(GunReports.com) — Smith & Wesson Corp. has announced that the long-awaited California-compliant models of the SD9 VE and SD40 VE pistols have commenced shipping.
Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the SDVE pistols were approved and added to the California Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale prior to the microstamping requirements.
The California compliant models feature a 10-round capacity magazine, tactile loaded chamber indicator and magazine safety. The new self-defense pistols retain original CA-compliant design elements, including a polymer frame with stainless steel slide, two-tone finish, striker-fired action and 4-inch barrel.
Each pistol comes standard with a white-dot front sight, a fixed two-dot rear sight and an unloaded weight of 22.7 ounces.
The SDVE pistols have Self Defense Triggers (SDT), an 18° ergonomic grip, and front and back strap texturing.
The Smith & Wesson SD9 VE and SD40 VE have both been built with a textured finger locator, which is placed directly above the trigger guard on the left and right side of the frame. Underneath the barrel, a universal Picatinny-style equipment rail is standard for optional tactical lights, lasers and other popular accessories.
“The new SD9 VE and SD40 VE pistols combine the best of both price and functionality in a reliable, ergonomic firearm engineered for personal protection,” said Mario Pasantes, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Professional Sales.
Each pistol is furnished with Smith & Wesson’s lifetime service policy.