Gear: Smith & Wesson SW9VE 9MM


Smith & Wesson SW9VE 9MM

Smith & Wesson
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $450.00-$550.00
Average Rating:
(23 Votes)

9MM semi-automatic handgun

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    ejhunter85, Wed, 21 Nov 2007 12:16:05 UTC.
    1st review

    I have fired many style handguns, this was about the best handgun that I have fired the only other gun that surpassed this one was a glock. This is my current sidearm that I use in the field I have never had a jam or misfire and it is a very accurate gun, the only fault is that the triger is a little hard to pull but once you get use to it you no longer notice it. In many ways it reminds me of a glock.

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    maybetheydontknow, Tue, 27 Nov 2007 15:41:49 UTC.

    A simple, no frills, reliable shooter. This gun will never win a beauty contest, but it has one of the best grips ive ever seen on a gun of its price range. However $450-$550 is way to much to spend on it, you can buy them for $300+ at almost any store/gun show. It field strips just like a Glock, and takes a time consuming 3 seconds to get the slide off and pop off the barrel and spring.

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    gwatson0008, Sun, 02 Dec 2007 09:24:19 UTC.

    I have this .40 cal, I have one issue with it the felt recoil is extremely high, good first handgun though. I have had mine for 3 almost 4 years, I had one problem and S&W fixed it for free, not a bad weapon.

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    drhath2001, Thu, 10 Jan 2008 11:49:35 UTC.


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    scotzzman, Fri, 28 Mar 2008 14:44:30 UTC.

    Great gun for those who want something light for concealed carry, just a little top heavy. I own one and have put over 2000 rounds through it, no major problems. Only real down fall is the price of replacement clips.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 20 Apr 2008 22:50:49 UTC.

    This particular weapon was the first handgun I have ever owned. I enjoy the weapon but had to send it back to the manufacturer because the slide stuck on every third shot.

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    lawyer1, Wed, 11 Jun 2008 12:22:09 UTC.

    This handgun has never jammed

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    c_chase, Fri, 27 Jun 2008 21:49:27 UTC.

    Highly inaccurate, top heavy (even when the mag is loaded). I had numerous jams. I had to keep the gun very clean to a void jamming. I did fire about 2700 rounds through this gun, but the more I shot it the less I liked it.

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    ruger243, Tue, 05 Aug 2008 16:44:19 UTC.

    I've had this handgun for about six months not one issue. It's not the most accurate gun I own but I can shoot 4.5 inch groups at 25yards, not a range gun but accurate enough for self defence. I've shot approximately 900 rounds with out any problems at all. I would recomend this handgun to any one.

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    jaredlanny, Tue, 19 Aug 2008 04:10:50 UTC.

    Great gun, at fifty meters i'm about six inches left, but am grouping ten and twelve inches. the price is much lower than what's posted here, i bought mine for a little over $300, but last time i looked Cabella's was selling it for about $250. the only problems i have with it are that you have to pull the trigger to field strip it and that it comes in double action only. mostly personal preference, really.

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    STOPRESISTING, Sat, 20 Sep 2008 11:09:43 UTC.

    for the price, its a great firearm. no problems. a few jams under rapid fire conditions. wish it had a safety, but thats just another second of delay in reaction I dont want.

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    ryanwilson1979, Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:37:37 UTC.

    crap gun. after a couple hundred rounds, jams with FTE (failure to eject) at least once every 10 rd mag! Save your money and buy a highpoint if you can't get a better gun.

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    lveurinklpd, Mon, 20 Oct 2008 03:21:14 UTC.

    I really enjoy this gun. Need to make sure you keep your shooting stance firm so the recoil will work like it's supposed to or it will stovepipe on you. Great off duty weapon!! Compact and great for small hands.

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    bryanp0286, Sat, 10 Jan 2009 20:05:01 UTC.

    I carry this gun everyday while on the job. A lot of people complain about the long trigger pull, but it doesn't bother me at all. I have some Hogue slip-on grips on mine and love them.

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    servingproud, Wed, 13 May 2009 01:56:50 UTC.

    Great side arm for the $.

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    Jtccss3, Tue, 19 May 2009 20:00:39 UTC.

    Very good side arm. gets it done and great bang for thr buck and mine came with a laser site

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    bristp, Fri, 05 Jun 2009 00:07:00 UTC.

    I purchased this firearm so I can work road details while laid off from my department. The price was cheap, $429.00 with 2 magazines. I was worried that I was sacrificing quality for value, but when I went to the range, I was pleasantly surprised!

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    KibblesnBits, Sun, 28 Jun 2009 23:44:28 UTC.

    I drive armored money trucks for a living. I'm not a police officer. Therefor, I needed a handgun with fair stopping power at short range. A simple firearm for self defense. The new models are top of the line, but the price is low because of the earlier models' poor performance. Once a bad name, always a bad name! Some people complain about the heavy trigger pull, but I consider them wimps. It fits my hands PERFECTLY!

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    stifftrigger, Sat, 19 Dec 2009 22:00:46 UTC.

    This semi is elegant, and fits well in my hand, but as a civilian I don't like the no-safety feature aside from the long and heavy trigger pull. A LEO, who'd have reason to draw his weapon to stop an act of aggression, is not in the same sitruation as a civilian who, when he pulls out his weapon, is almost always in a situation of having to fire it. Consequently, IMHO, a lighter trigger with a shorter pull would be preferable. Other than that, no jams or other mechanical issues after 500 rounds at the range.

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    edteach, Tue, 07 Sep 2010 14:04:09 UTC.

    Great gun for the money. Thosse who say this is junk will pick up a Glock and say its the best. Those who do not like striker fired guns are mostly old men who can not get used to that darnd rock and roll noise music, and why don't they play that good old Tommy Dorsey like they did when I was a youngun. Don't let the old farts drive you off or the peole who don't know the difference between the breach and business ends of a gun.

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    gmulwee, Mon, 04 Oct 2010 16:40:23 UTC.

    Just bought this gun two days ago. Picked it up at a sporting goods store for $320 (including tax). Main purpose was to act as my concealed carry piece, but now I'm rethinking that due to the fact that it has a 4" barrel. Planning on bringing it to the range and firing off a couple hundred rounds to determine whether I want to use it as a CCW gun or not. I bought it because of the high mag capacity, light weight and name. Seemed like a pretty good value at the price point. Rating it only 3 stars for now until I see how it shoots.

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    fabe0583, Sat, 23 Oct 2010 10:34:05 UTC.

    after shooting the glock and going back to my S&W kinda sucked but after getting use to it shot a perfect score. never jammed on me

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    fang1955, Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:54:51 UTC.

    So far so good. I have put about 300 rounds thru it. It ammed a couple of times but it could have been attributed to the Remington cartridges that I was using. I changed ammo and have eliminated the problem. Nice firearm for the money

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