My new smith & wesson 9mm sigma


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Keek007
January 17, 2011, 03:50 AM
Just got a 9mm sigma. Shot 90 rounds and the double action trigger will take some getting used to but I like it. It's light, decent size and has a good feel to it in the hand. Still need a holster and a few extra mags. Iv read that the trigger can be tweaked to make it shoot better but I'm going to try and shoot it as is and see how it goes. I'm going to use it for a carry weapon and plan to get my permit soon. My collection of guns is now 8 strong with a few at my dads house as their old family hand me downs from way back but the 8 I keep here I shoot when ever I can. Anyway the smithy is the only one of the brand I have and if any of you have any other info I may need to know hit me with it please. I bought it at a gun show today cuz the price to quality ratio seemed to be what I was looking for. Only paid 275 for it new in the case. I'm gona upgrade to a glock later on but like the smith so far just fine

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stonecutter2
January 17, 2011, 08:19 AM
I had a Sigma for several years, never failed me or had an issue. It's a great gun at a great price - congrats on your new purchase, I think you'll love it!

I just got myself a Glock after selling my Sigma to a friend, as I was the same way - wanted to upgrade to a Glock. Shot them side by side - i still love the Sigma grip :P But I like the Glock a little bit more.

Congrats!

CajunBass
January 17, 2011, 09:08 AM
Congratulations on the Sigma. I've got a SW9VE and it's a good gun. Not bad at all for the money.

Yea. I suppose a Glock is better. We paid about twice as much for my wife's G-19 as I did for my Sigma. The Glock is better, but it isn't THAT much better.

stonecutter2
January 17, 2011, 09:33 AM
Congratulations on the Sigma. I've got a SW9VE and it's a good gun. Not bad at all for the money.

Yea. I suppose a Glock is better. We paid about twice as much for my wife's G-19 as I did for my Sigma. The Glock is better, but it isn't THAT much better.
Agreed - I think the Glock and Sigma are pretty comparable. That must've been what that whole legal entanglement between them was all about :)

In fact, when I field stripped my 19, I was like - well I already know this drill well from my Sigma!

breacher
January 17, 2011, 11:23 AM
take it apart and toss the pigtail spring. losing it improves the trigger 100%. there is plenty of info- pics on here on how to do it. I now shoot my 9mm Sigma just as good as my Glock 19. really no diff.

enjoy it, one of the last great values in the new pistol market

SimplyChad
January 17, 2011, 12:18 PM
I bought one from academy about a year ago and loved it. Didnt even mind the trigger pull but then something happened twice. The striker went off. First time i was sitting on the couch watching tv. It was on the table the bang right into the fireplace. The second time i was moving it from 6 o clock to its cubby in the car. barrel down not to flag the wife across my groin and bang. Gave myself powder burns on both legs and miss my "boys" by less then 3 in. It was then moved to safe duty. Sold shortly after. I know not all of them are like that just telling you. Barrel safty with that thing is even more so important.

Viper
January 17, 2011, 05:00 PM
Wow Chad, I think I would have sold it or buried it. I never had any problem with mine for two years, and thought it was a decent pistol for the price. [$249 after rebate] However it was one of the five pistols I had stolen in August, and I didn't replace it with another one.

brandon_mcg
January 17, 2011, 05:09 PM
great gun. i would still have mine but a pawn shop gave me almost what i paid for it in a trade.

Arkansas Paul
January 17, 2011, 05:28 PM
I like my 40VE.
If you want to do a home trigger job just go to youtube and you can find it easily with the search function. I did mine and it helped. Nothing helps like shooting a lot though.
Ya'll got any good gunshops up there in Conway?
Welcome aboard by the way!

HspncElvis
January 17, 2011, 10:25 PM
Congrats on your Sigma purchase. I too have the SW9VE. 1300 rounds and going strong. Accurate and reliable. Shoot often, have fun!

Silverado6x6
January 18, 2011, 01:10 PM
I have a 9mm Sigma, I opted to NOT remove any of the springs, first off I took it completely apart, including the firing pin and extractor, be careful of flying parts, clean it all, on the SW Forums others will tell you more in detail of what they have done. Assembly at the plants left rough particles everywhere.

In the assembly block in the grip their is an angled piece of the plastic that rubs part of the sear mechanism, its rough and has a sharp angle, I basically took some jewelers polishing compound to it and worked it back and for for an hour by hand. Basically that is the problem why the trigger feels gritty, it always will have that long pull unless you severely modify it, I prefer it that way for safety reasons.

One could do it also with a Dremel and polishing compound, the goal is to make the plastic ramp match the metal and to smooth them, you can dry fire this gun forever and it won't hurt it, many say dry firing also improves the trigger.

Its been knocked about because its a Glock knockoff basically, BUT its nearly identical to a Glock, so much that SW was sued by Glock.

HspncElvis
January 26, 2011, 02:41 PM
My SW9VE is completely stock. I find it to be accurate and reliable. Trigger is not a problem for me.

Shoot Often!!

backwoodzboy
February 10, 2011, 10:10 AM
I went to Iowa the last part of January, was helping a friend out with some home improvements. We did a quick trade, I ended up with a like-new Sigma. My friend is a collector mainly, and had not even fired this one. I took it home and fired it first chance I got. It would feed, fire, eject, but would not reset the sear/hammer. I noticed a spring out of place from just a basic inspection. The first owner did a "trigger-job" on it and failed to install the correct spring back where it goes. I found a suitable temporary replacement and it functioned awsome. I ordered a new sear block assembly and replaced the "modified" one. The one I recieved was a factory one that had a little use, maybe none at all, but it had not been modified at all, and was buttery smooth. I can't wait to go out and fire it again and see how it runs. Overall, I am pleased with it, and plan to keep it, maybe even for a conceal carry in the future.

cobblestone
February 10, 2011, 02:42 PM
My sw40ve would not feed hollow points. It also seemed prone to rust. But it did feel nice and it shot truncated ammo just fine, fairly accutate as well.

BRE346
March 13, 2011, 05:34 PM
The Sigma9VE was my first handgun. After I got through polishing and adjusting it was good. A dear relative wanted it and there it went.
Now I want another.
Make me an offer. 90% or better, with mags.

ET
March 13, 2011, 07:08 PM
Good purchase. I've owned a Sigma 40ve for several years now. I just couldn't pass up the price. I've experienced no rust or feed problems with any hollow points with mine. It is so reliable that I would carry it, except I use the Glocks I own for that. Can't beat the reliability for the price though.

Now as for the trigger. 12 lbs is a hefty trigger pull, but if you can master the Sigma trigger then you will be able to shoot any pistol reasonably well. It took me a while to master the heavy pull. I wasn't pulling straight back with the proper pressure & everything was moving as the trigger came back. Now it is as quiet as a church mouse & my groups with the Sigma are respectable for any gun. Good luck with your Sigma. You will enjoy it.

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