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Old 11-21-2007
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Smith & Wesson Sigma 9mm auto

I bought a S&W sigma 9mm auto today,two boxes of rounds and headed out to the range. Shoot 2 clips perfect no problem,after that it all went for the worse. The gun jammed and would not eject the rounds. I oiled it,look for any problems,i could find none. Tried 3 different brands of ammo with same results. The round is not fully seating in the chamber causing the gun to misfire and jam. When it does fire it wont eject the empty brass. I called S&W and talked to a gunsmith and he thinks form the problems i described he knows what the problem is. They told me to ship it off to them monday and i should have it back Wednesday. He also sending me a box of ammo with it. I just had higher expectations from a product made from one of the better manufacturers. He said he has had very few of the series line come back with problems and thinks i just got a hold of a bad one. Hopefully they can fix it and make it perform like a S&W should. Sorry just had to vent...i paid alot of $$$ for a gun thats worthless.
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Old 11-21-2007
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It happens to every other one of those I sell...the guy comes back and asks for us to send it to the manufacturer.
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Is the gun brand new?
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AHH CRAP keven man where did you go to buy it bud , I could have told you not to do that . Hopefully its like the Mavericks I sold once it comes back from the factory it will work good . I dont know why but ive heard nothing but bad from the sigma line up .
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I had the Sigma in the .40 cal and I loved the gun. Worked great for me don't remember how many rounds I put through it but I sold it when a guy I work with was selling a Beretta 92 Brigider (sp?) because I wanted a gun I was used to after spending a year over seas with a Beretta. I haven't shot the Beretta yet but I kind of wish I would have kept my S&W Sigma as another gun. Buddy of mine has the 9mm Sigma and has no problems with his.
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Old 11-22-2007
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I have a sigma .40 and I've put over a thousand rounds through it with zero problems, although I have to say my Springfield XD sub-compact is a much nicer gun. You say you paid a lot for the gun, but sigmas are one of the cheapest pistols you can buy. In the pistol world $300 or so dollars is cheap and well you get what you pay for. I've heard a lot of complaints about the sigmas though, I guess i was just lucky enough to get a good one.

Sorry to hear you got a bad one.
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Old 11-22-2007
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I'll die with a glock in my hand. Bought it new. Took 750 rounds to break in completely. Don't limp wrist it and never had a bad feed since round one. And theres no jam I can't clean out with a solid tap, rack, continue.........
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Old 11-22-2007
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I bought it new,its going back to get fixed. I know its one of the cheaper lines but 300 bucks is alot of $$$ to me. I just wanted a gun that i can take out to the range and shoot for cheap and carry in my truck. I bought a Sigma over a Glock cause if someone broke into my truck...I would be $500 if I bought a Glock. Thats what my buddy told me "should have went with Glock". Its going to get sent off and the gunsmith i talked to was very nice and understanding and he said he will personally fix it and i wont have anymore problems with it.
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First i want to say congrats on getting into ur self protection.. Second SW are good guns but when i sell them at the store, if they are not dead set on sigma i try and get them into the MP which is more reliable... Hopefully all is well for you though
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MPs are awesome guns too. So are sigs if you don't mind the double/single action trig. I reason I like glock is the sear reset on the trig. If you learn to feel for the sear reset, you only have to release about have the trigger tension before refiring. Awesome job for trigger control w/ multiple shots. Glock are built tough too, don't be afraid to look at used ones(30,000 rounds strong). Might be able to get around the $3-400 range.

Also be to worried with brand new guns. What most don't realize is that it takes a while to break them in. If you can get some cheap target ammo, have fun and pound some round through that thing. You don't have to over lube it but make sure its got some. I wouldn't bat an eye at 500-1000 rounds through a virgin gun. They're tight when new and don't be scared if you see some metal flaking in your lube, its just bustin the crust off the slide. After that, it will run a ton smoother and your felt recoil will cut in half.

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Old 11-22-2007
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I wanted to take it this weekend when i go to Dallas on a family trip but if something happenend and this gun performed the same way as out at the range i would be screwed.
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keep one in chamber and don't miss.
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Im taking a 357 mag instead
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Im taking a 357 mag instead
Magnum works , Yeah Kevin We had this problem when I sold guns we get a few bad apples but SW stands behind eveything they make . So hopefully it comes back in good order .
You werent using CCI BLASER BRASS were you because when I got Daddys glock and test fired thats what I used and it jamed ever few rounds but I shot 300rds of good through it last weekend no probs SO no more CCI for me .

OneEDGE04 That Why I like my Sig 229DAK its a great double action only .
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Old 11-30-2007
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Well i got the gun back from S&W and went out to the range to shoot. It did nothing but misfire and jam. The breach is not closing all the way causing the gun to not fire. I called the guy again and he said send it back so i did for the SECOND time for the same problem. I wrote him a page letter explaining everything that was wrong. We will see if he can figure out the problem this time. I hate this gun. Givin me nothing but problem since day one.
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My S&W .357mag Revolver never jams

I hope you get it straightened out soon.
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Old 11-30-2007
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I asked him if he could exchange it for a SW MP 9mm but doubt that will happen.
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Sorry to hear of your troubles, I would have personally recommended a Springfield XD. Good luck...
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That would be a sweet exchange a Sigma for a M&P 9mm....I love my M&P 15 (AR)
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my ruger p94 has never jammed once since new... 3,000+ rounds and counting
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Old 12-01-2007
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I bought a Sigma 40 a little over a year ago and I've put well over a 1000 rounds through it with no problems at all. You prolly just got a dud. I had the same problem with three different Glocks and I'll never buy another one.
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Yup, should have bought a Glock. If $300 was your budget, you can find the "mom and pop" type stores that sell factory rebuilds with full lifetime warranties for $300. Some of the bigger stores will price match too if you can show them (Cabela's will!) My intentions in the up coming weeks are to purchase a Glock 22 or 23 that's been rebuilt. Awesome guns to shoot and for protection.
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Old 12-01-2007
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I had the same problem with three different Glocks and I'll never buy another one.
^^^Glocks have their own set of problems too.
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Old 12-01-2007
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What made me mad was on the repair ticket he wrote.."found nothing wrong,fired 30 rounds with no problems." I asked him about that and he said he didnt have one problem with the gun. I told him I got 2 rounds out before it misfired. I dont belive he shoot 30 rounds with no problems with MY gun. Unless he got some magic ammo or something.
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Old 12-06-2007
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Just found out the gunsmith is gone on a trip and wont be back until next week. i sent him the gun last Saturday.
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