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6 years 25 weeks ago, 4:26 PM

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Smith and Wesson SW9VE

Hey I just got a smith and wesson SW9VE. It seems to shoot well without any malfunctions but it seems to be very inaccurate... anyone else have the same problem or is it just my lack of experience with a handgun?

6 years 25 weeks ago, 4:52 PM

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I have never shot a SW9VE, but i thought I had the same problem with my first handgun (s&w sigma) till I brought it to a range and a instructor put 5 shots all touching each other with it. I later sold that gun, but it shot fine, I was the problem.

just practice. hanguns are a lot more dificult to shoot (accurately)than rifles. just start out at like 10 ft. and work on your grouping. try to put 5 shots in a couple inch circle. once you can... move back 5 ft. keep repeating this.

Try to put as much of both of your hands on the gun as possible for control. dont antisipate the recoil (flinch). try not to jerk your trigger finger, but pull it towards you in a steady smooth motion.

I use to practice at home dry firing. (of course take mag out, and clear the chamber). I would cock the gun, the aim at a small object like a light swith on the other side of the room. slowly pull the trigger till the hammer releases. see if your sights moved off of the target when the hammer droped. cock and repeat. I would do this for 10 min. a day until it bacame almost a sixth sense.

If you really think its the firearm, bring it into a range or gun smith and get a second opinion. good luck.

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6 years 25 weeks ago, 5:05 PM

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never mind. just realized the SW9VE was a sigma 9mm. i used to have the .40.

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6 years 25 weeks ago, 10:07 AM

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thanks

Thanks for the input i'll give it a shot

6 years 13 weeks ago, 9:45 AM

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trigger tension

i suggest you head over to your local gun range and rent another pistol just to compare trigger action (Glock 17 or Springfield XD-9). i have the SW9VE and the tight trigger with almost 12 pounds of pull tension makes aiming and sight picture a bit harder. i also have a Springfield XD-40 and that trigger pull is much smoother. i'm equally as accurate from 20 feet with either, but some of my friends can't shoot the Sigma accurately because of the heavy trigger.

6 years 13 weeks ago, 9:56 AM

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My SAA

Has a 8-10 lb trigger pull. I it is accurate. But any way TRACES is right you should compare the guns and see what happens.

6 years 8 weeks ago, 6:18 AM

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I'm considering purchasing a used Smith & Wesson Sigma SW9VE as a first handgun. Is this a good choice?

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 9:21 AM

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first handgun

I would suggest looking into a glock or XD. like other's mentioned above, the SW9VE has a tough trigger system. I wasn't a fan of mine, thats why I sold it (I had the .40). If you are choosing it because you are on a budget... it will work fine and should be pretty reliable, I would just prefer something else.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 9:48 AM

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I agree

I agree

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 6:22 PM

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The only thing

I would add is the importance of shooting weapons PRIOR to purchase. While it may be easy to resell it or trade it in...if it's not something you can shoot well with, better to know beforehand. Going to the range and renting weapons you may purchase is an excellent way to get a feel for the gun prior to buying...just like you would do with a car.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 6:26 PM

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I DON'T THINK MY RANGE WILL LET ME SHOOT AT A CAR.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 6:44 PM

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Perhaps you should

find a new range then...because it's a free country. You should be able to shoot whatever you want!!!

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 8:48 PM

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Practice

Practice is key. Breath, squeeze...you'll improve more you shoot. Start in close to see where your grouping move out when you have better control.

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 11:47 AM

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sw9ve...

I carry one, black with stainless top, I have had excellent range response with it, I think for most it may be on the heavy side with a strong trigger pull. All that said I'm a true fan, with 16 in the clip and 1 in the pipe you can't beat the cost and performance. I give it an all around 10 for the money.
BTW: I will get a second as soon as I can!

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 11:50 AM

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Trigger pull...

The trigger pull for the sw9ve is 5 pounds.
That figure is right from a Gun Smith with 30 years experience...

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 12:04 PM

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this says 9.1

this says 9.1 lbs
http://www.gunblast.com/SWSigma9.htm

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 11:45 AM

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On sale now [AZ] $269.00 for this weapon...
My daily carry sw9ve is at 5 pounds pull, weather 9.1 or 5 it is still a lot of gun for the money...

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