Ok, I realize I may be opening a can of worms here but here we go anyway.
I am looking for a gun to serve a few purposes, 1. home defense 2. conceal carry. I am currently building a new home so I don't want to spend anymore than I have to. I was in love with the concept of the XD 45 compact. I like the concept of 2 different mags one for carry and one for everything else. I also like the looks of the sigma, I can get it in a .40 I like the way it feels in my hand and how if feels in my wallet.
I don't hear much about this gun, I have read some posts on here and searched a bit and the responses seem for the most part to be luke warm. Some love it and others sort of like it for what it is.
Well? Is it a quality firearm or not? Let me know what you all think.
Sigma had a bumpy start when it first came out. New design and all it's to be expected (happens to alot of firearms in the beginning). Since those early days the Sigma has turned out well and to the best of my knowledge is a fine firearm, after all the S&W M&P is just a more matured, dressed up Sigma ;)
I think you could do alot worse and if it feels good in the hand, wallet and shoots on target I'd say go for it.
There are so many nice pistols out there for sale, you could literally go insane trying to pick the perfect one... (I like Taurus :smt023 )
I had one of the first ones and sold it. I hated the trigger but it pointed better than the Glock 23 I bought at the same time. I still have the Glock. I sold the Sigma years ago.
The only plastic gun I own is the Sigma 40VE and I like it OK now but it wasn't always that way. Like Draeger said they had a lot of kinks in them years ago but they are OK now. It will go bang every time you pull the trigger but that was my problem the trigger. It was long and hard for me as I don't have that big of a hand plus I was use to the smooth triggers of S&W and Colt revolvers. Well after almost throwing it in the river I maid up my mine that I was going use it and now I am glad I did. I can keep it COM in 25' to 30' and that's enough for me. It's a good range gun and fine for home use. You can carry it I have and it works OK for me but that's a personal deal that you will have to work out for yourself.:smt1099
I have the 9mm in the SVE Model. The trigger is no worse than most double action revolvers. Mine has gotten better with use and I didn't have a problem with it to begin with. In my opinion, it is one of the best buys out there. Mine came with two 17 round magazines and I have never had a problem of any kind with it. I will buy the .40 cal one day.
i read a review of this gun that was very favorable. i almost bought this gun, it would have been the first gun ive bought in a long time, but found a stainless steel bi tone 40 cal xd for 350 from an independent seller and i bought the xd. it was a good deal and im glad i did. the only thing you might not like about this gun is its constant 10 lb.
trigger pull. but for the price it is a good deal and you can always get a trigger job done later if you want to.
40sw sigma sold it due to heavy trigger pull. It did shoot every time, and the guy I sold it to loves it.
The Sigma is an excellent gun. A lot of folks talk about the trigger being heavy but it has never bothered me. I have both the Sigma and the M&P and they are light years apart. No common parts, a completely different design concept, the only thing they have in common is they both have a hinged trigger and S&W makes them both. In 5000 + rounds my Sigma has not hiccuped once so if price is a consideration you can do a lot worse than a Sigma. You will have a hard time getting a new gun that is that reliable, accurate, and a lifetime warranty with great customer service, for around $300.
there is a review of the sigma on gunblast.com it is compared w/ the gun it most resembles the glock 19 and actually comes out the winner. use the archive or the search feature at gunblast.com if you want to read the review.