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S&W Sigma SW9VE 9mm Black/Stainless
by Robert M Date Added: Friday 20 July, 2012
Bought this back in Feb 2012. Comes in a nicer cardboard box then some others I've seen. Includes the typical safety manual, cable lock with 2 keys and a spent cartridge dated 12-14-2011 so it hadn't been stored that long before I got it. Some people prefer a plastic hard case however I could care less as I don't store them in their shipping boxes.

Is what it is.. an inexpensive gun put out to sell quantity with the S&W name. The trigger pull is overly long, the trigger weight is about twice (or more) what any semi-auto should be and is more what would be found on a revolver. The trigger was also very gritty in pull. It's got a decent overall weight and grip even though I prefer a grip with at least 1 finger notch.. this doesn't have any. Its price reflects its medium-fair quality plus a bit extra for the stamped S&W on its side. I do have to say it comes with 2 very nice quality stainless 16-round magazines with witness holes. As I do with any new gun it received a full cleaning before hitting the range. The first time I fired it was at 21' and they were all over the place! I found it hard to get a 4" group and even then there were many flyers off by as much as 12"! To be up front here I had just finished firing 200 rounds with a Walther PPQ and these are 2 entirely different handguns. The following week I pulled this out before anything else and found it was still very hard to get any consistent groups. The following week I polished a few internal parts, changed out a trigger spring and a couple other slight changes to help the trigger. Next range trip I was able to get OK 3" groups at 30' however would still have 2 or 3 flyers (within 10") per 16 rounds. To date its likely got about 600 rounds through it and it continues to have flyers. It is reliable as far as pulling the trigger, it sends a bullet down and out the barrel, ejects the casing and chambers a new round. I had 2 FTF which I attribute to the round itself and not the firearm. I can remember only 1 loading issue and that was from the first magazine.. good since.

It is NOT a highly accurate gun and I'd never use it for CC due to the number of flyers. If I ever needed to pull a firearm to defend myself I wouldn't trust this as I'd have to second guess the background. Nope I'll trust my Walther PPS or PPQ for that job. I've passed this over to a few others and a couple range officers and they all experienced the same issue in regards to flyers. I paid 300.00 shipped for it. As a cheap range gun its OK I guess but that's about it. I'll likely sell it off to someone else down the road and use the funds towards something else.

Over all it's a 2.5 star in my book but I'll be nice and round it up to 3 only because it does reliably fire when the trigger is pulled.

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
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