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Old 06-08-2013, 02:13 AM
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I've been trolling in out of this forum from the M&P15-22 forum and noticed no one has started a picture thread for the SD.

So i'm going to start one with my SD9VE:


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Old 06-08-2013, 10:44 AM
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What's nice about the M&P gun's is they have so many accessories and after market parts available.

Different options like frame colors, threaded barrels and changeable back straps.

Don't think you will see many pics. other than stock guns on here, maybe with a different grip of some type or a polished slide and maybe sights.

To early for the SDVE guns.

They have some nice looking guns over there.

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Old 06-08-2013, 11:17 AM
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What's nice about the M&P gun's is they have so many accessories and after market parts available.

Different options like frame colors, threaded barrels and changeable back straps.

Don't think you will see many pics. other than stock guns on here, maybe with a different grip of some type or a polished slide and maybe sights.

To early for the SDVE guns.

They have some nice looking guns over there.

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I'm sure i'm not a the only with a laser on it. Would like to see other types of lasers or light on other peoples SD's
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:18 PM
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:41 PM
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What type of holster is that?
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:36 PM
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That would be a raven concealment light bearing holster for the M&P 9/40 with TLR1 mounted. Cost was roughly 130$

IF you like the holster and want a less expensive option look into bravo concealment. Same holster just the company is not affiliated with magpul in any way so its about 40$ less.

If I was going to do it all again I would go through bravo concealment

If you order from either company there will be a long wait... My friend has a holster on order from bravo concealment that has a 10-12 week lead time.

Here is a link to each website.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:09 PM
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There are sometimes you just got to ask...Why???
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:01 PM
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what are you asking about? I am sure someone will answer.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:27 AM
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I'm sure i'm not a the only with a laser on it. Would like to see other types of lasers or light on other peoples SD's
Who said anything about lasers ?

Why are you being sarcastic ?

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Old 06-09-2013, 03:21 AM
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Who said anything about lasers ?

Why are you being sarcastic ?

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Dude you serious? I was just simply implying it would be nice to see other SD's with lasers or lights on it. As you can see some folks have those types of accessories. This thread is to see what others do to their pistols and maybe get a few ideas
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:43 AM
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Dude you serious? I was just simply implying it would be nice to see other SD's with lasers or lights on it. As you can see some folks have those types of accessories. This thread is to see what others do to their pistols and maybe get a few ideas
I have a routine of dry firing my sd9 to improve accuracy. Would one of these laser lights help me with that? To be honest, I have never seen one used. Are they easy to dial in?
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:30 PM
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Someone needs some more sleep. I didn't see any sarcasm at all in your post mp15.22. I would like to see them also.
Oh well, to each it's own.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:56 PM
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Someone needs some more sleep. I didn't see any sarcasm at all in your post mp15.22. I would like to see them also.
Oh well, to each it's own.

Maybe you should look at the icons and see what they mean.

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I have a routine of dry firing my sd9 to improve accuracy. Would one of these laser lights help me with that? To be honest, I have never seen one used. Are they easy to dial in?
I can't help you with that question, because I've never used a laser (other than on my short-lived BG380.) I do find that putting some kind of lightweight object on the slide while dry firing does help indicate if you can hold your pistol still during the trigger pull, since the object falls off. I guess a laser would help with movement, if you were watching it to see if it moved.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:04 PM
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mine isn't anything special. No lasers or lights. But it's my EDC and it fits the bill nicely.



I did add a set of traction grips. and plan on changing the sights to a set of Williams Firesights.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:58 PM
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mine isn't anything special. No lasers or lights. But it's my EDC and it fits the bill nicely.



I did add a set of traction grips. and plan on changing the sights to a set of Williams Firesights.
What kind of traction grips are those?
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What kind of traction grips are those?
those are the ones for the SD9/SD 40. Black rubber ones.
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I would post, but I don't have an SD40VE yet, I haven't used up my SW40VE yet!
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I have a routine of dry firing my sd9 to improve accuracy. Would one of these laser lights help me with that? To be honest, I have never seen one used. Are they easy to dial in?
Yes they are easy to dial in and yes it will help with dryfire practice.

To dial in clamp the pistol into something and adjust laser so that it matches the sights.

When practicing your trigger control through dry firing watch the laser dot, the less it moves during trigger pull the better you are doing.


The laser on mine is for bump in the night type stuff when I am half asleep. When I am not sleeping I carry with just a TLR1 because target ID is one of the four rules of gun handling and you never know under what lighting conditions you will need it, If god forbid you ever did need it.
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There are sometimes you just got to ask...Why???
Are you asking for the why of the light or the holster or both?
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:20 PM
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The laser on mine is for bump in the night type stuff when I am half asleep. When I am not sleeping I carry with just a TLR1 because target ID is one of the four rules of gun handling and you never know under what lighting conditions you will need it, If god forbid you ever did need it.
I keep a tactical light next to the bed and carry one with me when out and about (I'm cheap and can't see spending money on a laser). Lasers are great tools, but to know what your target is ya gotta see it. That's where lights come into play. of course, there's nothing wrong with having both
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:20 PM
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I keep a tactical light next to the bed and carry one with me when out and about (I'm cheap and can't see spending money on a laser). Lasers are great tools, but to know what your target is ya gotta see it. That's where lights come into play. of course, there's nothing wrong with having both
I got a great deal on the TLR4 it s 89$ shipped so I have the best of both worlds light and laser.
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I have a good question & y'all can call me sissy or anything you want, but are you able to get #16 in the mags ?
Mine should be broken in by now & I almost rip my thumb off trying to get that last one in.
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I have a good question & y'all can call me sissy or anything you want, but are you able to get #16 in the mags ?
Mine should be broken in by now & I almost rip my thumb off trying to get that last one in.
Sissy....and yes 16+1
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Sissy....and yes 16+1
Well this sissy will just settle for 15+1 & keep the hide on my thumb.
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My mags are 15 round mags....not 16....????

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I have a good question & y'all can call me sissy or anything you want, but are you able to get #16 in the mags ?
Mine should be broken in by now & I almost rip my thumb off trying to get that last one in.
Want to keep your thumb? Get this:

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I can't help you with that question, because I've never used a laser (other than on my short-lived BG380.) I do find that putting some kind of lightweight object on the slide while dry firing does help indicate if you can hold your pistol still during the trigger pull, since the object falls off. I guess a laser would help with movement, if you were watching it to see if it moved.
That is the method I use now and it took me awhile to be able to do it, but I can do it fairly regular now. I read somewhere that moving even an eighth of an inch can really affect your precision, but don't know if that is true.
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Yes they are easy to dial in and yes it will help with dryfire practice.

To dial in clamp the pistol into something and adjust laser so that it matches the sights.

When practicing your trigger control through dry firing watch the laser dot, the less it moves during trigger pull the better you are doing.


The laser on mine is for bump in the night type stuff when I am half asleep. When I am not sleeping I carry with just a TLR1 because target ID is one of the four rules of gun handling and you never know under what lighting conditions you will need it, If god forbid you ever did need it.
Thanks for the info. I figured that might be the case. I am more convinced everyday that dry firing is where I need to spend most of my time learning to do the same things over and over. And it's free!

Father's Day is coming, so I guess I need to drop some hints rather quickly.
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Thanks bad, I've heard of them but that was a real good vid.
Sissy or not I got to get one.
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Hey micocyco,
I am able to get 16 in my mag once they get some use. I have a brand new 3rd mag that I have to settle for 15 right now.
One note: the mag you show in your picture doesn't look like an SD base plate. Is that possibly a SIGMA mag?
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Hey micocyco,
I am able to get 16 in my mag once they get some use. I have a brand new 3rd mag that I have to settle for 15 right now.
One note: the mag you show in your picture doesn't look like an SD base plate. Is that possibly a SIGMA mag?
Good eye Smiffer, the box does not say & sign where it was hanging said SD 9 it's mod# 25095, they have not been easy to find. The range & gun shop I use just happened the have just this one at a time I was there. Of the 2 that came with it I can on a day I really want to try I can get 16 in but can't tell the one it is I have tried to use them the same.
Going to get that auto loader above for 30 bucks & I have never been one to care a lot about what people think. I will just thorw it right in the wifes range bag
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I read somewhere that moving even an eighth of an inch can really affect your precision, but don't know if that is true.
It can, but the impact it has depends on distance and width. If you are shooting at a 3" target at 50 yards, that 1/8" will be critically important. If you are shooting at a 15" target that is 5 feet away, a small movement is probably not going to matter.

Since the primary purpose of my SD9VE is for home defense, I'm not worried about my ability to hit a small target at 50 yards with it. If I can achieve acceptable accuracy at close range, what you would typically encounter in a home or car situation, and it is safe and reliable, then I am satisfied with this gun. For target shooting or competition, I wouldn't be...but that's not what this gun is for.
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Please post details on how you did that.
I used Liquid Fire see link below.

Acid etched the slide.

I was shooting for a camo. type pattern.

Cox Hardware and Lumber - Liquid Fire Drain Opener (Sizes)

I totally stripped slide and highly polished it with automotive sandpaper 400 and ended with 1500.

Then used mother's mag polish and then degreased slide.

Applied the liquid fire with q-utips in the pattern I wanted.

It's kind of runny so watch it, don't soak the qtip.

The longer you leave it on the deeper the etching is and darker it is.

Then I put the slide in a bowl of neutralizer till it stopped bubbling.

Make sure it covers the whole slide.

I guess you can use baking soda and water mix to stop the reaction.

Only left it on the first time for 30 seconds or so and it wore off
in about a week where it rubbed my holster.

Ended up polishing it off with mothers polish and did it again leaving it on for 3 mins.

After I take it out of the bowl I use WD-40 and drench it till
it stops soaking it up like wood soaks up a finish.

Then wipe it down degrease in acetone, oil and assemble .

Holding up well now, but not many people like it and some love it.

They say that's definitely different or what the H*** did you do to it.

I like it, so I'm keeping it this way till I get sick of it.

It has different sights now that are a lot better then the original and the modified front sight I had on it.

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Added a set of Talon Grips to mine this evening. I hand cut these from a sheet. Turned out real well I think.



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Added a set of Talon Grips to mine this evening. I hand cut these from a sheet. Turned out real well I think.
How do you like the talon grips? I've thought about trying a more granular type grip, I've always used the rubberized type.

Anyway, here's some pics of my pretty standard 40VE - Traction Grips, "hand painted" sights and a little foxx holster. Oh, and a decent cheap flashlight








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Crump,

I ordered both the granular and rubber. All i have ever used is the granular and love them. But, i figured I'd try the rubber and if i didn't like it I'd go with the granular again.

I did not like the rubber at all. Feels more like a houge, the grip is just not that much better. So i put the granular on it and LOVE it. SUPER grippy. Changes the gun entirely. I now have nearly all my pistols wearin Talon Grips in granular. Wouldn't have it any other way.

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Thanks for the info.. The rubberized grips aren't that bad to me but I can see how a more course material would improve the grip. My only concern would be irritation while carrying. My VE isn't my EDC but it does get thrown in the mix. May have to get a set of the granular just to try it out.

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How do you like the talon grips? I've thought about trying a more granular type grip, I've always used the rubberized type.

Anyway, here's some pics of my pretty standard 40VE - Traction Grips, "hand painted" sights and a little foxx holster. Oh, and a decent cheap flashlight








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I went to talon web & could not find SD9VE ?
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Talon does not cut premade grips for the SD series. They sell a sheet you can cut yourself and thats what I did. $9 free ship.

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put the traction grips on mine as well. really like them
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Is that a Nebo HP190?
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Is that a Nebo HP190?
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Hit the range today and took a few pics




This was my best target of the day. Targets are roughly 10 yards away.


ETA pics of night sights


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