I just bought one and have nothing negative to report. It shoots pretty tight despite the fight with the heavy trigger. The trigger is about 8 lbs. but found a Smith and Wesson forum that shows how to lighten it to 5 lbs. For the price you can't beat it..
Couple of my work/range buddies have Sigma's. I like the ergo and the weight is okay. Trigger feels like 80 lbs. instead of 8. All in all, I think I would buy one if the price was right. Prolly will in the future. Did you guys know that the Tennessee Highway Patrol issued the Sigma as a duty weapon as recent as 2004?
i had one earlier this year i wouldnt mind having another one despite all the bad things you read on here about them i liked mine . trigger is quite a bit heavier than a GLOCK or XD but if your queesy about a light trigger pull the sigma is for you.
"The trigger pull is always talked about, but you figure, if you get into a gun fight, your finger is not going to know the difference betweet and 8lb, 5lb or a 3 lb. trigger, you will be pulling with as much force as you can!"
If you think about it, it's true! I can see if you are using it for matches, though...
A Sigma in 9mm was my first pistol - LOVE the gun and will never part with it. Yes, the trigger is a little tight at first, but I've gotten used to it. And now, no other trigger is a problem for me.
I've got probably around 2k rounds through my Sigma, maybe closer to 3k, with no problems that I didn't cause (I let the chamber close on a round that was not fed from the magazine once, after about 1500 rounds, and the extractor broke. S&W fixed it for free).
I emailed S&W and they currently aren't offering anything. I also asked if Glock's trigger bars are interchangeable and didn't get an answer - I'm thinking they're not.
However: I have found a great reference for a "trigger job" that only involved removing 2 springs. Essentially, on the striker retaining mechanism, there are 3 springs designed to make the trigger pull on the Sigma heavy (on purpose - for LE purposes, I guess). You can remove 2 of the 3 springs and the trigger will be MUCH lighter (as professed by those that have done it) without affecting reliability (I will need to verify this over several hundred rounds before I can attest to this first hand).
A forum community dedicated to Springfield Armory XD and XD-M series firearm owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about optics, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!