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Just purchased the SD9VE. Waiting on permit to clear. I was wondering if anyone knows what the VE stands for? I couldn’t find it on the S&W website.
 

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Self Defense 9 Value Enhanced

Well then I certainly got enhanced value. They took my S&W Model 19 357 magnum made in the mid to late 80s. Gave me $200 for it and applied it to the SD9. Ended up paying only $189 out the door. Yes, it was a brand spanking new pistol too. Only problem now is getting rid of 212 rounds of 38 Special.😂
 

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You could give the .38 rounds to the gun shop. They could dispose of it or resell it if new factory stuff.
 

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Well, they saw you coming. The SD9VE usually only sells for about $289 to start with while a model 19 from the mid to late 80's sells for $500 and up

Yea in hindsight I think I agree. I won’t be going back to that store again. Not even going to buy ammo from the store when I pick up the gun up. I thought about canceling the order but then I’d already lost the 357 and more than likely wouldn’t get it back for 200. Even 250. I should have listened to my instincts as the guy kept telling me all the other places I mentioned I went to are crooks. Right, EVERYBODY ELSE is a crook but you buddy, right? Lol Well live and learn. Thanks for confirming I’m a sucker... 😂
 

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Well, they saw you coming. The SD9VE usually only sells for about $289 to start with while a model 19 from the mid to late 80's sells for $500 and up

Yea in hindsight I think I agree. I won’t be going back to that store again. Not even going to buy ammo from the store when I pick up the gun up. I thought about canceling the order but then I’d already lost the 357 and more than likely wouldn’t get it back for 200. Even 250. I should have listened to my instincts as the guy kept telling me all the other places I mentioned I went to are crooks. Right, EVERYBODY ELSE is a crook but you buddy, right? Lol Well live and learn. Thanks for confirming I’m a sucker... ��
Sir. You are not a sucker, you made a mutual deal. What sucks is they didn’t treat you right with advice, but we all have to do research mate. Getting back to your now new SD9VE it’s basically a Glock 19, with slight differences.. shoot it in good health mate, gritty long trigger to start, put 500 through it and chalk it down to experience mate..

God bless

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Each and every one of us have made deals that we regret afterwards...............it doesn't mean that we're all "suckers", it means that we all like firearms and don't always make good deals.............it's a human thing.

Next time you'll make a better deal (and there will be a next time).....................

Best Regards Amigo,

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Thanks for the pick me up, folks. Glad to know I’m not alone here... lol. I did have my heart on the Walther P99AS or the Walther Creed but in the end it’s all about enjoyment of the sport. Lesson learned though. Thanks again.
 

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Thanks for the pick me up, folks. Glad to know I’m not alone here... lol. I did have my heart on the Walther P99AS or the Walther Creed but in the end it’s all about enjoyment of the sport. Lesson learned though. Thanks again.
hang out a while mate, you will find great deals with the knowledge here...Then you wont need therapy :)

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Thanks for the pick me up, folks. Glad to know I’m not alone here... lol. I did have my heart on the Walther P99AS or the Walther Creed but in the end it’s all about enjoyment of the sport. Lesson learned though. Thanks again.
Didn't stop my wife. Even though she has the SD9VE, she still went out and bought herself the Creed. Great pistol for the money!
 

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Thanks for the pick me up, folks. Glad to know I’m not alone here... lol. I did have my heart on the Walther P99AS or the Walther Creed but in the end it’s all about enjoyment of the sport. Lesson learned though. Thanks again.
That is what it is all about, having fun shooting! After that you live, you learn, I guarantee that the folks here are a wealth of information on any question you have to put to them.
 

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Must have been a pawn shop. No offense to fair-minded and fair-priced pawn shops, but I always shake my head at the usually-inflated gun prices at pawn shops, at least in my area. Most of their used handguns are marked at new-gun prices. Understand they expect to haggle, but I resent having to start the discussion at an articial price point because they think an un-educated buyer might just pay it outright.

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sure you could have gotten more for the 357 but ... in the end you used it, played with it and enjoyed it and were ready for something new. I dont buy guns or anything else for investment I buy them to use and enjoy.

If you will go out and play with your new gun more and have fun doing it .. no harm!

As far as your ammo .. unless you are in a state where you cant sell it ... 38 ammo is expensive as hell if you dont reload so you should be able to sell it very easily if you price it even close to attractive. The local places here rarely have a box of 50 for less than $24
 

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We all live and learn...

But with your S&W SD9VE you're getting what I call the thinking man's (or woman's) GLOCK.

A more ergonomic grip, reliability and accuracy for a better price point.

I loved mine so much that a bought a second one 10 days later.

A couple of companies offer trigger kits that (in their words improve the trigger pull).

I prefer the factory trigger and just shoot the devil out of it.

Lots of live fire (or dry fire for that matter) helps smooth out and improve the trigger pull as well as educates your trigger finger,
 

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The definition of a good deal is when both parties think they got the better of each other. your 9 is a good reliable gun. enjoy it. Don't look back. there was a reason you got rid of your trade. and a reason you liked the 9. You have learned a valuable lesson and the 9 will be a reminder of that lesson . WHILE YOU HAVE FUN SHOOTING IT !!!!!!
 
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