Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Where have all the Sigmas gone?

Khyber Passing.


(H/T to Unc.)

11 comments:

cj said...

Hmm...wonder if they get the $50 rebate or 2 free magazines?

atlharp said...

Where have all the Sigma's gone?

Hopefully straight to hell. Try to do a trigger job on one and you will feel the same way.

Anonymous said...

We must not trust the Afghan police very much.

Cossack in a Kilt said...

I tried to love the Sigma. Man it does feel good in the hand. Right when they came out, I snapped one up in .40 S&W, and I shot it and shot it and shot it.

It felt great in the hand . . . except for, you know, that whole "index finger" thingy. That part, not so good. The trigger pull managed to be long, mushy, indeterminate, pretty much everything you don't want in a trigger. Ended up swapping it for a Taurus PT92, which I vastly, vastly preferred.

My faith in S&W took a huge hit with the Sigma.

If we wanted to equip the Afghans with cheap and dirty 9mms, we should have bought them Rugers.

CGHill said...

This is one of those times when LOL is an accurate description of my reaction.

Tam said...

atlharp, Cossack,

The saddest part about the whole S&W Stigma saga is that all but the first ones (which truly were lemons,) were actually decently reliable handguns, except for that wretched and totally unfixable trigger...


CGHill,

I'm glad somebody got a chuckle. :)

perlhaqr said...

This is a good start. Now to equip the rest of the women in Afghanistan with firearms, and see how the country progresses.

WV: "conards" --- No. Just no.

Tam said...

perlhaqr,

Not to speak heresy, but a shortage of firearms is not one of Afghanistan's big problems. I'm sure if women there want to pack heat, that plenty of heat is available for the packing.

Gewehr98 said...

Saw many an early model S&W "Smegma" choke on factory ammo. They copied Glock, and couldn't even do that right...

Word Verification: Spablus - the sputtering sound owner of above handgun makes when it jams (right after he told everybody within earshot how wonderful it was)?

Tam said...

Yeah, they pretty much fixed the reliability problems, but by then, the damage was done.

Glock Groupies and HK Fanboys should, by the way, take note of the fact that S&W is selling an almost-identically manufactured gun, turned out by union labor in Massachusetts, at a profit for right around three bills, retail.

Rick R. said...

Tam,

How about the Springfield XD?

Superior is all respects that I've seen to the Glock, for shouting distance of Glock prices. And you absolutely gotta have a thumb safety, you can get that too.

Although I haven't seen anyone torture test one like that Glock-boy did on online. What, about 10K rounds without cleaning, tossed form an airplane, etc.? Couple of small parts eventually rusted?