Which one is better?


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maxbass65
June 13, 2011, 08:47 PM
I have been researching to get a 9mm and have narrowed it down to the PX4 Storm and the Sigma. I will using it mostly for recreation and home defense? I love both but my area Academy has the Sigma on sale for $279. What would be your preference? Is the PX4 that much better or would the Sigma work for what I am wanting?

I guess what I really want to know is in a life or death situation would you trust the Sigma to go "bang?"

Thanks for your input in advance!

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wbwanzer
June 13, 2011, 09:34 PM
I'll start off admiting that I've owned neither. But I seem to remember getting the impression from the forums that the Sigma wasn't the greatest pistol to hit the market. The price is attractive enough though. Maybe you get what you pay for. :scrutiny:

The Storm, on the other hand, I have put a few rounds down range with my buddie's 9mm. I was impressed and am considering getting one. I'd shell out the extra bucs (almost double :uhoh:) and get the PX4.

If, by recreational use, you mean target shooting, I'd still get the PX4. If it's going to sit in a drawer forever, I'd get the Sigma and save the money.

Overkilll0084
June 13, 2011, 09:50 PM
Of the two choices, I'd go with the PX-4. The Sigma isn't bad, but the trigger is less than stellar. If you have a chance, see about renting both and see which works best for you.
If you haven't already looked at them, take a look at the Stoeger line of pistols. They are older Beretta designs built in Turkey with Beretta tooling. They are nice pistols and the price is a pleasant surprise. If you like the PX4 you will probably like the Stoegers.

Fat Boy
June 13, 2011, 10:37 PM
I would go for the Beretta. Just my 2 cents but I think the Beretta is miles ahead of the Sigma.

Also, as has already been said, try to rent both and see which one you like best.

basicblur
June 13, 2011, 11:29 PM
Can't offer anything on the PX4, but I have a Sigma as my bed gun.

Had a number of 'em over the years, and no complaints-finally moved on to the usual name dropping suspects, but saw no real reason to replace the bed gun.
It's inexpensive, works, and I can hit where I aim.

Only thing I can offer on the Sigma:
1. Folks complain 'bout the trigger-doesn't bother me, but I learned on DA revolvers.
2. Might want to add a Hogue Handall (http://www.getgrip.com/main/overview/handall.html)?
3. Many folks will tell you mastering the Sigma trigger will make you a better shooter.
4. Make sure it's an 'E' (Enhanced) model-the E models had a number of fixes from the original.
5. It has a proprietary rail-if you plan on adding a light to it later, you might prefer something with a Picatinney rail, although it's probably better to get a separate light and learn how to use the light with the gun (I have a Streamlight Nightfighter (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00091V2KC/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B004MDI3GY&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0E350AQEHXG596PFGAQE)).
6. Not nearly as 'bad' as 'Net folks say-a lot of Sigma hate originally (and probably still does) came from fans of a certain polymer pistol that shall go unnamed! :rolleyes:

If you like the feel of the Sigma, check out the trigger beforehand.
Check for rebates etc before you buy-S&W has Sigma offers on a regular basis, but $279 is pretty hard to beat.

Nushif
June 13, 2011, 11:33 PM
I've fired both and while I don't think the sigma is a bad gun ... It's nowhere near the ballpark of the Beretta.
To be honest though, the Beretta is a lot more expensive.

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