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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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    First off, welcome aboard. You will find the Sigma to be a reliable gun with good enough accuracy to get the job done. I have even seen a few shooting matches won with them. You will read a lot about the heavy trigger pull, it has never bothered me but some seem to have some trouble with it. All in all a good all around choice. Mine stays in a flat pistol box along in a Safariland paddle holster, lock back knife, spare mag, and a some cash that goes in the car whenever we leave town. I have used mine as a project gun several times and have basically treated it like garbage but it keeps on ticking, it has never failed in any way.
    So take it out, shoot the hell out of it and enjoy.





    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

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    high points

    Quote Originally Posted by kenjihara View Post
    A Sigma can be had for $300, right? I mean, what else are you going to get for that much? I'd rather have a Sigma than two Hi-Points.

    Of course there aren't kabooms in Sigmas like there are in Glocks... there are just way more Glocks out there. It's said that most kabooms are due to creative ammo manufacturing, ie using wrong powders, beat-up brass, etc.
    I would be afraid to own Hi-Points

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    i have 9ve got spring and rod from wolf made big difference.can shot 4in groups 7 10 yards for personal def up close its great owe many sw this gun not favorite but can shoot if you use tip end of finger on trigger.empties 17 mag real QUICK.

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    I purchased my 9ve a couple days ago,and have put about 100 rounds thru it between my wife,12yr old son and I.

    Thus far no FTF or FTE at all,although the trigger takes a little to get used to,we really like it,and it is plenty accurate to boot.

    It is very easy to strip and clean!

    I consider it a great pistol and no complaints about it what so ever.

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    Good deal. I think it's an absolute steal for $250 and 4 mags. I love my 40VE. My advice is to go find a good gunsmith and have the trigger lightened to about 6lbs. usually for less than $100. It makes a world of difference. I recently took mine to a gun shop where a guy was pushing a glock on me. I showed him my Sigma and he laughed until I unloaded it, handed it to him and he pulled the trigger. "Damn, that's smooth, and light" was his reply. Definitely changed his attitude. We then took out a brand new Sigma and did the same. Boy is that trigger tough to like. I almost forgot what it was like. Anyway, for my 2 cents, go get a trigger job and enjoy your Sigma all the more.

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