Score! Unused ? S&W 9mm

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  1. Doc Holliday

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    Scored a Smith and Wesson SW9VE, so clean I couldn't believe it, dated from Mar 09 2011, looks like it's never been used, came with the original box, test fire cases in the yellow envelope, original manual, three 16-round mags and one 10-round mag...just like it rolled off the line yesterday...I know everyone complained about the triggers on these, but after removing that unnecessary pigtail spring at the bottom of the sear assembly, it's not bad at all...truck/travel/nightstand gun...

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  2. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Congrats. They got a lot of crap early on, but they worked well and fit the hand nicely IMO.
     
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    Very cool

    Congrats! :cool:
     
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    Sweeeet!!!!! Now shoot the PISSSSS outta it!!!
     
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    As far as I know, the biggest gripe about them is an overly heavy trigger pull. Other than that, people seem to love them.
     
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  6. Doc Holliday

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    Yup, the ergos are fantastic, very comfortable. I like the SW9VE more than the newer SD9VE, no ejector roll pin to mess with on the SW, can completely disassemble and clean, using only the Glock tool.
     
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    Congrats!

    Back in the day when S&W announced the introduction of SD9VE, I was hoping they would hold a firesale on the SW9VEs. My plan was to purchase 2, maybe 3 of them! Didn't happen.

    IIRC, the triggers got better with use. Enjoy!
     
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    Is that a Sigma?
     
  9. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    An evolution of the sigma.
     
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    Bertie I've got two of those pre-evoluted S&W SW40F pistols that if memory serves me correctly I paid $215 & $225 for respectively, and despite all the horrors depicted of them I find them to have "blows Glock out of the water" ergonomics and the triggers aren't half bad...then again I'm not a trigger snob either. But I understand that Apex makes a good trigger kit for these pistols, for the trigger challenged amongst us ;)

    These were the pistols that got Glock's panties all up in a bunch, and where S&W was forced to stop production of these models and subsequently settled out of court with Glock to pay them an undisclosed amount of $$ for copying the Glock design a little too closely. Uh ooooooops.
     
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    It’s a great shooter. Easy to disassemble and clean. I didn’t think the trigger was all that awful but I am used to DA revolvers too. I’m pretty sure most G19 holsters fit it too.
     
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    Bought the .40VE many years ago. Good house,car,barn gun that shoots straight. Paid less than $300 for it new in the box. Going to pick up a 9mm one of these days.
     
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    Nice!

    I would buy that.
     
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    Ditto ...
    Picked up an SD40VE for $270 couple years ago, but it was finicky feeding fn180gr., mag release sticky, and the trigger was iffy.
    Sent it to S&W.
    Took a few weeks, but it came back as smooth as butter and a great shooter. It is good anywhere, anytime. Still may get the SD9VE.
    :waving:
     
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    Looks brand new. Congrats.
     
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    Hope you didn’t pay more than $100 for it. Trade in Gen 4 Glocks are $250.
     
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    :laughabove:
     
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    What was so special about this particular model?
     
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    Later on, Glock caught up with the two-tone :)
     
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