SW9VE opinions please?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by GaryO, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. GaryO

    GaryO New Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Roseville, CA
    My daughter is considering the SW9VE handgun for self-defense. I think these pistols used to be called the Sigma series. Very moderate cost. Any opinions out there? Thanks, Gary O.
  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Go read this thread and then tell your daughter to run in the opposite direction.

    Sigma Thread

    If that's not enough, go up to the search feature above and type in "sigma" and read all the threads as discussed here before!

  3. bompa

    bompa New Member

    May 25, 2001
    Western Mass.
    As a satisfied owner of a SW9VE and many more costly handguns I would recomend this gun highly..A target pistol it is not but it is proving to be very accurate even with cast bullet reloads..It seems the big complaint is the trigger pull and they do come from the factory on the heavy side..On my example after a lot of dry fireing and a few hundred rounds things got better.
    Wolff also marketes a reduced weight striker spring that offers some help also..After replacing the striker spring and several hundred rounds of lead bullet reloads the trigger is no worse than the double action trigger on a S&W revolver..
    The sigma is most often compared with the glock and in my hands the sigma feels much better,as a matter of fact that was one of the reasons I bought the Smith..
    Well maybe the first gen. sigmas had problems but the present models are great..
    Seems that there is a lot of missinformation out there about this gun that it doesn't deserve..
    First off it is not a blowback design..The barrel has a fully supported chamber and standard rifleing..These are just the main points there are many more positive things about this gun..Never had any feeding problems either..
    I like my sigma..
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  4. stetson

    stetson New Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    This subject been beat to death! My personal experience has been
    one good with 9mm and negative with 40 cal which I quickly traded
    for a glock 17.I keep the one I have but I will never buy another!
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  5. shorty311

    shorty311 New Member

    I had a sw9ve and loved it. A few months ago i found the newer updated version the SD9VE and it was nothing like my older one it is smoother but a bit big for conceal carry so i got a taurus pt111 9mm for 224.00 which was cheaper than the smith and wesson and a lot more accurate. As far as the sw9ve its ok In my opinion but the SD9VE is a better choice of the two.
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  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Waylon, not that it matters a whole lot, but you opened a thread that is 10 years old with some people who have not been here is at leas 6 years.
  7. shorty311

    shorty311 New Member

    lol sorry bout that i just noticed the date. thanks
  8. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Dang it. And I was going to give my opinion :(.
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  9. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Steep Falls, Maine
    ehh, throw it out there. Opinions don't have expiration dates!
    My cousin has one of the earlier ones. I've read all the bad about these pistols and his does have a few more ftfs etc. than maybe the average pistol, but for a range gun it works great. That being said, for a carry gun, I think you want the most reliable gun you can get. Doesn't seem though that it's any less functional than others in that affordable price range.
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  10. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    I still own one. I did do the spring and polishing. I actually like it. Once you get used to the trigger, it's not that bad. Never had a fail to anything and it seems to eat anything I put through it. It had a lot of trigger travel but I came up with an idea and after talking with JLA, I gave it a try and it took a lot of it out. The bar that comes back from the trigger to the sear block has a large notch to go over a small pin. I drilled out for a larger diameter pin. Works so far.
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  11. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    I have a friend that likes his, FWIW. I kinda like seeing old threads resurrected.
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