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Sigma 9VE frame question

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by gatorhugger, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. gatorhugger

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    Not looking for advise on whether to buy one, I have owned 3 and never had any real issues, some light primer strikes on one gun, but for the most part they have been 100% reliable.
    I have one now I haven't shot, it's new, and just noticed something, when dry firing it the frame is flexing noticeably in and out, on the right side right where the trigger bar assembly is located.
    Almost like the assembly is bulging it ever so slightly when the trigger is pulled.

    Anybody got one of their guns handy and can check if this is normal? I'm just wondering if I got a poor frame that is too thin or something.
    Think it should go back to Smith?
     
  2. gatorhugger

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    Not one of you lazy bums can look at your Sigma's and see if the
    frame bulges when you pull the trigger? :steamed:

    C'mon folks, a REAL question, not a stupid " will a .380 protect my Girlfriend" question and I get no response?
    Pull out them guns and help me out here...pretty please???
    Was all the supposedly new Sigma owners out there a hoax?
    Need some help here friends...
     

  3. G26Okie

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    My glock doesn't do it, should have bought a glock, j/k.
     
  4. J.R. Bob Dobbs

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    I am a lazy bum.

    Nonetheless, I just checked mine. Yes, the frame does flex out slightly in that area when the trigger is being pulled. I made no attempt to measure it, but I'd guess it's in the neighborhood of 1/2mm (that's 0.5 mm for the fractionally challenged)
     
  5. gatorhugger

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    Much appreciate the reply Bob. It eases my mind somewhat, it must be a normal condition for Sigmas. Sure does look weird though, must have never noticed my other ones doing it.

    (BTW, I also have a Glock 19 and no I am not aware of the frame bulging like that ever time the trigger is pulled, they must use thicker plastic.)
     
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    You made me look at mine, it sure does that. It is more noticeable when you look from the top!:wow::stooges::ack:
     
  7. gatorhugger

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    It is something I have never noticed before, and makes me wonder how
    well the frames will hold up over time.
    Plastic isn't really made to flex in and out over time I wouldn't think.
     
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    Mine does it too, but its almost imperceptible.
     
  9. J.R. Bob Dobbs

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    I haven't read of any reports of Sigma frames failing. However if you're talking REALLY long-term, I would not trust any plastic on or in any gun.