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S&W Sigma Problems

Postby Marshwalker » Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:47 pm

I went to our local firearms store to look at some guns and fell in love with the Sigma 40. the guy there didnt recommend it because they have had so many problems with it. anybody have one or know anything about it. Thanks - :salude:
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Postby shocktroop » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:03 pm

You know, I've heard the same thing. I looked at a sigma in .40 a few years ago and couldn't find anyone to say anything good about them. I know that S&W was sued by glock over the sigma, and S&W made a few changes as a result. I have a buddy who carries his sigma for CCW. Personally, not my cup of tea, I was looking for a plastic fantastic and ended up with a Glock 23, but I liked the ergonomics of the sigma better, but stayed away from it because all the bad rap I've heard on them.
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Postby Marshwalker » Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:48 pm

I fell in love with it as soon as i picked it up . the grip and everything. but the guy behind the counter gave it a bad review. :thumbsdown:
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Postby shocktroop » Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:37 pm

pretty much same story here, havent heard any first hand reports
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Postby BHUNTER » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:05 am

i shot one once, it shoots straight, the recoil is unpredictable, for my money i would invest in a glock, it seems to be a tighter gun not so loose as the sigma and you cant beat the safety of a glock.
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Postby JSODEP5338 » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:28 am

the first pistol I ever bought was a sigma sw40v I had it for 4 years and never had a problem with it. Then I got a glock, another glock, an airweight, a beretta tomcat, and didnt really shoot it anymore so i sold it.
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Postby doane25 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:24 am

you get what you pay for. i sure wouldn't trust my life to a $299.99 gun. the 20 pound trigger doesn't help much either
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Postby cookand » Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:11 am

My first pistol was a SW40VE. Never had a problem. This is the newer model and I believe the earlier ones did have some issues.

The only caveat with the Sigma is the trigger is absolutely miserable (big caveat I know). I don't care for the .40S&W either, so I rarely ever shoot it anymore.

Summary: A reliable, not fun pistol to shoot. I don't recommend it, unless you can get a smith to do some work on the trigger.
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