S&W SD40-VE -opinions?

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Forum' started by kjbcruz12, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. kjbcruz12

    kjbcruz12 New Member

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    I see that ff&f has the SD40-VE for $289.99. What is eveyones opinion on them? Are they good? Accurate? Worth the money? Can you do anything to them? Just wanted to get some insight before I purchase something I don't like. Thanks
     
  2. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    What will the gun be used for? How much experience do you have shooting?

    I owned the same sigma model in 9mm and hated it. Bought it as a backup 9mm for range use/home defense and hated it. The trigger on that gun is the worst part of all. It's long....hard....and had a bad break. The gun is too bulky for carry although it's fairly light. I also hated the grip....it's a square poly grip with horrible ergos....and nothing to hold on to.

    My opinion is the .40 will be snappier, and it is just cheaply made. I feel there are much better 40 cal poly semis out there for an extra $100 or so. Probably an ok gun strictly for backup....but that's about it. The low price says it all
     

  3. magnumman

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    Many features of that gun were reused in the M&P design. However, those features were drastically improved upon, and the not so good features were replaced. What resulted is s&w going from probably the worst poly pistol they have ever made, to the best IMHO. My cousin has one and it has the most god awful trigger I have ever come across on a striker fire gun (or any gun for that matter)
     
  4. mdemotte

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    This is an upgrade from the Sigma line! I love it! It has been flawless through 1k+rds and more accurate than I at 15yds. You can upgrade trigger and accessorize using the same components as the original SDs (not sigma) It also uses SD magazines. Like many polymers its snappy with .40. Very controllable however. I paid around $330 for mine in June when it first came out.. I dont regret it. You get a hell of a lot of gun for $300!!
     
  5. mdemotte

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  6. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have the Sigma in 40. My wife gave it to me as a gift. If she had not given it to me I would have traded it for something else by now. I dont want to hurt her feelings. The only gun I have ever shot with a worse trigger is a NAA mini revolver! The High Point has a better trigger! I cant believe they put the S&W logo on that gun.
     
  7. mdemotte

    mdemotte New Member

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    The Sigma is a completely different gun then the one mentioned on the thread heading.
     
  8. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    Everyone loves to hate these guns lol! But the SD is a step up from a sigma and I have a sigma in .40. My gun has performed flawlessly for thousands of rounds! Yes the trigger is not that good, but the gun is reliable and accurate. The only thing I have done to it was replace the spring and guide rod, because I shot it so much they wore out! Oh by the way Smith and Wesson was the one who fixed it for free inclding shipping! So yeah a reliable pistol with a lifetime gaurantee and made in America at a good price!
     
  9. hardluk1

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    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.
     
  10. WeeMan9194

    WeeMan9194 New Member

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    The sdve and swve are completely different guns. They may look alike but the sdve is supposed to be a better purchase. Granted its not an m&p or an xdm but its half the price. For the money id say get one. I did
     
  11. mdemotte

    mdemotte New Member

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    Exactly!! Smith should have gave this newer model a more distinct name to avoid confusion! This is my favorite value gun by far!
     
  12. BeyondTheBox

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    Every one talks about the sd being such an upgrade from the Sigma. It's not. The m&p is, the sd is a glorified Sigma, which is a fine gun as is, but to big for CC for me.

    At that price is jump on it!
     
  13. hardluk1

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    There ain't enought difference between the 3 to matter if your going to CC a 4" barrel. better check speck again.
     
  14. kjbcruz12

    kjbcruz12 New Member

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    This is the gun I mentioned

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  15. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    If thats a local price thats a good price. My lgs gets that for his.
     
  16. Jeehs

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    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.
     
  17. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    Are you guys removing the pigtail spring while your in there? I did on my sw40ve, 1000rds later, no issues
     
  18. jeremyw

    jeremyw New Member

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    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.
     
  19. blindshooter

    blindshooter New Member

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    There's nothing wrong with this gun, it's a DAO and not a taget pistol.
     

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  20. cblowe13

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    Looking into one myself for $200 would you buy it?