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    Seeking SW 40VE advice

    I bought a used S&W 40VE for CC.
    Grouping at 12 yards within DK zone mostly disable.
    I'm not trusting my precision compared to my other CC.

    I am using Blazer Brass,m 180 gr FMJ,
    Not a good start with my first 40 SW.
    Used to 7.62x25 TTC and 38 Special.
    Any advice besides practice.

    Can it be the ammo - really limited choice ATT.
    Try 165 grain?

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    I had a Sigma and I didn't like it. A lot of people have a hard time shooting them accurately because of the heavy trigger pull. I'd recommend a lot of dry practice. They are accurate guns though. I saw a guy make Distinguished Graduate at Front Sight's 4 Day Defensive Handgun Class with one.
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    I have a Sigma that I can't hit the broad side of the barn with. It was my first handgun, so I keep it around for sentimental reasons. That, and I would feel bad saddling someone else with it.

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    Fired lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveBlues View Post
    I have a Sigma that I can't hit the broad side of the barn with. It was my first handgun, so I keep it around for sentimental reasons. That, and I would feel bad saddling someone else with it.
    Have you fired it lately - any improvement?

    What was the issue with the SW, trigger pull? I've heard about lightening the trigger pull, new spring, have you researched any of the following?

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    Maybe your favorite dealer would have mercy on you and give you $150 trade-in value towards a respectable HG. I oughta know. My first gun was a Sigma40VE. It felt great in the hand but the POS broke THREE!! times on me. The firing pin each time.

    I took it to a gun store for trade-in assesment. The guy wouldn't even take it in because of the bad rep. I went back the next week and one of his employees gave me $150 towards a Beretta Px4 Storm 40. Nice.

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    I actually lightened the trigger pull on mine by swapping out springs. It did help a lot, but then I got to worrying about concealed carry with a pistol that I had modified. So I converted it back to normal and traded it in on a XD40. Life got much better.
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

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    It was definitely the feel and grip why I purchased it. I'll try to find some springs for the trigger.

    I shot my friends 9mm XDM - Holy Crap! was it awesome. Just too big to conceal.

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    We were sitting on the porch at the log cabin in the woods, and the kids (teen agers) were shooting a .22 rifle at a piece of firewood, maybe 16" by 6" floating in the pond. About 250 feet give or take. I got frustrated watching nobody make a hit, and un holstered my S&W .40 and leaned against the roof post. First shot it was extremely obvious, a direct hit. Except for the no external safety, I like it. Might have been a little luck involved, but still. I use gold dot 165 gr.hollow pt.
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