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Sigma Enigma

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bullbarrel, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. bullbarrel

    bullbarrel New Member

    I bought the Sigma S9VE before learning of all those unhappy with it. It took about 10 boxes and it was boken in I guess and it started shooting reliably. Funny thing is you can load the 16-round mag with 15 (that's what I load) and one in the barrel and it does not jam (ftf) but load the same mag with 10 rounds and you'll begin to get them. In other words the magazine appears to have a memory. For example I would think that after shooting 3 rounds out of a 10 round loading I would be in the same position as having shot 8 rounds from a 15 round loading. However something else is occuring here. I don't really have a question but I thought this was unique.
  2. Squidbert

    Squidbert New Member

    Did you purchase the gun used? I can't speak for the 9mm, however I have shot a friends' .40 Sigma. Other than the craptastic trigger, it had no issues feeding ammo. Perhaps the mag spring is worn? Do you have a spare mag to try?
  3. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy New Member

    My Sigma VE 40 has been flawless so far.
  4. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Active Member

    My Sigma was horrible with Monarch ammo. Still is. Everything else, including my handloads cycle flawlessly. One magazine of Monarchs will give 3-4 fte every time.
  5. :eek:

    sell it, and put the $50 on a glock.
  6. bullbarrel

    bullbarrel New Member

    No I bought it new. And I stuck with one mag to achieve this phenomenon but when using the other mag I got many jams. Then I used a 10-round mag and it was even worse. I do intend to get a Glock.
  7. meef

    meef New Member

    One has to feel sympathy for anyone who lays down perfectly good money for a Stigma.

  8. ET

    ET New Member

    :uhoh: I kind of might have one too. :uhoh:

    It has not given me any problems, except when people find out I am shooting a POS. Then it becomes a problem. The looks, fellow shooter's moving away from me at the range, friends not returning calls, my wife sleeping with my brother. (OK, that might not be because of the Sigma) I thought about selling it, but what message would that send... that I care what other's think? So I just sneak out at night and shoot it in the dark so nobody knows but me and the moon (And that guy I keep seeing in the bushes with binoculars & his pants down :what:). :eek:
  9. :eek:
  10. doc540

    doc540 New Member

    Bought four of them and all run perfectly.

    And at no cost to me, S&W improved the triggers and even paid shipping.

    Best $250 hi-cap semi's I've ever owned.:neener:
  11. Phil In Idaho

    Phil In Idaho New Member

    Sigma Guy too!!

    I hate to add fuel to this fire, but I bought a Sigma 9mm also. The first time at the range I shot about 100 rds. Not a single failure but I thought it was the biggest POS in the world. Just a long trigger pull and felt kind a like a toy. So I also bought a Ruger P-95. Had three FTF in the first mag after that no failures.

    So I went back to the Sigma, Another 100 rds. ZERO failures. Trigger is still long but getting smoother and lighter. Found out I was limp wristing it and it pulled to the left a tad. So did the Ruger. Yeah, it was me.

    Changed ammo, shot the MFS stuff, Sellier & Bellott, a bunch of reloads and UMC. Again, not a single failure. HMM, Maybe I don't hate this gun. Since I figured out how to hold it my accuracy has been spot on.(I've been a revolver guy forever and my normal range is 7 to 20 yrds.)

    I don't know what to do?? Shooting a Sigma is like dating ugly women. It's fun until your friends find out.
  12. Mike J

    Mike J Active Member

    If it is doing it with both magazines it might be something else but have you tried cleaning your magazines? I don't have any experience with Smith & Wesson or Sigma but if I couldn't figure it out I would contact S & W & give them an opportunity to fix the gun.
  13. Onward Allusion

    Onward Allusion New Member

    You shot 500 rounds through the gun using 2 (or ONE) mag(s)... Did you clean & oil the gun AND (VERY VERY lightly oil) the mag(s)? It sounds like some crude got into the mags and is binding at a certain spot. BTW, the 10 rounders are horrible.

  14. :eek::eek:
  15. ET

    ET New Member

    ummmmh, shouldn't that have been: :eek::eek::eek::eek:?
  16. doc540

    doc540 New Member

    Yep, four of them.

    Best guns for the money I've ever bought and never had a single problem with any of the four.
  17. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Active Member

    Nothing wrong with a Sigma--but the price has been rising so its not really a value anymore.
  18. doc540

    doc540 New Member

    $250's a pretty good price with that $50 rebate

    That's a good enough value to me for a high-cap semi w/lifetime warranty.
  19. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Active Member

    Hey, yeah. Then after a couple of range trips you can start your very own kaboom thread. :neener:

    Sorry. Couldn't resist.
  20. Onward Allusion

    Onward Allusion New Member

    Bough SIX of them! :D

    Not one have had any problems (knock-on-wood).


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