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Posted: 10/8/2005 8:11:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 8:13:26 AM EDT by unkempt1]
I had a buddy come by with a brand new sigma 380 W/2 mags and the box .

$275, is the sigma a good pistol? not much on the looks.


anyone own one or shot one?

What were your thoughts


TIA

ETA: looks like the slide needs replaced after 3500 rounds?Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:13:06 AM EDT
I personally don't care for anything S&W Sigma, the hinged trigger sucks.

Sigma is S&W's "Loss-Leader" entry level brand IMHO.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:14:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
I personally don't care for anything S&W Sigma, the hinged trigger sucks.

Sigma is S&W's "Loss-Leader" entry level brand IMHO.



from what I'm reading it sounds that the hi point LOL
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:21:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:24:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 8:26:05 AM EDT by midwinter]
absolute POS
limited life span (70 boxes of ammo)
need a hammer and punch to disassemble
in .380
and @ $275.... well, that's just wrong
Midwinter
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:29:38 AM EDT
No, no, no.  Don't do it.  Absolute crap.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:29:54 AM EDT
I had a couple of the 9mm Sigma pistols and they always worked well… it is just a damn Glock with a different trigger.

The .380 Sigma IS NOT the same pistol… it is designed for limited life. Stay away.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:39:14 AM EDT
I had a neighbor that owned one(.40). It quit working and and I asked him what it was doing. He said he would feel completely comfortable loading it and pulling the trigger. This was in his house. I examined it and found the striker so fouled up in its channel it was difficult to move with my fingers.

Don't insult real guns by paying that much.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:48:03 AM EDT
Thanks for the info ,  doesn't sound like it's for me.

doesn't really feel that good in the hand or like there's any kind of real quality to it.

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:50:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
The .380 Sigma IS NOT the same pistol… it is designed for limited life. Stay away.



+1

I had one for a few years & finally traded it with some $ for another pistol

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:51:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Arlis:
I had a neighbor that owned one(.40). It quit working and and I asked him what it was doing. He said he would feel completely comfortable loading it and pulling the trigger. This was in his house. I examined it and found the striker so fouled up in its channel it was difficult to move with my fingers.

Don't insult real guns by paying that much.



The .40 Sigma which is just a Glock dressed up differently has nothing to do with the .380 Sigma the are 2 completely different designs
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:04:03 AM EDT
Added: I've seen a lot of Sigma's, mostly at crime scenes around Tulsa and OKC.

They seem to be the choice of Homey's...just my .02, nothing more...
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:07:38 AM EDT
Look at the Bersa .380.    I have heard and read a lot of good reviews from people who own them.   I'm actually thinking of picking one up.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:24:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Boog:
Look at the Bersa .380.    I have heard and read a lot of good reviews from people who own them.   I'm actually thinking of picking one up.



My grandfather has one, and let me give it a try. Not the most accurate gun, but goes bang every time I pull the trigger.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:08:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Boog:
Look at the Bersa .380.    I have heard and read a lot of good reviews from people who own them.   I'm actually thinking of picking one up.



I have one of those, good shooting pistol, never had a problem with it at all.

thanks again everybody
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:16:23 PM EDT
I had a sigma (the 'updated' version), biggest POS Ive ever owned.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:38:37 PM EDT
Run!
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:40:01 PM EDT
Another .380  choice is the kel-tec. I have one, and with a little work on the feed ramp, the damn thing is awesome. Thin as hell too.

I do have to say, Kel-tec is known for their great customer service too... Free recoil springs for life!
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:41:54 PM EDT
Sigma = Lorcin/HiPoint
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:52:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lu380:
Sigma = Lorcin/HiPoint



at least with locrin/HiPoint you know what you're getting. With the Sigma, it's a Smith and Wesson, supposedly a reputable manufacturer
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 2:04:40 PM EDT
I fired a .380 Sigma one once.  (Not entirely voluntarily I might add.  My agency had a seized one that was going to be used in a trial and the prosecuting attorney insisted we verify that the thing could actually be fired - apparently he had his doubts).

It didn’t blow up in my hands.

But it really is a piece of junk.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 2:06:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sixgunsblazing:

Originally Posted By lu380:
Sigma = Lorcin/HiPoint



at least with locrin/HiPoint you know what you're getting. With the Sigma, it's a Smith and Wesson, supposedly a reputable manufacturer



the hi point is what it felt like.

why would S&W do that to themselves?

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 2:45:19 PM EDT
The Sigma 380 is not a great gun by any imagination, but it isn't "that" bad. It isn't designed to have a long life, and isn't something you'd want to shoot that much anyways. I'd rather have one, that let's say an AMT .380. But then again, smaller than a Makarov (in caliber) I prefer .32s anyways...
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 2:56:48 PM EDT
I wish I could find a browning BDM or a colt mustang in Va for sale FTF, but they sure are hard to come by in this area
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