The Smith & Wesson Sigma series has a bad, bad reputation. It may be a $300 handgun, but in many shooters’ eyes, it’s a $300 waste of money. That doesn’t have to be so; there’s a home gunsmithing trick that can fix things right as rain.
To understand why the Sigma’s trigger sucks, and that is a technical term right there, you have to take a look at the gun’s history. It is a polymer-framed double-action striker-fired handgun designed in 1993 and brought to market in 1994, and it had one and only one purpose: to compete against Glock.
Based on the TTAG reader survey, it looks like our readers want to read more about budget minded guns. As your loyal scribe, I aim to please (pun intended). So before you today, we have the Smith & Wesson SD9 VE. This fine piece is the lowest priced pistola de plastico in the S&W lineup. You might remember some similar looks from their Sigma range of inexpensively priced pistols. Having stripped both guns, I can tell you that the guts look mostly the same between the two. And having shot both of them, I can tell you that the trigger woes the Sigma suffered continue with the SD9 VE. Be not afraid though, as the SD9 VE has many redeeming qualities, too
Overall, the Sigma 9mm feels like a quality gun in my hand. It's a bit top heavy, but the grip is just right for my hand. With an overall length of 7.25", it's not the easiest gun to carry concealed, but it's entirely possible