Smith & Wesson SW40VE .40

by A-Poc

This handgun is the Sigma series Smith & Wesson .40 caliber.  The Sigma series is ergonomically designed.  The 18 degree handgrip allows you to raise the weapon so that you are aiming straight every time.  They say that aiming a S&W Sigma series handgun is as easy as pointing your finger.

The Sigma series is available in either 9mm or .40 caliber.  The one pictured above is the .40 caliber.  The ammo capacity of the .40 caliber is 14+1.  There are different schools of thought on what ammo to carry in this, but it seems like the general consensus is that the 180 gr may not be all its cracked up to be for muzzle energy and that you can get just as good if not better with 155 gr.  One of the recommended rounds to carry in this gun is the Remington 155 gr. JHP.

Now all you need is the sign that says, “This house guarded by Smith & Wesson”.

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curt July 6, 2009 at 10:12 pm


A-Poc July 7, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Yep, you are correct. Don’t know where I got 10+1 for that, but it is indeed 14+1. Thanks for the correction.

Federal Firearms License September 14, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Highly recommend the .40 caliber…does anyone have any feedback on the ergonomically designed grip? Sounds intriguing….

ricky November 25, 2009 at 1:16 pm

it is a nice feature easy to hold and aim fits comfortably in your hand

PAUL EASTMOND December 4, 2009 at 12:50 pm

this weapon is one of the most comfortable to fire it is so nice my 80 year old father will not fire any of are other weapons any more he is in love with the response and action of this one it is are first s&w weapon and will not be are last . i would recommend this for any one who is serios about home protection . its reliable and very accurate even for a first time shooter .

Jeff B January 25, 2010 at 11:04 pm

I have the 40. Caliber version this gun (the exact one pictured above) and I love it. 0 complaints

Joel February 8, 2010 at 2:42 am

S&W 40.CAL for California residents holds 10+1 thankfully I do not live there 🙂

antoine February 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Unfortunately I, live in California and i have 10+1. But overall fire’s real nice and grip is very comfortable.

brent February 26, 2010 at 10:50 am

I just got the 40 cal and I love the way it fits in my hand. I haven’t shot it yet. waiting til this weekend.

Rich December 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Just used this handgun at the firing range today – now I want one! Real nice – excellent weight and feels very solid. I also fired a Glock 17 9mm which was very accurate, but didn’t feel nearly as powerful as the S&W .40. I think if I’d been able to adjust the sights I would have been happy with the S&W as I was able to get tight groupings – just not center mast.

This gun is an excellent choice for home protection.

Daniel March 20, 2011 at 3:13 am

Just got the S&W 40, i have not had a chance to fire it yet and it is a nice gun but i do have a few small complaints about it. Accessories are hard to find for it cause of the closed end accessory rail and the lack of a safety but for the price cant really go wrong

Sarah April 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I’ve had one for a few years now. My hands are not strong enough to pull through the trigger so it is very hard for a girl like me to fire.

joey June 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm

just bought the .40 same one as pictured and i dont think i couldve gotten better for the money! fits excellent in my hands, its feels light and is very simple. the trigger does have a hard pull but thats only because it has no safety. i took the pig tail spring out and polished the internals. still a little hard to pull but fells alot smoother, and i dont really mind the hard pull. you can buy a replacement spring that makes it about a 5lbs. pull. overall im very happy with it

Ronnie August 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm

The only problem I see with the .40 cal S&W is where is the safety?

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