GUN Gun Crew: Are these cheap S&W pistols any good?

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  1. springy101

    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    Sigmas are generally regarded as crap...
     
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    trigger is complete shit
     
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    sigma is crap. Get a used Glock if you want an inexpensive pistol.
     
  5. springy101

    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    I'm contemplating a cheap plinking/range gun, either 9mm or .22. Been looking at the Walther P22, Sig Mosquito, or maybe a cheap Ruger. Any other suggestions?
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    browning buck mark


    MUCH better .22 pistol that what you've mentioned... not as "pretty" though
     
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    complete trash. i think they are giving them away when you buy a M&P ar15
     
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    I havn't shot a Mosquito but I've shot the rest. They all shoot fine, you may prefer one over the other because of ergonomics so go handle one. Just make sure you get one of the newer p22s and Mosquitos.
     
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    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    Are they in the same price range, about $300?
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    I got mine for $350, but they have a huge variety of different models, some are cheaper, some aren't, mine was a middle model.
     
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    If you're from California, remember you are limited to 10 round magazines. If your budget is in the $300-$350 range I'd highly suggest you look at surplus Sig P225/P6's. They are in your price range and pretty reliable. MGS has them as well as Dan's Ammo and Centerfire Systems. Centerfire is the cheapest but they won't ship handguns to CA. MGS will send them to CA.

    http://www.militarygunsupply.com/shop2/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_19&products_id=141
     
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    General consensus = trash crap garbage
     
  14. springy101

    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    Ya I know about the 10rd thing and also no threaded barrels, but don't most gun makers make CA legal versions of their guns?

    :eek5: And holy shit that is a hell of a deal on those Sigs. Are they all guaranteed to be in pretty good shape?
     
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    My first pistol was a sigma series .40

    Worst weapon I have ever fired.
     
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    I love the mosquito, but I got a very early one and it has extraction issues. Need to send it in.
     
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    same.. Could not hit the side of the barn from inside!
     
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    Is it any good, sure, as a paper weight.

    I bought a 40. sigma brand new when they first came out in the the summer of 95'. TOTAL POS. This was my first .40 semi pistol I owned I think. I couldn't even fire factory ammo out of it without it stovepiping, double feeding. It got to the point I couldn't fire a mag through it without it hanging up somehow. And before I even got 200 rounds through it, the extractor was stripped/worn.

    I sent it back to S&W which took forever, and by the time it came back I had already traded it for some stereo equipment to a co worker.
     
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    Thats around the same time I bought mine :mamoru:
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Wanna see one that has well over 15k rounds through it looks like? The older S&W auto's are very fine pistols. Mine has been absolutely rock solid reliable. All I think I've ever had to change was an extractor, other than that it's been rock solid for the 13 years I've owned it.

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    Looks nice, I have the 1076 and have been thinking about getting one in 9mm just because they're so cheap. I wish there was a decock only 9mm though. Mine feeds empty brass and has a better trigger reset than alot of new guns.
     
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    Yup, mines feeds empties as well, which is a pretty cool trick. And the trigger is so broken in nicely people swear I have a trigger job on it.

    The 5904 does have a decocker. I removed the mag safety on it as well (really easy). That's the orignal barrel and it's still has plenty of life in it. This was one of the first guns I used to CCW with. Well that and my shitty Llamma .45. (Long gone)
     
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    Oh I did not know that, i'll have to keep an eye out for a 5904 then. I know s&w does conversion to decock only and some people have made pretty sweet little guns with them but as I recall the conversion is like $100 or so.
     
  25. James May

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    I just purchased a .40 sigma. So far 300 rounds through it yesterday, and no double feeds, stove pipes etc. I do agree the trigger is HEAVY. I am however satisfied with the purchase.
     

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