GUN Smith & Wesson SW40VE

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  1. DC

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    Would this make a good carry gun? Friend has too many guns and would sell this to me for $250, with IWB holster and 2 magazines.

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    He's put about 4-500 rounds through it, but I stripped it down and inspected it. It looks to be in top shape.
     
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    revised, pass
     
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    i think some of the older sigmas weren't very reliable, but have read they fixed them

    main complaint people have with the sigmas is the trigger

    i've never owned one, so i'm just repeating what i've read about them

    Academy has sales on these pretty regularly and get pretty close to the $250 price
     
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    I had one of these a few years ago. Never liked how it shot or the trigger as mentioned before. $250 is a fairly good price. Try it out and if you like it then buy it.
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Good deal.
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Oh wait, disregard.

    Didn't see the 0.
     
  7. fire

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    Last month, the local outdoor store was(maybe still is) selling the Sigma 9 or 40 for $299 new, for comparison.
     
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    Shitty deal considering you can buy them for $299 new with a $50 rebate or 2 free magazines.

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    No.

    If you asked about this being a "good first gun so that I can learn to shoot and I only have $250 to spend"... then my answer would have been 'maybe'.

    Sigmas have always had complaints about reliability, crappy triggers, and terrible accuracy. If you just want one to have a gun, go for it, but I wouldn't carry it as I wouldn't trust my life with it.

    It's amazing that S&W produced such a piece of crap in the first place. I'm so glad they started all over with a completely new design with the M&P series. Those are arguably some of the best polymer pistols made.
     
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    Well now that I see this it's not a good deal.
     
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    I had one. Trigger sucked, though a guy on pirate4x4 has a good how to on making it alot better DIY. The sights on mine were off, and like most plastic pistols the .40 was very snappy and when the mag was empty the gun lost any semblance of balance.

    For 150 it would be an ok deal, there are not many holsters available, but it would be a decent truck gun.
     
  12. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    You would be better off buying an old S&W steel gun (al la 5906) for $250-$300.
     

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