Oh so many complainers . The SD series is not the same as the Sigma. For the price the SD pistols are just fine pistol. The trigger is the biggest thing people still whine about and at 8lb+ it could be improved buy not a requirement. By a 26 dollar apex kit for the SD and the trigger pull weight drops to 5.5 lbs but it is not the worse out there buy far. Even most guys that have a m&p whine about those trigger being gritty heavier and over all not great. Thanks to apex there all capable to have smooth lighter triggers. . IF needed.
The SD40 is also lighter than a compairable m&p but.09 wider.
Hard to pass on the price for the few real differences for a house gun, range gun and if you can conceal it go for it.
One of our house guns is a sw40ve and after lighting the trigger pull to 6.5lb it makes a good easly to shoot gun for the money despite all the gun snobs.
Exactly!! Smith should have gave this newer model a more distinct name to avoid confusion! This is my favorite value gun by far!
I've shot one of my friends SdVe's. It wasn't horrible. I'm used to a Makarov and slightly biased against S&W, but it fired everytime the trigger was pulled. Didn't recoil hard, had a huge orange fire ball,(shooting at dusk) and was relatively easy to operate. Trigger was ehhh, but overall I would say its a good gun, great for the price even.
I own the sd40 ve and my wife has the sd9 ve. At first we did not care for them. They had a long and heavy trigger pull that put us all over the target. After we got spring kits from apex tactical the trigger was much better. I can now keep 6 to 8 inch groups at 15 yards and my wife is at 18 to 20 inch groups. (wife is still learning to shoot). For the price I would reccomend the sd ve but would highly reccomend a trigger spring upgrade.