Just got a SW9VE

Just got a SW9VE

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    Talking Just got a SW9VE

    What a great Christmas gift! I am new to the forum and love all of the great info, this site really helped me figure out what I wanted...... so I went with the S&W 9mm Sigma, I have not shot it yet but will be doing so tomorrow (cant wait). I stripped it down and cleaned it and it was very simple, especially since this is my first handgun. I will fill in all the potential buyers of it's performance in the coming days.

    .......I know, there are a lot of sigma haters out there, we will see how it go's tomorrow. I will be shooting 9mm FMJ 115 GR. Winchester ammo as well as Remington UMC 115 GR. I am new to all this but have been researching everything for the past couple months, the first time I shot a handgun was at the beginning of this one, S&W model 10. I will do my best.


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    Cool gift.

    I have a Sigma, prolly a thousand or so rounds through it with no problems.

    The biggest gripe you will hear is probably about the trigger, which is rather heavy and not the greatest. But IMHO not a bad weapon, I've carried mine before.

    Oh yeah, and welcome from a fellow Buckeye, although I'm not in Ohio too much anymore.
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    Welcome...Congrats!

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    Welcome to the forum. It matters not what others think of your gun. If it shoots reliably 100% and is accurate, and you like it, well you will find your self practicing and enjoying it, because you like it.

    Merry Christmas, and stay safe.


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    Congrats...

    on the new family member...have fun at the range!

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    you done good; i've been carrying one for over a year, with one (mag related) failure to feed in 1,000's of rounds. itt's not a target pistol, but it's not meant to be. it's a tough, reliable SD pistol that goes bang when it's supposed to.

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    Congrats on the 9VE.

    I have over 5k 100% trouble free rounds down range with my 40VE. Now I have my M&P 40 compact it is my HD gun with a light on it. Enjoy shooting your new pistol
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    Hey the .40 version of that pistol was the 2nd pistol I ever owned and it was reliable as all getout. In the time I owned it, I would not hesitate to trust my life to its reliability.

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    Congrats, and have a good time at the range.
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    Congrats, just concentrate on trigger pull

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    Cool! Congrats on the Christmas gun. Take it out and enjoy it. Once you develop good trigger control with a fairly stiff trigger, anything else should be a breeze.
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    shot it

    I shot about 300 rounds through it on the 25th and was very pleased, though it did shoot somewhat high (when I get the $ I will get an adjustable rear sight). Almost no recoil at all, you can shoot one after another with ease. This is only the second pistol that I have shot but I did like it better than the springfield XD 9mm. Since I was used to shooting revolvers the trigger pull was not an issue for me, I think when I get my CCW permit I will like the pull being so heavy for saftey issues. You cant complain with the 16 + 1 capacity. Eventhough I dont have much experiance, and really cant compare it to anything else I would still say that this is a great gun.

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    I believe the early problems with the Sigma have been resolved with current models. Enjoy it!
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    My first Pistol was/is a Sigma SW40E. Law Enforcement, only test fired by the department armorer w/ night sights. The trigger pull was something to get used to and I get better each time I shoot. I am defintely happy with my purchase!! Glad you are too!!

    I carry it in a Crossbreed SOB, but will be looking into other options. I am new to this forum as well and have learned a ton and enjoy reading the different thinking and respectful replies even in disagreement.

    Thanks.

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    I liked my Sigma 40; had one jam out of 1000 rnds of wwb. Traded it to my Son for my old Glock 19 back.
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