Smith & Wesson SD40 VE Semi-Automatic Designed for concealed carry and home defense, Smith & Wesson® SD40 VE Semi-Auto Pistol operates with a striker-fired action (no external hammer) that’s activated with a 2-piece Self Defense Trigger for consistent pull. This pistol has a distinctive two-tone look with a polymer frame and contrasting stainless steel slide. Aiming is easy with a white dot front and dual white dot rear sight. The textured grip aids with control. A standard Picatinny rail under the muzzle and built into the frame allows easy accessory attachment. Other desirable features found on this S&W SD40 pistol are aggressive front and backstrap texturing on the grip, front and rear serrations on the slide to aid with operation, and a textured finger locator on the side of the frame above the trigger.smith and wesson sd40 problem.
- Striker-fired action
- 2-piece Self Defense Trigger
- White dot front and dual white dot rear sight
- Standard Picatinny rail
- Aggressive front and backstrap texturing
- Textured finger locator on frame
Smith & Wesson SD40 VE Semi-Automatic SPECS
- Capacity14 (Standard) 15plus (Optional)
- Caliber.40 S&W
- Height5.3 inches
- Length7.2 inches
- Length (Barrel)4 inches
- Weight22.7 oz
- Trigger Pull8 lbs.
Smith & Wesson SD40 VE Semi-Automatic BACKGROUND
As a replacement of the Sigma series, Smith & Wesson introduced the SD40 in 2012 as a Self Defense (“SD”) pistol. Likewise, Smith & Wesson introduced the SD40VE and considered it the Value Edition (“VE”) in offering consumers another option, at an excellent price point.smith&wesson sd40ve 40 s&w semi auto pistol
The SD40VE is a full size striker fired semi-automatic pistol, with a double action safety trigger, front and rear white dot dove tail sights, lightweight polymer frame, stainless slide and barrel, and an aggressive textured grip.
Designed to be an alternative budget buy in comparison to the Glock 22 and Glock 23; the SD40VE offers similar characteristics with the Glock design, without the Glock price tag. Moreover, the SD series provides the same benefit for buyers and their preferences if the Smith & Wesson M&P series is not for them.