Enjoying my S&W SW357V in 357 Sig.

Enjoying my S&W SW357V in 357 Sig.

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    Enjoying my S&W SW357V in 357 Sig.

    I finally got to take my SW357V out today to do some real shooting.
    This gun is awesome! It is very accurate and the trigger is way better than some say they are.
    It didn't have any kind of hiccup and 3 inch groups at 15 yards is no problem.
    The recoil was a breeze and felt less than my 40 S&W Glock 23.
    I think these Smiths are very underrated just like the Mossberg pump shotguns.
    Just because they don't cost much people turn up their nose.
    I am very happy and the 7 pound trigger pull does not bother me.
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    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!


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    Glad to hear your happy with it....congrats nice gun.

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    cool. Where in the Hades did you find one of those in .357SIG? Chicken lips are easier to find.
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    Yeah, WHERE?!
    Chicken Little? Who the heck is Chicken Little? And what does she know, anyway?!

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    Got it from a local guy on Armslist.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Traded him my pre 64 Winchester 94 in 32 Special for it.
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    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Those S&W guns are great.
    Most negative comments are from people that haven't shot them or shot them enough.
    Yes the trigger is intentionally heavy but I never had a mechanical problem with my SW9VE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    cool. Where in the Hades did you find one of those in .357SIG? Chicken lips are easier to find.
    I have to agree with Zonker, I have never seen one in real life. Interestingly I do have an article in my library in which it was used to compare the new "upstart" 357 Sig to the .357 Magnum. It was used to test a boat load of Sig loads and they published the numbers from it in comparison to a 4" inch Ruger GP100.
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    Awesome!!! It's a neat and hard to find gun. Glad to hear it is working well for you. I agree with section chief.... They may be the ugly step children but they are dependable and economical. The bashers have never played with one long enough. I play with a friends and one day I'll add one to my safe as well.

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    Glad you are enjoying your rare bird !!!!

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    Yup, those guns are way underrated. I have the SW40VE and I like it a lot. I have no problem with the trigger. But although a SA 1911 trigger is my favorite, I can be just as happy with DA, striker, or most any trigger. At handgun distances it really doesn't matter to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWO GUNS View Post
    Traded him my pre 64 Winchester 94 in 32 Special for it.
    Sorry, couldn't hit the like button after hearing that!!!!!!
    But hey, if it's what you wanted, that's all that counts.
    Heck, I'd have given you 3 of those Smiths and thrown in a Glock for that rifle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Sorry, couldn't hit the like button after hearing that!!!!!!
    But hey, if it's what you wanted, that's all that counts.
    Heck, I'd have given you 3 of those Smiths and thrown in a Glock for that rifle!
    In that case I am sure I can get the rifle
    back and I would make that trade with you
    all day. Dont know how you could find three of
    theese SW357V's though.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWO GUNS View Post
    In that case I am sure I can get the rifle
    back and I would make that trade with you
    all day. Dont know how you could find three of
    theese SW357V's though.
    We use to call it " a figure of speech".
    I'm glad you enjoy your gun, but its not one that I would actually own to trade.
    Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.

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    I used to have a S&W 40VE and it was ok. Trigger pull was a beast, and after heavy range sessions had trouble with the trigger pin working out and mauling my trigger finger. But, overall, it shot really well and never had any FTF or FTE problems with it. Field stripping was a little iffy in that it killed your thumb and forefingers trying to release the slide, hated that aspect of it.

    A neighbor bought a S&W SD9VE on sale last week, NIB, and couldn't get it to field strip. I tried it, since I have experience with Sigma's, but I couldn't get it either. I tried so much I had blisters on my thumb and forefinger. Read the instructions a dozen times, confirmed and reconfirmed that I was trying it correctly, but never did get it. I recommended he take it back to the LGS, but don't know if he did or not.

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