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Are These Any Good? S&W SW40VE

nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 35,012 ******
edited September 2008 in General Discussion
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=108905061

First one I have had in my hands. Sorta reminds me of a Glock, but different. Are they good pistols? The factory warranty service is stellar.

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  • haroldchrismeyerharoldchrismeyer Member Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Had one,fired everytime the trigger was pulled, as long as it didn't jam. Couldn't tell about accuracy, since I couldn't hit the target at ten yards. The only thing I have had that problem with was a NAA revolver.
  • donut77donutdonut77donut Member Posts: 560 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    They got sued by glock and lost cause they copied there design. Mine always goes bang no matter what. The trigger sucks way more than a glock no matter what you do to it. It was really inexpencive and so where the mags. I wouldrather have a glock though.
  • tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682
    edited November -1
    There is many things that are not as nice as the Glock...trigger pull, and aftermarket accessories are the two big ones. Their M&P, and the Springfield XD are the big Glock competitors now.
  • wartigerwartiger Member Posts: 3,861
    edited November -1
    My brother had one, I shot about 30 rounds or so through it. Total junk in my opinion. Trigger pull sucked, accuracy was piss poor. I was very disappointed in S&W. My brother sold it after a total of 50rds were fired through it. But, for a 100 bucks, it might make a decent "get off me" gun.
  • GotteskriegerGotteskrieger Member Posts: 3,170 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have one and i'm fixing to trade it off. I wouldn't stake my life on it.
  • shootlowshootlow Member Posts: 5,425
    edited November -1
  • nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 35,012 ******
    edited November -1
    Well...thanks for the honest assessments. At least I don't have it over-priced. Opening bid is the same price I got for a Jennings Bryco 59 last week.
  • tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682
    edited November -1
    David,

    Just out of curiosity, what do they give you to carry for a duty gun. They gave our state police the 45 GAP Glocks that explode in their face. Our local county boys carry a 4 1/4" version of the 4506.
  • AlpineAlpine Member Posts: 14,441 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have one, I like it.

    I was brought up on revolvers, so the trigger doesn't bother me.

    It has never jammed. I use it concealed whenever I go out.
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  • mot24mot24 Member Posts: 66 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yours is an older one, the newer ones have checkering around the entire grip. I've heard that the the old ones are junk. The newer ones are better, but the trigger pull still sucks. I have a newer one that I have sent about 500 round through without any problems. Fairly accurate with a little trigger adjustment. Nothing close to the wife's M&P though.
  • n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
    edited November -1
    Ugly brute, if nothing else.

    I can't abide an unattractive handgun.
  • ruger41ruger41 Member Posts: 14,362 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    S&W made a junk gun?..perish the thought--I thought Taurus was the only manuf. to make * stuff--well at least thats what you hear on GB all the time[:D][:D][:D]
  • pipe7pipe7 Member Posts: 911 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Try a S&W M&P much better gun especially for the price IMO
  • mlincolnmlincoln Member Posts: 5,039 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have a .40 Sigma. The trigger pull is heavy and mushy, but the thing goes bang every single time and is accurate enough. It's very easy to clean, and is pretty idiot proof.

    It's not a Wilson 1911. Then again, it costs about a tenth of a Wilson 1911. For what I bought it for--a nightstand gun--it does everything I need.

    A good gun goes bang every time the trigger is pulled, doesn't jam, and is reasonably accurate. By those standards, its a good gun.
  • KEVD18KEVD18 Member Posts: 15,037
    edited November -1
  • Mk 19Mk 19 Member Posts: 8,170
    edited November -1
    I was at the range one day test firing several pistols, the guns and groups are listed as:

    Glock 17, 2"
    Sig 226, 1.7"
    HK USP, 1.8"
    Beretta 92FS, 2"
    Ruger P89, 2.3"
    S&W SW9VE Sigma, 7"

    All guns were shot at the same range with WWB, my shooting was not the cause of the accuracy split. Yes the Sigma went off every time the trigger was pulled, but the result after the bang was quite disapointing.
  • nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 35,012 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:David,

    Just out of curiosity, what do they give you to carry for a duty gun. They gave our state police the 45 GAP Glocks that explode in their face. Our local county boys carry a 4 1/4" version of the 4506.

    I carry a SIG P229 in .40 caliber. Could have had a P226, but I like the size and feel of the P229 better.

    quote: Try a S&W M&P much better gun especially for the price IMO

    No, thanks. I don't intend to use this pistol, nor am I in the market to buy one. It is for sale.

    The M&P has some neat features, but I don't care for plastic as a structural part of a firearm.

    My carry gun I rely on daily is the P229. Once I no longer have to burden myself with a double action pistol and the .40 caliber round, my daily carry gun will be one of my 1911 pistols, either Colt or Springfield.
  • tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682
    edited November -1
    quote:My carry gun I rely on daily is the P229. Once I no longer have to burden myself with a double action pistol and the .40 caliber round, my daily carry gun will be one of my 1911 pistols, either Colt or Springfield.

    I say a big AMEN to that. There is just something about that slow, big, heavy chunk of lead !
  • beantownshootahbeantownshootah Member Posts: 13,137
    edited November -1
    In a nutshell its a Glock copy with a much worse trigger pull.

    The hard trigger pull makes it extremely difficult to shoot accurately, but its reliable and won't fall apart.

    For its cost, its a reasonable choice, and I'd still pick this gun over any of the various "junk" guns.
  • pipe7pipe7 Member Posts: 911 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by nunn
    quote:David,

    Just out of curiosity, what do they give you to carry for a duty gun. They gave our state police the 45 GAP Glocks that explode in their face. Our local county boys carry a 4 1/4" version of the 4506.

    I carry a SIG P229 in .40 caliber. Could have had a P226, but I like the size and feel of the P229 better.

    quote: Try a S&W M&P much better gun especially for the price IMO

    No, thanks. I don't intend to use this pistol, nor am I in the market to buy one. It is for sale.

    The M&P has some neat features, but I don't care for plastic as a structural part of a firearm.

    My carry gun I rely on daily is the P229. Once I no longer have to burden myself with a double action pistol and the .40 caliber round, my daily carry gun will be one of my 1911 pistols, either Colt or Springfield.


    What is it about the Sig that you like?? I never liked the long trigger pull on them. I've carried a Glock 35 for duty, and I like the M&P for it's feel and reliability. Right now our dept issues Springfiled 1911's and of course we can carry our own 1911's or just about anything we want, as long as it meets dept standards and you can qualify on it.
  • nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 35,012 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:What is it about the Sig that you like??

    I didn't choose the SIG. The PD bought and issued them. I had a choice among the P229, P226, or P2340. Of the three available, I like the P229 best.

    I have taken to carrying the SIG all the time now. I used to carry my Colt Pony off-duty, but it is now relegated to backup only. I figured that if I have to shoot someone, he will need shooting just as hard off-duty as on-duty. If I feel rogue-ish, I sometimes carry a 1911 in violation of PD policy.

    But, to answer your question, what I do like about SIGs is they work all the time, and are typically German over-engineered. They are built like anvils, and dead-solid reliable, dirty or clean, oiled or dry.
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