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Bought a Sigma

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by chrissmallwood, Nov 26, 2008.

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  1. chrissmallwood

    chrissmallwood Member

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    Hi all. I just brought home a Sigma this evening:). I had been looking at getting a new 9mm pistol and for some reason the Sigma kept cathing my eye. I got it at Gander Mtn( I know, not the best place to get a new gun due to their usually high prices but it's one of the few stores close to me that carries a large selection). It's used but it looks to be in really good shape, the trigger is heavy but it's really smooth. It was only $249 and the tag said it came with 3 mags, so I figured it wasn't that bad of a deal. After I filled out the papers and paid for it I saw the guy helping me walk over to the shelf with all the mags on it and grab a factory S&W mag for it and put in the case. I assumed he did it so there would be 3 mags with it like the tag said so I didn't think much of it. When I got home I opened the case and thier were 3 mags in the case plus another in the gun so I ended up with 4 mags instead of 3:D. I guess the guy didn't notice the mag in the gun and thought it was short one so he gave me another, I'm not going to complain though. Can't wait to take her out this weekend and see how she does.
     
  2. applekev

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    You have a great gun and you paid a very good price. The SW40VE was my first hand gun.:)
     
  3. chrissmallwood

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    Thanks. I had thought about buying a new one but my local dealer wouldn't be able to get one that cheap and if I bought it online I would have had to pay the transfer fees which would have put it right at my price from the dealer. Plus getting that fourth mag made it an even better deal.
     
  4. ZeBool

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    It seems that everyone puts sigmas down, and yet while I don't have one(yet), my understanding is that they are identical to glocks. Lord knows we all know how popular those are! Good purchase man.
     
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    I had the 9mm version for a long time, not a bad gun. It did what it was built to do-never had a misfeed, it just kept shooting...
    THe trigger was something to get use to, but once I did-the gun functioned like it was suppose to.

    A very decent gun in my opinion! :D
     
  6. chrissmallwood

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    "ZeBool"
    "It seems that everyone puts sigmas down, and yet while I don't have one(yet), my understanding is that they are identical to glocks. Lord knows we all know how popular those are! Good purchase man."

    Thats my train of thought too. The only major difference being the trigger pull. I guess it just has to have Glock on the side to get some people excited.
     
  7. shiftyer1

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    I own a sigma in 9mm. The only thing I don't like is the trigger. I fired a glock and the trigger is wayyy lighter. Also mine bites my hand some but nothing a slip on won't fix
     
  8. MJRW

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    Being a polymer semiauto with a funky trigger does not essentially make a gun a glock anymore so than saying since you bought a car with four wheels, a spoiler, and no air conditioning means you have a Formula 1 car.
     
  9. chrissmallwood

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    MJRW-Being a polymer semiauto with a funky trigger does not essentially make a gun a glock anymore so than saying since you bought a car with four wheels, a spoiler, and no air conditioning means you have a Formula 1 car.

    No, it doesnt make it a Glock. What basically makes it a glock is having most every part being identical between the two with quite a few parts being interchangeable. If you look at photo comparisons between Glock parts and Sigma parts youll see the vast similarity between them. Theres only a few parts that are really different, probably too try and avoid a lawsuit, which obviously didnt work. I found a webpage where they went through and compared the two and tried to find out which parts would interchange. If I find it Ill try to post it.
     
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    I was just comparing the trigger feel between the two
     
  11. skeptiq

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    The first gun I purchased was a Sigma 9mm also. Picked mine up at a local gun show a few weeks ago for $320 (new), 2 16 round mags, and a $50 mail in rebate. I couldn't pass it up for that price (and it was on my short list). I've been to the range once, but looking forward to going again very soon.

    After 80 rounds in my new one, the trigger seems to be much smoother. Personally I don't mind the "heavy" trigger since there is only the trigger safety. I haven't had one issue (FTE, FTF, etc) so far and the gun is very comfortable in my mitts :D
     
  12. WVfishguy

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    I had to dry fire / shoot my Sigma .40 a lot before the trigger smoothed out.

    It is so reliable that when I had a malfunction, I about went into shock. The slide locked back with a round in the magazine.

    I've had that happen with another .40 S&W pistol using Remington UMC ammo. I don't shoot .40 UMC anymore.
     
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    Sw40ve

    I've had mine almost 2 years and have enjoyed every moment of it.

    It's been ultra reliable.

    If you shoot it a lot, and master the trigger, everything else you shoot will be a LOT easier.

    Enjoy!

    All the Best,
    D. White
     
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    I agree entirely with the folks (NOW) saying the trigger will smooth out after use. I fired it a little after I bought mine some time ago but didn't like it so i put it up. Went out turkeyday and fired a bunch. With a little practice I was hitting 50 cent sized bulls from 15 - 20 yards. Which is more then I can ask for with me firing. Groups about the size of a small coffee can lid. I think i'll play with it more often to see what I think and give it a fair chance. I do need some slip on grips to make it more comfortable for me.
     
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    Good choice

    The SW40VE is part of my collection and I find it to be as accurate and reliable shooter as anything else costing 2 to 3 times as much.

    I did do the well known trigger job to mine and brought the pull weight down to nearly the trigger pull of my M&P 40.

    Have fun with your purchase and don't let the smug " Glock only" crowd change your mind about that fine weapon.
     
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    I hear those are good guns, as long as you can deal with the heavy trigger pull. I tried one out for the first time a few days ago and strongly disliked the trigger pull. It's a nice looking gun though with great ergos and reliability.

    If only they would offer a model with a trigger pull between the 5-6 pound range I would pick one up tommorow.
     
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    I have an SW40F that's alright.
    Although, I prefer my G23.
     
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    $250 OTD is about the right price for a Sigma so you got a great deal on a decent car or truck gun.

    Like a Glock? Not a chance. But for a load, toss in the glove box and leave it there the Sigma will do.

    ;) From the smug Glock crowd.
     
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    I am a 1911 diehard, I did break stride and shot my son's Sigma and found the trigger different from what I'm use to but once I mentally dialed in the pull and focus on "frontsite" the Sigma was'nt a bad shooter for the price,my eyesite has seen better day's and I was still able to put'em all, of 3-4 mag's on a 12x12 paper @ 50yds.
     
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    i was in the market for a full time carry gun after i got my CPL. found a used Sigma Allied forces (black slide instead of regular stainless) 40VE at a local pawn shop.

    it has been my carry every since day in and day out, ive put well over 2k rounds through it and never a hickup. trigger pull is just fine if you grew up shooting DA revolvers like i did.

    get a grandfather IWB kydex holster and it will never leave your hip.
     
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    sorry
     
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    stupid laptop
     
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    How does one improve the trigger on the Sigma?
     
  24. SniperStraz

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    Keep shootin' it.
     
  25. QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW

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    shouldn't need to improve nothing on the trigger, its a DOA gun for a reason.

    you need to go and shoot, thats how you improve your self, nothing needs to be changed with the gun. if you dont like it then sell it and buy something else.
     
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