Smith & Wesson Introduces New SD9 VE and SD40 VE Pistols


Smith & Wesson Corp. announced that it has unveiled two new handgun models designed to assist with self protection and home defense needs. Chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W, the new Smith & Wesson SD9 VE and SD40 VE semi-automatic pistols combine value with enhanced features that deliver top-grade performance into a reliable option for both home and personal protection uses.

With the introduction of the new SD9 VE and SD40 VE pistols, Smith & Wesson has taken the best features of the SD and Sigma pistols and evolved them into a new generation of firearms that meet customers' requirement in terms of both functionality and price.

The foundation of each SD VE pistol is based on a lightweight polymer frame, designed to deliver in the areas of comfort and durability. On the stainless steel slide, the SD VE pistol features a distinctive two-tone finish along with aggressive front and rear slide serrations for improved firearm handling. Among the key features found on the Smith & Wesson SD9 VE and SD40 VE is the Self Defense Trigger (SDT™). Providing a smooth, consistent trigger pull, the SDT design helps to enhance accuracy while providing users with increased confidence. To further aid in accuracy, the SD VE is standard with a white-dot front sight and a white two-dot rear sight.

For optimal comfort and control, the SD VE pistol has been fitted with an 18° natural point of aim, ergonomic grip with aggressive front and back strap texturing. The Smith & Wesson SD9 VE and SD40 VE have both been built with a textured finger locator, which is placed directly above the trigger guard on the left and right side of the frame. Underneath the barrel, a universal Picatinny-style equipment rail is standard for optional tactical lights, lasers and other popular accessories.

The SD9 VE is available with either a 16+1 or 10+1 round capacity while the SD40 VE is standard with either a 14+1 or 10+1 magazine capacity. Both pistols have an unloaded weight of 22.7 ounces and a slender width of 1.29 inches. With a 4-inch barrel and an overall length of 7.2 inches, both models are fully compatible for personal protection or home defense measures. Each pistol comes with two magazines and the Smith & Wesson lifetime service policy.

The SD9 VE and SD40 VE have a suggested retail price of $379 and are currently shipping. For more information on the SD VE pistols, please visit www.smith-wesson.com/SDseries.

A number of high-quality accessories are available for the SD series. A partial list of accessory manufacturers follows. Please contact these or any of your favorites to inquire about availability: LaserMax®, LaserLyte®, Crimson Trace®, Galco Holsters, Fobus Holsters & Pouches, DeSantis Gunhide® and BLACKHAWK!

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