The pistol was pretty darn impressive for the price. It isn’t a $2000 Wilson Combat gun, but it isn’t meant to be either. It’s a “working man’s gun,” in that it is 100% reliable, functional, and inexpensive. The trigger is soft and longer than a Glock’s, but it is also about half of the price of the Austrian guns.
Just so there is no confusion…the SD40 is not a Sigma. It is related to the Sigma line, but it is a very impressive new pistol. I enjoyed reviewing it, and I will be buying the sample I got to shoot.
For anyone interested in the SD line of pistols, I wanted to let you know where I stand with this gun several years later.
First – I still really like this pistol. It has proved to be 100% reliable with every kind of ammunition that I have fed it. Without a doubt, this is one of the most important aspects of a self-defense firearm: reliability.
Second – The trigger is still mushy and not ideal. I’d love for it to have a trigger with a clean break, but that’s not what it comes with. However, the trigger is still very useable. Transitioning from a top tier 1911 single action to this gun would take some getting used to. Regardless, you can learn to master this trigger as you can any other.
Third, the gun fits my hand very well. Everyone has different sized hands, but I expect than many people will like the feel of this gun.
Lastly, I still believe that the SD line of pistols is one of the best values on the market today for a full sized, defensive handgun. You can get one of these brand new, with a lifetime warranty, for less than you can pick up a used Glock or SIG. For an affordable pistol, these simply cannot be beat.