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S&W SD40 40S 4" 14RD TNS Black Reviews

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12 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.7 of 5 Stars!
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by Jonathan M Thursday 09 June, 2011
For the price you pay for this pistol it's worth it. Don't be surprised if it's not as accurate as other handguns in the 4-5 inch range. It's not as "tight" as the M&P but I like the break-down much better than the M&P. The fit and feel in the hand is very nice and comfortable. Mags load tight, drop out fast and you get two of them with the pistol. I've got one issue with spent brass and it appears that the test cartridge that comes with the pistol has the same bulge in it, just above the webbing, and turns out on the bottom side of each spent cartridge. My concern is the reuse of said spent cartridges. I do enjoy handloading and it does save money. I've never seen this type of bulge before in a pistol cartridge. All fired rounds ejected well, no problems there. It appears to me that the person that polished the feed ramp took the polishing wheel to far inside the chamber and left this impression, thus giving the fired cases room to grow out in this one area at the bottom of the chamber area. Other than that the SD works. Would I buy another one? NOT if they all exibit this kind of quality work... Did I contact S&W about the issue I see? YES. So now we wait and see what they say.

Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!
by Albert K Friday 20 May, 2011
Great Gun at a Great Price. Fast Shipping, went to shoot the gun the same day i got it and it shot flawlessly. I thought the gun was going to come with a hard case, but it didn't it came in cardboard box. I give Buds a 10 out of 10, I will most definitely order from Buds again soon.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Howard W Friday 22 April, 2011
My dealings with Buds is probably somewhat unusual compared to most customers. I ordered the $386 SD40 on Friday, April 08. I used the ACH method of paying, as it saved me about $10. Even though this is a direct debit transaction, it still takes about 4 business days for the money to arrive in Buds account. I don't understand why this is with the light speed way my account was debited. Must be the Payment Gateway sitting on their money for a few days. At any rate the order progressed and by Wednesday, April 13th, I discovered the Buds Police Supply banner while checking my order. To my surprise, the same gun from their Police side was priced at $320. Needless to say, I contacted the Gun Shop side and sent a CANCEL notice along with an inquiry, asking if I could simply shift the funds to the Police side. I was really thinking how low I was going to feel if I spent $66 more than I had to! Fortunately for me, Matt at the Gun Shop side let me know how to fix this situation. I rapidly ordered the SD40 on the Police Upply site and sent the order number to Matt. Within the next two days, Matt and the folks at the Gun Shop contacted the Police Supply shop, got my original order canceled, and started the complete refund process. That money is back in my account, I picked up the gun from my FFL dealer on April 19th in perfect condition and I am a happy Buds customer. There are many other online stores that would not have been so helpful and accommodating. Hat tip to both of Buds shops! As for the SD40 itself, it meets my expectations for a medium-priced defense/carry gun. This weekend is going to be fun for me. Thanks Buds! You will get good recommendations from me to all of my gun toting friends!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Michael J Saturday 09 April, 2011
Buds was quick to ship and great to work with. I have not fired the weapon yet as I have noticed the frame is warped. I've taken pictures of the weapon and send an email to S&W support to find out what I should do next. I do not blame Buds for this at all. As I said, they were great to work with and answered all of my questions. This is in part my own fault, when I received the gun my inspection was lacking. I simply checked the slide and trigger and it worked fine. I did not notice that the frame was slightly warped until I was home, breaking down the weapon. Trigger and slide work fine, but I am concerned that the curvature will cause undo wear and tear. We'll see how S&W responds to my query... they may just say it's fine, shoot with it. (I have not fired it yet, just in case). Other than that, the weapon feels good in my hand, is easy to strip, and the trigger pull does not feel too heavy or gritty to me. Then again, I am coming from a .22 and a .38 revolver so what do I know.

Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!
by CRAIG H Tuesday 01 March, 2011
great gun at a great price . buds is really fast with shipping cant wait to try it out

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Clint M Friday 04 February, 2011
This was my first order from Bud's. I gave them the final payment on Monday and was shipped to my FFL dealer Friday. The whole transaction was conveniently done online. The only person I had to talk to was my FFL dealer to pick up gun. Great transaction and plan to do business with Buds again. There prices can't be beat. Gun came in excellent condition. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet but used A-Zoom Snap Caps, which Buds also sells, to get a feel for the trigger. Which compared to SW40VE has a lighter trigger pull. Overall transaction and Gun, Excellent!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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