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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks a million!
I will consider having a trigger job done on it,as it is a very nice pistol.
Yes,the price is excellent especially when you get a $50.00 rebate and 2 more magazines! What more could you ask for!
I was really shocked at the price..$299.00 +tax! Especially after I had just purchased a new S&W 610 6.5" revolver ($799.00 +tax) the week before!
Also, with the light weight of the gun and the slick plastic grips, I invested in a Houge overwrap for the grip. It will help control the gun a lot better for a $9 investment. One thing to warn you about, be prepared to hang onto it for a long time. The resale value is $100 if you try to trade it in.
Thanks,yes the over wrap grip would be helpful to my wife because her hands are small,and she was having a few problems with it moving in her hands during firing.
Thanks also for the heads up on resale value,but I like the 9ve way too much to even think about getting rid of it,and also,there is no way I could replace with another pistol considering what I paid for it PLUS the $50.00 rebate and 2 free magazines!
BTW,about how long did it take for you to receive your rebate and magazines? I mailed mine in yesterday.
Pics of my .40VE. You can see the trigger stop screw protruding from the back of the trigger. Overall 35% reduction in trigger travel with the trigger job. Reset is short and crisp.
Your 40VE looks great! Who did the trigger job for you?
I like the trigger stop screw there,like you said it really would help with the pull.
I can't complain about the trigger pull overall,because once I set it in my mind that it was different,I got along fine with it.
I think part of my problem is that I have never fired a pistol or revolver double action,I always cocked the trigger and then fired.
I will have to post a few pictures of my 9VE,the frame on mine is kind of a brownish olive color.
I am also going to order a Wolff recoil spring guide to replace the plastic one,I would hate to have the plastic one break at the start of a range visit and put me out of commission LOL!
Like I said before,I am REALLY happy with my Sigma.
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 so the message area is full. His site www.novakshandgunneroutlet.com is currently down. His 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.
With the popularity of this gun due to brand name, low entry cost, and poor trigger, more and more smiths are learning to effectively work on them so I'd say to ask around and you should be able to find someone local to do the work.
Thanks! Years ago,I had Wayne Novak work on my Colt 1911 but I don't know if Wayne is still doing business,haven't looked him up on the internet yet.
I would really like to see what a good gunsmith could do on the trigger of my Sigma,if it shoots this good now,I couldn't imagine how much nicer it would shoot afterwords.
Thanks again for all the advice and help!
You may also want to invest in some snap caps and dry fire the heck out of your 9VE. The trigger should naturally loosen up a bit on its own.
The snap caps,Hogue wrap around grip,and Wolff recoil spring guide have been ordered.
I did do a search and Wayne Novak is still in business,I am going to contact him tomorrow about a trigger job and hopefully get one scheduled and run it down to him (Parkersburg,WV is only a 1hr 20min drive from here).
I don't have one anymore but had a 40VE for years. I only got rid of it because I had a few other 40's and had someone make me a great offer on it.
The triggers are a bit rough but they can be worked on. I got mine to about 5.5-6 lb with some polishing and a Wolff Spring that I tool a few more coils off. It shot fantastic. I shoot wit the guy that has my old one and he just loves it. For the money I don't think I ever had a better pistol.
A lot of people will down the Sigma for a few reasons but I think of they were to get hold of one with a thousand rounds through it (trigger will get a little better over time) might change their mind. Glock people usually wont like them for obvious reasons
Those of you that have one..Enjoy them..you have a pretty good gun there
You can dry fire a sigma. in fact they tell you to in the manual. Snap caps can't hurt but the book don't say you need them.
S&W has great customer support too. Some of the best
Last edited by DevilsJohnson; 03-05-2008 at 01:18 AM. Reason: Added info
Will do,Wayne will charge $125.00 for a trigger job.
Pittsburg is about 2hrs away,we have relatives there as well.
I really appreciate your helpful advice...thanks!
I really love my Sigma,9VE.
To me,the trigger is a very minor issue,the pistol is excellent,and it is an excellent value!
I had a Glock 17 at one time,but I think the Sigma is better,it fits in my hand alot better and is very comfortable to shoot.
My wife and 12yr old son love shooting it also,I have been having a terrible time getting it away from them once they start shooting it! LOL!
I would recommend the Sigma series to anyone.
New black 9ve with 3.5# Wolff stricker spring. Great gun for the price and 4 mags!
I havent shot my Sigma yet, just got it last week. But I've been trying to disassemble it and I cant get it past pushing it about half an inch forward, to where the recoil is shown a little on the bottom. It just stops there. Never tried to disassemble one before. So how do you professionals do it?
Serious and helpful feedback would be appreciated. Thank you.
1. Make very sure the gun is unloaded.
2. Pull the trigger
3. While pulling back on the slide about 1/2 inch, pull down the both sides of the takedown lever located above the trigger (you'll need your fingernails for this)
4. Push the slide forward off of the guide.
The point you got to was fine. Just pull the trigger and it will come right off.
Sorry I have been away for a couple days,I have been shoveling snow..12 inches worth!
Well,today I took the plunge again,since I love my 9VE so much,I purchased a 40GVE today but due to the snow,I haven't fired it yet.
I got it in the same color as my 9VE,with an olive drab frame,now I will have to pay attention that I don't get them mixed up! LOL!.
According to the gunshop,the rebates and excellent price will end in April....now if Smith & Wesson would come out with a .45 ACP Sigma!.
Have fun with it.