S&W SD40VE Sight Replacement




What do you think about this video?

CaptPizza: You seem like a big time pickle

TheDrRJP: Midway is out of stock on the plain-jane sights, which are both front AND rear. Not rear only. Plus, it says the following: Notes: Does not include a set screw Well, SCREW that! Plus, what good is having a rear sight that can't be adjusted for elevation?. My SD9VE shot 3" low out of the box. To hit the bull at 10 yrds, I had to position the front sight in center position and tilt the rear sight down so that the top of its dots were below the front dot. I am going to call S&W and ask them to send me a few, new rear sights until I find one that works. Or, put a red dot reflex on it instead. But, before the sights go on, the replacement spring kit goes in first.

WasabiKicks91: You've got me sold on this piece. I just gotta find one to test out with live ammo, and the polymer frame is not THAT shiny! (Then again I am Puerto Rican and we like shiny things) to each his own. Thanks for all the videos and honest critique/commentary you provide. 

Leo Guy: Biggest weak point of the S&W SDVE pistol is the factory polymer recoil guide rod assembly, needs to be replaced with a metal one especially on the 9mm with a 20 lb one. My factory 17lb guide rod was causing limp wristing and starting to distort at the chamber end, heavier spring eliminates limp wristing. Cost me around $37 with shipping for a Galloway Precision recoil guide rod and spring, well worth it.

Steve Mahalko: Hey pal...nice video. I like u purchased an SD 40 VE for the price. Especially for a S&W. I called S&W and asked the if I could switch a M&P 40 site for the SD site...ande they said NO. So WHITCH M&P site did u buy. I really like the looks of urs..could u post a part # please. thanks.

Billy Skinz: Did your sight come with a set screw? Mine didn't. 

1342000harley: The SD guns are good weapons. I'm not an expert, but all those condescending remarks made you appear to be dealing with maybe some pencil envy issues, might need to seek professional help...

Mike lepori: I just watched your video and am having an issue with my rear sight on mine. What is the part number of the rear sight that you installed. I was on midway website and am wanting to order a new one for mine also. I saw some tru glo sights for front and rear but they said not for VE model. Not sure what the issue would be so decided i would install the same thing you used since i saw that it fit fine when you installed it and had that set screw so it wont move around like the stock one i have now. Thank you. BTW like you video, very informative. Mike

Steve Mahalko: O K...Thanks...I checked out Midway and found M&P sites form $14.00 to $128.00. really... just for a sight. anyway.. thanks for the help. Cant wait for your range review for the SD.

Ispowz17751975: My Glock 26 is collecting dust. And because of my purchase of the SD9, I am thinking of climbing into and M&P now as well? Still a fan of Glock, just not loyal any more. And it only took the purchase of this inexpensive SD. it's not a bad firearm in any way, but like you pointed out the rear site sucks! It is being replaced for sure! 

LC ApexIXIPredator: Does anyone else slow down the video to .5 speed to hear him instructing drunk?

MrStratguy: for everyone who bashes the sd40ve as cheap , the cheap part is the price . stainless barrel , stainless slide , good accuracy , and way over the top RELIABILITY is not cheap in my book . there are you tube videos that show how to remove [ 2 ] trigger springs to lighten trigger pull . i did so with no polishing - took 25 minutes [ saved the 2 little spring in a small zip lock bag ] and have a trigger pull that is half the weight of stock -- no polishing required . now the gun is more accurate due to lighter trigger pull and is still safe - i know for sure because my 40 has dropped off my bed to the carpeted floor and did not fire - fully loaded mag with one in the chamber [ gun is under the pillow for home defense and ready to go , not locked in a safe . btw - no kids in the house ] . that is the way smith and wesson engineered the trigger mechanism . finger pressure must be on the trigger in order for the gun to fire . if you don't like the rear sight then go ahead and change it - probably won't make you shoot better , just feel better . interesting that the more expensive m&p sight fits the sd40ve - there is probably other parts that also fit . you can also mirror polish the stainless slide . that's another mod to make you feel better that cost nothing but time . cheap ??? that's just the price . i am absolutely confident in this semi auto . you can spend way more but you won't get a more reliable pistol .

Cakewalk Magee: so far, the sd9ve has been my favorite pistol that i own... it just feels so good in my hand

Victor almaguer: Cheap in Spanish is barrato.... Wey...

jrfoleyjr: The sight you are installing in the video is "out of stock, no back order" at Midway USA. Right next to it in the online listing there is a "Williams Fire Sight Set Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Fiber Optic Green Front, Red Rear". Will this fit the SD40VE? I hesitate to order because it is $45 unless I know it will fit.

Ne Mar: Not bad--but is your spiel bashing the gun or changing the sights? Inexpensive does not mean cheap.

Eric Palmer: Good video. Thanks.

Aaron Sukay: You're the exact kind of guy who I take the opposite advice of when it comes to guns. Thanks for being an idiot! 

Steve Mahalko: You are probably looking in the mirror aren't you...lol

So Terrible: Did you have to do any drillings to get that tiny screw to lock the rear sight in place or was the screw hole already there when you took the old rear sight off?

abeowski: So you buy the gun, then bash it the whole time all so you can brag about how you upgraded the sights for $1. I would've invested my dollar on a pair of fingernail clippers. 

jason25711: What website did you get those sights at? Im looking for the same but for the sd9ve and dont want to spend much.

julian campa: If this guy thinks the gun is so cheap and embarrassed to been seen with it then why own one??? Retard!!!

1975acidburn: It isn't the brand of gun that makes any difference it's the skill level of the person shooting it. It's so annoying when people say ex: high points are junk, this sd40 isn't good. I bet not one person would stand there and be shot with it or any gun. Oh wait you can't shoot me with a high point, has to be name brand firearm. 

Aaron Last: TheYankeMarshall...is there any night sights for this gun?

larrewilhoit: My question is, is that M&P rear site for the M&P 9 or M&P 40 or does it not matter??? Cuz my ex girlfriend had a Smith and Wesson M&P 9 in her slide was fatter than my SD 40 it was f****** huge

PatriotEagle: The trigger on mine is 9.5lbs, which I believe is the factory spec and I like it that way. On the sights, I got the same type you had on yours and I like it alot, but you know, I can understand why some may not.

J Drake: I own two of these one in 9 and the other a 40, I dropped an APEX trigger kit in both and replaced the rear sights with the M&P one. The trigger jobs on both with the recommended polishing dropped the trigger pulls to around 5 lbs. Love them and would recommend them to anyone not wanting to buy into the GLOCK media/marketing hype to buy a cheap made gun at an inflated price.

bang2loud1981: I just bought the Smith and wesson sd9ve with the m&p rear sight already on it previous owner installed it with a laser and 4 magazines 2 15 round and 2 16 round magazine and 3 50 round boxes of ammo for $360 bucks mine has the black slide on it

William Kiene: Thanks.......helpful video

Jeffcontonio: I used a M&P sight on my piece. http://youtu.be/vHUnDtkB6Kg

moofushu: The New M&P sights are not adjustable?

Tyler Durden: Did you drill that hole and tap it for the rear screw or was it already there?

Bradley Pagels: i put the apex sprink kit and AET trigger kit in my SD. now it has a crisp 5.5 lb pull and no over travel or super long resets. best investment ever!

glenwood89420: I luckily has a spare M&P rear sight from putting night sights on my 40 and immediately put it on my sd9ve. It, along with the the Apex trigger spring kit, are crucial to getting this gun running great!

Christopher Little: Yankee, your text comments throughout your videos make me LMFAO. Thanks for the vids!

Tyler Durden: Nice you sound like Jello Biafra from the DK's.

Jeremiah Dial: Product #: 163458 This is the midwayUSA part number for the B&J Machine P500 that I believe he is using in the video. I also have a S&W SD9VE and I love the gun, I believe someone stated that they put an APEX spring kit in their gun, as did I and it shoots great. I am going to try this sight out and see how it works! Thanks for the great video and the awesome closed caption comments!

MR-FLIP: HOW HAVE THIS SIGHT HELD UP

john smith: The subtitles are hilarious

MiKell Gladdone: What's your opinion of the sd40 now? Buy it?

Jay hernan: will this work on the SW40VE? 

Rob Espenship: Do you have the part# from midway USA 

G hrvyck: Rear sight, at that price, no longer available from three different sources.

Nathan Pieters: Hey dude, at least you're not open carrying a hipoint. There's this guy around here that does. He shows it to everybody who talks guns too. lol

chrisautry12: I just replaced the rear sight on my SD9VE with an m&p sight as well. Called a gunsmith up the road and he said it won't work. I've seen this video and thought I would do it myself, at work and on the clock. Good video. 

chrisautry12: I just replaced the rear sight on my SD9VE with an m&p sight as well. Called a gunsmith up the road and he said it won't work. I've seen this video and thought I would do it myself, at work and on the clock. Good video. 

TheYankeeMarshal: I am not sure why you would want it, but you can have it if you do.

MadMetalManiac74: oh, I did not know. I always thought it looked exactly like a glock lol

Rating:
S&W SD40VE Sight Replacement 4.7 out of 5

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