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I bought a SW40VE a few years ago and love shooting it. I did have to get used to the stiff trigger but once that was worked out I have not had any real issues with it. I'm just curious to know if others are still using this particular model and what their take is.
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I bought a SW40VE a few years ago and love shooting it. I did have to get used to the stiff trigger but once that was worked out I have not had any real issues with it. I'm just curious to know if others are still using this particular model and what their take is.
I have a 40F, a 40V, a SD40 and SD9. The 40F is dead accurate with my own cast boolits and loads. The 40F and 40V are strategically stashed around the house. The SD40 is my car gun and the SD9 is my truck gun. I have had the 40F since I think the first year they came out, maybe 1996-97 or so, can't remember exactly?? I have night sights on it and a guide rod laser.

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I have the SW40VE. I decided I don't really like the .40 cal. This rides in my car as a backup. I bought it new back when the SW's first came out. I think it was on sale for $199 and Smith had a $50 rebate. No issues at all except, as you said, the stiff trigger. I think Smith fixed that with the SD models. Not really worth parting with it so that's why it rides in a lock box under the seat.
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I'm still working on building up a nice collection. One for each vehicle and 10 for the house. Just having a little issue getting the wife on board with the whole spending thing. My Grab and go is my SW40VE but have a few others stashed around the home.
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I carried an SW40VE from 2019 to 2023 as my primary carry gun in cold weather.

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It has served me well, but I've since retired it from that role after having gotten an M&P40c.

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Nevertheless, I still love my trusty SW40VE, which is why it now serves a more distinguished role as a quick access home defense pistol which remains in my bedroom beside my armchair so that if any trouble should arise, I can quickly deploy it.
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Have a 9VE and love it. I have over 4000 rounds through it with only 2 FTFs. Both had dented primers, and failed to fire the second time also. WW White box bulk. Not the guns fault, and the trigger while not ideal has lightened and smoothed some..
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I also bought one new (S&W40VE) when they first were available with a laser light. It never fails to run smoothly when I cycle the rounds through it every once in a while. It's a bedside gun now mostly with the M&P40 my truck gun. I'll always hang onto it because it just feels good in the hand.
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Thank you all for the feedback. It is very much helpful as well as appreciated.
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I've had my 40E since 1999/ 2000 and carried it for years.
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I inherited one , and I seem to shoot low, and left. It's a fun gun to shoot, but I can't imagine I would pull as far left and low as I do with it. I suppose the hard trigger pull has something to do with it, and I haven't shot it very much yet. It's in fantastic condition, and nice balance .
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