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Smith & Wesson SD VE
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Manufacturer Smith & Wesson
Produced 2012–present
  • SD40 VE
  • SD9 VE
  • Specifications
  • 9x19mm Parabellum
  • .40 S&W
  • Action striker fired
    Effective range effective: 35 yards
    Feed system Detachable box magazine
    Sights Dovetailed, White Dot front and rear sights

    The Smith & Wesson SD VE is a polymer-framed, striker fired semi-automatic pistol series introduced in 2012 by the American company Smith & Wesson.

    History[edit | edit source]

    The SD VE is a direct evolution of the Smith & Wesson SD and Smith & Wesson Sigma designs. The SD VE design has an improved self-defense trigger and a comfortable, ergonomic, textured grip. The SD VE also features an improved stainless steel barrel and slide which the SD did not include.[1]

    Design details[edit | edit source]

    The SD VE is a striker fired semi-automatic pistol. This trigger system prevents the firearm from discharging unless the trigger is fully depressed, even if the pistol is dropped. The SD's aggressive front and back strap texturing along with the textured finger locator allow the shooter to enhance their grip and reduce recoil[2][3]

    Variants[edit | edit source]

    The Smith & Wesson SD VE is available in 9x19mm Parabellum and .40 S&W calibers in either a standard capacity version (16+1-round capacity SD9 VE and 14+1 for SD40 VE) or in the low capacity version (10+1-round capacity for both calibers.)[4]

    Model Barrel length (in inches) Caliber Capacity (in rounds per magazine) Dimensions (Width x Length, in inches) Weight (Without magazine, in ounces) Color
    SD9 VE std cap. 4.0 9x19mm Parabellum 16 1.29 x 7.2 22.7 Two-Tone finish
    SD9 VE low cap. 4.0 9x19mm Parabellum 10 1.29 x 7.2 22.7 Two-Tone finish
    SD40 VE std cap. 4.0 .40 S&W 14 1.29 x 7.2 22.7 Two-Tone finish
    SD40 VE low cap. 4.0 .40 S&W 10 1.29 x 7.2 22.7 Two-Tone finish

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