Smith & Wesson SD9VE
Smith & Wesson SD9VE Description
The Massachusetts-compliant Smith & Wesson SD9VE 9mm Pistol has a 4-inch barrel and a polymer frame with fixed white-dot sights. This semiautomatic handgun features a 10+1 capacity and a weighs 22.7 ounces.
Smith & Wesson SD9VE Specifications
Smith & Wesson SD9VE Pricing
Price history for Smith & Wesson SD9VE
- Highest Price: $327.54 - January 7, 2019
- Lowest Price: $290.00 - December 24, 2018
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Smith & Wesson SD9VE Reviews
Great pistol for the money.
It is my opinion that the SDVE pistols [9mm or 40S&W] are better than a Glock. The SDVE looks a lot better [contoured slide] and fits my hand better. I have several SDVEs and they all shoot really well. Just as accur...ate as my Glocks plus I can shoot lead bullets in the SDVEs while Glock strongly advises against shooting lead bullets in their barrels due to they weird rifling. And the SDVEs cost about $200 to $300 less than a Glock [depending on which Glock you buy]. I have not had any kind of malfunctions, even with my reloads. I use a SD9VE with a light/laser attaches to the rail as our home protection pistol. I love the 16+1 capacity. moreThomas
S&W will not let you down.
Qualified at range several times with this firearm. Reliable and practical, looks great, feels great in the hand.SGTXMERCY
I purchased the Smith & Wesson SD9VE because I wanted a firearm that had the same quality and workmanship of another firearm that's popular with law enforcement, ( I won't say the name ) but I didn't h...ave the $500 to $700, the S&W SD9VE is just as good as the other high dollar firearm, I'm was impressed with the S&W SD9VE, so much that its now my primary carry sidearm, if it wasn't a reliable firearm I wouldn't let my life and lives of my family depend on it. I have spoken with several in the law enforcement community who say the S&W SD9VE 16+1 and the SD40VE .40 14+1 are just as good in reliability and performance as the highend firearms but without the high price tag, and with the warranty offered with this firearm you can't go wrong. I look forward to purchasing a S&W SD40VE 14+1 moreRevDrBD
I have had this firearm for many years. I have put over 2,500 rounds through it and not one issue. Had it inspected and was told looks brand new. If you clean it properly I see it lasting a very long time.RoadGlide05
The trigger is so difficult to work with. By the time you’ve finally continued to pull and pull and pull you’re no longer accurate. No safety on this gun and has an extremely ROUGH back grip. I should’v...e spent more and looked more into reviews. I’ve shot many guns and this is really a cheap not very good gun. moreBlakeB
Great Defense Handgun!
I bought my SD9VE a few months back. I've fired around 800 rounds out of it without a single failure. The defense trigger (striker fire) is not too bad, I actually like a heavier trigger. Overall, this is a great ha...ndgun made by a great American company that holds it's own against the Glock. Buy one, you will love it! moreButch
Great pistol for the money.
This pistol is just as good as a Glock and costs at least $200 less. You can buy a lot of ammo with that $200. I have several SD & SDVE models in both 9mm and 40 S&W. They all shoot great. No malfunctions of any ...kind. Love the 16+1 capacity on the 9mm and 14+1 on the 40 S&W. You can not go wrong with these pistols. moreSKI2
Now I contemplate carrying this over my glock
I bought the gun a couple weeks ago haven’t shot it yet but I love the looks and size not to big not to small it makes me contemplate carrying this instead of my g17Newyork91
This Smith&Wesdon is truly great quality for the money. And Academy Sports Store sells it for less. Wheather it’s the sights or a glove like grip, I enjoy the tight groupings at the firing rangeDoug
Good product just what I needed
Bought a few months ago , service was Great at the store, and great price on the firearm!!!!!SHOT
Great defense gun
Got this gun 3 months ago and just shot it last couple weeks. Works perfectly! 8 pound trigger pull doesn't bother me at all, it actually makes sure you know you're pulling it and is no bother in a critical sit...uation. Put 200 rounds through using Winchester FMJ, blazer brass FMJ, and monarch jhp, all in 9mm. First time shooting a 9 and all shots went straight in the middle at 12 yards, with all headshots at 20. sights are great right out of the box. Only possible complaint is that the polymer frame, while lightweight, was overmolded, so it scraped my hand every time I shot. No biggie, just a little filing will take care of it. moreRhino
I purchased this pistol over three years ago and have put many rounds thru it. Never has this firearm had an issue!! Shoots true every time and the trigger is great!!! Great Gun for this price and for any price honestly!...! moreAJ323
I bought this gun 1/29/18 it lasted 3 months, I shot about 200 rounds and the trigger spring has detached. I have contacted Smith and Wesson to see if there's something can get fixed or not. p.s. I bought this gun d...ue to all the positive reviews but I guess I got a faulty one. morebryan
I bought this gun for my wife about 3 weeks ago. She loves it and so do I. Easy to handle and shoot. Breakdown and cleaning is a breeze. Would recommend to any. Only thing I have against it is there is no safety.Jackie
I absolutely love my new baby...a wonderful addition to my family.... I am so happy I made this purchase I really enjoy my new baby 9 mm. Thanks Smith and Wesson and especially Wayne at academy in humble Texas... I will ...definitely be seeing you again soon... moreCJ Jordan
It light and 2 16 round magazine right size for CCW carryGerg
This side 9mm is light weight also has a decent grip. Compared to more expensive 9mm this one is the best deal. Easy to maintain.easy to carry and keep around .retainnon15
Gun shoots great. Might even buy the 40 cal pistol.Ap84
Where price meets performance from a trusted name
I've had the S&W SD9VE a few weeks now and have shot quite a bit through it, mostly reloads that a friend of mine had tucked away. Not one hiccup. It is a wonderful handgun at a great price, and it is reliable t...o the point that it is almost boring. It has an impressive ammo capacity for its size and weight. I really appreciate the easy take-down for cleaning, but I have had no cause to clean it yet. The trigger pull is a tad stiff, but the fact that this is a self-defense gun and bargain-minded to boot pretty much reasons that perceived problem away. I added an inexpensive laser and I feel like I am well equipped for any typical self-defense emergency. moredavid
Perfect carry gun!!
I recently purchased this gun and have only fired it a few rounds. So far I am pleased the gun.... easy to load and has a good feel to it. I did purchase a rubber sleeve made especially for the S&W MP guns for a bett...er fit to my hand. Good pistol and got a great deal at Academy Sports! moreMax007
Durable, I carry it everyday on my property!
I’ve had this Smith&Wesson SD9 VE 3-years now, not one problem whatsoever! I carry it on my property, we have black bears that will sit and watch me work, before I even see them! This is a good, reliable, durab...le, pistol. Kind of like the toughness of the famous Russian AK! I wouldn’t shoot a bear with it, but it will get me to the truck, where a rifle is! moreRob864
BANG for you Buck
Bought it on Friday, and put a couple hundred rounds through it over the weekend. Ate everything I put it in, whether it was my own ammo or the range's reloaded brass. Trigger is a little stiff, but that's not ...a bad thing to me. My 10 year old son managed to pull it with ease, so I'm not sure about some of the complaints. Only nitpicky thing I could say is that the magazines have a little bit of wiggle to them after you pop them in, they aren't real firm like you'll find in a more expensive gun. Breaks down and cleans easily. For 300 out the door and a name that doesn't say Taurus or Hi Point, you can't go wrong. Great starter gun. moreBrandon
Sd9 VE handgun
I bought this handgun last month and went to shooting range and shot 250 rounds no jamming or late fire with this gun Reliable!Demosmooth
Terrific, $309 out the door. Ive got a couple hundred rounds through it so far with no hang ups. Steel and aluminum ammo. I hear people constantly nag on the trigger but that's because their pencil pushers. I'v...e personally never had my forearm get fatigued. It will perform when you need it to, and shoot where you aim it. You may need a steel guide rod eventually, but no problems here yet, I believe those are $20. moreRye99
Great budget gun
Had issues firing cheap pmc have used Winchester since then haven’t had an issue I didn’t care for the trigger ordered apex trigger and springs waiting to put those on and see how much my accuracy improvesubercork
This pistol is not too heavy. I practiced with it at range; trigger feels greatFastFur
Great Budget Gun!
I've had over 2500 rds through this gun! Eats everything from aluminium to steel....the only issue I've encountered is the hold open after the last round(after a few hundred rounds)... Tightened some springs an...d we'll find out how it goes next time out! The only upgrade so far is a stainless guide rod and recoil spring @ 20 lbs. Trigger does what it's supposed to do for the SD firearm! moreCub13
Had gun for two werks.It is S&W 9mm.Shoots very well.curtis
Nice and easy pistol, loving it.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Spike
Best Value for Both Price & Reliability
I bought this gun in used/like new condition for $195. The trigger pull is not great at all so I upgraded to the Apex Kit. If you do research on the gun this is an easy solution for a problem that is what it is and its i...nexpensive. This gun is cheap enough in price that I don't feel that I have to baby it at all. I do plan on milling the slide for a red dot but that's just my preference. The great thing about this gun is that it will shoot any ammunition without issues. Its extremely reliable and you can always upgrade parts as you wish. I installed metal rear sights from my M&P, an extended take down lever, installed a 20 lb. stainless steel guide rod and it was all inexpensive. You don't have to do it all at once, or at all, if you don't wish to. The gun will still function as it should straight out of the box. I highly recommend this gun if you're on a budget or even if you're not. morexadam1
I brought this a couple weeks ago and I love it. I haven’t been to the range but can’t wait to I get a chance to go.blessedchild927
Best customer sevice ever
Thrilled with my new hand gun. Aaron new EVERTHING about my gun and EVERY gun they carry. Thanks so much, I really learned a lot!!Bobi
It’s been a week and I love it! I’ve been to the gun range twice and I’m so comfortable with it. Money well spent.NayB26
Smith & Wesson 9mm
Nice gun. Shoots well. Very few jams. Not happy at all with the plastic trigger and heavy trigger pull. Good price for this average gun.cabbage
Great Handgun for the Price!
I bought this as my first semi auto handgun mainly because of price. I have fired about 100 rounds, no jams and accuracy is good. This gun does what it’s supposed to do and I am very satisfied with the purchase. I ...definitely recommend this firearm. moreRod71
I bought this gun because of the price. Good capacity. It fits good in my hand and there is very manageable recoil. The only problem is it takes some work to disassemble with the take down for cleaning.Eerpud1958
I bought this pistol from Academy back in March 2017. No complaints! Excellent ergonomics, accurate, super reliable, and costs about $200+ less than a Glock. If you can't find a holster for it, the M&P holsters ...will work. I'm former military and law enforcement, and I'd highly recommend this pistol. moreMarc
quality firearm ,at a affordable price
this gun shoots good. And it feels good in my hand. Everyone complains about the trigger. I like it. It feels good. No problemsKevin
I've had this gun for about a year and a half and I hate it, the weight is absolutely horrible the recoil for a 9mm is insane and I almost can't take the gun down because of the small takedown pin. Its just a k...nock-off Glock, I'm not a big plastic pistol fan but if you are gonna get one save up and get a Glock. moreJMason
Great Budget Pistol
The SD9VE is a very good budget friendly pistol. But the one thing any purchasers should do, is replace the plastic guide rod assembly. It will very much improve accuracy and reliability, in both SD9VE & SD40VE. It...039;s guide rod assembly s the biggest issue about this pistol. The plastic guide rod, will flex, when firing, why S&W, & Glock, etc. use cheap plastic guide rod assembly's is beyond me. But after 2k rds, still running great, with guide rod replacement. moreSam212
Bought this gun on Father's Day and took out to the range the following day. Have shot over 1500 rounds and have NOT had any type of issues with the gun. Minimum recoil. Very satisfied!Charlis
Great Gun for the money!
I purchased this gun after getting my carry permit. I purchased it for the name S & W and the price, because I was on a budget. After four years , I still love this pistol, and have taught all my children about gun s...afety. My oldest just received her carry permit. moreDavis Crew
Bought this pistol on spur of the moment when everyone was in a panic and everything was sold out. I used to to qualify for my CHL shot perfect.Ramiro
AWESOME PISTOL, WITH A LITTLE WORK.
I've enjoyed this pistol very much since purchasing in March 2017. Have fired it almost every weekend since, and eats any & all ammo I feed it. "0" malfunctions since new. I highly recommend the Apex T...rigger & Trigger Spring Kit, what a tremendous improvement in travel & weight of pull. Thanks Academy for the great price! moreEddieB
Great Price, Average Return
Overall this gun was what you'd expect for lower price range. It shoots straight, eats all types of ammo, and I liked the looks (mine is blacked out). Now for the reasons I put it down 2 stars. The first and foremos...t was the trigger. It really doesn't have a short reset like other guns and the split trigger is horrible (I went Apex). With no reset, it shoots like a revolver and is hard to do quick followup shots. The sights were upgraded as part of the deal I got, but they are not great. It did come with 2 mags, but not a case. I find that odd as other makers provided a hard case. Lastly, the middle of the polymer frame has some give to it. It needs more meat there or an metal insert to keep the flex down. Breakdown and clean is easy accept for the trigger block. It did have a little rattle, but nothing to be worried about. I've put approx 1000 rnds through it. Still a great value for what I spent on it as opposed to guns 2x the cost. Just the trigger is a pain to deal with. moreMelC
For a Cheap Pistol...
Title says it all, for a cheap gun you cannot beat it. It's not the most accurate, the trigger sucks, and some of the internals are plastic. Yet with that being said, it's a great beginner pistol and is accurat...e enough to feel safe with for defense usage. I have had mine for 3 years, and during that time it has been submerged in salt water, left in a truck over a range of single digit and triple digit degrees, covered in mud, etc. Some people knock the accuracy, and for sure the trigger does not help, but I have gotten used to it and can shoot a snake from 8 yards away with it. No major complaints on my end! moretrh2015
I purchased this as my first handgun and other than getting accustom to the trigger it works great. My daughter and I have shot very well with it. Since the trigger was such a pull I bought a trigger kit and had my broth...er to install it so now it has 5.5lbs and is a dream to shoot. moreCobrajet
great gun for the money
I bought this gun a week ago and was very pleased with it and the only down side was the magazine rattled a little bit but i found a way to fix that and if you wont a dependable firearm for a great price this is the one ...for you moreraydawg
I Bought this gun about a year ago. I have not had a single issue with it. No misfires. Very accurate. No complaints whatsoever.DRock87
I bought my gun about 4 months ago and the trigger was a bit hard to pull. So i changed over to a tactical trigger and now i love it even more. I've put about 1000 rounds thru it without any problems what so ever!! ...This is a great gun for all skill levels. And the price is right!! moreSingmytun524
Have problems with it jamming
I have had my gun for two years I have nothing but problems with it... hate it!!Kclare
I bought the gun about a year ago and I love it no problems so far. I work in law enforcement and if it wasn't for them making us y'all use the same guns this would be may service weapon. I shoot just fine with... it and I know trigger is a Little rough but you get use to it the more you shoot it. moreScott013
So far it's AWESOME!!
I bought this gun in April 2014, and have now put 1000 rounds through the gun. I have not had a single problem with this gun. No FTFs or FTEs, nothing. I trust this gun as much as a Glock. It is a super easy to shoot, an...d very accurate. I carry this gun, except during the hot months in Texas when I am pocketing a LCP. I would recommend it, especially for the price. morePilotPhil
Good for the money.
This is a good, but utilitarian, gun. It's reliable, functions with any decent ammunition, reasonably accurate and inexpensive. If you want more, you have to pay more. But remember: If all cars were Cadillacs, many ...would have to walk. moreetex
Everything you need!
I got mine about two years ago at the local Academy. I have lost count of rounds that I have fired through it. I am up over 1000 easy. The only failures I have had were shooting some hand loads a friend cooked up that we...re super dirty. Otherwise it has shot every brand of ammo I have put through it without issue. I have shot brass, steal, and aluminum cased rounds without issue. It shoots as accurately as I do. I can regularly tear a raged hole at 7 yards. My only real complaint is that extra mags for this thing are EXPENSIVE. I wanted a third mag and it ended up costing me $40. Other than that, I love my SD and I trust my life with it. moreJTown J
A STEAL FOR THE PRICE
I purchased this SD9VE about a year ago and have put 600-800 rounds through it with no hick-ups. coming from a revolvers the trigger was not an issue and I recently purchased an XD9 about a month ago and beside getting u...se to the trigger action on it I really can't tell the difference in accuracy they're both great guns moreted8a
Great value gun.
This gun is reliable and has taken every kind of ammo I've put through it without any issues. It shoots well and is definitely user friendly. It came with 2 magazines which is cool In my opinion however, the Smith i...s not as accurate as the gen4 Glock 19 (only by a small margin though). Also the glock feels much better in the hand. The magazines are not as easily put in when there's a round in the chamber (to make it 16+1). The reliability, ammo capacity, and price clearly make this gun a smart buy. This is a gun I'm willing to protect my family with. Usually you get what you pay for but somehow this gun gives more. moremossberg7
I got the pistol for Christmas and I hate it. The magazines rattle, the trigger is absolutely horrible and on top of that I can't make more than 3 shots without a jam.Bryanp85
Economical and reliable!
I have fired hundreds of rounds through my SD9VE without fail. The trigger pull is 8.25 ibs. and rather lengthy, however; there is no excuse to not fire a good course of fire. I have recommended it to several others for ...it's accuracy, reliability and affordability. moreJoeM
After reading the reviews on here I purchased this pistol this weekend. Fired 70 rounds without any issues. I was worried at first if the recoil of a 9mm would be too much for my wife and 2 boys, but was pleasantly surpr...ised that it wasn't that bad and that they handled it with no problems. The trigger being long was one of the main things that I saw in the other reviews, I do not see that as an issue. Feels really good in your hand! moreTycade
A Very Nice Budget Pistol!
When I bought and then shot my M&P Shield, I became sold on S&W products. This firearm I was a little on the fence about as a result of the price and it not being an M&P. I took a chance and bought it. Took i...n the range and absolutely fell in love with it. Shoots like a dream. Recoil is low and its accurate. Love that it comes with 2 high capacity magazines. The only complaints that I have with this firearm is that one of the magazines doesn't lock the slide open and the trigger is somewhat heavy. I plan to call Smith and Wesson about the magazine. The trigger I can live with for a little while. Ill most likely upgrade it. Pretty nice firearm. Great Price! moreHindsight
Handles my needs
Bought this item for personal protection and have been nothing but satisfied with my purchase. It's light weight design and great price is outstanding.Hunter30520
After researching 9mm caliber firearms this one high really good reviews. Made a trip to Academy to get a feel for the gun and it was a match. Immediately took it to the range to let off some rounds. I had no problems wi...th jams or misfires. The firearm came with two mags & 15+ 1 which is really nice. Originally hope to cc looking for a holster that will help minimize & conceal the size. The gun is easy to break down and clean. I honestly would recommend to anyone looking for an affordable and quality firearm with a great warranty. moreHerz01
The Glock Killer
I have 2 of these, one stock and one tricked out with all the upgrades. I had a Glock 17 but sold it after buying this gun, don't get me wrong a Glock is a GREAT gun but I like this one better and it's 240.00 c...heaper. NEVER had any problem with either of them and they have had thousands of rounds through both of them. You will not go wrong buying one of these. moreJaybo1966
Perfect budget gun
16+1 Basically a Glock clone Had it 4+ yrs. over 2000 rounds. Never skipped a beat.Ed1986
I purchased this gun went straight to the range fired 150 shots, No jams No misloads. Trigger pull didnt bother me a lil longer pull/release than I like but was not bad enough to make me think anything bad about this gun.... If you need a simple gun that is good for self defense or a cheaper gun for a play toy to fire off rounds with Then this should be your gun if you are looking for a competition pistol then look elsewhere moreRay A
This is a great self defense gun. You can not beat it for the price. I've had mine for three months now and have nothing negative to say. I've shot several different types of ammo and had zero problems (shot at... least 400 rounds). I would recommend it to anyone. moreB1x22
I bought this pistol a year ago and have shot it several times. I think for the money this is a great pistol.Rkimmins
I read the reviews and watched videos . Everyone was right . Excellent gun , well worth the money . 16 round magazines . You won't go wrong with this . Breaks down like a glock , inside looks exactly the same . It f...eels better in my hand than a glock . Highly recommend . Emptied a magazine fast with some cheap ammo , no problems. moreBubba T
Just got mind today so far so good run a mags no problemsHoltgrim1
Such a great gun! Read this real review
This was the best purchase in regards to guns that I own. Here is break down if you are looking in regards to purchasing this firearm. 1) Stainless steel slide is nice to have versus a blued slide. 2) Two 15 round chrome... magazines, some guns just come with one. 3) The ammo price ratio is great, and you have many 9mm brands to choose from, I have had no issues with any brand of ammo that I have shot yet. 4) The trigger is NOT that heavy at all. I don't know why guys have a problem with the trigger. You DO NOT have to install the apex trigger kit. Again, if you looking at buying this gun, BUY IT.. it's worth it. There is a video by the popular YouTube individual Hicok45 and he shows what this firearm is capable of. 5) If you gave me a lot of money to buy the best 9mm glock, or buy two of these guns.. I would buy this firearm hands down.. it's just that good. Happy Holidays to all! moreMrXisright
Purchased this pistol about 4 minths ago probly my best investmentDvinson
Great reliable gun
I have owned the sd9ve for a little over a year and love everything about it. The gun has never given me any trouble with ftf or fte. It has functioned exactly as advertised for over 1500 rounds that I have put through i...t. I did a lot of research on this gun before purchasing it and was worried that a gun at this price point might have some issues. There were some complaints about the trigger that I found in my research but I actually really like the trigger. It is smooth and breaks clean. I liked this gun so much I got the sd40ve as well. At $300 there is no better value. I would encourage everyone to purchase this firearm. Great first gun or fun gun for the experienced marksman. moreAconner4
I like it. It fits great in my hand and is a lightweight pistol. The front of the gun pops up when you shoot because it is light. However, not much recoil. The only downside for me is that the gun does not have a safety ...on it so I wouldn't keep it loaded and laying around the house. moreAndylion
Dependable and Affordable.
A stainless gun with 2 mags made in the USA for around $300. My dad and I purchased 2 of these a year ago. I have been carrying mine for about 8 months every day in a raw dog. For the price it's hard to beat. The tr...igger isn't great but apex sells a kit to get it on point. moreRaul00
happy with purchase,works great,good value for the pricevalley11
16 rounds? Not as advertised
I've tried loading both magazines that came with this gun and they WILL NOT hold 16 rounds. 15 is no problem. I've purchased a speed loader to see if it'll help load the 16th one in both magazines. I have ...not fired the gun yet. I will update when I do. The grip feels cheap and the sights are cheap too. morePatrick Eline
Bought this about a month ago and it works great . Everyone at Academy was very helpful. I suggest you all check em out !!Fruit healer
Good Action Great Price
Clean shooting gun. I have run over 800 rounds through it without a jam. Excellent gun for the price would recommend to anyone.Johnpro
Great for protection, mediocre at the range.
I bought this pistol about a year ago and it fires every time - clean and dirty. It is a great gun for home defense, but that's about all you'll want to use it for. It's heavy and bulky, so if you're ...looking for a conceal & carry weapon, I'd go with something a little smaller/more compact. The 16-round mags are great, but they do add quite a bit of weight when full. It's not the most accurate pistol and it is rather snappy. There's quite the length of pull, which can be tricky. Otherwise, this is a great gun. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a home defense weapon. I would not recommend it, though, to someone looking to carry and/or looking for a range-going pistol. moreRman12
Smith and Wesson SD9 VE 9mm
I bought this gun along with ammo on the 4th of July 2016 before the Elections and I'm glad that I did. Great gun, shoots all types of 9mm ammo, easy to clean and lube at a great price, American made and comes with ...a super warranty. Took it to the range and had no surprises, ate all kinds of different brands of 9mm without any problems. looking to buy the S&W MP22 Compact for the wife next. moreTexasCowboy71
Decent for The Money But Not Recommended
This gun was defective out of the box and it's a common issue that many people are having. I don't mind a lower quality product for this price but I do expect a firearm that is functionally sound.Bill
Best Bang for the Buck
Absolutely a great buy. My first handgun purchase. The trigger needs a little break in time but after 800 rounds and a Polish on the sear.it's good to go. Recoil, what recoil, My 15 year old daughter shot with no pr...oblems. All in all a great gun. moreBigjb
Great gun for the price
Bought this gun a couple months ago. Put about 150 rounds through it so far. Not the most accurate, but not too bad off. Very reliable, very affordable. I'm pleased with it.Squanto70
Great gun for the price!
I bought this gun when went in to buy a shield. Saw this on sale for $299 and had to have it. I've put about 300 rounds through it and oeats whatever you feed it. I added a trigger spring kit to it which reduced the... pull to around 4.5 lbs. In it just gets better and better. moreGjones73mcd
Great fun gun
Bought this gun about a month ago and it has been a lot of fun. It will shoot steel case, brass case, it doesn't seem to matter how cheap or expensive, it will fire it all. Will not jam (in my experience with it). I... tried everything to cause it to jam but it just keeps cycling round after round. I love that it comes with two magazines, make it easier to empty a clip, exchange mags and keep going. Would recommend highly for anyone who wants a great, reliable, affordable 9mm. moreDuDah
Great Gun for the money!
This is pistol is fun to shoot. After shooting about 300 rounds and giving it a good cleaning, the gun shot a lot smoother and more accurate. It's super easy to break down and clean.Simms64
This SD9VE has not hot yet since I buy. SEE, NOT STRAIGHT!!Jun999
Fire when ready
I bought this gun on 14 September 2016. Fired a combination of rounds; ball, hollow point, and subsonic ammo and it all came out screaming without any hiccups. I love this gun, it didn't cost me an arm and a leg to ...purchase it. Great buy. moreThe angry chinaman
Great gun for the value
I bought this gun a little over a month ago. I have put about 400 rounds through it and have had no issues. Easy to break down. Heavier trigger pull but overall very happy with this gun13bigmike34
Excellent gun! Comfortable, shoots great. Price is unbeatable. Underpriced, in my opinion.Drock1987
Poor man's Glock
GREAT gun at a fraction of the Glock price. Never had an issue with mine, and love the 16 +1 feature. Not too heavy and the safety is in the trigger. Worth every penny. Comes in .40 too.FWOF
I bought this 6 months go. No issues. Great pistol.GRmartin
Light weight & easy to handle
I bought this pistol ( S&W 9mm ) six months ago and have shot about 250 to 300 rounds, this gun is great!! Thinking about purchasing the .40 caliber.Mr Bee
A lot of gun for the money!
This was my first hand gun purchase, and it's turned out to be an excellent choice. I suppose the SD will always fight the "Sigma stigma" but if you evaluate it for what it is, you'll find a solid, re...liable, smooth-running hand gun, and a tremendous value. After almost a thousand rounds, it has never failed to fired or eject, regardless of ammo, and it's stupid-easy to break down and clean. There isn't anything I can say about the trigger that hasn't been said about every other striker-fire trigger out there, It may be a lack of experience on my part, but I have no problem operating the trigger at all. My only complaints about the gun are one: the takedown bar is hard to get a grip on, and two: the grip is fat and smooth. I feel like the gun rotates in my hand and I need to reset my grip with each shot. Make no mistake, this is a full-size pistol! moreFlatrock
A Best Kept Secret & Great Value
Built on the notorious Sigma, this gun is on a different plateau. Looks like a Glock, same weight, breakdown and clone-like. Doesn't have the former's reputation, but at half the price, it merits more than a qu...ick glance. It is balanced, comfortable, has great sights and it is accurate. As a bonus, it has gone through cheap and regular priced ammo with no incidents to report. Time is a factor in growing comfortable with a new handgun. With practice, even the publicized critiques of the trigger demonstrates that past issues have resulted in significant improvements with the sd9ve. On the same shopping trip, pick up a custom sleeve for better grip control. moreevnbeta1
great for the price
I picked mine up over a year ago. Never a feeding problem. It has a 8# trigger for a reason, its the guns safety. that said it will take practice to get use to it. It will never be like a single action. For a $300 gun an...d S&W warranty you cant go wrong. moreDAGO713
My first handgun
I bought this gun about a year from academy in sheverport Louisiana since I ha it I have put 800+ rounds threw it and it never jammed once this is one of the best handguns to buy at such a low price I recommend the gun t...o any first Time handgun buyers or somebody just looking to buy a gun you will never have a problem out of it since I had it I've had a custom make extended clip made for it and put a Laser sight on it this is one of the best handguns s&w has ever made, it would make a good travel gun on just every day gun. moreLil Hamp
Superb Reliability & Accurate w Trigger Control
Wow this thing has never malfunctioned, not once. I went 500+ rounds (from the first shot ever) without cleaning it and it never had so much as a hickup. Finally, I decided I was neglecting it and I did clean it after th...at. Basically, the 500 round dirty abuse was simply a test and it passed with flying colors. Trigger control is something you will NEED TO WORK ON with this gun. Even if you are proficient with double action revolvers, this thing has got a funky trigger. I learned my own little technique and when I go to classes with this gun I always show the instructor and they find it surprisingly effective. If you buy this new you will experience some muzzle flip but it will eventually subside after maybe 300 rounds. It is a slow process but it will get there. For the record, I put through this some good ammo like HyperClean, some moody aluminum cased stuff, Georgia Arms reloads, dirty bottom barrel ammo, hollow points, and who knows what else. Never a single issue from the gun or magazines. In my eyes, this SD9VE is essentially a duty pistol you could rely upon to function without question. moreYugo505
A great gun at $100 more!
Just crossed 1000 rounds. Never ONE ftf/fte, NOTHING! Shocked. Light as a feather, very accurate (well, as accurate as I am anyway, I know it'snot a match pistol), easy to disassemble/clean. I wouldn't say it...039;s a great 1st gun only because the recoil is more than a heavier 9mm. But a a full size concealed carry it's hard to beat. I shoot a buddies Glock some, and I like the SD9VE better. The Glock kicks less, but weighs more, and it's angle feels odd. moreGordoB
I bought this as my first handgun. After shooting approximately 600 rounds through this gun it only jammed once. I am pretty should that jam was causes by my grip not being good enough.rediz2010
Like the gun
Shoots great and I like it because less recoil and every than I shoot beforeLou16
It is simply, a steal!!
This has got to be the best pistol deal ever. Big time name brand company, great quality pistol. Great for self defense, home defense, or just the shooting range. $289.99 is ridiculesBobo49
Very Reliable! Fires any 9mm round in the store!
I've run about 700+ rounds through this pistol, some shooting for accuracy, and other for speed at close distance. It has fired flawlessly and accurately. I have used just about every ammo Academy stocks, and other ...discount places as well, without a single jam. I love the ease of teardown and cleaning. Excellent weapon at a great price. Do hesitate to purchase one! moreGeodarbar
Affordable, great ccw
I bought this as my first gun, and ccw. It is small enough for ccw. I love shooting it, I have put nearly 1000 rounds through, it has a really heavy trigger pull, i think its like a 8 or 8.5 lb trigger pull. I have gotte...n used to it, it has a slight kick because of this. I wanted the springfield xd service, but only had enough to buy this. I do not regret it at all its a great gun, easy to clean easy to field strip, easy to handle. for $25 you can get a new trigger that lowers it to like 4lb trigger pull. still a great gun. I love that it hold 16+1 moremmorton9
Great gun for the price
I bought this gun about a year ago, I hadn't posted a review because I was waiting to take to the range a few times and see just how well it functioned. I am very pleased to say that after about 500 rounds it has he...ld up amazingly, I'm glad I made this my first firearm not to mention the price, you can't beat it. It's easy to shoot and clean, it doesn't have manuel safety, but honestly just don't put your finger on the trigger till ready to shoot, or don't load until ready to use simple. A lot of people write about the trigger pull being to heavy, but personally I don't think it's an issue. My girlfriend liked it and she is 5'5 119 lbs. and she could handle it fine even though she feels comfortable with something a little bit smaller. So if anyone is considering this firearm I highly recommend it weather it be just to go to the range for fun or for home defense. moreMrLee 13
Been waiting to purchase this for awhile. A new shooter and enjoying this baby!9 Mil
Awesome value gun
My wife has had hers for almost 6 months and ran close to 4000 rounds through it with out one problem. Very dependable just did an apex trigger swap to drop the pull for her. She loves it and it's very accurate righ...t out of the box. Highly recommend. moreKd727
I bought this gun about a year ago been thru 500+ rounds without a glichMOE82
Check your sights before leaving the store
So this is my second review. I love that the gun works flawlessly, however I hate the plastic rear sight and I finally figured out that my aim was off because my sights weren't sighted in and my front sight was slig...htly off center. Now I've gotta figure out how to get this thing adjusted and I'm just not sure what to do. Also the guide rod on this thing is plastic. So to wrap up this review I would have s&w fix a few things: darn plastic sights, darn miss adjusted front sight, and the darn plastic guide rod. Frustrated owner. moreJerms02
This is a great gun for the price. It shoots great and straight. I have not had any problems with this gun at all...Danny816
Had several the last 20 years.
I purchase my SD 9 last month; Have had several sigma series type pistols 20 years now and still superb; If you can get pass the strong trigger pull, you will be alright. EXCELLENT Weapon.US Navy 89
Great Gun haven't miss fired once put 400 roundsv
I bought 2 years ago use for all carry Great for target practiceAnatropolos
Absolutely love this gun. After i bought mine, i have went to the range much more often to practice. So much fun, Never had an issue with malfunctioning. I can shoot anything through it. Steel, brass, or aluminum, and it... just eats it all. Extremely accurate and the 16+1 capability is just awesome for open carry. As a small framed female it is hard to conceal, but i have been able to do so on occasion with the right outfit. Also. slide just glides. Easy to take apart and clean and the price is unbelievable! I have recommended this gun to multiple of my friends and even people i dont know. Academy's staff at the gun counter did a wonderful job helping me make my decision. moreLexiO
Great price. Excellent fit. Looks good.
Received as gift. Recommended by friend. Haven't made it to range yet. Can't wait to run some rounds thru it.Todd in Texas
Best Bang For Your Buck Hands Down
Simple. Reliable. Workhorse. Bought this gun from Academy two years ago, and have been beyond pleased. Put more rounds than I can count through it with no misfires, jams, or problems. Very accurate, comes back on target ...quickly, fits my hand perfectly, great magazine capacity. Bought a laser for it, rail is perfect. Trigger takes a little getting used to, but for $300, it's great. I've shot with friends who have pistols worth twice what this one sells for, and they like the feel of the SD9 better. I've battered this gun and it's held up fine. moreAlaskan Fishing Guide
Great gun . I love it and about 7 others
love my new gun and took it out yesterday with my Brother ,my sister and their daughters and son . They all shot it . My brother has a glock and few others but he like it and said it shoots good .I was hitting my targets... at 30 or more yards like clock work and no problems . moreDouble D D
This was my second firearm purchase. I also have a shield. In all honesty I like this one better. I have a glock 19 and they are very similar. The glock is a little more user friendly but this a great gun as well...and y...ou can't beat the price! moreRedhead tiff
Great pistol for the money.
Good pistol for the price. Wish it had a safety thoughMr MDR
My first gun...great choice!
I've had this gun for a couple of years now. I bought it from Academy and it was the very first gun I ever bought. It has held up very well and has never jammed or misfired and it has eaten through everything i'...;ve shot through it. it's the perfect weight and fits my hand perfectly and it doesn't hardly kick at all and it's very accurate. definitely recommend this one if you want a great gun for a steal of a price! moreMPR2009
Wonderful Gun for a Woman
I am a big fan of my gun. It is beautiful and very easy to use. Not too difficult to pull the slide back. Fits very comfortably in my hand and isn't very heavy. The recoil isn't too bad but you should definitel...y hold the gun with both hands while shooting. Not too terribly loud either. I carry it with me at all times in my car. It is however a bit too big to conceal on you. The only thing that I do not like about the gun, is that it doesn't have a real safety. The safety is in the trigger but I prefer one on the side that I can move up and down. But over all... A great gun! I am a 5'8, 140 pound woman and its perfect for me. I would say someone that weighs less and is much shorter may want to choose a smaller pistol. moreAmyKayGarf
Smooth, well balanced
I've had this gun for two years now and have ran about 500 rounds through it of all mfgs...even the cheap Russian steel 115 gr...absolutely no issues. No jams, no misfires. Very accurate.fordtt
I have had this gun for over a year, ,I must say that I really like it ,,Even better than my Glock 19,, It shoots very well and I carry it most of the time,,I have put a lot of rounds through it and no misfires, ,Cant go... wrong with this gun,, moreBluedog 77
EXCELLENT Gun For The Price!
I don't normally write reviews on things I purchase but I felt the need to on this for anyone who is on the fence about purchasing this hand gun. I own a Glock 19 9mm, a Glock 17 9mm and a S&W M&P 9mm and ha...ve paid all in the range of 450.00 to 500.00, and I was in the market for something new, I have always purchased my guns from a local gun shop until Academy Sports opened, so I decided to check out their guns, after looking at several 9mm I came across the S&W SD9 selling for $299.00! asking to see the gun, it actually felt like it was made for my hand, actually, it felt better then my Glock 19. The SD9 was so similar to my Glock but for half the cost, so don't let the price fool you, it is not a cheaply made gun by any means, Smith & Wesson did their home work on this gun and put out a quality made gun for gun owners at a budget price tag...Thank You S&W! So I didn't hesitate any longer and I purchased it, and I'm so glad I did. A few days later I went to the shooting range with a friend of mine who is a retired police officer, after going thru 100 rounds the gun did not misfire, no jams, nothing, it shot as good if not better then my Glock! Yes the trigger gets some getting used to, but trust me, it will get better in time, but I didn't have any issues...One thing I did notice, its better not to try and totally fill your magazine to capacity, just like my Glock keep one or two bullets out, and you wont have any problems with it jamming. I let my friend shoot it, he liked it so much we left the range and headed to Academy so he could purchase one! All in All, for the Price, The Quality, and made by S&W you wont and cant go wrong with this gun. moreRan101
I would suggest this gun to anyone. I was really wanting to get a Glock, but there wasn't one available every time I went to the local Academy. I finally decided to purchase this one instead of waiting. After gettin...g out and shooting this gun today I have no regret. Breakdown and cleaning the gun was very easy. I am in love with this pistol. My only complaint is the grip and it is hard getting 16 rounds in the magazine. That isn't anything that would change my rating though. I ordered a Pachmayr slip on Tactical Grip so I am sure that will fix my problem with the grip. With the Glock only holding 15 I don't feel like I'm losing anything especially for 200 dollars less. moretxrangersfankeith
Fantastic gun if you start without bias
The 1 and 2 star reviews all sound like user errors. I took a chance on this, and it really paid off-- I absolutely love it. It isn't as smooth as the M&P editions, but if you don't go in with any expectati...ons, you'll be pleasantly surprised. I fed about 400 rounds and counting without a jam. Monarch 9mm brass jackets feed like a DREAM. No recoil, and very consistent. If you feed cheap ammo, you're going to fire erratically. The first 100 rounds were wild, but my guess was right about needing to break it in. The trigger pull isn't too bad. morePetePete
Great For The Price
I would suggest the gun to any first time buyer. Can't beat the price! I have put about about 1,000 rounds through it so far and have had minimal problems. Really easy to field strip and clean. The trigger pull is a... bit heavy. You really have to mean it. But, over all it is a nice gun for the price. I great starter gun for those who aren't ready to put the money into a M&P or Glock. moreDangerRanger
Great gun....awesome for the price
I purchased the sd9ve from academy about 2 months ago. Gave $369 taxes, background ch eck, and de Cantis CC holster all included. Since my purchase I have ran several rounds of varying quality ammo through this gun. Plai...nly......it shoots stuff my Sig wont. Ran low budget steel case through +P+ 125 grain cor bon thru it and not a single hang up or misfire. I love it so much that 3 of my friends have now purchased one and they feel the same way. If you want something that goes bang every time. This is your gun...on the downside....plastic trigger and recoil rod are not desired but for the price and ease of replacement for these parts it is a must to have. This IS my carry weapon. more9mman
I just put about 80 rounds through this for the 1st time... 50 Federal Champion Aluminum casing and about 30 Winchester in the white box. I had no problems what so ever. No ftf, fte or anything. The only complaint I have... is that some of the hot brass would fly back at your face from tme to time but for the most part it would go right. I would highly recommend this if you are looking for a "budget" gun. moreThisChris
I bought this pistol last week and finally made it to the range today. Ran 200 rounds of 115 gr Winchester, Aguila, and Blazer through it no FTFs, ran 50 rounds of 124 gr Aguila through no problem, ran some Hornady 135 g...r defense rounds through it no issues. It ate everything I put through it. Thus far, with over 300 rounds through the SD9VE, I am very happy with my purchase. moreTxBadger
400 rounds and counting
Bought this gun before Christmas, have been shooting it every saturday since then and its been great. No problems, shot steel and brass through it. I have shot monarch, and other brand of ammo. For the price you can not ...beat it and also I do not mind the trigger I find it easy to pull and while it is long you know when you hit it. moreRandallC05
One of the best in it's class.
I was looking for a 9mm between 200 and 300 dollars. This seemed to fit the bill. The extra magazine and being made in the USA are what made it worth the 20.00 jump in price from the Taurus G2. I didn't find the tri...gger all that heavy. I have no trouble hitting a 6" circle at 20 yards. I have almost 100 rounds through it without a hiccup, including some cheap steel cased bullets. The slide, mag release, and trigger all work well, and they should smooth out even more as I run more ammo through it. It's definitely on the large side for CCW. I will likely need bigger pants to carry this IWB. That being said, I prefer a larger gun because they fit my hands better and I feel more confident with it. Disassembly is easy and no tools are required. It had a perfect amount of lube from the factory. I've read other reviews that show 2000 rounds with no malfunctions or abnormal wear. moreAustin693
Shot it a couple days after purchased and shot 150 rounds without a hiccup! Gun was accurate and fun to shoot. Only downside is the trigger pull...you have to pull pull pull! Thinking about getting the $20 trigger adjust...ment to equate it to a glocks trigger pull! moreshooter9083
Bought the gun on January 1st. January 2nd took it to the gun range and it kept jamming. Changed ammo and it was still jamming.NLB99
For the Price !!!!!
I bought this a year ago. I have put 650 rounds through it with only 6 jams. For the price I am going to by the .40.Alamomadman
Great gun for price and function
Bought my SD9VE last April and put several hundred rounds through it in the first few months. Gun is very accurate and achieved 5" cluster at 20 yds after a couple visits to the range. Negative reviews on accuracy m...ost likely from inexperienced owners. Easy to breakdown and clean for ensuring proper operation. Awesome gun for basic target and personal/home protection. Can't beat the price of $299 on sale. moreRoadieWingZ
s and w 9mm sd9ve
bought this gun in 9mm great gun for a great price shoots great an field strips easyjustincreadable
Good enough to qualify
I bought this gun in October and put about 200 rounds through it before going to the CHL class and qualified using it no problems, no jams or FTF'sYoung Texan123
Good Gun for 1st Timers
Bought this as my first gun and I really liked it. I have run probably 600-800 rounds through it and all kinds of different ammo and only had a couple misfeeds. I am pretty sure the springs in my magazines are getting to...o loose because I am having more frequent misfeeds and sometimes when the clip is empty it won't lock in position to let you know you are empty. Then I bought a Glock and fell in love. This S&W isn't even a close comparison to my Glock 27. S&W accuracy isn't even close to my Glock. Overall decent first gun but would never recommend this to someone who is a regular or avid shooter. Spend the money and get something better. If you are getting in to guns and want to learn this could be the gun for you. If you find out you like shooting you will end up with something better in the long run moremusrich33
I love this gun!
I recently got my CCW permit and began looking for a weapon. I had always owned revolvers prior to this purchase so I did a lot of research. I liked the Glock's but for a first time purchase and carry I didn't ...want to spend that kind of money and I'm glad I didn't. I paid 289.00 for the SD9 at Academy during black Friday week and quite frankly I can't imagine any gun performing any better than this one has for me, no matter the price. I love it. It's comfortable in my hand, easy to take apart and clean and very accurate and I've had no failures of any kind on the range and I've been shooting it once or twice a week since I got it. moreRandy726
This gun is awesome , I was curious and read some of the negative review and a few (there are only like 5 on this page ) were ridiculous , the one that caught my eye was the one discussing the recoil spring . The stock i...n is plastic so I did spend the thirty bucks for a steel one , besides that the gun is flawless . Have put over 1000 rounds through it of all brands and types and have never had any issues . It is slim enough to conceal in my waist with a IWB holster and is very accurate . Great gun and American made . moreJvalenz360
I bought one several years ago and have shot hundreds of rounds through it. I only had a few ftf . this is not what I would consider a target gun. The trigger has a long stiff pull and creeps a bit. I take it with me whi...le hunting for self protection. It lives on my night stand for home security. My wife can shoot it more accurately than I can. If you want a good simple gun for self protection at a price that won't break the bank this is it. moreMycamaro
Good for a paperweight
I was done wrong they sold me a broken gun by Smith and WessonMartin0204
We purchased this gun last year for home protection. It is very nice and we were pleased with the value. The gun is just a classic buy a great long standing brand.fairwarning
Great for self defense
Great price for a self defense firearm. They took the best of the last two S&W and made this one better. Good fit on the hand very nice looking. Very light and well made. Find the trigger very smooth, use a few times... at the rage and very light, easy to use love the three dot eye sight. You can add the lazer attachment very easy. Final word is magnificent. moreChloe2003
Ok for the price
Not a bad gun for the price. Not very accurate though. But is pretty smoothStallion99
Worth the price!
I've had this gun for 4 months now, and really enjoy shooting it. Good accuracy, and worth the money.PoorRoy
Perfect for home defense. Light and easy for my wife to use if need beDavid1911
Great Functional Pistol for the Price
The Sigma is a reliable, accurate semi-automatic pistol with a four inch barrel. The trigger pull was heavy when first purchased. But an easy search online brings up a way to make the trigger pull manageable. I've h...ad this firearm for four years and it has delivered every time on the range. The four inch barrel provides decent accurate compared to other handguns this size. Overall, it's an economic, reliable beginner's handgun great for training and for the range. morePDubs07
Reliable weapon, fires everytime!
I bought this gun over 2 years ago, what I like the most is when I pull the trigger it fires! the trigger pull is just right and in a real life situation that is about just right. Easy to clean and the longer barrel plac...es my rounds on target. No one can beat the price. Thank you, Im going to the range. moreTrooper8548
I bought this gun 3 weeks ago and have gone shooting frequently and have had no problem with it. Light weight, amazing accuracy.Jc22
Excelent Carry Gun
I bought this firearm at Acadamy Sports 6 months ago because I had one about a year ago but sold it. I finally got to the range to break it in. Ran about 250 rounds of different ammo including Military Ballistics, Geco, ...Independence FMJ and HP, Magtech, without a single failure. This eats just about any ammo and is an excellent firearm to use for home defense or concealed carry. It's a little heavier and larger than most ccw guns, but not so much that you can't carry concealed. . I just got a new Alien Gear Kydex paddle holster which will make carrying easier than the cheap two layer holster I have been using. I also bought the metal slide pin and 20 lb. spring kit that I will replace soon. Next will be the trigger kit to lower the trigger pull weight. moreradcontt5164
It is was a good purchase I recommend it for Defense and best of all that come accessories for her.Tom 01
Purchased 5 months ago, good handling, easy cleaning, and easy adjustments.maltno07
Great gun for the price- Home defense + 1
Good grips for both my wife and I. Holds plenty of ammo for those who might miss. Does not take much to pull the trigger. All and all one of the best priced for product. Go to store and handle it and make the decision fo...r yourself. moresloth retailer
1st 9MM And its Pleasure to Shoot.
Bought Mine 3 Months Ago Have 600 Rounds Through it Now Did the Apex Trigger Pull Reduction Kit Myself. Very Nice Shooting Pistol Fun at the Range wish I would have Bought one Sooner. Easy and Simple to Clean a Great Val...ue. moremangotango
Great Value in a 9MM semi-automatic
I bought this pistol at Academy a few months ago. I LOVE it. I have had no problems so far. It has fired all kinds of ammo from the cheapest up to the good stuff with NO problems. I would recommend this firearm to anyone.... I carry it every day. moreLarryBoy1st
Great gun for the price
I've had this gun for about 6 months. No problems what so ever. Shoots great, feels good in my hands. Great starter gun.FFjoe
Not made for daily carry
Bought this in October 2015. Knew it had a heavy trigger when purchased but with a $20 spring kit that is no longer an issue. My problem is rust. Gun started rusting on the slide near the rear scallops. Its been a hot su...mmer and some days we have no ac in our trucks. Sweat and moisture just eat this thing up. Mine gets cleaned weekly and wiped down daily after a 10-15hr shift in a hot armoured car. Accuracy is a bit of an issue as well. With a rented M&P full sized I can get tight center groupings but this tends to be low left consistently. Overall I guess you get what you pay for. Range and personal home protection it has a purpose but doesnt make for a good duty carry in my opinion. moreBumbly
Awesome Handgun at a great price!
Purchased the SD9VE when it was on special buy at $279.99! Let me just say even at regular price of 319.99, you will not find a better shooting or preforming gun for the price! I was really impressed with the overall per...formance of this gun. Its a glock replica and it shoots just as good for almost half the price. It fit my hand better and was lighter than my glock. So, I now use this as my concealed carry weapon. After shooting over 500 rounds with no flaws what so ever, I would trust this gun with my life. moreBullseye Broom
Value Self Defense Gun
Purchased this gun with a self defense weapon in mind. For the price it is a very affordable and reliable option. As others have stated the trigger pull on the gun is about 8-9 lbs and pretty heavy. If you have this gun ...in mind as something to target shoot with you should probably look elsewhere. If you are looking for a self-defense weapon that is reliable and affordable, that you can take to the range and practice with every now and then, and you will keep tucked away for that just in case moment, then this is the right gun. Have put about 500-600 rounds of all different kinds of ammo through mine with no mechanical issues. 4 stars because of heavy trigger pull. moreduckman64
I decided to buy this gun about a month ago after doing countless hours of research. So far, I have put about 500 rounds through it and I love it! One of the things that continually arose in my research was the 8lb. trig...ger pull. Do not let this deter you! I have been shooting for about a year, and in that time, I've probably shot over 50 different types of guns (of all calibers and makes). This is my first owned firearm and I have no issues with it. The ONLY thing I do not like is the trigger safety. I understand why they did it since this is a home defense gun, but the safety mechanism isn't very substantial. I find it fairly difficult to pull the trigger and not deactivate the safety. For the money, This gun cannot be beaten. It shoots great, has an accessory rail, and feel amazing in my hand. The guys at my store were awesome with my purchase. I went in there with the intention on just looking at it and ended up walking out with it. moreDV123
Handles very well, I like the way it fits my hand.
This was purchased for home defense. It really handles great.aicsob
I'm so thankful for being able to get this pistol for my home defense. It has done me well and of course the staff pointed me in the right direction. This pistol is one that I always use especially when out at the r...anch and needing something for self defense. moreJrok6957
Great piece & price!
I just bought it and fired off 200 rounds at the range today. We absolutely love this piece. It's a great gun for a great price.Ten Man
Great value and reliable.
I bought this gun recently and I'm surprised by the quality for the price. The things keeping me from giving 5 stars is the polymer guide rod and heavy trigger pull, but these can be fixed by buying an aftermarket s...teel guide rod and trigger spring kit. moreJohn Smith
I love it now that it's broken in
I'm a "late middle age" woman who's been shooting since I was 7 years old, when I bought a BB gun with my allowance. I've owned about a dozen handguns over the years and always managed to find so...mething wrong with them. One of the things I figured out was that even though they're more high maintenance I strongly prefer semi autos to revolvers. They're just more fun. A couple of years ago I bought a Taurus 709 slim used at a gun show. It jammed repeatedly. For the next year I borrowed about a dozen weapons from a police officer friend. One of those was the .40 mm version of this weapon. That was it. I bought the 9mm at the Academy in Bossier City, LA. it was on sale but I'd have paid full price. It's a solid gun that has never jammed. I did have a minor issue with recoil but I added a grip pad from the local firing range and adjusted my grip. BTW, I went to a local gun show recently and it was a joke. Prices were outrageous. Academy is my gun shop! But back to this fantastic weapon--it's not going anywhere! I've recently acquired a Beretta Neos for cheap fun target shooting and I will soon add a conceal carry gun but the SDVE stays in my arsenal. moreGMS06
After applying a Talon rubber grip to eliminate the plastic toy gun feel, I went from somewhat pleased to very pleased with the gun. I've shot 200-300 rounds with no issues at all.CEF2128
I bought mine about a year ago and no problems. I have put 500 rounds through it and mostly the cheapest ammo with no problems. It does have a high trigger pull but even my wife who is a novice did just fine. Cleaning is... easy, and once broken in even loading the mag fully is no problem. moreSteven77
Excellent low cost pistol
Don't let the gun snobs fool you. The SD9VE and the SD40VE are excellent low cost pistols. Smith & Wesson are to be commended for the quality of this product. It is a basic pistol, yes. But, straight out of the ...box, it fired a tight target grouping and has held up after several hundred rounds of ammunition. It is light and very concealable. If you want a cost-effective, self-defense pistol: this is your cheapest buy. moreJPAkin
would buy again even if higher priced
not cheaply made at all....great price and a darn fine shooting hangun,that will eat any ammo it's fed...will be getting another one for a nightstand gunBamaButch
Worst trigger action ever!
Don't waste your money on this pistol. The trigger pull is 10 Lbs and it doesn't get any better after 500 rounds. spend an extra $100 and get a much better gun. Not good for home defense or anything else for th...at matter. moreyetimyfoot
Bought this a week ago at Academy for $299. Great feeling gun and great price. For self defense and the price, this is the gun to buy!Putterhead
Well made, high capacity, reliable pistol.
I caught this on sale at Academy and bought it for my collection. I am a big Smith and Wesson fan and this pistol has a much improved trigger over my 40VE. Reliability is the most important thing I look for in a self def...ense firearm and this one is just that...reliable. morecanepole
I like the design
After reading other reviews, I was surprised that so many people find the trigger tough to pull. I've owned this weapon for two years & I like it. You can not expect a $300 gun to be as fancy as a $600 gun. I li...ke the way the whole mag is integrated into the grip & blends in nicely. I like the feel of it in my hand while firing it & I have not had any issues with it. I really like the two-tone look with the stainless slide. moreBigSexy70
Fits my hand just right.
What can I say,good gun,for a good prices.like shopping at academy for firearms.justme 56
Just got this and shot for the first time today. Put 50 rounds through it without any problems. Groups were tight at 10 and 20 yds. Trigger felt just fine to me dont know what all the complaints are about. Shot a Glock a... while back I was not impressed. So... if you're thinking about this gun you can't go wrong. It is a steal at this price! moreBravo331
i love my cheap gun
they told me it was cheap....but i love this pistoldramathedon
Great pistol for the money.
One of the best gun values in today's market. Just as good as a Glock and it costs $200 to $300 less than a Glock. Holds 16 plus 1 of 9mm. Was surprised by just how accurate it is, if I do my part. Have fired severa...l different brands of ammo, including my hollow point defense load, and it functions flawlessly. Not 1 issue The trigger in not the best but you can get use to it fairly quickly. Added a light and laser and it's now my new home defence pistol. moremax2