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Smith & Wesson Sigma

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by quietken2000, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. quietken2000

    quietken2000 Springfield Member

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    Just wondering why there is so much negative hype about the Sigma.
    I know they copied alot from Glock and got sued from glock.
    with that being said wouldn't that make it just like a glock??
    im referring to the 40VE.I have seen people trying to trade there Sigma for other guns.
    Am I missing something? I carry to protect myself ,my Kids & wife.
    Are they safe to carry chambered?
    Thank you for your time.
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I never had an issue with mine and I always carried chambered. They are a entry level carry gun and in my opinion are just as reliable as a Glock.

    I'm sure that last statement will spark some comments. I never had an issue with reliability with mine I just switched to carrying a Kimber for concealability reasons.
  3. Outrider

    Outrider Oregon Active Member

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    It's not negative hype; it's negative experiences. Many people dislike the stock trigger and the design had reliability issues, i.e. jamming, when it first came out. S&W has tinkered with it to improve the reliability but a lot of people who have owned them dislike them. That says something.

    No. S&W infringed on Glock's patents, got sued by Glock, and settled with Glock. As part of the settlement, they had to make changes to the Sigma. The Sigma is not a Glock. Don't confuse patent infringement with meaning the infringing item is as good as the infringed item. Company B can rip off Company A and do a poor job of it.

    I'm not saying it couldn't work for you. I'm saying there are much better options out there. Those other options should be explored before you choose a Sigma. Then again, it's your money and experience can be a great teacher.
  4. never2many

    never2many halsey Member

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    mine works great, bang every time i pull the long hard trigger even after ridding around in eastern oregon dust for 3 days on a atv
  5. Squigz

    Squigz Portland Member

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    I agree I have one and it goes bang every time, Just a little bulky for carry and that is why I switched to a Kimber Ultra Carry II. I still have my Sigma and would use it to protect my family..
  6. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    they fixed the reliability issues. It has a very heavy stock trigger--about 10-12 pounds...so it is very safe to carry chambered.

    I had one, disliked the heavy trigger and moved up the M&P series that I love (about another 150 bucks).

    I sold my Sigma VE40 to a friend two years ago...he loves it...never a failure in probably over 1,000 rounds. The trigger doesn't bother him and he shoots very well with it.
  7. Trick

    Trick St Helens Active Member

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    Well built, reliable gun with a crappy trigger. The trigger is heavy as a "safety" measure in this handgun. It doesn't have the passive safety's systems like you might find in other makes, so the company put this heavy trigger to prevent accidental discharge if the gun gets struck, dropped, etc....

    Guys that shoot d.a. revolvers often seem not to mind this trigger setup as much as say someone used to shooting an XD often then shooting this weapon.

    They are still a reliable weapon IMHO and the price does make them an attractive option for many.
  8. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    I have one, purchased NIB about 1996, still have it, like it, and still shoot it. I have no complaints with it, it does have a very heavy trigger pull.
  9. tf380

    tf380 Vancouver, WA New Member

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    I would say the worst thing about this gun is the trigger pull... you just never know when it's going to go bang during a slow trigger pull. As for a carry gun it's a great starter, but over the years has proven to be a bit bulky.
  10. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I had an early 9mm version and its trigger was atrocious with corresponding decrease in accuracy. It never failed to fire though and I did kind of like the grip.
  11. branchbuster

    branchbuster Albany Active Member

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    The 40 sigma I had was very sensitive to leading from open base bullets. After about 30 rounds, the groups would begin to open up alot! A couple times with a brush and it would shoot good again.
  12. Jdub22

    Jdub22 Vancouver, WA Member

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    i had the 40VE and a few times when i went out shooting (on separate occcasions) the first shot didn't fire. this made me lose faith in it. i'm not saying they're all bad, but mine may have had a problem or something. i sold it and got an HK USPc .40 and i loooove it.
  13. RallyJR

    RallyJR Milwaukie, OR Member

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    The reliability issues were cured with the second version.

    The trigger does suck, but if you search my threads, its easily fixable.