SW40E jamming


September 18, 2006, 04:43 PM
Recently bought a slightly used SW40E I have 2 questions 1) what is the value of this gun 2) It has a problem when the 10 round clip gets low usually 3 to 4 rounds left the shell jams with the nose of the bullet on the shoot that leads it in to the chamber?? Sorry about the terminology I am a novice hand gunner

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September 18, 2006, 04:47 PM
Send it back to S&W, they'll fix it.
2100 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA 01104
Tel: 1-800-331-0852 , ext. 2905 413-781-8300
E-mail: qa@smith-wesson.com

September 18, 2006, 09:34 PM
the gun retails at s&w for 409.00 but you can get it for cheaper, i got mine for 300.00 ata gun show

September 18, 2006, 09:40 PM
Do yourself the favor. Trade it in, that is what i did with mine and i have not missed it. After i heard that s&w was sued over the design by glock. So i went with the authentic and got rid of the generic. I know they are good looking gun's and are very well priced but they are not what they are suppose to be. That 8 pound pull might be the problem. I know with that gun you can not replace the trigger either. Sorry to be so blunt but i had a bad experience with this gun. Good luck! I bought that gun brand new for 259.99 at a gun store

September 18, 2006, 11:41 PM
Sounds like a weak spring problem or limp wristing. With the 40 and the light 40VE, you need a solid shooting hold to keep from limp wristing.

Have an other person shot it and see if you get the same result. Does it happen with the other mag? If not, call Smith up and ask for a new Mag spring and clean the mag. Does it happen with different types of ammo?

My 40VE has 3000+ rounds through it with no problems at all. It does take a firm hold on the gun to keep from limp wristing the gun. Hope this helps. :cool:

Harley Quinn
September 19, 2006, 11:42 AM
He left you e-mail, get in touch with them. You have the gun and it is a good gun. The idea that the trigger is 8 pounds and that is the problem is pretty lame.:rolleyes:

Can be easily fixed as a new mag, or your way of holding.

Just because Glock sued, (if they did) so what! Does not mean much to you. Try a different ammo, weight etc. Oil it. Take it down and clean it, shoot it.

Shoot it one handed and keep your hand away from the side.
Buy some 165 ammo 180 ammo and try them, a few different makers also. I repeated that on purpose.:D


September 20, 2006, 04:59 PM
I once considered buying one of those, I believe it was around $330 or so. Glock did sue S&W over the design. The litigation was pending for 3 years, and then they reached a settlement. Essentially, the settlement functions as S&W paying Glock for the use of their design. From this article. (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3197/is_n6_v42/ai_19767928)

S&W And Glock Settle Suit

The Glock vs. Smith & Wesson lawsuit is history. After nearly three years of legal posturing, S&W has agreed to a multimillion dollar settlement and a slight modification to the Sigma Series Pistols.

To no one's surprise, Glock sued Smith & Wesson in early 1994. claiming "tortious acts, including without limitations, patent infringement, federal unfair competition, common unfair competition and deceptive trade practices."

S&W returned the salvo with "We firmly believe the suit to be totally without merit and will act accordingly."

Glock also sent an ultimatum to its dealers, giving them 15 days to decide on which to ca,y, the Glock or the Sigma. "If your decision is to continue to distribute Smith & Wesson products, your contractual relationship with Glock Inc. will be terminated," read the message.

In the end, Smith and Wesson agreed to "remove the surface located below the sear in the Sigma Series Pistols, which Glock contends is a positive guide means, and Glock has agreed that such a modification would resolve the patent infringement claim."

While no one in an official position is willing to say how much S&W will pay Glock, informed sources put the figure at between $5 and $8 million.

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