Don't own one but yours sure is good lookin'.
So what do you fellow simga owners think of your gun and what version do you have... Feel free to post pics. What ammo are you guys/gals using, Any modifications done??????
Ill start, I have a 40GVE (Green and Stainless) was gonna get the VE(BLack and stainless) but once i saw the green i fell in love with it.. Anyways i have around 1500-1700 rounds through it without one FTF or FTE. Ive shot several different types of ammo through it. Umc Hollow points 185gr, Winchester (red white box) 185gr& 165gr, umc FMJ 165gr(i think they were 165) & federal 135gr HydraShok.. All have shot very well, out of the target rounds i shoot the 165gr Winchester seem to be the most accurate. The 135gr HydraShok were slightly mroe accurate but had noticable increased recoil and was louder but still not bad.
My 40 seems to be very accurate up tp 15yards and starts to taper off from there. I feel very confident in using this gun for personal protection, With 1500+ rounds the gun still show no wear. I do clean my gun after every range trip and oil it. I have had friends tell me that cleaning a gun to much is bad but i have never had a problem from keeping my guns clean. Then again they all think there xd 9's are industructable and dont need cleaning or oiling.
The greatest part is going to the range and running into people that have never seen a sigma, The look on there face when they see how good the gun looks and perform for $300.00 is priceless..
Not mine But Same gun..
Last edited by Shipwreck; 06-29-2006 at 11:59 AM.
Don't own one but yours sure is good lookin'.
I came this || close to buying one. The reviews all pointed to a bad start but was rectified when S&W came out with the enhanced version which has a larger extractor port, accessory rail and some other touches. I ended up getting the Springfield XD-9 instead but for about $160 more.
I have the 9VE with 4500 rounds and counting without a single failure of any kind. This is my gun range workhorse . I had trouble with the slide not locking back after the last round, but as it turns out I was resting my right thumb on the slide catch . It has been my backpacking gun and has never been my main carry gun but I would never hesitate to carry it, I even have the rigs to carry it. I am very competent with it and it feels great in my hand I just like the M&P better, but it is $200 more. The Sigma may be the best kept secret on the market.
Just found this thread after posting my Sigma remarks on the MP Vs XD thread. Sorry about that!
I have an older version in 9mm.I have put two thousand rounds through it with no problems and this pistol is a good value.Downside long,heavy trigger that gets better the more you use it!
This is the only tupperware gun I got and it is a little ammo sencitive. Its not really broke in yet as I only have about 400 hundred rounds through it. It's jammed a few times on umc but seems to like Winchester. Its a 40cal. and it shoots real good. I don't carry it. I just take it to the range. I clean all my guns after I use them.
Last edited by Baldy; 07-02-2006 at 01:38 AM.
I've got a SW9VE. Very comfortable to shoot and as accurate as any defense gun needs to be. Haven't found any ammo that chokes it yet.
I've owned my 9ve for about 6mths or so. If you've been on other handgun forums you've probably seen my post. The reason I bought the gun was I liked the size and the capacity. However, when I first started shooting with it, it was a pain in the ass. But, after I put about 1000-1500 rds through it, man something just clicked with it. I don't know if it just got broke in or what but I getting great groups with it. Alot of people tend to put the sigma down but I love my 9mm.
But I'd like to hear about other sigma owners and if they've had a simular experience.
Sounds like you've finally gotten used to the trigger. If you were used to a lighter trigger and started shooting your Sigma it would take some adjusting to. I've only put about 900 or so, rounds through mine but I've never had any problems except adjusting to the trigger. It's a great gun.Originally Posted by cdouglas40
Your right the trigger pull takes a little getting use to as it must be about 10 lbs. I don't know for sure but it's the hardess pulling one I have ever had. I know one mistake I was making was sticking my finger to far through the trigger. This will cause you to squeeze like you are making a fist and throw your aim off. Back that finger out to pad of your finger and practice pulling straight back. It make any gun more controllable. I knew that but wasn't doing it.
My SW9VE & 40VE perfect accessories for a night or day out, I kinna like the trigger pull but just orderd a full metal guide rod with a 19lbs recoil spring( just prefer it in metal)
Last edited by redfox; 01-12-2007 at 01:53 AM.
My SW40VE had been flawless thru 1100 rounds of various practice ammo up until yesterday. I decided I needed to wring out my chosen carry ammo so I went to the range with 100 rounds of Speer GDHPs. Half way through the 2nd magazine I noticed that the forward frame pin had walked out about 1/2". I was able to easily push it back in with my finger. In the next 80 rounds I had 3 FTFs. Looks like I'll be looking for a different brand of SD ammo and calling S&W regarding the pin issue. Very disappointing. My confidence in this pistol has been shaken.
I have the 9VE and put about 1300rds though mine since Sept with one jam. Accessories are hard to find and the trigger was a bit firm. Since adding a few things from WOLFF things are much better.
My SW9VE is almost two years old and I can't think of any times that there was a problem with it that could be blamed on the gun..Did have some under powered,for that gun,ammo that was made for a 1911 and the CZ's..There is as people have found out very little things to modify this gun..I did get a metal recoil spring guide rod and recoil spring and a reduced striker spring from Wolff..If I remember right the rod and spring were listed for the Glock 19.
The striker spring I am not sure I would recommend to use..It worked great for quite a while and the trigger just kept getting better..Didn't weigh it but it felt almost as good as my 1911's and then the light strikes started..Most went bang with a second try or in a different gun..So I put the original striker spring back in place...No problems,it goes bang every time and the trigger is not too bad..Guess it just smoothed it self out with time..
I like the gun,but am debating on some sight changes..Either a fiber optic front sight or a JPoint red dot..Most all my handguns wear a dot sight of some sort..Darn these old eyes...
Last edited by kenjihara; 01-19-2007 at 06:32 PM.
One must remember that the Sigma is not a target pistol..It is a duty type gun that will shoot as well as any other gun in it's class and maybe better than some..Many compare it with the Glock and there are many things that a Glock owner can get for it..Not so for the Sigma but there are a few things that are better on it then the other gun..You hear about Glocks kaboming but never a Sigma..Can't shoot lead bullets in a Glock but you can in the Sigma with their full support chambers and standard rifleing..The trigger on the Sigma is hard but gets better with use..My only complaint is with the sights, my old eyes need some help so soon I will change something..
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've got a 9VE and I've been shooting 115 gr Win. Target/Range Ammo. I had one jam the first time i shot the gun, but I've fired about 700 rounds through it since without a problem. I love shooting this thing..I'm impressing myself grouping shots on target
Last edited by Gliebe; 02-08-2007 at 11:15 PM.
It has been said that the Sigma is S&W's best seller..That means that there are a lot of happy owners out there that don't go to the forums,maybe they are not aware of these places on the internet..At times it seems as though people come to these forums to complain about things not to praise them..
If the Sigma was so bad one would think that there would be many used ones for sale,I have seen very few of them..
On the excessive trigger pull that all seem to mention,it is that way because of a ruling by the AG who controls what can be sold in this great state of Mass...He now She says a pistol must have a 10lb trigger pull..Don't know how the ruling is applied because the S&W 1911 supposedly comes with a good pull,but I have seen quite a few of used models of this gun for sale..
I guess I lost track of where I was going when I started so all I can say now is I like my Sigma and am going to keep it and use it often..
I have the 9MM and have never had a failure of any kind. The trigger is definitely getting better with use. Don't know of anything not to like about them.
I bought a Sigma at the same time I bought my Glock 23 (2nd Gen). I never liked the trigger and sold it a few years later. Still have the Glock.
I purchased my SW9VE three months ago. It was my first purchase, so the whole issue of a stiff trigger really was new to me. The more I shoot, the better I get, and the better the trigger feels. I'm glad to see this gun getting some positive feedback.