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Anyone got any experience with the cheaper S&W Sigma SW40VE and SW9VE?
 
They look like they would make good truck/four wheeler guns if they function.  Just wanting some input.
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Alot of reviews on U-tube, some good, some not so.
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had one in 9mm and one in 40, both worked well. never figured out why they didn't catch on. my reason for trading was the trigger reset wasn't as consistent as glocks, and the triggers weren't as smooth (if you can call a glock smooth)
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I "hear" their pretty good, but the heavy, inconsistant trigger pull leaves a lot to be desired.
 In my opinion, and mine only, I would save up just a little more cash, and find a Springfield Armory XD9 or XD40 on sale. There is a company here in Alabama selling them this week with accessories
for $399.
 I have an XD9, after swearing I'd never fall for a polymer framed pistol. It's now my favorite.Cool 
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The last gun I carried while OTJ was a Sigma in 40 cal. with Trijicon sights. Didn't do any one particular thing all that great, but overall it did what it was supposed to do. At the time, we were comparing the Sigma, Glock and Sig's and the majority ruled that the Sigma felt best in their hands. I think most wanted the night sights they came with as bait and it worked.
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A few buddies of mine have them. One bought a 9mm and a Dillon square deal for his teenage boys. Lets say they aren't real concerned about precision marksmanship at this point in their shooting careers. Its digested a lot of cast bullet reloads and keeps ticking. Pretty good testimony to me.
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I had one in the 40cal. I really did enjoy the gun i thought it was built very well but it just was terrible in accuracy. Second to changing the barrel there wasn't anything I could do. I do know collectors like them due to the law suit there were involved in, I guess it makes them more collectable. I do know mine was not the rule on accuracy I talked to others that said there's shot fine.
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I attended a Sigma armorer school before I went to a Glock armorer school. I was able to purchase a Sigma in .40cal. at what I thought at the time was a decent price.
Of course every armorer school spends part of the time promoting their product, but S&W kept bragging about all of their new patents concerning their new pistol. The joke at the time got to be that Sigma was an accronym for Smith Invented Glock Made Already. I know it hurt sales, because when I tried to sell my Sigma with night sights, I couldn't get what I paid, which was about a
$100 less than retail. I finally got rid of it, but at a loss.
There wasn't anything wrong with it, I just didn't need it, but as I said when explaining why it wouldn't sell; the Sigma has a stigma.
It's actually probably better than the M&P series, which is a redesigned Sigma.
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I would stay away from the Sigma and purchase either a Sig Pro, an XD or a Glock for a truck or 4 wheeler gun. All three will take a lot of abuse, much more than the Sigma. Also I prefer the XD since it has a grip safety where as the Glock does not. Less of a chance of having a negligent discharge. And the Sig Pro is DA/SA. All three can be had for the $400 area and if you look can be found for less.
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IMHO there are better guns out there than the Sigma's.
Afghan Army and Police use them to back shoot our people..they work OK for that.
Very, very few make it through a high round count training course..if yours does count yourself one of the luck few.
I don't like the handling of the Glock but they last forever and you can pick up a used one for $50.00 more than a Sigma, M&P will cost you $100.00 more.
Almost all the guns S&W sold to police departments have broken or were replaced with something better like the Glock or M&P.
You can get accessories and holsters much more easily for the Glock and M&P and they will hold up much better when you go for quality training..which everyone should do.
Just an opinion backed observation.
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A friend of mine had a Sigma in 9mm.  That thing kicked like hell and jammed up ---like---5 times in 100 rounds.  I wouldn't buy one.  
 
 
 
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I had a S&W  M&P   45 and that thing was flawless!!!  
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The S&W M&P is an entirely different design than the Sigma.
It was developed for JSOC in .45 acp and extensively tested and prototyped.
Went through many tests at Quantico, Coranado, Bragg and Little Creek before the Big Green Army flushed the whole program.
The hard charger cops that use the M&P in .45 acp really seem to like it.
Hilton Yam, a renowned 1911 gunsmith and hard charger Swat cop really likes it..his opinion is to be valued because of his experience and knowledge.
Several Gunsite instructors liked them, one let me shoot his, after which I bought my own.
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