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I am new to hand guns i have only been shoting and carring for about a year. I bought a sw9ve and love it. I was just wondering if any one has had a problem with them. I keep hearing a lot of good and a lot of bad things about them. Just seeing what every one here thinks.
 

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I've been carrying for a little over a year now. I own a Smith & Wesson SW9VE and other than being a little blocky to conceal in certain holsters, it's been a good gun. It's relatively accurate as well. I put approximately 200-400 rounds per month through the pistol and haven't yet experienced a problem with it. I have found, for myself, it's easier to keep concealed in a horizontal shoulder holster. I was able to find a 17 round pre ban magazine and I am looking for 2 more(unfortunately, I live in MA where it's easier for the criminals to carry guns). For what it's worth, imho it's a good gun.
 

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I have owned one for over a year and never had a malfunction i have fired several thousand rounds and qualified with it extremely accurate sidearm. There were a few kinks on the original sigma but they have been worked out on the sve.
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I just picked mine up yesterday. I'm heading out to the range in a couple of hours to test her out. I'll post my initial thoughts. The grip is superbly comfortable, and it's a breeze to field strip. Mine came with a coupon for a $50 rebate and 2 16 shot clips. Hell of a deal in my opinion.
 

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I fired about 100 rounds and had no problems. The trigger is a little stiffer than I would like, but wasn't a big deal. I was able to get 3" groups at about 25'. Overall, I'm very pleased with it. This has to be one of the best deals around for a quality 9mm.
 

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Hello, everyone,

I purchased mine almost 1 month ago as a "concealed carry", but so far found a single problem, not consistently reproducible, of either incomplete extraction or a misfire from double-feed exclusively in the approx. 3 foot distance, "from the hip" firing position which is, I understand, statistically one of the most common in a self-defence scenario once engagement with a quickly-moving assailant begins at approximately 20-25 feet. This statistic, of course, worries me a little...

Are there similar experiences in the forum?.. Reactions?.. Advice?..

Thank you very much for your help.

Victor.
 

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Re: re: SMITH & WESSON SW9VE

VictorB said:
.........Are there similar experiences in the forum?.. Reactions?.. Advice?........
I'm not familiar with your particular pistol (I'm strictly a 1911 guy when it comes to autoloaders), but with any autoloader, the problem you describe is almost certainly "limp wrist".

In order for the pistol to function properly, the frame must be held firmly against recoil..... if the frame is allowed to move rearward, the slide will not complete its full travel, usually resulting in a failure to extract or failure to eject. If it did make enough travel to strip another round from the magazine, then you have an unejected case trying to occupy the same space as the new round.
 

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Thank you, wwb.

I understand. However, since there is no time to think of positioning during rapid fire or other emergency, can you (or any one else) recommend a practical, "instinctive" means of overcoming this problem?

Thank you, again.

Victor.
 

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T1SBC2 said:
I am new to hand guns i have only been shoting and carring for about a year. I bought a sw9ve and love it. I was just wondering if any one has had a problem with them. I keep hearing a lot of good and a lot of bad things about them. Just seeing what every one here thinks.
I really like my SW9VE. Some people don't like the somewhat heavy trigger pull. But, for a beginner, I think it help avoids inadvertant perp or passersby perforation. I haven't had any trouble accuracy-wise. Here is my review:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/785509/a_handgun_review_the_smith_wesson_sw9ve.html?cat=15
 

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I understand. However, since there is no time to think of positioning during rapid fire or other emergency, can you (or any one else) recommend a practical, "instinctive" means of overcoming this problem?

More than likely the problem as wwb stated is "limp wristing" Ihave a SVE and its my regular carry weapon I have shot and qualified with it many times already and part of our curse qualification is to shoot at a target 3 feet away from the hip and I have never encountered this problem. The only solution is to practice, practice, practice 8) .You have to basicaly to look at yourself in a mirror to see what you are doing wrong and correct it. the only one that can develop the instinct is yourself. Practice having a firm grip every time you grab your sidearm to prevent the misfire and to prevent having your sidearm knocked away or taken from you, because literaly at that distance you hold your life in your hands.
 
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