Need Help - Are these prices reasonable? (AR and Sigma .40)


March 16, 2010, 12:06 PM
I'm looking to buy, and found this offer:

DTI AR-15 with Six 30-Rd magazines. Minimal use and wear. $700.

Smith and Wesson Sigma .40 with Four 14-round Magazines + case. $200.

These seem like great deals, and they're local.

Any comments about either weapon? I am a relatively new gun owner, though I have used and liked both weapons.

I currently have a Mossberg 500 12 ga., and want a concealable, high-capacity .40 handgun and a basic 'assault' rifle - both with a lot of all-around uses.

Money is limited, and I want basic, useful, mult-purpose, reliable weapons for concealed carry, home defense, plinking, small/medium game hunting, etc.

I figure my shotgun, plus this Smith and Wesson Sigma .40 and the DTI AR-15 would leave me without a major need.

This seems to meet all of my criteria in one transaction.

Comments on the prices or the weapons themselves?

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March 16, 2010, 12:18 PM
That sigma is not a bad deal

March 16, 2010, 12:22 PM
Not bad at all actually considering that it comes with 4 mags.

Don't know about ARs so I can't say. But I'd jump on that Sigma. If you decide to sell in the future, you won't lose any money.

March 16, 2010, 12:27 PM
Price on the DTI is close to what you'd pay new on GB for just the rifle. Throw in the mags and the fact that you don't have to pay shipping or transfer fees to an FFL (unless you're in a state that prohibits private transfers) and the price looks about right. Not a screaming deal, but not a ripoff either.

Can't speak to the quality of the gun. Since the seller is local ask if he'll let you try it out first, and you'll be bringing payment to seal the deal if the gun functions ok.

March 16, 2010, 12:34 PM
I agree on sigma, seems good.

March 16, 2010, 12:35 PM
Sounds great guys. Thanks.

Does anybody have horror stories of the customer service and/or performance of these guns? I'm not finding any consistent complaints online.

The Sigma is actually the exact weapon I CCW qualified on. I rented it then from my instructor, and now a year later I may be buying it from him :) At least I know it's been well taken care of.

March 16, 2010, 01:48 PM
No horror stories from my Sigma. I have nothing but praise for my Sigma SW9VE, it's been 100% reliable since I bought it several years ago. I would imagine the SW40VE would be the same deal. If you have any problems, though, remember you can send it in to S&W and they'll make it right.

Initial offerings of the Sigma had reliability/quality problems, so some have sworn them off as a result. That may explain why some people's opinions of the Sigma are negative - and of course any pistol has occasional QC problems from the manufacturer.

The only time I've interacted with S&W customer service was buying some standard grips for my 1980 Model 19 revolver, and when the package disappeared in transit (USPS), they shipped another overnight. It was missing the grip screws, but they then sent those (and extras, and some other S&W stuff) to make up for the mix-up. They were great and really prompt with their responses.

Arkansas Paul
March 16, 2010, 02:00 PM
If the Sigma is one of the new VE series, I'd buy it in a minute. I like mine just fine. There's a lot of complaints on the older one's though.

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