Gear: Smith & Wesson Sigma SW9GVE 9mm

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Smith & Wesson Sigma SW9GVE 9mm

Smith & Wesson
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $450.00
Average Rating:
(8 Votes)

a 9mm glock look alike. inexpensive, easy break down. Fires underwater. And with certain models could be mistaken for a glock.

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    jbeams, Sun, 06 Apr 2008 13:59:49 UTC.
    1st review

    I always considered the 9mm a ladies handgun. Now I work for a company that requires you to purchase a handgun, either in 9mm or 40cal range. I chose the Glock, but with the price tag, it was a bit on the steep side for my income. A friend suggested I talk with a State Police Officer I did. He suggested I see a friend of his, I did. This guy knew the new Smith and Wesson SW9GVE models, they are a glock look alike. Break downs are easy and a snap. Cleaning and jammings are a thing of the past. You want a handgun like the glock that can fire underwater, and has the same durability? Then the new Smith & Wesson 9gve is for you. This model comes with 2 standard 15 shot clips. The trigger uses the same bent trigger safety the glock has. If the weapon is dropped it will not go off accidently. And the best thing, if you want a glock and cant afford it, there is the allied forces model 9gve, all black 9. It looks so close to a glock, it will fool a lot of people.

    I plan to carry 4 clips. 1 clip marked as FMJ and 3 marked APR. Military people know these meanings. APR is for anti-personnel rounds or ball ammo, FMJ full metal jacket, used for dismanteling a car. Basically a full metal jacket ammo can be fired at the front of the car and penetrate the engine block slowing the car down quite a bit. The apr rounds are what you shoot at someone, to hit in the body or leg area.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 07 Apr 2008 20:28:50 UTC.

    Ok a Glock cost about the same. Otherwise what are you talking about in the rest of you review. Have you ever fired a fmj into an engine block of a car coming toward? If not how do you know it will "slow down" before it hits you?

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    MichaelAZ, Tue, 08 Apr 2008 05:21:05 UTC.

    Ok, jbeams, I have NO IDEA what the heck you are talking about. I only write this review so that there is an actual review here instead of meaningless babble.

    The Smith and Wesson SIGMA SW9 and variants are pistols designed to incorporate many of the features made popular by the Glock 17. It features a polymer frame and an internal safety very comparable to Glock's Safe Action Trigger.

    The SIGMA performs very well and is decently reliable. In my experience it is a bit picky regarding ammunition and likes to hang up with some of the lower cost ammo out there.

    All around a good gun for the money, but it is definitely not in the same league as a Glock 17 or a Springfield XD. I certainly leave this one in the safe whilst I have Glocks and XDs in my collection, but it is good for teaching new shooters and having fun while out plinking.

    I do think that the factory sights on the SIGMA are superior to those on the Springfield, but that is the only advantage I have been able to find, and they are still sub-par when held up against a Glock.

    P.S. No bullet fired out of a 9MM handgun is going to penetrate the block of an engine and it is highly unlikely that you will be able to disable the vehicle even with your 4 magazines. It is sort of like trying to perform a pit maneuver with the security golf cart...... Yellow spinner or not, the E-ZGo is just not suitable for the task at hand.

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    bruce2110, Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:43:40 UTC.

    my dept carried this in .40 S&W for 10 years. NUMEROUS problems, faliure to feed last 3 rounds from magizines, failure to eject, poor trigger mushy and heavy, replaced 2 years ago with the Smith and Wesson M&P, if you want a S&W auto the M&P is FAR BETTER of a weapon for the money

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    godfatherjkr, Wed, 16 Apr 2008 02:46:24 UTC.

    Never missed with this one, takes the damage and never missed fire.

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    akeenmind, Wed, 28 Jan 2009 17:37:39 UTC.

    It saved my life, so I can't be mad at it. Served its purpose!!!

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    SR9, Mon, 25 Jun 2012 04:30:43 UTC.

    The S&W SW9GVE is junk. I purchased because it was cheap, felt good in the hand and I just wanted something for target shooting. It is less accurate than a sling shot. Do not buy one. For a little more you can get a ruger sr9, barreta px4 storm, or for a little more a glock. I now have a glock 23 40 cal and ruger sr9 9mm. Both are very accurate. The S&W is junk. shoots high and right and the very next shot low and left. and not even a couple inches. I am serious. Throwing rocks at targets is funner more deadly. If I'm ever in a gun fight I hope the other guys has one of these turds. Do not buy or sell these. I like made in the US stuff so I am not knocking S&W lightly. But I'm sorry instead of a bargain quality US purchase I got robbed. Don't listen to the first review. This model needs to be scrapped.

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    aeroscott821, Fri, 19 Oct 2012 01:57:45 UTC.

    It's so interesting to read these reviews. They are all over the place. How can so many varied experiences be had with such a simple firearm. No it's not the worlds most elite fighting weapon. Yes its missing some features that vastly more expensive guns have. But, its a solid firearm. The guy talking about how inaccurate it is makes me laugh. He must have awful aim. The Sigma's I've fired have dead on aim. I hear guys complain about the trigger pull. Well with this type of trigger that's what you get. Its not necessarily a bad thing. I adapted just fine to it. It serves a wide range of purposes. It's a fun firearm for target shooting, has a place in the armed officer arena both law enforcement and armed security(even military use in some parts of the world). It will handily fire a wide variety of rounds. If properly maintained will fire without issue. And it can survive a multitude of environment and abuse and keep firing. I paid $300 new for mine and that included an extra clip. I don't know of any $300 semi-automatic handgun that can compete with that. With this gun its all about priorities. Will it do what you want it to do? Sure their are finer handguns to be had. But this gun doesn't try to compete with those guns. That's not it's intent. As an armed security officer I'm proud to carry it. If I was a jet-setting international assassin I might choose something else. I give it 5 stars for being the only American made firearm, at this price point, that offers this level of quality. Something most anybody can get into financially. I believe more law abiding citizens should have firearms, and this gun is flying off the shelves doing exactly that.

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