Defense Smith & Wesson SD9 VE and SD40 VE SELF DEFENSE PISTOLS Recoil Staff June 20, 2012 20 Comments, Join the Conversation Smith & Wesson has released the new SD9 VE and SD 40 VE striker-fire pistols, chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W. These pistols combine value with enhanced features to deliver top-grade performance in a reliable option for home and personal protection. At the foundation of each SD VE pistol is a lightweight polymer frame, designed to excel in the areas of comfort and durability. The silver colored stainless steel slide provides a distinctive two-tone look and features 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. Sights for the DE VE are standard white-dot front and a white two-dot rear. 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. The SD9 VE and SD40 VE have a suggested retail price of $379 more information and your local dealer can be found HERE. Model: SW SD40 VE and SW SD9 VE Caliber: .40 S&W or 9mm Capacity: 10+1/14+1 or 16+1/10+1 Action: Striker Fired Action Barrel Length: 4″ / 10.2 cm Front Sight: White Dot Rear Sight: Fixed 2-Dot Overall Length: 7.2″ / 18.3 cm Width: 1.29″ / 3.3 cm Weight: 22.7 oz. / 643 g Grip: Textured Polymer Frame: Material Polymer Slide Material: Stainless Steel Barrel Material: Stainless Steel Finish: Two-Tone Features & Benefits • SDT – Self Defense Trigger for Optimal, Consistent Pull First Round to Last • Dovetailed, White Dot Sights • Standard, Picatinny-Style Rail • Slim, Ergonomic, Textured Grip • Textured Finger Locator • Aggressive Front and Back Strap Texturing • Distinctive Two-Tone Finish • Front and Rear Serrations www.smith-wesson.com Explore RECOILweb:POF Releases Direct Impingement ARPolymer80 Changes Product Line To Comply With BATFE RuleThe Ashley Update: Experimental French Breach-Loader that Pretends to be a Bolt ActionRECOILtv Road Trips: Iguana Hunting NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.