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Old 07-04-2018, 07:07 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Smith & Wesson SD40VE New Sigma Series .40 Pistol

Anyone have one of these?

Please, NO 40 S&W bashers...the "son's" and I have the 45, 9mm, 10mm, 38/357, 40 S&W, 44/41 mags in various brands but really intrigued on this S&W model? Also NO need to BASH just based on price, lol!

Just curious if any "experienced" use and reviews....

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/smi...ries-40-pistol
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:32 PM   #2
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Had one that went bang every time I pulled the trigger. Just didn’t care for it though.
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:34 PM   #3
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A $23 aprx spring kit & ur good to go
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:39 PM   #4
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Friend had horrible luck with one. Numerous attempts with a gunsmith before finally trading. The trigger in them is pretty bad, imo. Spongy. Gs finally said his problems may have been due the trigger not resetting between shots. I'm sticking with the m&p and revolvers. Not trying to bash, just giving my opinion and relative experience first and second hand

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Old 07-04-2018, 09:26 PM   #5
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I had one. Dumped it at a gun show first chance I got. I love me some S&W but the one I had sucked. Trigger was awful and even after having the ramp polished it still wouldn’t feed anything but ball ammo worth a flip.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:41 PM   #6
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I have one and it shoots fine. I wouldn't enter a match with it but it will save a life if needed. Great truck gun for the price.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:53 PM   #7
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A friend has one. Nothing wrong with it except the trigger. It SUCKS ! But, as bigmike said, put a good trigger in it and it's good to go.
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:09 PM   #8
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As said, trigger is terrible which lead to it not being consistent. Also as mentioned, it served its purpose as a truck gun i just toted around while working on the road. Worked a lot of shutdown jobs at the time so some of the company i had may have had habits to maintain so things occasionally disappeared and if it went i wouldnt be terribly disappointed. I still have it but it never sees action


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Old 07-04-2018, 10:11 PM   #9
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The one I had was very reliable. Never had a misfire or jam. Was fairly accurate. Varied it as my side arm while checking hog traps. Sent many hogs to there maker. For a cheap dependable pistol I donít think you can go wrong.


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Old 07-04-2018, 10:11 PM   #10
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The trigger feels awful otherwise it is a solid handgun. Put it the trigger kit, or at least the spring kit, offered from APEX and it is significantly better. I have a lot of rounds through mine without issue.
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:49 PM   #11
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I have one and it’s a solid gun, as stated by everyone else the trigger pull is pretty stiff
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:53 PM   #12
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Yep i have the 40
Best 299 u can spend..just wait and they go on sale for 249 with 2 extra clips and case
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:08 PM   #13
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Yep i have the 40
Best 299 u can spend..just wait and they go on sale for 249 with 2 extra clips and case

I agree with this^^. Great gun for the price, I shoot it better than my higher dollar guns actually. Great gun for sidexside or Jeep.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:28 AM   #14
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I suggest spending the extra money on a M&P full-size 2.0. I have three full-size M&Ps, two M&P compacts and one M&P shield and I love them all compared to the SD40VE I recently bought new and ended up selling.


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Old 07-05-2018, 07:10 AM   #15
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You get what you pay for. I had one in 9mm. Trigger was absolutely terrible. I had a handful of FTF. After a couple hundred rounds it wouldn't always lock open after the last shot. Sold it off cheap. Maybe it was just bad one I don't know.
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:53 AM   #16
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Thanks all!
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:04 AM   #17
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Simply put, friends don't let friends buy Sigmas
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Old 07-05-2018, 01:36 PM   #18
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I have one and it shoots fine. I wouldn't enter a match with it but it will save a life if needed. Great truck gun for the price.
^^^this. I have one as a beater gun that's always in the lease ride or with me on hunts. It does lack in the trigger department but it hasn't stopped her from killing hundreds of snakes and various other critters over the years.
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:57 PM   #19
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I thought about buying one so like you did some research. It seems that Glock was so impressed by the Sigma that they sued S&W over their design and settled out of court.
I don't own one but have shot a couple and they performed just as well as the Glocks I have shot.

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Old 07-05-2018, 04:24 PM   #20
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I have one and it shoots fine. I wouldn't enter a match with it but it will save a life if needed. Great truck gun for the price.
Yep same here. It is a great truck gun. It shoots everytime I pull the trigger, and I have had about 700 rounds through it
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:35 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Spearchunker View Post

I have one and it shoots fine. I wouldn't enter a match with it but it will save a life if needed. Great truck gun for the price.

Yep same here. It is a great truck gun. It shoots everytime I pull the trigger, and I have had about 700 rounds through it

I hear ya'! I guess anyone that shoots or hunts has had their "lemons" per their standards. I've always been partial to S&W and also become a Glock fan after many years NOT believing in them..NOT from actual experience previously. We are just in the market for a 40 Cal for the boys collection and found this model.

Not deciding yes or no at this point. Need to have one "in the hand" before deciding for sure. "Anyone got a 40 cal they would part with" in the Fort Worth south/southwest geography?

Thanks and we would appreciate any other comments based on experience. Kuma
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