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    Quote Originally Posted by tekhead1219 View Post
    Another $125.00 to take the class so you qualify for the CHL. REAL expensive in TX.
    In Colorado it is about $100-150 for the class, depends if you want time on the range or not and then $152 for the permit. You only need to pass a written test though, no actual shooting test is required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsig1 View Post
    It's $140 to process the papers and get your CCW permit in Texas? Wow, in PA, it only cost me $25 and the process took 9 days.
    Yep we pay dearly for the right to carry down here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tekhead1219 View Post
    Another $125.00 to take the class so you qualify for the CHL. REAL expensive in TX.
    Ouch I got by for $99.95. they are sticking ya in Harris County!

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    i use to own one their very fun guns to shoot BUT their not the best to carry for defense becose they can not handle defensive ammo but i did put about 2500 rounds last year i did treaded for fnp_9

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    Those Sigmas are great shooters especially for the money. The triggers are the only thing people get down on.

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    I picked up an all black 9VE as a "filler" on a trade so I don't have much invested in it. I actually like the way it fits my hand so I decided to see if I could do something about the awful trigger - yes it's awful.

    The first thing I found is the contact surfaces on the sear were very rough, especially where the sear rides along the plastic ramp to force it down as the trigger is pulled. A little polishing (a lot actually) removed 98% of the "roughness" in the trigger pull. Next, I removed the little pigtail spring at the bottom of the assembly. As far as I can tell this is there just to increase the pull weight - maybe to satisfy the lawyers.

    The result is a trigger pull that is light years better than what it came with from the factory. It will never be a 1911, a Glock, or an XD - but at least it doesn't tire out my trigger finger anymore. Just a quick disclaimer folks, if I had ruined this gun I'd have taken a bandsaw to it as I have many others. I just wanted to see if I could make this gun a usable tool...

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    S&W Rocks !!!!!

    I traded for a Sigma 40 ve back in May and got a link for the special S&W was running for the free magazines with the Purchase of a Sigma pistol. So I downloaded the rebate form and put in a copy of my Trade papers for the Sigma and sent it in. I figured it was just a little time and 32 cents to see if I could get something. Well after almost 90 days I got 2 brand new 14 round S&W Sigma Magazines from S&W. I am pumped !

    At 2 local gun shops that = 's a $100.00!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolboxluis View Post
    i use to own one their very fun guns to shoot BUT their not the best to carry for defense becose they can not handle defensive ammo but i did put about 2500 rounds last year i did treaded for fnp_9
    What is your reason for saying they can not handle defensive rounds?

    I find it extremely hard to believe you have a good reason.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    What is your reason for saying they can not handle defensive rounds?

    I find it extremely hard to believe you have a good reason.

    I agree with ya why??? I have 180 grain Winchester White box Personal Defense rounds in mine and it eats them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolboxluis View Post
    their not the best to carry for defense becose they can not handle defensive ammo but i did put about 2500 rounds last year i did treaded for fnp_9
    hmmmm...the only ammo mine ever had an issue with were speer gold dots. i've put 115 g., 124 g. and 147 g. hydrashoks, hornadys, black hills, winchester rangers, and a few other brands through mine, without a hitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsig1 View Post
    It's $140 to process the papers and get your CCW permit in Texas? Wow, in PA, it only cost me $25 and the process took 9 days.

    wher in PA do you live? i'm in Lackawanna county; it tokk me 10 minutes to get my LTCF, but it cost $36.

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    My 9VE has never failed with anykind of ammo. It just shoots. Took my son out shooting with several handguns today and this was my first five shot group using WWB. The others weren't quite this good, but not too far off. This was somewhere between 5 and 7 yards. My son really shot it well, also and he hasn't held a pistol in 15 years.


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    I can testify to the Sigmas ability to shoot a good defensive round. I reload and had loaded some pretty hot loads with some somewhat pricey slugs. I was doing tests to see what powders with what slug bla,bla,bla....

    I had rounds loaded a little over most defensive loads us non leo people are able to get and I was able to hit a golf ball at 50 yards. Took me three tries but the ball went to flying. I was able to knock 12 gauge hulls consistently at 20 yards. Truth be told the gun seemed really "Glock-Like" and loved the hotter loads more than any avg. target load.

    I shot thousands of rounds through that gun and ended up selling it to be able to get another gun I really wanted. And I'm trying to get that Sigma back now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahwarrior72 View Post
    you know what would be great? a compact sigma. no, not like that crappy little .380 that was made way back, i mean a compact version of the 9VE and 40VE. i'd buy one without thinking about it.
    The M&P compact would fit that bill quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahwarrior72 View Post
    wher in PA do you live? i'm in Lackawanna county; it tokk me 10 minutes to get my LTCF, but it cost $36.
    I'm in Lancaster County.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsig1 View Post
    I'm in Lancaster County.
    ah, no wonder. i hear it takes some people the whole 45 day limit to get theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahwarrior72 View Post
    ah, no wonder. i hear it takes some people the whole 45 day limit to get theirs.
    I'll take it. I moved here from New Jersey six years ago. Two weeks and $25 vs. NO WAY, NO HOW. I'm glad to be out of that state.

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    They stick you in Tennessee as well. $75 for a class, then $115 for CCL application...

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    Please Help

    I am new to the board I have just purchased a Sigma 40VE. I had one years ago and loved it. I have also purchased the wolff reduced striker spring to make it easier for my step daughter and wife to shoot. However I cannot find anywhere on the net to show me how to replace this spring. Any ideas?


    Toby

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    Still loving my Sigma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deltaboy1984 View Post
    Still loving my Sigma.
    It's a good gun, People are going to get down on it for whatever reason they want and most the time there is no changing that. For the money it is really hard to find anything as good. And I don't know of one new. 300.00 bucks for a new gun that will shoot accurate out of the box is not real common. THe triggers are a little funky but they will get better over time and are pretty easy to get used to. If you don't want to wait a striker spring change can take a little more off right off the bat. The 40VE I had I changed that spring. Even took off 3 more coils and it shot a few thousand rounds with no problems. I did eventually trade it off but that was because I was trimming down guns of the same caliber and it was the Sigma or my Para P16..I really like my P16..lol

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    I just got a Sigma 40 for $249 and I must say it's well worth it.

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    I can feed M&P 40 any brand of ammo with no problems and I've read that the Sigmas are a little finicky. What's the best brand for a Sigma .40 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolboxluis View Post
    i use to own one their very fun guns to shoot BUT their not the best to carry for defense becose they can not handle defensive ammo but i did put about 2500 rounds last year i did treaded for fnp_9
    I've put truckloads of Cor-Bon 135gr JHP through my SW40ve, and never had a single malfunction. I've put MULTIPLE truckloads of WWB FMJ through the same gun as well. Again, no issues. The single incident I've ever had with this gun was a failure to eject. That particular malfunction was a direct result of the moron who reassembled it (me) leaving a part out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheReaper View Post
    I can feed M&P 40 any brand of ammo with no problems and I've read that the Sigmas are a little finicky. What's the best brand for a Sigma .40 ?
    My 40VE has about 2000 rounds thru it, including Blazer, WWB, Agulia, Win Ranger, Fed HST, & Remington.

    I've had zero FTF or FTE's with this gun, it eats any ammo I feed it.

    For target I use Aguila 180g FMJ, and on duty I use Federal HST 155g HP, and buy them both from ammunitiontogo

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