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    I've got the SW9VE, it's an economical gun if bought used, got it for 245 dollars. I've really enjoyed it so far, no problems with misfires or ejection hang ups. The only thing is the trigger pull, you have to really adjust your shooting style for it. It's not a big deal but I can see it turning off a few people. It's easy to field strip and clean as well. I'll get some pics up sometime soon. I really want a surefire light/laser for it, they look so good with accessories.

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    mini update:

    I've put 300 rounds though my sigma without a cleaning, No FTF or FTE. I'm starting to get used to the trigger and since they smooth out some after 1000 I'm OK with it.. all in all it's a keeper.

    P.S. got my range bag and 2 extra magazines today..

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    I looked at a Sigma at Bud's. It felt pretty good, until I tried the trigger. The price was $269. I bought the M&P for $399 instead. The next $300 price range pistol I bought was the Cougar. I just couldn't stomach the Sigma trigger. It would be a great gun with some work, I guess.

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    Like it better the more I use it

    I bought a new SW40VE in April. I've got about 500 rounds through it without a single failure of any kind. My groups shrink each time I get it out. I shoot primarily reloads consisting of a Berry's 165gr. flat point bullet on top of 5.2 grains of 700X with a Winchester WSP primer. This load hits right on point of aim (YMMV).

    The trigger is heavy but has gotten better. It's amazing how much smoother my Ruger Security-Six trigger feels in double action after buying the Sigma. My double action shooting with the Ruger has gotten much better after using the Sigma.

    Last week I bought a Houge Hand-all slip on grip for it. It's greatly improved the overall feel of the grip as I've got fairly large hands. I'm waiting to get to the range to see how it feels when fired.

    It's been a good gun. It easily shoots as well as I can. Very good value for the money.

    All the Best,
    D. White

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    Exclamation Stoeger Cougar 9mm

    i have read many articles that the Stoeger Cougar 9mm is now selling at 349.00 new!
    a very good deal if i can find one in Austin.has anyone on the forum ever shot this gun?
    i know shipwreck has,can you give me your feedback on this gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbringerr View Post
    i have read many articles that the Stoeger Cougar 9mm is now selling at 349.00 new!
    a very good deal if i can find one in Austin.has anyone on the forum ever shot this gun?
    i know shipwreck has,can you give me your feedback on this gun?
    I own one. I was looking for the .40, but couldn't find one. I'm VERY happy with the 9mm though. Shoots well, fits nice, and is concealable. It's my EDC, for now. I'll probably switch between it and the M&P. Last trip to the range was Thursday. It eats everything I feed it, and is easy to clean. Holsters are plentiful. It's the exact same gun as sold under the Beretta name, for half the price.

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    i have owned a sigmv 9ve for about a year, the only ammo issues i have had with the gun has been with golden bear ammo. The casing actually would get stuck in the barrel after firing, i would have to take field strip the gun and pull the spent casing out with a pair of plyers. After this happening twice, i stopped using the golden bear for pactice ammo, and switched to winchester target ammo, haven't had that problem since.

    I'm happy with the gun.

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    Goy mine off Buds $259 special, after shipping and FFL $306 out the door, also got 2 free mags on a S&W rebate. It's a 9mm , still breaking it in so far perfect 200rds, I consider it a point and shoot self defense gun for my car. For the price, form and fuction is Excellent. Frank

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    New Gun

    I just bought the SW40VE and am lovin it. What's better for $300? I wanted a Glock 40 but couldn't afford it. I'm pretty happy with my purchase though and can't wait to buss shots at the range again. Now I want that streamlight TLR-2!!! I'm new to this forum so any suggestions as far as accessories/customizations?

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    i bought the 9ve last year, as my first (legally owned) handgun. so far, i've close to 2000 rounds through it, with only 2 jams. i'm pretty sure it was the ammo i used; it was speer gold dots on both occasions. i switched to federals, and no problems since. when i first bought it, i didn't know anything about pistols. i only had certain parameters that i was looking to stay within: it had to be 4" or under, 9mm at the minimum, reliable, hold at least 10 rounds, and cost $600 or under. i looked at some glocks, berettas, cz, taurus, hi point, kel tec, xd, etc. i narrowed it down to the glock 26, taurus millenium pro, and the sigma. the glock grip angle sucked, so out she went. taurus or smith, taurus or smith? the salesman then said that the taurus weren't as reliable as the sigmas, and that their customer service was not too great. he told me the whole sigma story, from the problematic earlier models, to the latest generaton. i decided to buy the sigma. when i did, he told me it was also the cheapest in price, besides the hi point and kel tec. i was a happy camper, and still am. i now own other handguns, but the sigma is still my primary.

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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,
    Doug W.

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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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