Smith & Wesson SD40 VE Review




What do you think about this video?

squishypitbull: Im a lefty and have used this exact gun for years. have had no issues at all. only thing is is it takes sometime to get used to releasing the slide with your index finger. Oh. the trigger gets easier and lighter after about 300 400 rds through. All in all a much better gun then a glock. especially from the price perspective

Richard Church: I carry the Sd40VE as my concealed weapon, and I can assure you that there is no rattle when you're moving around. 

Harry Baulz: I have heard it's not good to press down the slide release to release the slide and that the proper way was to pull back on the slide just enough to allow the slide release to unhang itself. What is the correct way?

Josh Green: Do you think this would be a good beginner gun? I'm a guard and thinking about using this as my duty weapon.

NCHunter79: for lefties (like me) the slide release and mag release being on the left is not a big deal. Slide Release can be operated by the off hand (right) thumb, and the mag release can be operated with the left trigger finger with no problems with a bit of practice.

Rudi Schulz: I am planning on buying my first pistol for conceal carry in the near future. Would you recommend this firearm for that, or do you think this one is strictly for home defense?

Felix Valenzuela: Great video. Just bought mine earlier today, watching videos of this gun. I gotta wait 10 days here in Cali. What is the better ammo to run through this? Thanks

John Parkhurst: S&W should pay you a percentage of their sells for this fire arm. I know your video helped me make a decision, & I'm not the only one. Can't wait to go shoot mine! S#it I just bought 1000 rounds of 45acp witch cost more then this pistol itself! now I just gotta save for some 40ammo, your video sold me! S&W FTW!

Joseph Jesse Smith: I own one and am very pleased with it for the price. My clips do not rattle when engaged, just when out of the gun.

Tommy Gunz, II: my sd40 rattling...the magazine itself doesn't rattle..the gun itself doesn't rattle...but when you put the two together fully loaded there's rattling..idk what causes it..but..that doesn't matter much to me cuz I carry it open as a duty weapon...had it about 6 months put about 2000 rounds through it...no problems whatsoever...great gun

Junio bohol: Nice vid. I got this gun on sale for $289 at my local Academy Sports minus 20% off for signing up on their credit card. I had a big smile on my face when I got out the door. Lol. I had shot 500 rounds through it already that's including 20 rounds variety of defensive ammo, with no malfunction. The trigger sucks, but it's way better than the sigma I used to had.

Black2492: Once upon a time this was my duty weapon and I couldn't wait to rid myself of it. Extremely difficult trigger pull

vestaxpmc17: that would look bad ass if you held it sideways

322king: My mag doesn't rattle . Maybe I haven't put enough rounds through it.

bigviolin808: Thanks alot air just subscribed and liked this one. I am lookong for my first gun to carry and this sold me. What more do you know about the trigger modification? Came up shooting glocks but love this one

MegaBait56: you are right, got this sd9ve for my daughter for the range. so she can shoot with her brother and myself. at first she didn't like the trigger but for $20.00 Apex kit and a M&P rear sight $16.00 total $365.00 now 5.5 lb. trigger how can you go wrong? never any ftf's or fte's plus it's S.S. slide it's a keeper.

3000impact: I just bought one like 2 weeks ago haven shot it yet the kick doesnt seem as bad as others ive shot based on the video

Ruben Cruz: for you "lefties" learn how to shoot ambidextrous.. it isnt that hard. anywho great video just brought mine about a week ago

Juan Vergara: Hi, a good video...and a good pistol, congratulations! I have a question about of this three guns : S&W SD40 VE, Glock 23 and Beretta PX4 Storm .40 mm. Which of this three weapons, in your opinion, is the best for self defense?...and why? I appreciate your help, because i want to buy a handgun soon. Greetings from Chile.

T.J. Christensen: my daily carry too. the rattling doesn't happen unless youre really running or bouncing up or down stairs. other than that. I trust my life to this thing.

Zackery Pieper: I'm from texas so it might be more expensive up north

jordanaug81: As far as "compact" double action semi-auto handguns go, in my humble opinion of course, this is the best firearm money can buy. I own a G23 and one of these and I can honestly say, looks aside, the Glock is an overpriced SD. Wonderful handgun.

MrKyle513: DONT RIDE THE SLIDE (at 5:02)! Very knowledgeable guy though, no disrespect!

Zackery Pieper: great gun picked mine up for 320$ on sale it was 299$ before tax

Kragz88: mine doesnt rattle.

HZ RD: You can find this weapon on JBLM here in Washington for $330 WITH NO TAX (with valid ID) and they have plenty of ammo and magazines! ~RoadKill

Cali Gemini79: I've had my eyes on the sd9ve but since most of my hand guns are 40 I'm really considering the 40 since seeing your video. Nice gun.

Michael Johnson: Great video but I'm wondering about the 45/90 degree angle shots. Why would this gun not fire at ANY angle. LOL No I'm not bashing by no means, I just found the degree shots to be a bit comical. Like I said, Great Video!!

OldProudVeteran: This is my daily carry, have had several over the years, never had an issue, accuracy is good. Yes the mags rattle but I don't carry but 13 and one in the pipe. No issues. I like it and would put it up against higher dollar of same cal. Good review. It is basic, but stands up.

Michael Murphy: Great review!! I owned the first generation swve40 and the trigger was crazy on it but it ate everything i feed it all types of ammo i want this as a second gun instead of a 9mm this video was excellent. 

LegendStormcrow: Your are a very responsible gun owner.

Andre Stinnett: Got mines saturday didnt take it to the range tho.i now have this and the sccy cpx2 love it as well...i came a long way from high point and cobra lol 

Darryl Mansfield: Excellent review. I am looking for a range gun to supplement my XD9 compact carry gun. I do not want to spend a huge amount, but want a decent gun. I think this is a go for me. Thanks for the review.

Billdogg100: Cool review video! I got the sd9ve. I love it.

Eric k: asthmatic camera man

eolson1964: The magazine only rattles if you are carry ball ammo, defensive rounds won't rattle

funa mota: Does it have a metal Gide rod ? The older ones have plastick or the recoil spring is it plastic too 

2-1 BrAvO: Nice review of this gun. It is a good deal, and you can never have too many guns. Your right about fine motor skills being diminished in a hostile situation. I was in the Army and the stories you hear about people shooting at each other at very close ranges and not hitting each other is true. We call it "buck fever" because it's a lot like when you're hunting and that big buck walks right out within range. Your adrenaline goes because all you want to do is put the buck down and not make a mistake. It's slightly amplified in a fire fight and you get an intense adrenaline rush and you REALLY want to put down the threat before they put you down. It's very hard to aim, handle your weapon, or think with any efficiency.

Thechosenone 1: @NCHunter79 Would this be good to carry I've hurde its not. but its cheap thats why i want it

funa mota: It's $400 plus tax so $430 or 450 in California 

william jones: Just purchased this gun while my car was getting an oil changed lol I was way to excited to find it at such a low price won't be surprised if the price rockets great gun 

minibeastvids: FOR ALL LEFTYS they do make ambidextrous models at the same price.

rdsii64: The gun does exactly what its supposed to do. Its inexpensive to buy, its accurate enough to consistently put the rounds in center of an attackers upper torso at 21 feet. Its durable enough to be a EDC . The trigger is long heavy but smooth. You don't want a light trigger on a fighting pistol.

LOSisBEAST2: nice review, threw me off when u just aimed at nothing and shot lol nice gun but recoil seems much but i like

Mke Frain: Great video! Looking to add a 40cal to my arsenal and you covered everything about this gun! Looks like a good buy for the price!

Mike Denson: Nice review, thanks for posting. Bought this gun used and wasn't sure what I was getting into, but after taking it out a couple of times, I'm very happy with my purchase. Under $300, this is a value!

einar90808: for lefties (like me) the slide release and mag release being on the left is not a big deal. Slide Release can be operated by the off hand (right) thumb, and the mag release can be operated with the left trigger finger with no problems with a bit of practice.

Lea Braack: I own this gun and I agree that it is a nice, solid, home defense gun. The only part I would add to your video is the disassembly of it, which can be difficult for people like me with smaller hands. Otherwise, I appreciate your video and found it to be right on target with my thoughts on the gun.

wade garrett: I work at academy and been playin around with one and you sir just completely sold me. By the way we have them for $319 and I get a 20% discount

OneTimeN BandCamp: NICE Jeep!

Rating:
Smith & Wesson SD40 VE Review 4.8 out of 5

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