S&W Sigma Problems

S&W Sigma Problems

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    S&W Sigma Problems

    I own a S&W Sigma 40ve and im having some problems with it jamming. Is there anyone else with one that can tell me what i can do about it


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    It could be that the Sigma doesn't like the bullet profile. Have you tried other brands/weights of ammunition? That might help. Mine doesn't like a flat-nose profile, but it feeds Federal Hydra-Shoks fine.

    Hope that helps!


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    Also , S&W might have some hints, maybe email em?
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    I have one in 9mm works great!I bought a 40 and it was a piece of junk!Sorry, I traded mine for a glock I just could not trust it for a carry piece or truck gun even after it was sent back to S&W for repairs.

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    well, i have taken the thing apart and compared it to a glock and they are just about identical. i guess the best bet is to go to what i know is going to shoot, a glock.

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    Sigma's dont have a very good reputation and it is well deserved they are Junk sure some like um but the 12-14# trigger pull really turns me off

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    The 40VE is a great gun but with the snap of the recoil you can limp wrist the gun. I would have someone else shoot it and see if they have the same problem. Try a firmer grip also. Most feed problems are either mag or limp wristing problems so does it happen with more than one mag?

    If not, I would clean the mags and shoot again and if still having a problem replace the springs.

    I hope this helps!

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    well, i have two high cap mags for it, one of which is stock the other aftermarket. The gun is jamming with both of them, even after cleaning. i called the company and they said it might be an extracter problem and to send it in and they will take care of it. hopefully that works

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    Extractor

    Before you send back the 'mock glock', try using a little less oil on the extractor. Ideally, the claw really ought to remain pretty much dry.

    Had exactly the same problem on a Springfield XD, which are most certainly NOT junk. Cleaned the extractor, didn't coat it in oil and never a jam ever again.

    People tend to use too much oil generally when cleaning their guns.

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    Case, I was thinking the same thing as far as oil goes. That is def. one of the first things I would try when you get your weapon back.

    Or you could just give me your gun and never worry about it again. Free of charge of course...I mean, I am a friend so I wouldn't want you to pay me to take a worry off of your mind.

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    Jonathoncase. I have an SW9VE. I have put maybe 800 - 1000 rounds through it without a problem. My teenage daughters each had a stovepipe jam, but it was them, not the gun....... I have heard that different brands of ammo might work better than others. I use winchester JHP and have no problems. Also check this sight. There are other Sigma owners there. http://www.smith-wessonforum.com/
    CW

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    thanks, lots of useful info

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