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    Newb from Wi (pics)

    Hello all!! Just picked up my S&W Sigma 9mm last night. I am a total newb to handguns but not firearms. I grew up in the UP of Michigan so firearms & hunting was a big part of my lifestyle when I was younger. I got into a nasty bike accident a few years back and lost my right leg above the knee. Since then Hunting and walking through the thick woods was not too easy so I kind of gave it up. I recently went to a local Rod & Gun Club and talked to a few guys that get together and practice tactical stuff. It's pretty cool. I figured what the hell. I have heard good and bad about the Sigma 9mm but the price was way to attractive to pass up. Here is a pic of me and then my new piece.


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    Hey, glad ya joined us. Welcome to the site! Hope ya jump right in on the conversations

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    Welcome from Northwestern Montana. Sorry to hear about your leg. I almost lost mine twenty-one years ago (Shattered my femur- mountain falling). I just had my ankle fused because of that accident. But life goes on- you just walk different.

    I had a Sigma years ago. I liked the way it pointed. I sold it when I divorced my wife. It was hers. I kept the Glock 23 which is what I carry.

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    Welcome to the party!
    Sorry about your leg...
    Glad to hear about your new pistol!

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    I am really excited to get shooting again. I had a Tactical S&W .40 A few years back. But never got good at it. I recently sold my 1999 trans am. I was big into Drag and autocross but it was getting to expensive. I just sold it and decided to pick up a new/old hobbie that doesn't cost so damn much Here is a vid of the car at a Lapping Event IN THE RAIN!!!! that was tuff. My buddy was takin the Vid, you will hear he is pretty excited!!

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    Hey Uno99 welcome from down in the swamp. We done some racing in our day too. We didn't have the christmas tree to go with, we had a flagman when we started. Yep, I was there at the start of it all.
    I got a Sigma 40VE myself, and I don't think you will be disapointed in it. Trigger takes a little getting use to, but that's all. Good luck.

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    Welcome to the forum, glad you're here! New guy buys cigars.

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    Howdy!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uno99 View Post
    I am really excited to get shooting again. I had a Tactical S&W .40 A few years back. But never got good at it. I recently sold my 1999 trans am. I was big into Drag and autocross but it was getting to expensive. I just sold it and decided to pick up a new/old hobbie that doesn't cost so damn much Here is a vid of the car at a Lapping Event IN THE RAIN!!!! that was tuff. My buddy was takin the Vid, you will hear he is pretty excited!!

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    I hate to disappoint the new guy but giving up racing for guns may not save you much money once the bug hits full force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    I hate to disappoint the new guy but giving up racing for guns may not save you much money once the bug hits full force.
    Good god, is that ever true

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    Welcome from the other end of the country. I think you'll enjoy the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    I hate to disappoint the new guy but giving up racing for guns may not save you much money once the bug hits full force.
    Uhh Ohhh!!!! What am I getting myself into???

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    Ah heck. Just enjoy the ride. Hey, i just thought of something. you can combine both worlds. Drive by shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    Ah heck. Just enjoy the ride. Hey, i just thought of something. you can combine both worlds. Drive by shooting.
    LOL good one. I just join that rod and gun club today and put 100 round through her. I LOVE IT !!!

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    Well Uno99 the party's over. Where's the range report, and the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    Well Uno99 the party's over. Where's the range report, and the pictures.
    Didn't even think about that. I am going again 2morrow after work. I will post up the results. The trigger does pull hard on my SW9VE. I pulled alot of shots.

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    Glad to hear you are having a good time with it. I like my .40ve well enough, and I use it for one of my house guns all the time. So it is earning it's keep.

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    Hey there Uno.

    I used to live in Wisconsin, about 5 minutes north of West Bend. My old man has a SW9VE, and its a great gun and a better price.

    Pretty killer car you got there

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    A lot of people comment on the heavy triggers on the Sigma. I don't know if there are any smiths out there that can do a trigger job on that gun model. I haven't ever read of any...

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