Smith & Wesson SD9VE




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CaptPizza: The first time I took mine out, I put about 300 rounds through it and it never jammed or anything. I love my SDVE

pbruc brooks: Hickok45 . I like your reviews very much; you're a pretty good shot! Could you do the SDVE40 sometime? Thanks in advance. 

David Harrod: I have a SDVE 40 love it for the price. I'm going to stick a trigger kit on it. Planet earth good one Hickok45.

iyn1911: Is this the AKs of 9mm pistols? 

thespartanmk1: I just picked one up from gun jail. It's a California neutered version with a loaded chamber indicator, 10+1 magazine, and a magazine disconnect. The Magazine disconnect is awful. It adds one more stupid step for take down which requires you depressing a small lever inside of the magazine well through the ejection port. I've not shot it yet as of this comment. But I've been playing around with disassemble and so far I'm getting to know it pretty well. Can't wait to get it out to the range. 

travisp11: I fired three different brands of new, brass-cased ammo the first time I took my SD9VE out. I even made sure to give it a thorough cleaning and lube as instructed in my manual and it jammed like crazy? FTFs, FTEs, failure to return to battery, etc. But, all of that ended after I swapped out the plastic guide rod and spring with an aftermarket Galloway rod/spring combo. Now, it performs like a champ. If kinda made me upset that I watch all of these reviews and just about none of them complain about the issues that I had. Maybe it was just a new gun break in phase or a lemon guide rod but I'm happy now with it.

Jobe Jahova: I rented one of these at my local range, and here is my impression. It looked like all heck and abused and dirty and beat but the operation and trigger still felt new. I put the cheapest 9mm reload (Atlanta Arms, something like that) through it without a single malfunction. That same brand ammunition in 380 would have 3 failures per 50 rounds on a Sig P238. Really, the SD9VE is a good gun. Probably the best semi-auto you can buy new for $300-$400. The only real drawback to this handgun is the muzzle flip. It tends to flip just a hair bit more than expected, requiring more effort to sight for the following shot. However, it is light weight and easy to hold and shoot for extended periods. 

Jon Smallwood: Good review sir. I had a SW9 version back some years and it was my carry weapon for a while and a good shooter for the most part. These seem to be built so much better. Of course this is the company that builds M&Ps as well. For the price point I am happy to see S&W offer a good Glock like pistol for self defense minded. I love my Glock 19 a lot but I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to save some cash. 

xXGAMING101Xx: this gun sucks i hate the trigger. problay will just get a glock 19 best gun.

allen sharako: This guy is awesome.... 

1987cvw: i just picked up the sd40 ve for $225 at a pawn shop!!!!

Jt Reigns: I just recently bought a S&W SD9 VE and I'm loving it. I paid $299 for mine about 2 weeks ago. Well worth the money, easy to break down and clean and extremely accurate. Trigger pull is a little bit heavy but it's not unusable as I'm used to my Glock 26 and Taurus Millennium Pro chambered in .45ACP which has about a 11lb trigger pull roughly. Overall it's a clean gun, easy to conceal and fun to shoot. If anyone's looking for a good reliable gun for cheap, this is one of the best I've found. Never been disappointed in a Smith & Wesson product.

SWF11000: I have the sd40ve and its very reliable! Not something id want to shoot all day everyday bc the trigger is pretty stiff its not too bad but its good pistol and I definitely recommend it.

William Brown: Just got my sd 9 ve love it...Best handgun for personal protection

Super3851: Nice review, but don't compare every gun to a Glock. I've been shooting for 60 + yrs, just about everything, and Glock is definitely not the best or not even One of the best.

Steve Mahalko: thanks for the interview. don't have the SD9VE...but purchased the 40 cal. Love it. S&W has a winner here. Fired about 600 rds of it and encountered no probs at all.Keep up the tremendiously good work.

Quentin Collins: Just bought my sd9ve today ready to go test it out thanks for the review I learned a lot Ps 1911 colt best gun 😀

dynosaur: An Apex Tactical trigger kit is only $21 shipped from Apex and that's all it needs.

Kashi Lee: I was wondering were you can find that loader you have there. I bet it makes loading the magz so much easier.

Kane16802: accuracy would be much better with an apex spring assembly kit and s&w m&p-c night sights, how much would it cost to have a gunsmith do this?

MrMachete19: Bought mine during this black Friday for just under $300. I was skeptical at first because i know about the plastic guide rod and weak trigger.However i took it to the range the day after i bought it and put 120 rounds through it (brass,aluminium,and steel) and only had ONE foul up shooting steel(monarch brand 115 gr.). All i did was put a little lube on the slide beforehand. I'M REALLY IMPRESSED! I will change the guide rod and trigger in the future though.

blunted one: I would love Hickok to review the FMK 9c1 gen2!

Liqueur: Smith & Wesson SD40VE PLZ!!!

Antonio Capilupi: OK here's my deal, i live in the state of Maine, everyone here is a huge glock fanatic, while i don't mind them, i'm not crazy about them. everyone here is also a huge .40 fanatic and bash 9mm, while i don't see the need for a .40 cause any caliber used correctly will have stopping power, i am currently looking at these and i'm torn between the 9mm and the .40 and don't have a preference, i guess what im asking is pro's and cons!

Nelson Santiago: Yes do the sd40ve please!

j20062006: I got my sd9ve about 2 weeks ago and already put 600+ rounds in it with just 2 visits to the gun range. Reliability is a 10/10, NOT even one failure to fire / malfunction. I ran cheap ammo all the way to more expensive ammo, brass or aluminum casing and no issues. On the other hand a buddy of mine had a lil ruger 9mm compact, soon as we got to the aluminum casing bullets it failed right away and jammed. Some guns are picky on ammo but not the SD9VE. Can't beat this SD9VE (Glock Clone) for $300 + tax if you know where to shop.. Now the Next gun I buy will be a Canik TP9 SA which is the version 2 of the tp9 when they become available.

John Martinez: just picked mine up today, 06 December 2014, for 289.00 at Academy in Texas. Great pistol, great look, and feels way lighter than my glock 21. Yes i know that the glock 21 is a .45 and it should be heavier but it functions great and very Glock like.

Nathen Howell: Great video. I'm a big fan of yours. But I was wondering when you were able to do a video of the newer model of the SD .40 VE.

scrmngchicken403: I have an SW9VE Sigma. It's probably one of the last runs before the SD came out. Had only one issue with it, which was traced back to the ammunition I was using. It runs flawlessly. And I get grief because it's my EDC. I may pick up an SD40VE in the not-too-distant future just because...

lerch400block: Ain't the prettiest girl at the dance. But she dances nice.

RaginRog: Are those cans of Milwaukee's Best? Haha 

ShoeManShoe68: Target Rich Environment! Thats awesome!

Scott Castille: I enjoyed your video, I just purchased that same gun, and I enjoyed shooting it.

James C: I love my SD9VE. I've put about 2,500 rounds through it. Everything from Tula and Wolf ammo to Hornady 137gr Critical Duty and 147gr JHP and never had a problem. Another thing not mentioned is the backwards compatibility with the magazines. I actually got a few of the SW9 mags and the work perfectly in my SD9. I also got a great deal on mine, new in box, 2 16 round mags for $275. I would recommend this gun to anyone who is looking for a good gun at a great price.

beags1979: Seeings how you have reviewed both the SD and Shield, I was wondering which gun you feel is the better overall gun? I'm able to get a shield for a little more then the SD, which in turn is making it very difficult to pick which one to get. SD for about $267 and Shield $297. This will be my first pistol, so I'm trying to get the best overall gun/deal for these prices. 

Jason Andrich: Will a sd 9 slide fit on the sd 9ve?

waltsk: Who cleans the mess afterwords? Lol

lerch400block: I love my glocknwesson. 1200rds no major problems. 

Devon Marner: Got mine on the Air Force Base today for $310.

J Jackson: For ppl living in commifornia . you can remove the mag release in like 2 minutes . you can also throw in a apex trigger kit and make this affordable gun a beast . and its all legal ..i use to hate the loaded chamber indicator . But after awhile it grew on me so i kept it but you can remove that also .

giz5000: Such a great gun! I have two of them! 2,000rds plus with not a single malfunction!

Myavrick: I'm glad I bought this gun before I saw your video. Thanks for the confidence builder. I am a avid long gun shooter but not a handgun man. Seeing this will put away the thoughts its just cheap gun and if I miss it's not because the guns not that good. I found over the years people love to blame the equipment not the man behind it.

Andre Stinnett: I got the sd40ve love it.my friend wants to buy it im feeling 50/50 on selling it.

Tee savage: Had one it jammed after 10shots 

Rome Uzzle: Great Awesome Gun

GreenBeretboy5: Dang hickok45, you've got quite a hitchhiker's thumb.

DENNIS Broadie: I PAID 379 PLUS TAX FOR MY YESTERDAY NEW...DID I GET BEAT

tjk159: bought one a few weeks ago.couldn't get it to eject 100gr. ammo,any thoughts as to why? thanks

Nephilim Stench: It's an excellent handgun for the money. Goes bang everytime!

DrJuice1: 15:41 rapid fire on the pot, awesome
Rating:
Smith & Wesson SD9VE 4.9 out of 5

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