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Thoughts on Sigma 9mm ?

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by C J, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. C J

    C J

    Aug 12, 2011
    Any thoughts or opinions on a Sigma series 9mm. Looking at it for a friend. It's his first gun for carry/home defense. Looked at some reviews on YouTube that were mixed. What I didn't like was the reported gritty, heavy trigger. Also too many reports of jamming or failure to eject. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks. Stay safe!
  2. scorpio2011


    Jul 15, 2011
    i have owned every series of the sigma
    the c and f series had the glock trigger system never a problem.after they were sued by glock they change to new system
    i had 1 that would not function it was a v series satin silver model.i have the new ve black and ss version 9mm and .40sw never a problem.a friend of mine cant say the same thing his ve 9mm malfunctions quite a bit

  3. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I like mine quite a bit.
  4. PawDog

    PawDog NRA Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Big Thicket, Texas
    I've had a 9VE since around 08/2004. The only ammo that gave me feed problems was some reload hollow points. Every type of factory ammo I've ran through it has fed/fired with zero issues, and the pistol is accurate.

    The trigger, in my opinion, is a little long and stiff, but very similar to most double action revolvers. Most dealers here are selling them new for around $280.00 - $325.00, with two Hi-cap mags.

    I bought mine just before the Hi-cap mag ban had expired, and it came with two 10 rounders. I did find a used Hi-cap LE mag on eBay back then though that I bought for cheap. For around $300.00, they are a bargain from my experience.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2011


    Nov 3, 2010
    I have a S&W Sigma in 9mm on my hip as I write this. It was my first handgun that I bought with my PTP. I've put over 1000 rounds through it, and not one FTF, or FTE. Trigger is stiff, but if you can shoot a Sigma well you will pretty much shoot other better.

    And at $300 it's a buy! Remember Glock sued S&W over copyright infringements. And won! Pretty much a American Made Glock 19...
  6. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    The 40 was my first pistol. I never had an issue, just the trigger is a tad heavy, but that's not the end of the world.
  7. blastfact


    Aug 15, 2011
    I really like my 9VE. Rock Solid 100% Shooter.
  8. hdbob


    Nov 8, 2009
  9. frank_drebin

    frank_drebin 1-man flash mob

    Jan 15, 2009
    Hard to beat for the price.
  10. hdbob


    Nov 8, 2009
    sure it is, although it is slightly better than a hi point

    Last edited: Aug 26, 2011
  11. I'm quite happy with mine. The trigger isn't near as bad as some people say it is, I don't think.

    My wife has a Glock 19. I sure can't see much difference in them. One works just as well as the other. The Glock has a better trigger. The Glock costs twice as much. It should have a better trigger.
  12. Glockz0r

    Glockz0r 10mm is best mm

    Aug 27, 2002
    I fired a friend's .40 s&w Sigma today, 26 rounds, and I have to say compared to my Glock 22 its a very nice pistol. It actually feels more comfortable in the hand compared to Glock and the slide release is fairly large which is always nice, IMO. The trigger wasn't gritty at all but it has a very long pull that requires a little more muscle to squeeze. Going back and firing my Glock 22 after getting used to the Sigma's trigger was a little startling as I was shooting a bit prematurely till I got into the Glock groove of things.

    I'm not sure on how robust and reliable the Sigma is in the long haul but for the price and the ergonomics it is a very nice gun to shoot. If your friend is looking strictly for a HD gun the trigger issue isn't very important in the grand scheme of things. For the record the Sigma I fired shot 200 rounds in total today of WWB without any issues.