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Took the S&W SD40VE out to the range....Finally!

Sig220_Ruger77Sig220_Ruger77 Member Posts: 12,717 ✭✭✭
edited December 2015 in General Discussion
A friend of mine was up, so we took a couple of pistols to plink with real quick. We shot 45 rounds(30 by me, 15 by him) rounds through my SD40VE. This makes 5 SDVE pistols I have or have been around that just goes bang every time, like it should. We shot 30 rounds of 180 grain FMJ and 15 rounds of 180 grain JHP.

I have said it before and will say it again....for $300 pistols(less if your patient) these things are workhorses. My wife loves her 9mm and I think I will like this .40.

Jon

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  • ruger41ruger41 Member Posts: 14,410 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Them and the Ruger SR9E are excellent entry level guns. The S&W is probably the better deal as it comes with two mags. Thought of getting one to put in my bug out bag.
  • savage170savage170 Member Posts: 36,490 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks for the report been looking at them myself only complaint I've heard of is the trigger could be a little lighter
  • chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 11,005 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Bought one on sale years ago. Trigger pull sucked and I quickly traded it away. Since then, I have fired a number of the SW40VEs and found they are all alike.
    Yeah, they work. If can live with a heavy trigger pull each time you pull the trigger they're OK.
  • jltrentjltrent Member Posts: 8,865 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Sig220_Ruger77
    A friend of mine was up, so we took a couple of pistols to plink with real quick. We shot 45 rounds(30 by me, 15 by him) rounds through my SD40VE. This makes 5 SDVE pistols I have or have been around that just goes bang every time, like it should. We shot 30 rounds of 180 grain FMJ and 15 rounds of 180 grain JHP.

    I have said it before and will say it again....for $300 pistols(less if your patient) these things are workhorses. My wife loves her 9mm and I think I will like this .40.

    Jon
    I have one and mine works well also. For the money they are hard to beat.
  • godalejrgodalejr Member Posts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    had one a few years back didnt really like it and traded it off
  • Sig220_Ruger77Sig220_Ruger77 Member Posts: 12,717 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by ruger41
    Them and the Ruger SR9E are excellent entry level guns. The S&W is probably the better deal as it comes with two mags. Thought of getting one to put in my bug out bag.


    I will make sure to post my results next time I get it to the range for you. I would like to put a lot of rounds through her next time.

    Jon
  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    I googled that model to get a look.Nice looking gat! Is it a plastic frame with a stainless slide?
    Looks kinds like it in the pix I saw.
  • AlpineAlpine Member Posts: 14,467 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have owned mine for many, many years.

    Since I carried a revolver for twenty years the trigger is no problem.

    Works every time, and I keep it loaded with hydro-shocks, and practice with ball nose.
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  • M1A762M1A762 Member Posts: 3,426
    edited November -1
    If you are on a budget and only have $300 - $350 to spend, the S&W SD series is worth a look. I would much rather own an American made pistol than some muslime made in turkey POS for the same money.

    I am sure the trigger could be addressed same as any other plastic pistol. The Ruger SR series trigger can be slicked up in an hour or two with zero cost. I did the trigger on my wife's SR9, it is night and day difference, and again for zero cost.
  • Sig220_Ruger77Sig220_Ruger77 Member Posts: 12,717 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by fishkiller41
    I googled that model to get a look.Nice looking gat! Is it a plastic frame with a stainless slide?
    Looks kinds like it in the pix I saw.


    Yep, that's the one.

    Jon
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