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    I can't comment on the Sigma as I have never fired one, but my M & P 9c is an outstanding pistol and is a joy to shoot.

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    I sold my Sigma shortly after buying it for a great deal. I just could not get passed the crappy trigger, and wasn't worth the effort to fix it. I sold it and bought a pretty nice .17hmr varmit rifle, and its much more fun than that so-so gun. If it's your first gun then its all you know, if you have a bunch of handguns already; it will just be a disappointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post
    For Smith and Wesson, the Sigma is their "entry level" gun. A reliable, solid "work-horse" design, but crude.

    Simpler heavier trigger, higher bore-axis (more muzzle flip with the same load), I believe most of the Sigmas are 16+1, and the M&Ps are 17+1. The M&P has the interchangable back-straps for better fit... better sights.

    Between bore-axis, trigger, back-straps, and sights... I think an experienced shooter will more often pay the extra $200... I would.

    Jeff
    I put the slide of my G19 on my 40VE and it fit. To be told both slides would fit and lock in on either frame. If the mags would have been interchangeable they would have worked fine.Exactly I'd not think it's so crude without calling the entire design crude. With the exception of the trigger that they had to change after the court hoopla A Sigma and a Glock are almost exact copies. and I owned them both to make the comparison. Even got my Sigma trigger to 4.5-5.0 lb with a little polishing and a little slight of hand with springs.

    I'm not saying it's better than the MP or anything for that matter. But I can say that it is a real good pistol. Smith will fix it as long as you own it. i sold two Glocks I had after buying it. I couldn't justify the money after getting the Smith.

    And..I am a more experienced shooter.
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    I would get the M&P

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelskc View Post
    I sold my Sigma shortly after buying it for a great deal. I just could not get passed the crappy trigger, and wasn't worth the effort to fix it.
    Wasn't worth the effort to fix it? How easy do you want it to be??

    I just sent my 9mm Sigma to LSG Manufacturing, the S&W warranty service center in Texas, to get the stiff/gritty trigger issue taken care of. They pay for priority overnight FedEx shipping both ways and the cost to actually fix the problem... $0.00!

    The address and website URL is right there in your owner's manual. As far as the lifetime warranty, if your serial number begins with three letters followed by four numbers, it has a lifetime warranty.

    Happy Shooting!
    Scott

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    My friend has a sigma, we shoot around with it alot!!! NO problems, feels smooth and is very accurate!!!

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    I had the same dilemma. I ended up paying the extra money for the M&P. I've since gone to the range and tried the sigma. I'm very happy with the choice I've made. The M&P feels more solid. To me it's just an all around better gun.

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    i got a sigma 40 for christmas, i didnt like the feel of the hard , not smooth trigger.

    called the S&W warrenty center to see if they had any advice on a trigger mod that wouldnt void the warrenty.

    they told me they they could do it under warrenty (no cost or shipping) and bring the trigger down from a 10lb to a 6-7 lb trigger and made it a lot smoother and lighter,.......i love it since then.

    look on the back of your S&W warrenty brochure and find the texas center , call frank smith he really took care of me and the sigma and had it back to me within a week...

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    It would depend on if you want a self defense or target gun. My neighbor has an M&P 9c and I a Sigma 9VE and we always shoot each others guns. His trigger is much lighter but I still shoot my Sigma as well as the M&P. I guess it's what you're used to. For every day carry I'll take the Sigma hands down. The M&P's trigger is too light for comfort without a safety for my liking. The Sigma is a SHTF gun and nobody will be noticing the 10# trigger at that time.

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    I shoot a M&P 40 and a Sigma 40 and the M&P wins hands down in my book.
    I put a Pachmayr "slip on " grip on the Sigma and for some reason it shoots a lot better now even with the shity trigger.

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    old thread

    i know t7-his isnt exactly what was asked and it may be a trigger thing but my sigma has a lightened trigger but i shot alternated shooting one day between an xd 40 and my sigma 9 and was able to hold a 6-7in group with the sigma and was able to hold 4-5 in group with the xd (from 10yards) . and about the trigger where the xd is simply click feeling the sigma is pull click. i mention this because i imagine the xd and m&p are similiar as far as accuracy is concerned. im not an experienced shooter by any means nor am i really familiar with either gun, and this was shooting the best i could freestanding

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    Quote Originally Posted by booger78z28 View Post
    i got a sigma 40 for christmas, i didnt like the feel of the hard , not smooth trigger.

    called the S&W warrenty center to see if they had any advice on a trigger mod that wouldnt void the warrenty.

    they told me they they could do it under warrenty (no cost or shipping) and bring the trigger down from a 10lb to a 6-7 lb trigger and made it a lot smoother and lighter,.......i love it since then.

    look on the back of your S&W warrenty brochure and find the texas center , call frank smith he really took care of me and the sigma and had it back to me within a week...
    That's the key. you bring that pull down some and all of a sudden the Sigma has no trouble keeping up with a lot of other higher priced weapons. Even without it you can get used to it but it really is like another weapon if you can get some of that huge pull worked out. I still say the Sigma is one of the more underrated weapons out there.

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    I'm going with the M&P, based on feel

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