Smith & Wesson SD9VE
Used Price: $319.54 +0.91%
New Price: $366.75 +1.69%
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I have had this firearm for about 5 years, put 2000+ rounds through it. Has eaten everything from cheap steel to Hornady Critacal duty. The trigger does take some time to get used to, 8.5 pound pull. Unfortunetly, it does effect accuracy. I have upgraded the guide rod and takedown plate. Will do the trigger soon. When I purchased this, M&P's were a solid $500. I was able to buy the 9mm & .40 for the price of 1 M&P. I have shot it clean/dirty, doesnt seem to mind either way. Very similar to a Gen 3 glock. I think it is a good entry level or novice gun. ...more
I bought this gun almost a year ago. I've been to the range with it a few of times now. I've put about 200 rounds through it with 3 people other than myself. No one who has shot my gun has been able to get the spread down to a reasonable level (at 9 feet away about 24 inches between the farthest 2 shots). Out of 16 shots, we're lucky to get all of them on paper and any 3 within 6 inches of each other. At first I thought it was because I'm terrible. I haven't shot many handguns to this point, so I figured it was me. I took a friend out who shoots as little more than me and he did equally bad. I took my wife out and she'd never shot before. Naturally she did terrible. At that point it was all but confirmed: we were just bad at it. But then I went out to the range with a friend who shoots all the time. He has 5 handguns now after seeing a few, reloads his own ammo, spends a bunch of time at the range, etc. With his guns (mostly compacts and subcompacts reading from 40 to 45) he and I could both shoot decently tight groups at 9 and 15 feet. We got my pistol out and we both did terrible. He missed the paper (8"x8"Target) half the time. I missed several altogether as well. The range safety officer actually asked me if I paid for the gun and told me it was one of the worst models S&W ever made. I don't know about that, but it sure shoots like garbage compared to other handguns that are a little more expensive. You can't beat the price if you're looking for a door gun for your truck. If you're using it for hobby shooting or planning on home defense, look elsewhere. ...more
I love this gun, it never fails (in my experience) always accurate. The only negative I would give it is the trigger pull, it does take a while to get used to it, its very long..with that being said once you get used to it its a non issue. For the money I dont think you would find a better gun. ...more
I've ran about a thousand rounds through the SD9 and literally not a single misfire, failure to feed, or failure to eject. Just a great quality pistol. At first, the trigger pull doesn't feel too great if you're use to sensitive triggers, but once you get use to the reset point it's awesome. People buy really expensive firearms with triggers that do some of the shooting for them in my opinion. Be a good shooter with an extremely reliable firearm. And don't get me started on price point. I would take this over almost any firearm that cost way more, and I've owned a lot of firearms. I would easily pay $400 for the SD9. For the price of $300- $400, nothing compares, period. If you don't like the trigger at first, shoot a couple of hundred rounds with it to really get use to the reset and you'll love it. If not, then maybe you need a pistol with a trigger with "training wheels". At first I was shooting not as good of groups compared to shooting my M&P Shield, but now I'm hitting great groups from a lot further out. Highly recommend it. ...more
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 have 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 ...more
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 several 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. ...more
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’ve spent more and looked more into reviews. I’ve shot many guns and this is really a cheap not very good gun. ...more
Great pistol for the money.
I have 2 S&W SD pistols. Love them both. They will do anything the more expensive Glocks will do and do it better. Plus by buying the S&W SD. you can save between $200 and $300. You can buy a lot of practice ammo with that money. They fit really good in the hand. You have to get use to the trigger but once you do, they are accurate and really fun to shoot. Have had zero malfunctions with either pistol. Buy 1, you will not be disappointed. ...more