I love my Sigma VE, but opinions <ahem> vary. The F series was a flop, so much so that many police agencies won't allow them as service weapons. Then there's the whole Glock and Wesson thing, which most S&W fans hated.
Then Smith retooled the gun: bevelled ejector, accessory rail, tougher springs and a shorter barrel. They called it the VE...a dependable, accurate and lightweight weapon.
I've had mine almost 3 years, and it's great. Fires everytime, never jams, easy to clean, no safety to forget, tough trigger so waistband carry doesn't turn it into a vastecto-mizer, smooth draw, great ergonomics, and it's as accurate as the hand holding it.
I've out shot people firing Glock, Sig, HnK, and Taurus. It's just never let me down.
***If you want knock-down power, hit them with a car...A hole is a hole***