FTF or FTE. I would not reccomend altering any springs as this can lead to light primer strikes. The trigger will smooth out after a few hundred rounds. I have been 100% satisfied with mine and you cant beat S & W's warrenty and customer support.

October 28, 2009, 07:24 PM
For those that want to fix the horrible trigger pull on their Sigma - see this post


Frank is the guy that actually fixes them ... my S&W Sigma 40VE is with him right now.

October 28, 2009, 08:16 PM
this is what some people have to say about it.







that should get you an idea of what people think.

October 28, 2009, 08:28 PM
My 1st gen .40 was by far the worst handgun I have ever known. Multiple trips to the smith to have the feedramp milled, the front sight fell out, the slide stop spring broke, and oh yeah. The trigger really really sucks.

The new ones might be freakin' fantastic. I promise you that I will never know.

October 28, 2009, 08:40 PM
I have one and like it. I'll start with my complaints. Yes, the trigger is way to heavy (but by no means impossible to shoot actually I have learned to shoot quite well with it) and i hate the two tone finish but not enough to pay to change it.

But the positives are numerous. its cheap, reliable, and can be acceptably accurate. it would even make a good ccw gun. because if somethign happens to it you wont cry about replacement cost. The gun eats everything I've feed it mainly blazer aluminium. and it shoots it well. Again the trigger makes it tough to shoot but yet again can be shoot exceptionally well at self defense ranges. But its not a glock or a competition gun. And finding holsters and accesories is difficult.

but overall a decent buy for the price just my .02 YMMV.

October 28, 2009, 11:26 PM
I pick up mine tomorrow. Will let you know.

March 18, 2010, 08:22 PM
Sigma is cheap for a reaon, way to much felt recoil for a 40 cal and it is not very accurate, the groups r pathetic, i have a bereta 96d in 40 cal and my friend has a sigma, we both shoot them together all the time, and the beretta is like a sniper compared to the sigma! haha.
The only S&W i would by is the M&P that is a gun for the extra hundred bucks u are getting your money worth.

March 18, 2010, 08:26 PM
Hogue doesnt make a sigma grip, u have to buy a slip on glove grip,m
pachmayr grip, they are good grips but are completly out of stock everywhere online, and most sites that say they are in stock, will soon find out they are not right after you pay for it, i have tried to buy one from 3 sites that claim to have them in stock, but then email me 2 days after paying for it and say they are on backorder until April 2010!!!!!!:mad:

March 19, 2010, 02:16 AM
my sigma 40 is dead on accurate. i use the slip on grip and that improved the feel greatly.
try amazon

March 19, 2010, 02:53 AM
Wow this thread was started in 2005 and has died for over a month and resurrected FOUR different times.

+1 on the slip in though, I had a Hogue Jr. on my keltec p11, when I sold the p11 I put it on my Sigma. I liked the way the Sigma felt before but it feels perfect now with the Hogue Jr.

October 11, 2010, 10:04 PM
I also enjoy my Sigma 9mm.

Rail Driver
October 11, 2010, 10:07 PM
I still have the Sigma .40, and it still treats me nice :)

I've been struggling over a decision to possibly sell it, but I have other wants and needs too.

October 11, 2010, 10:17 PM
Sigma is cheap for a reaon, way to much felt recoil for a 40 cal and it is not very accurate, the groups r pathetic, i have a bereta 96d in 40 cal and my friend has a sigma, we both shoot them together all the time, and the beretta is like a sniper compared to the sigma! haha.
The only S&W i would by is the M&P that is a gun for the extra hundred bucks u are getting your money worth.

I own a Sigma 40ve and it is accurate. If you & your friend can't get tight groups with it then it is because you/he can't shoot it straight. The trigger is heavy and requires perfect technique to get a good tight group at distance with this gun. I have had a lot of practice with this gun and shoot it as well as any other gun I own. Don't blame your & your friends lack of proper trigger control on the gun. Yes it is a 10lbs. trigger, but for SD it is a very good gun & with proper technique a very accurate gun.

October 11, 2010, 11:28 PM
You must be suffering some mega-super-massive buyers remorse if you have to keep re-opening these years-old sigma threads(5-total)in order to salve your angst over having dropped dropped several hundred bucks on a one....

October 13, 2010, 07:45 PM
Denali, I'm very happy with my Sigma 9. I'm simply stating what an accurate and reliable weapon it is. I'm not slamming other makes or models as you are.

December 23, 2010, 01:47 PM
THANK GOD! Now lets do what we should do and keep America safe from all those anti gun nuts.

December 23, 2010, 09:21 PM
Please do not be a thread Necromancer.

December 23, 2010, 11:40 PM
I've owned 4 of the newer ones.

Best hi-cap semi for the money I've ever bought.

And S&W has fixed the triggers on all of them and done it on their dime including shipping.

Great car gun, too.

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