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Hello everyone! I know that here are many threads about sw9ve, but i read lots of pro and cons about this gun and I need your opinion
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Hmmm..... He's the new member from Romania, so maybe not adept at English. I think he's soliciting general opinions about the gun.

I don't have that model, so can't say anything.
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Well, I can let him know in a few days. I'm waiting out the "cooling off period" and should be able to pick mine up in two days. This is my first poly framed striker fired pistol. All my other pistols are steel or aluminum framed and either SA or DA/SA. And of course all my revolvers are steel. I wanted a basic "modern" semi to see how it would function as a packing/truck/HD gun.

What struck me about the SD9VE is that it seems to be the modern incarnation of my Model 10 revolvers. Everything you need and nothing you don't need.
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If the OP is actually referring to the SD9VE, I don't believe he would be disappointed. It is not a 1911 by any means, or it is not a M&P, but it is an all around very good gun for the money. I have been very pleasantly satisfied with mine.
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I actually have the SW9VE (NOT the same as the SD) and have used the SW9VEs as loaners and trainers for two decades. The SW9VE is an economical, rugged, and reliable service pistol, with a long, hard trigger pull like a double-action revolver. The main reason for developing the SD9VE was to put in a better trigger.


My advice to anyone on the SW9VE is either love it as it is, or don't buy it, since there is little you can do to change the basic trigger. The SD (improved Sigma, uses same magazines) is better, and the M&P pistol series is MUCH better, and has many more aftermarket goodies available.


Around here, a used SW is worth about $150 and a new SD can be had for $275.
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I actually have the SW9VE (NOT the same as the SD) and have used the SW9VEs as loaners and trainers for two decades. The SW9VE is an economical, rugged, and reliable service pistol, with a long, hard trigger pull like a double-action revolver. The main reason for developing the SD9VE was to put in a better trigger.


My advice to anyone on the SW9VE is either love it as it is, or don't buy it, since there is little you can do to change the basic trigger. The SD (improved Sigma, uses same magazines) is better, and the M&P pistol series is MUCH better, and has many more aftermarket goodies available.


Around here, a used SW is worth about $150 and a new SD can be had for $275.
I for one appreciate the clarification on these two lines. I'm new to the SD9VE line, and can't say I've actually seen the SW line up close enough to have remembered. Thanks.
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Good reliable guns.
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If the OP is actually referring to the SD9VE, I don't believe he would be disappointed. It is not a 1911 by any means, or it is not a M&P, but it is an all around very good gun for the money. I have been very pleasantly satisfied with mine.
Well, I misread the OP's post. Apologies.
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Hello everyone! I know that here are many threads about sw9ve, but i read lots of pro and cons about this gun and I need your opinion
Pros;
1) They are built like a tank.
2) They will eat ANY kind of ammo you feed them.
3) They are priced very low for such a quality firearm. This means you can buy the SD9VE & SD40VE for the same price as (1) Glock.
4) They go "BANG" every time you pull the trigger.

Cons;
1) They are called "A Poor Mans Glock."
2) S&W has just recently introduced new versions of the SDVE series. If you're married, this is a problem! If you're single, you've hit the lottery!
No matter which SDVE you buy, you won't be sorry. These guns are way under rated and people will take note that they are equal to a Glock, but for almost half the price as what the Glock sells for.($539 VS $279-$299)
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I have had my SD9ve for almost a year and put plenty of rounds through it. I think its a excellent gun. I did upgrade to the Apex spring kit and put Truglo fiber optic sights on it. It runs like a beast.
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I have had my SD9ve for almost a year and put plenty of rounds through it. I think its a excellent gun. I did upgrade to the Apex spring kit and put Truglo fiber optic sights on it. It runs like a beast.
The APEX spring kit makes the SDVE a much better gun! You can't go wrong with an APEX spring kit.
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If you are indeed talking about sd9ve I can give an opinion after running about 250 rounds through my new one yesterday morning. 200 rounds of a mix of aluminum case blazer,generic reload the range had cheap and 50 rounds of a mix of gold dot +p and HST..... buy one. It was flawless. I have several glocks and like them but I shot this thing more accurately. It fits my hand better and I was point shooting at 25 yards-and making hits!! The plastic-sorry"polymer" feels cheaper than a glock but for half the price trust me I can live with that! I absolutely would recommend this pistol to anyone. Buy one.
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I have had a SW9VE for about 10 years. It's been a great shooter. No complaints.
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...and the cost won't break the bank. Great basic gun. Personally, I am a 3rd generation fan with the four number models like the 5906.

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I traded my SW9VE in on my SD9VE. Hard to find many of the parts for the SW9VE. Many of the parts are no longer manufactured by S&W.
As for the SD9VE....probably the second best gun buying decision I ever made. The first being my Tri Star C100 CZ clone.
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I for one appreciate the clarification on these two lines. I'm new to the SD9VE line, and can't say I've actually seen the SW line up close enough to have remembered. Thanks.

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...and the cost won't break the bank. Great basic gun. Personally, I am a 3rd generation fan with the four number models like the 5906.

And welcome. How's the weather over there in Romania?
Thanks. It's a little bit cold for this period of the year.
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I have two SW9VE pistols, not the same as the SD9VE...different beast.

It's a durable and reliable service pistol that has shot everything I've sent down the barrel...all without a problem. It's big, ugly, and has no aftermarket to speak of, but it serves it's purpose.

I've had mine for a few years and love it. Mine resides in my nightstand on full time duty, always on the ready. I know without a shadow of a doubt that it is a great tool for self defense. I've had the opportunity on more than a few occasions to trade it in on a better model, but just can't bring myself to do that.
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Hello Hrolf. I've had an SD9VE for around 2 and a half years now and am pleased with it. The trigger pull was heavy but smoothed out with use and dry firing, this weapon has fired every type of ammo that I have put into it. this includes 115, 124 gr. FMJ, HP, brass ,alum. or steel case.
The reason I bought this gun was it fit my hand and shooting style, modified weaver stance, and the sights , while painted and plastic, are visible to me. I've been tempted to change to another gun but I take it out and just can't justify the purchase.
At the beginning of the year I finally got my CCW so I may end up with a .380 bodyguard as that is more readily concealed for me.
All in all cant go wrong with the SD9VE.
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i put 2,000 round in mine with in 30 days i also installed a m&p night site with a hammer and a drill bit also i beat the hell out of this pistol and polished it....costly project of mine anyways with the beat down and used it like its stolen it still works 3,900 rounds
i think it lasted better then the glock but thats how i see it...apex springs and trigger/recoil spring and stainless guidrod with steal sites and w.e upgradesyou can find you will love that pistol forever
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Pros;
1) They are built like a tank.
2) They will eat ANY kind of ammo you feed them.
3) They are priced very low for such a quality firearm. This means you can buy the SD9VE & SD40VE for the same price as (1) Glock.
4) They go "BANG" every time you pull the trigger.

Cons;
1) They are called "A Poor Mans Glock."
2) S&W has just recently introduced new versions of the SDVE series. If you're married, this is a problem! If you're single, you've hit the lottery!
No matter which SDVE you buy, you won't be sorry. These guns are way under rated and people will take note that they are equal to a Glock, but for almost half the price as what the Glock sells for.($539 VS $279-$299)
Please educate me, what you mean they have introduced new versions? Im waiting on a SDVE and wonder what version I will get?
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I think this thread is confusing people between the SWVE and SDVE. My SW40VE had failure to feed problems on three occasions since it's purchase in 2012. At this time it's been with S&W for over two months waiting for repair. When it's on it's on... but mine has proven unreliable.
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My SW9VE broke two strikers in less than 200 rounds. I no longer trust it and only use it for plinking. S&W repaired it quickly but it is what it is.
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SW9VE is a beast. Not pretty but feels great in the hand. Apex after market parts and new sights provide a terrific low cost, accurate shooter. Dependable to say the least.
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Do yourself a favor, spend $100 more dollars and buy a quality S&W. you can find the S&W M&P M2.0 for $429 on slickguns.com
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I've had my SD9VE for about 4 years now and have put hundreds of rounds through it with no ftf or any other malfunctions. It makes a great edc. It's as solid as any other pistols I've used and that covers a lot. I switched to the 9mm due to the cost of .45 ammunition. I also have a .40 that I love and the ammo is about the same as the 9mm.
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