|Smith & Wesson SW|
|Smith and Wesson Sigma SW9VE.JPG|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Designer||Smith & Wesson|
|Manufacturer||Smith & Wesson|
|Variants||SW40F, SW9F, SW40C, SW9C, SW40V, SW9V, SW40E, SW9E, SW40VE, SW40GVE, SW40Ti, SW357V, SW9VE, SW9P, SW9G, SW380M, SW9M|
|Weight||26 ounces (740 g) (SW40F, SW9F)|
24 ounces (690 g) (SW40C, SW40V, SW40VE, SW40E. SW357V)
24 1/ ounces (700 g) (SW9C, SW9V, SW9VE, SW9E, SW9G, SW9P)
20 ounces (SW40Ti)
|Length||7 3/ inches (197 mm) (SW40F, SW9F)|
7 1/ inches (184 mm) (SW40C, SW40V, SW40VE, SW40E, SW40Ti, SW357V SW9C, SW9V, SW9VE, SW9E, SW9G, SW9P)
|Barrel length||4 1/ inches (114 mm) (SW40F, SW9F)|
4 inches (102 mm) (SW40C, SW40V, SW40VE, SW40E, SW357V, SW9C, SW9V, SW9VE, SW9E, SW9G, SW9P)
|Width||1 1/ inches (33 mm)|
|Height||5 1/ inches (142 mm) (SW40F, SW9F)|
|Cartridge||.40 S&W |
.380 ACP (SW380M)
|Feed system||16-round box magazine |
17-round box magazine (SW9F)
15-round box magazine (SW40F, SW357V)
14-round box magazine
|Sights||Fixed 3-dot notch sights|
The Smith & Wesson SD, formerly known as the Sigma, was Smith & Wesson's first venture into using synthetic materials in pistol construction, using high-strength polymer material for the frame. The pistol is similar to a Glock safe-action pistol in both its design and operation, leading to some controversy and speculation as to the legality of the pistol's patents.
Created in 1994, the Sigma incorporates pre-set striker firing mechanism. It is available in both .40 S&W cartridge and 9×19mm Parabellum being one of the first pistols purpose-designed to handle the .40 S&W. Similar styled sub-compact designs in .380 ACP and 9×19mm were also manufactured. A limited number of these pistols were also chambered for the .357 SIG cartridge.
The Sigma series pistols were so similar to the competing Glock pistols that Glock sued Smith & Wesson for patent infringement. The case was settled out of court in 1997, with S&W agreeing to make alterations to the Sigma design and pay an undisclosed amount to Glock.
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- Afghanistan National Army, Border patrol and police (22,000+ handguns)
- Boorman, Dean K. (1 December 2002). The History of Smith & Wesson Firearms. Globe Pequot Press. p. 75. ISBN 978-1-58574-721-4. https://books.google.com/books?id=5jnqqkW85u8C&pg=PA75.
- Judge dismisses lawsuit against gunmaker, S&W and Glock settle suit | Shooting Industry | Find Articles at BNET
- Guns and Ammo, Stan Trzoniec, October 2010
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