Smith&Wesson 40VE

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by tedwitt, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. tedwitt

    tedwitt New Member

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    I would like some opinions on this weapon. :gotme:

    Just bought it at Academy yesterday on sale for $299.99 with $50.00 rebate or two spare mags. I priced the mags at $41.00 each, so I opted for the mags.

    I think the sale runs through today.
     


  2. rsayloriii

    rsayloriii TGT Addict

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    I've got the 9ve. I like it. Seems like they get a bad rap because of the early models. Never had a problem with mine. Fires every single time I pull the trigger. No jams nothing. Trigger pull is a little heavy for some, but you get used to it. I'd buy it again without hesitation.
     
  3. smittyb

    smittyb Active Member

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    Cut N Shoot
    That about sums it up.
     
  4. tedwitt

    tedwitt New Member

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    The two things I don't like is the no safety and no hammer, that will take some getting used to.
     
  5. rsayloriii

    rsayloriii TGT Addict

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    Your "safety" is the trigger, per say. It's a 2 piece trigger that has to be pressed right in order to fire. If you pull only on the upper portion, there's a tang that catches and won't let the trigger fully depress.

    And the whole thing behind "no safety" "no hammer" ... Glocks have been having that go on for a while and people buy them all the time.
     
  6. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    The thing is, if you are a safe shooter, then you will be safe with this gun. All the gun will do is make you a safer shooter because you will rely upon the golden rules rather than physical safeties. Most Glock owners, myself included, know to stay out of the trigger guard.
     
  7. Texas Bulldog

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    Very glock like, even shares some parts with Glock... the first generation wasn't so hot but the newer ones are a darn good gun for a heck of a price!... I own 3 now, sold 1.. but they are my "House" guns placed around for easy access incase of emergency. 1 is also in my Bug out bag

    Mine have been bullet proof through thousands of rounds... the trigger cleans up nicely and there is a free trigger job on Youtube that works very well... if the trigger REALLY bothers you, Smith and wesson will do a job on it for free and send it back to you within a week turn around. But 1 of mine was done through SW one was by me... the feel identical.

    JOe
     
  8. 30+GSXR

    30+GSXR Active Member

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    at that price w/ the xtra mags, I shoulda picked up one.
     
  9. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    Moved to Handguns.

    Their triggers suck, but for the price I don't expect perfection.
     
  10. Stangfan93

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    plain and simple trigger sucks and have never had mine jam in all of 3k rounds
     

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