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
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.
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.
Christopher Glenn: Just got the gun at academy.. 299.99 on sale norm 319.00 in Oklahoma,TulsA.
Love it to death ...thank you for the review helped me out big time
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...
abeck: I am torn between this subject myself. Thinking about a 9mm due the the
cheapness of ammo compared to my .40 Glock 23. I will most likely be
buying this gun as a practice gun/ let my girlfriend use it. This SD9VE
was a choice, as was the Ruger Lc9s or some kind of 9mm glock. It is a
hard choice glock 19 would fit my holster perfect but having 2 of the exact
same looking gun would be kind of lame. UGH decisions decisions......
Jake Nocella: I don't like the tigger do you know new tigger
Keith Dowlen: i appreciate the cool response back Maco Reese, sometimes i get smartass
remarks back but sometimes i don't but just depends on different subject
video's, it's a good little pistol to have for both home defense & carry
william629: I've been having a problem with my SD9VE on occassions where I'll fire a
round, the gun will cycle and expel the spent casing, yet won't fire the
net round chambered, even the pin hit the primer. Could this be operator
error, or is it the gun? It does seem to happen when I hold the gun in a
bit of a half a** grip, but I figured since the slide went back far enough
to fully cycle there shouldn't be a problem. Did you ever experience a
misfire/hang-fire with the SD9VE?
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-$400.
The only real drawback to this handgun is the muzzle flip. It tends to
flip just a hair bit more than expected, requiring more effort to sight for
the following shot. However, it is light weight and easy to hold and shoot
for extended periods.
llinsane1ll: Good video! I just bought mine about 4 days ago and waiting the 10 day
period. Going to take it to the range and test it out. Looks like I picked
up a good firearm.
Thanks again for the video!
john postell: Almost bought one of these at the gun shop, but ended up getting the shield
instead. It felt like good quality, looked good, wasn't heavy, and for only
300$? I'll be back for one soon. Looks like a fine reliable gun to me.
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.
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.
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.
Matt Mood: I picked up this gun at a pawn shop for about $250 with a case, 2 mags, and
a box of cheap target ammo. Bought another box of cheap target rounds
(Atlanta Arms?) at the range and put all 100 through it with zero failures.
Have since fired probably 1000 rounds with this gun and never had a single
failure! Easy to clean, too. Great gun for home defense if you need
something affordable that is easy to shoot and super reliable.
Keith Dowlen: just so u know i got mine from Academy Sports for $319.99+ tax with a
background check with all 2gether of full down price was $362.82, not a bad
price for a 9mm pistol, right?
SamNotEric: I Have the SW9VE. Bought it new about four or five years ago just for
target shooting. To this date never had a single problem with this gun and
haven't cleaned it yet. Want to see how long I can go without cleaning.
Very impressed! Well worth the money.
Doug Roy: I have the sd40 vw and have had no problems after 500 rounds keep it clean
and she will last you a long time
xXGAMING101Xx: this gun sucks i hate the trigger. problay will just get a glock 19 best
Randy Johnson: I recently bought this pistol for only 319 dollars in NE Ohio. Very solid
shooter and is better with a trigger spring upgrade.
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.
stx2012: Bought mine 2 weeks ago from a local store for $279. Haven't had any
issues, and I've put about 350 rounds through it
GreenBeretboy5: Dang hickok45, you've got quite a hitchhiker's thumb.
DrJuice1: 15:41 rapid fire on the pot, awesome
iyn1911: Is this the AKs of 9mm pistols?
Matthew Caughey: They do make winchester silvertips still but they are not made like the
silvertips from all those years ago I shot a box of them in .380 about s
month ago they were really overpriced for .380 and were really dirty
burning got a lot of fouling and unburnt powder residue honestly in the
.380 they don't stack up anymore there are plenty of better options out
there ( bit of history for you .38spl silvertips were called the FBI load
at one point and were the rounds used in the infamous Miami shootout not
long after the FBI went to 10mm but found it too powerful and went to .40
S&W for better control)
Christopher Marcel: I was lucky to get mine from a friend for 275.
Sergio elisalde: I got one works very well at target practice i would recommend.
John Paul: I like this guy. Great point made without words needed
Jim Malkowski: I got a regular SD9 and I love it. Would highly recommend this gun for
people who can't afford the more expensive ones. Very durable
pbruc brooks: Hickok45 . I like your reviews very much; you're a pretty good shot! Could
you do the SDVE40 sometime? Thanks in advance.
Erik M: Just put the first 100 rounds through my SD9VE. Jammed once, but it was due
to the magazine sticking. Great gun!
dynosaur: An Apex Tactical trigger kit is only $21 shipped from Apex and that's all
ruletheworld 01: Buying 1
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.
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.
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.
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?
Kashi Lee: I was wondering were you can find that loader you have there. I bet it
makes loading the magz so much easier.
diamonman2000: I have had my sd9ve for over 2 years now, when I first got it, I could not
Remington ammo at all as about every 4 or 5 round would ether stove pipe or
miss feed. I sent it back to Smith and Wesson, they worked it over but it
still did the same thing. as a result I stopped shooting that make. Now I
got about 200 rounds of it and it is shooting fine. (Break in time i think)
I run about 4 or 5 hundred rounds through it every month and love the gun
now. it is my everyday carry and I don't plan on changing any time soon.
thanks for the video. It was fun.
ybmad86: Have you done any reviews on the s&w m&p15 yet?
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 😀
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.
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.
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!
AdriedOutMarker Sharpie: people bash glocks and the s&w sd9ve is a nock off to glock.
its like sony making a xbox 1. would you buy it?
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.
lerch400block: Ain't the prettiest girl at the dance. But she dances nice.
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.