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Made a trip over to a local gun shop today after work,and put my hands on a few other brand firearms today.
S&W's Sigma 9mm SW9VE and a Hi-Point JCP 40.
I like the feel of the SW9VE,but that trigger pull is horrendous-I don't think I would be able to hit the side of a barn with it. It reminded me of the SR9 in weight and feel,just a bit wider across the grip. I don't like the lack of a manual safety,and the DAO is terrible-again...waaaay too stiff of a trigger pull. Fairly priced-esp with the $50 rebate with 2 free mags in the rebate deal. That would put you out the door with a Sigma for around $280 with 4 mags and a case.

The Hi-point was heavy,but it fit my hand really well,and seemed balanced pretty good for the weight-I was quite surprised at how good it felt. They're cheap enough-I might buy one just to toss in the toolshed for encounters with the slithering creatures that visit out there from time to time.

Just some random thoughts....while I contemplate which P-series to buy next week sometime.
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Blasphemy! There are no other good guns but Rugers!
LOL....I love Rugers personally.Never had a single failure, jam, or other problem with any of them I've ever handled(except they like to eat ammo-and lots of it every time I handle them). I really like any gun made here in the good 'ol USA. I try not to buy anything made overseas,but it keeps getting harder and harder to do so.
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Yeah, guys, I know. I was just joking. I am pretty fond of my Kimber, don't ya know! (Not to mention my two ARs!)
 

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there's a lot of good guns out there on the market--but unfortunately the sigma ain't one of them!:rolleyes:

A good used smith 5906 is a different horse all-together.;)
 

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My younger brother bought a Hi Point 9mm last year (paid $150 out the door). We went to the range and shot it. No malfunctions, but I had a lot of trouble getting used to the trigger. It wasn't bad or anything--just different than other guns i've shot. Overall, I'd own one for exactly what you just described. :cool:

I have zero personal experience with the Sigma, so I can't say much about it--except I've talked with people who own it and hate the trigger pull.
 

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there's a lot of good guns out there on the market--but unfortunately the sigma ain't one of them!:rolleyes:

A good used smith 5906 is a different horse all-together.;)
Just picked up a very nice used 5903. Haven't shot it yet, but soon.
Same thing, just alloy frame.
 

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a shame in that s&w i believe have for the most part dropped metal frame guns from the line-up and are investing heavily in plastic such as the m&p. And it appears ruger is following smith's lead as well.

But that just makes a lot more nice used guns to hit the market as folks jump on the new and improved-----especially leo agencies as they trade in.
 

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a shame in that s&w i believe have for the most part dropped metal frame guns from the line-up and are investing heavily in plastic such as the m&p. And it appears ruger is following smith's lead as well.

But that just makes a lot more nice used guns to hit the market as folks jump on the new and improved-----especially leo agencies as they trade in.
Honestly,the Sigma feels great in my hand,I was just appalled at the trigger pull. I can't see how anybody could even hit the paper with one. That,and the lack of a manual safety killed it for me.
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Honestly,the Sigma feels great in my hand...
It feels, well, natural! ;)

..I was just appalled at the trigger pull. I can't see how anybody could even hit the paper with one.
It's not really much harder than a DA revolver pull. Really! It even cross-trains from a DAO revolver really easy.

...the lack of a manual safety killed it for me.
Again, kinda revolver-like, no manual safety lever. I pretend mine is a 15-round DAO revolver, and it's fun! :D
 

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It feels, well, natural! ;)

It's not really much harder than a DA revolver pull. Really! It even cross-trains from a DAO revolver really easy.

Again, kinda revolver-like, no manual safety lever. I pretend mine is a 15-round DAO revolver, and it's fun! :D
Hmm..never thought of it like that,but the couple of Sigmas I handled sure did seem like they had alot more pull force than any DA revolver I've handled in the past.
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Geeze Love my XD40 subcompact.And My Dan Wesson .357 revolver, Oh and my browning Buckmark. Ooh ooh and my mini-30,

Basically if it has a trigger and goes bang I love it:D


Except for maybe a Lorcin or a Jennings:eek:
 

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ive shot both the smith can be accurate if you get used to the trigger and the high point did do boom with every trigger pull but give me 6 or 5 for sure any day
 
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