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    I bought my 40VE a little before the hi-cap ban went out so mine come with two 10 round mags (I was able to get those replaces by Smith later though). After a few weeks I sold my Glock 19. I keep it in my Cherokee as a truck gun being it's really low cost (265.00 out the door). I did do some work on the trigger and replaced the striker spring to get rid of the really bad pull the lawyers made them use but it now has about a 4.5 lb pull and it shoots as well as any Glock I ever owned or held. The Sigma did have a really rough start but the newer ones I never hear of the FTF problems found in the first couple generations. I wont say the Sigma will take a Glock torture test..but I have treated mine pretty bad just to see if it would still function and so far it has. I have one of the old SW380's too and it is pretty good too. It's in the wife's night stand

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    I just purchased a sw9ve. I have never owned or shot a pistol before this one. I really like it my brother and I shot 100 rounds thru it this past weekend and I really like it. I have nothing to compare the trigger pull to but my brother said it is harder then other pistols. I am very happy with it and plan on shooting it alot more. Gonna take a class or two maybe. Also gonna take CCW class in a few weeks.

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    SW40VE keeps getting better

    Back in August I bought a Houge Hand-All for my Sigma. Just today I got it out to the range and was quite suprised what a difference this made in my accuracy. Shooting off-hand I could keep eight shots in four inches at 10 yards consistently, if I did my part. Shooting off a rest today I managed a 1-1/4 inch group at 10 yards.

    Something changed today in that the trigger feels a LOT smoother. It's still heavy but I'm adjusting to it, obviously. Today I probably broke the 600 round milestone. Again, my Ruger Security-Six 357 is a dream in double action after shooting the Sigma.

    Today the Sigma got a field strip, clean and lubricate for the second time.

    Overall I'm very pleased with this gun. It's reliable, very comfortable, and for the money it's an outstanding deal. No FTE's. No FTF's. Just
    great reliability and a lot of fun for a very good price.

    All the Best,
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    I have the SW9VE. I must have put close to 600 rds through it. A CCI round did not fire once. The primer was junk probably. I love the damn thing though. I just did wolff springs and a steel guide. We'll see how it goes from here.

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    Like my gun, bought new springs so i can love it!

    I just bought the WOLFF 3.5 lb striker spring for my SW40VE to eliminate some of the trigger pull, and I have no idea how to change it out. Any images, exploded views, parts breakdowns or tips from you guys that have already done this would be very helpful. If anyone can take the time to help me out, I would extremely appreciate it!!!

    Here is a photo of it. I have a laser and Hogue Hand-all slip on rubber grip on it.
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    hell yeah

    I found out how to change my striker spring to reduce my trigger pull. now i really can't wait to take it to the range. i can already tell a difference when dry firing. for anyone else who needs assistance disassembling the slide, i googled it and found this video. http://video.aol.com/video-detail/si...bly/3938426024

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    I've had my sw9ve for a few months now, it shots good but I don't like it for carry to big. Time to sell it. I bought a pt111, and like it alot better.

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    I bought my SW40VE 2 weeks ago at Cabela's.
    It was $299 with a $50 rebate and 2 extra mags.
    That will give 4 mags and nice little bitone pistol for $249!!!
    You can't beat that with a stick!!
    I have about 400 rounds through it already and the trigger is either getting better or I am getting used to it. It has a lot heavier pull than my .40 M&P. The good part is that it makes me steadier and more accurate with my M&P.

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    I have had my S&W Sigma 40VE for about 9 months. I put 1,500 rounds through it but the trigger wasn't loosening up. I sent it out for a trigger job from Tom Novak of Novak's Handgunner Outlet in Latrobe PA. He did a great job and after about 500 rounds, my Sigma now pulls at about 7 lbs. compared to the 13 lbs. when I first bought it. Also, the feel is much more crisp. I'm now able to shoot 3" groups at 45 feet consistantly. I love the light weight and ergonomics. S&W is now selling these with a $50 rebate attached so they are $250 in the store and S&W is including a mail in coupon for 2 extra mags. The gun and 4 mags for $250 + $100 for the trigger job, still beats the price of the M&P, Glock or XD, with all of the features of those guns. I love my Sigma. May be going to get a 9mm for X-Mas.

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    How did you get in touch with Tom Novak? Website?

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    Novak's Handgunner Outlet
    800 Ligonier St, Latrobe, PA 15650-1826, United States
    Phone: (724) 539-2774


    I found this by googling it.
    His actual site is down for some reason.

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    Novak's Handgunner Outlet

    I'll warn you straight off the Mr. Tom Novak is a master craftsman when it comes to handguns. He is also, a really good guy. That said, his business skills are a bit off. Tom doesn't always answer his phone and will sometimes allow his phone messages to pile up. His site www.novakshandgunneroutlet.com is currently down. The aforementioned phone number has been changed and the new number is 724-539-5530. If you can get through and make arrangements for Tom to do your work, you will not be disappointed. He added a trigger stop that reduces over travel as well. I'll add a picture later when I have some time.

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    Jaketips42

    What are the mods to your SW9VE? Who did them? I'm looking for a set of adjustable 3 dot rear sights but can't really find what I want without a gunsmith having to do some machining.

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    today I finally was able to shoot my S&W Sigma Model SW40VE Pistol - Allied Forces and had the great luck!, shot about 75 to 100rd in a row with no jams or miss fires, other then me needing to shoot is more since its my first semi-auto pistol and shoots much different from my dads Ruger Superblack Hawk 44mag, but it should be a great shooting pistol once I learn the gun more! I am very happy with my buy with the $50 Rebate and free two mags

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsig1 View Post
    Jaketips42

    What are the mods to your SW9VE? Who did them? I'm looking for a set of adjustable 3 dot rear sights but can't really find what I want without a gunsmith having to do some machining.
    Polished feed ramp and barrel tip. Wolff Recoil spring (18#) and pin. There is a big difference when manually racking it after the polished feed ramp loading a round. So you could only imagine how much it's better when shooting. Not that you really notice

    I have also tried the reduced power Wolff striker spring. It made the trigger so much better. While still a long pull it was soo much easier to pull. It then got unreliable as it didn't fire some rounds due to light strikes. I put it back and was ok.

    The trigger definitely got easier once you put a bunch of rounds though it.

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    http://www.lymanproducts.com/store/page102.html

    Adjustable sight - Not sure if it's for the old model though.

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    I put 125 rounds through my SW40VE today. It was the first trip to the range since I put in the Wolff striker spring. I was happy with the easier trigger pull and didn't have any misfires. Hopefully, it will stay that way. I am really happy with it and am looking to have night sights installed next.

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    I have the 9mm and I've been very pleased with the gun since I got it last month. After about 250 rds through the pistol there have been no failures of any kind and the trigger is not bad at all once you get use to it. This particular gun has a matte blue/black finish and the sights were the typical 3 dot type addustable for windage. I worked the slide a bit to see how easy it was to use. It was smooth and didn't bind or hang up, then I broke the gun down for a look inside to check the fit and finish. Inside and out seem good with no obvious imperfections or tool marks.

    My only real complaint was this particular gun came with two 10 round magazines vs. the 16 round mags that are available. The empty "test" case that came with the gun indicated the pistol had been made in the past year so I was a little surprised. We live in Texas and there is no mag/ammo restriction to worry about. Maybe that's why the dealer was offering it at such a reasonable price ($270). OTOH, it does have a nice little locking blade knife (3") from S&W as part of the deal. Luckily, with the S&W rebate I'll get not just $50 back but got two additional magazines of my choice. I selected two hi-caps and will save the 10 rounders for the range. As a heads up for anyone who has applied for the rebate S&W is offering on the Sigma and M&P, it took about four weeks for the two spare mags to arrive from S&W, but I'm still waiting for the $50 rebate check. The rebate form said it would take 6-8 weeks so it's still within the time limit.

    Overall, I've been pretty impressed with the little pistol, ESPECIALLY for the price. I don't know if this pistol is typical of all new Sigma's, but I'd say that even without the rebate/extra magazine offer from S&W the Sigma would still be a good deal.

    One final thing. Laserlyte makes an adapter for the SIGMA rail. It allows you to use lasers/lights made for Picatinny rails by mounting to the existing rail on the Sigma. I got one at Academy Sports for $10. Below is a link (couldn't get the image to download) to a photo of my Sigma with the adapter and laser attached.


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    The one on ebay has been bought a lot from reding the seller's feedback. http://cgi.ebay.com/Laser-Sight-for-...sid=p1638.m118

    You can't beat that for the price. No rail conversion crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaketips42 View Post
    http://www.lymanproducts.com/store/page102.html

    Adjustable sight - Not sure if it's for the old model though.
    These are for the old model. They will not fit the VE's.

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    I checked out the eBay mounts/lasers earlier and they're OK. However, the mount alone was $50+ (with the price of shipping), only accepts one kind of laser and you have to provide the laser/light if you don't buy one with the mount... at extra cost. For the price of $10, I got a mount that allowed me to use the laser/light/combo of my choice and with my Lasermax mini installed (see the photo in my previous post), it STILL has a lower profile than the mount alone offered at eBay.

    Besides, I'm not too happy with eBay's open anti gun stance and though I was one of their first members over 10 years ago, I now give them as little of my business as I can. I buy from eBay ONLY if I can't find the item I want elsewhere, and then I must really have a need for for it.

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    Thumbs up

    i just bought 1 used today and went out looking for some handgun forums.. this was like the first result on google. i was very pleased to see this thread

    i like my sigma .40 but i dont know shit about guns (yet). it seems pretty accurate and durable, its comfortable

    here it is! it came with a rubber thing around the grip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaketips42 View Post
    The one on ebay has been bought a lot from reding the seller's feedback. http://cgi.ebay.com/Laser-Sight-for-...sid=p1638.m118

    You can't beat that for the price. No rail conversion crap.
    I bought this one a while back. Works good too. It's on my gun in my avatar pic although it is a small pic so you can't see much detail. The guy fabs the laser housing to fit the rail without adapters and has several detailed photos of it installed on the Sigma if you message him and request them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindControl66 View Post
    i just bought 1 used today and went out looking for some handgun forums.. this was like the first result on google. i was very pleased to see this thread

    i like my sigma .40 but i dont know shit about guns (yet). it seems pretty accurate and durable, its comfortable

    here it is! it came with a rubber thing around the grip
    That's the houge universal grip. I believe it's the #17000. Nice grip for the sigma.

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