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Old 03-17-2017, 04:53 PM
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My father in law just gave me his SD40VE because he can't shoot anymore because of Parkinson's. I've always been a 1911 guy and know nothing about these guns. I have a 1960's Model 41 that I just love to shoot. Will I be disappointed when I get around to shooting this gun? Thanks for any input. Gary Turns out its a SW40VE. Same question though.

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I think you will like it!

It is NOT like a 1911 -- when they work, they are great, and have very good triggers. Instead, the SD-series has more of a long, heavy "revolver" type trigger stroke. It is just a matter of getting used to it.

Reliable... nine rounds more than a typical 1911... fits nicely in the hand. The SD40VE may have a bit of extra "flip" to it, since the .40 imparts some recoil and the SD is not a heavy pistol (only 22.4 ounces).
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I bought my SD40VE a few years ago mainly because I like the caliber and the price was too good to pass up. For the price, I think it's a darn nice shooting pistol. I get nice groups out to about 50 feet with it, but I don't shoot much past that very often so I wouldn't blame the gun.

I added a light/laser combo to it and it's now my nightstand gun, lives in a quick-access safe beside the bed. I usually take it to the range at least once a month, and I think it's just plain fun to shoot.
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I don't have it yet so I'll wait and see how it handles. Thanks
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I bought my SD40VE a few years ago mainly because I like the caliber and the price was too good to pass up. For the price, I think it's a darn nice shooting pistol. I get nice groups out to about 50 feet with it, but I don't shoot much past that very often so I wouldn't blame the gun.

I added a light/laser combo to it and it's now my nightstand gun, lives in a quick-access safe beside the bed. I usually take it to the range at least once a month, and I think it's just plain fun to shoot.
This sounds just like me. Small world, huh?
I paid $269 + $5.99 shipping from GrabAGun.com about 2.5 years ago. I don't shoot it much, but, when I do, it sure is a hand cannon! If you use it for EDC, you won't be sorry. Post up some pics when you get it.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:00 PM
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It's lighter than an alloy 1911, so it might remind you
of 185 gr +P's, with faster .40 loads. Pull's nowhere
near as long as a revolver DA, but has the typical striker
spongy feel. All in all, good package at good price.
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It's a fine piece at a very good price! Mine has over 2,500 rds. through it and no issues whatsoever. Still has the original polymer RSA and looks like new! I would recommend this Hand Cannon to anyone looking for a HD pistol. The first few rds. will take getting used too. Especially for me; My first handgun in over 40 years.
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I got one from a guy for $200 who needed some cash to fix his truck. Reminded me a lot of a Glock, but with better grip feel in my hand. The 40 is a very versatile round. I shot it pretty well, but it now resides with my daughter and son in law. He really likes it.
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I like my SD40VE even though it is the neutered NY version with the 10 round mags. It has been reliable, accurate and as easy to carry as a Glock. From what I've read here on the forum you do NOT want to change to a steel guide rod as this can break some tabs on the frame. The trigger isn't the best but it isn't the worst either. It us a self defense handgun that I count on to defend me, my wife and my four young children. I can't give it a better endorsement than that.
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I bought mine abut 3.5 years ago for a little under 300 out of the box is a good and trustworthy pistol. I put new sights, apex trigger, and the steel rod. It shoots just as well as much more expensive pistols I have shot/own. The .40 round has some muzzle flip that can take some getting used to but very fun to shoot and a great self defense round. I still carry it often. Good luck and enjoy!!
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Looks like it's a SW40VE instead. Same question though.
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So is the SW40 about the same as the SD40? Thanks
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No, the trigger is heavier and longer, and there is not much you can do to change it. The SD is the "new improved" Sigma, while the SW is the early version. The main impetus for the SD was the TON of complaints about the SW trigger. I still have a couple of SWs used of many years as loaners and trainers, and they are reliable and rugged, but I call their triggers "algebra problem" because they are long and hard. Try the trigger on the SW, and either love it or sell it; don't waste time trying to make it into a 1911 trigger.
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I own the SW9VE & SW40VE. I installed the APEX spring kit in both of them, which now makes them equivalent to the factory trigger in the SDVE series handguns.
It's been a long time since I have shot them. I think this weekend will be a good time to take them out and give my trigger finger a workout.
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I've been reading about the spring changes and may try that. Haven't received it yet so I have tried the trigger yet.
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