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    Smith and Wesson Sigma SW40V

    Well I bought a Smith and Wesson Sigma SW40V today at Academy Sport & Outdoor.

    I took it straight to the range (I didn't even clean it - shame on me )

    Well it shot well, my only complaint is a very very hard trigger pull.

    Absolutely not one problem - I only had 50 shells with me (bought with the gun).

    First .40 I've owned, does anyone know the shooting differences between a .45 & a .40?

    Anyone know how to lighten this trigger?

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    Re: Smith and Wesson Sigma SW40V

    The trigger will smooth out and lighten up with use. Smith and Wesson says dry firing will not harm the Sigma, and will also help lighten the trigger. I haven't fired a 40, so I can't give you any info there.

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    Re: Smith and Wesson Sigma SW40V

    40's are a bit "snappier" than the 45 ACP.

    Also, 45 ACP's tend to "torque" a little bit to the left when they recoil. I have not really noticed this in the smaller calibers.

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    Re: Smith and Wesson Sigma SW40V

    Keep dry firing. Over and over. The trigger will smooth out.

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    Re: Smith and Wesson Sigma SW40V

    I've tried several things to improve the trigger on my SW9VE. I would recommend removing the sear and polishing it. The sear on my Sigma had an unreasonable amount of tool marks on it. I had a Wolf 3.5lb striker spring in it for about 450 rounds. It never failed to fire, but it barely indented the primers so light strikes were a concern and I replaced it with the factory striker spring. I've put over 1000 rounds through mine and it has been perfectly reliable, but the accuracy is less than good. At ranges over 10 yards the groups look more like a shotgun pattern. I attribute this solely to the trigger. I have other single action and DA/SA handguns that I can shoot much better. Dry fire the heck out of it and you can probably wear in the gun enough and condition yourself to shoot it well. Mine is getting traded in towards an M&P 9 or a 5906. Good luck.

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    Re: Smith and Wesson Sigma SW40V

    Quote Originally Posted by shak
    Mine is getting traded in towards an M&P 9 or a 5906.
    I'd go for the M&P. S&W's best fighting auto to date, by far.
    Las armas son necesarias
    Pero nadie sabe cuando;
    Asi, si andas paseando,
    Y de noche sobre todo,
    Debes llevarlo de modo
    Que al salir, salga cortando.
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    Re: Smith and Wesson Sigma SW40V

    my sw40f has a much better trigger than the v series, but still a hard pull. i actually prefer it that way, because as with the 40v and 9ve, this is not a target gun, but a good defensive weapon, and when it matters, you will have trained with that trigger,so it will not be an issue... that of course, is my opinion, and my opinion only...
    Chris

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    -Christopher Columbus

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    Re: Smith and Wesson Sigma SW40V

    My last duty gun was that S&W,and I carried a Glock off duty and for back-up.I never shot that gun well and I was a firearms instructor.Yes some do shoot it well,but I go with the mentioned idea of getting a S&W M&P.btw I am retired and EDC a S&W 442 or a G-23.

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    Re: Smith and Wesson Sigma SW40V

    Well I decided to send it back to S&W for a free trigger tune job - they even paid freight both ways.

    I called and then sent it to :
    LSG Manufacturing -Ask for Frank Smith
    10059 Hwy 1476
    Comanche, TX 76442
    (325) 885-2700
    info@lsgmfg.com
    www.lsgmfg.com

    I'll let you know how it does.

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    Re: Smith and Wesson Sigma SW40V

    Bought a Sigma as well- 9mm, cheaper ammo & couldn't afford the M&P. Took the gun to the range and found the gun shooting high and right at both 7 & 15 yards. I was able to settle on target center toward the end of the 150 round session, but still had a few shots going high and right.

    Trained to carry .38 for security work and do not have high & right shots with it.

    I'm thinking trigger weight; any comments? Lastly, I too have contacted Frank in warranty. I anticipate sending the gun to Texas.


 
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