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I would like to hear from anyone else who has a "second edition" Sigma. I think these all end with "VE" in the model stamping. 9mm or .40 it doesn't matter, but only the VE ones.

I know the trigger on mine is much better than what many say, which makes me think they all had the first edition ones that were made from 94-98 and ended with ( from what I can gather ) a "C" or "F". It is easy to spot a "first edition" in either caliber since they don't have the accessory rail.

I regret that right now the Sigma is the only gun I own. It is also the first S&W I've ever bought. So I'm trying to learn all I can about them.

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One of my friends has a second ed 9mm pistol that he uses in IDPA. No problems with that weapon. Another friend has a 40 second ed Sigma that he uses as a truck gun. I personally put about 50 rounds through it, with no problems at all. He has another 100 rounds through it with no issues either.
 

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I went to smith-wessonforum.com . A few people have had problems with the striker breaking after anywhere from 600 to 6,000 rounds. Smith fixed the guns for free of course and they also pay for the shipping both ways - for life. Most people report their Sigmas of either edition have been 100% reliable. I will post a range report when I can.

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I believe you will find that the VE Sigmas are the third generation..From what I have seen in print the current,VE's, are the best of the lot as far as frame not cracking.. The trigger system was also changed and is rather stiff..It will smooth out a bit with use though..It is not a target pistol by any means but is capable of good accuracy when one has mastered the trigger..Unlike an other plastic framed gun it is great with and safe with lead bullets..
I believe that for an inexpensive handgun it can't be beat..
I like mine..
 

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Bompa,

Thanks for the feedback and the kind words about my Sigma. One of the members at smith-wessonforum.com says he lives right down the road from the Smith factory. He also states they are into the third generation now.

Most Sigma owners who've responded to my posts in various fourms says they are good, reliable guns. Of course if one does have a problem there's always the lifetime warranty.

I regret I don't own a car right now but I'll post a range report when I can.
 

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I joined smith-wessonfourm.com and posted about my "2cnd Edition" Sigma. I was informed it is acutally a THIRD generation, not a second. I wrote the poster, who lives down the road from the Smith factory in Springfield, MA, and this is what he wrote me back:

Any Sigma that has an equipment rail on it is the currently produced 3rd Gen "Enhanced" Sigma.

-S&W added the equipment rail to strengthen the frame to prevent the dust cover from cracking.
-Redesigned striker assembly from the loose tolerance chisel tip striker to a round striker system with all parts machined within .002"
-Redesigned trigger assembly to correct the light primer strike issues. This resulted in about 2 pounds being added to the trigger pull weight.
-Addition of the "Masshole" loaded chamber indicator, rounded top corners of the slide, checkering moulded into the sides of the grip and the lowering of the ejection port to correct the ejection problems in the 1st and 2nd Gens.
 

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I don't have one, but I've looked at them quite a bit. For the price they seem a good buy. It seems that like Hi-Points they get ripped by people who don't have them, and praised by those who do.

I'm tempted to buy one for that reason. I've got a Hi-Point 9mm that runs like a watch.

The Sigma's that I've handled and dry fired (with permission) seem to have a decent trigger. They're not a smith tuned 1911, but then they cost a few hundred bucks. The trigger is MUCH better than the one on the Kel-Tec P-11 I had, and I didn't think that was all that bad especially after I'd run a four or five hundred rounds through it, and the Sigma was brand new.

If I had any need for another 9mm (I have no interest in the 40 S&W for some reason in anything) I'd get one, but we've already got a Glock 19, and an XD-9, as well as an old Smith & Wesson 39-2, and the Hi-Point, so we're in good shape for 9mm's.
 

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I should also point out that several people say they an shoot 3" groups with their Sigma, some claim 2", and one guy says he can shoot 1" groups from a rest. Strikes me a damn good shooting with any gun.
 
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