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S&W SIGMA

I know very little about these. I remember, awhile back, people did not like them. What was the problem? Have the problems been fixed? I have read glowing reports about them someplace on a forum.
I also read they are selling for low prices too. Like $230 ....brand new!!!! Is this possible? It may be time to get a 9mm bottom feeder. ::)

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Hi there BobK,

I have owned the S & W Sigma and while I do not currently own one, I cannot remember having any specific problems with them.

In many respects, they are similiar to the Glock Design and at one point during its introduction, Glock had lodged a patent infringement suit against Smith and Wesson because of the blatant similarities between the two pistols.

Mechanically, they are are very sound pistol and the one I owned was capable of acceptable combat accuracy at 15 yards. With commercial ammunition, I cannot recall any malfunction problems and their low price point is basically a function of "market competition".

I have seen the Australian Police turn in models featured in Southern Ohio Guns flyers at extremely attractive prices. I would not feel "undergunned" by owning or carrying a Sigma.

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Hello. As a CHL instructor in Texas I see more than a few firearms of different makes and models come through for qualifications.

These have included S&W Sigma 9mm and 40 caliber pistols.

A few years ago, I never saw one that made it through a complete magazine w/o:

1. Failure to feed

2. Failure to eject

3. Both # 1 and #2

Recently two folks came through the class using Sigma's of recent manufacture. Both of these guns worked flawlessly...at least for the required 50 shots.

This is all of the first-hand information I can provide on these pistols.

Best.
 
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I have had 2 sigmas. the first one because it felt great in my hand, the second one because it felt great in my hand and I had forgotten how bad the first one was.

The first was an early model SW40F, the gun fed, extracted and ejected everthing I fed it, unfortunately, after breaking the tips off of 2 strikers, I decided that it had an inherent flaw in eother the striker design or quality of the metal the part was made of. I never figured out which it was, but it really didn't matter as I had lost confidence in it. I then sold it.

A couple of years later, a police supply shop in my area had a Sigma sale. The deal was $200 for a SW40VE with 3 full capacity magazines. I was sucked in and got one. It was the most unreliable pistol I have ever owned. It failed to extract about 10% of the time and failed to feed about 5% of the time. Since that was totally unacceptable, it too was sold.

Of the 20 or so people who participated in aforementioned group buy, all of them discarded or retired the pistols within about 2 years for reliability issues.

The only advantage of having one is that after a few range sessions, you will be able to clear type I and type III pistol malfunctions like a champ.
 
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::) Thanks guys. That's the kind of info I wanted. Even one complaint, is enough to disqualify it , in my opinion. I don't want a gun I can't trust!
;) Guess I will stick with revolvers!!!!! I know they will work....first time....everytime!!!
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I have a sw40 ve with about 700 rounds down range and zero malfunctions. Not sure I would trust it due to all the negative reports out there, but it has been perfect so far. The only negative is a astoundingly hard trigger pull.
 

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Cleaned up a friend of mine's Sigma the other day....shot pretty good and no problems...
 
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Early on I heard nothing good about them, but reports recently have been good. I like the feel of the Sigma, butthe triggers are pretty bad. For the right price I would take a chance on one, but it would have to be a very good price.
 
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