“The Self Defense pistol series is designed for personal and home protection in a lightweight, reliable package and at a price point that offers a great value," said Jan Mladek, general manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P brands. "We are excited to expand the popular Smith & Wesson SD pistol series in new color options that appeal to our consumers.”
The Self Defense series of pistols are available in either 9 mm or .40 S&W and are designed to provide a number of benefits for individuals looking for a solid home-defense or personal-defense handgun. Some of the beneficial features include a trigger pull that is designed to be smooth and repeatable, as well as a polymer frame that provides lightweight, durable duty use.
The polymer frame included on the SD series is molded in a particular way that provides users with a comfortable grip that provides ideal ergonomics for a wide range of hand sizes. The guns are equipped with a white-dot front sight as well as a two-dot rear sight that ensures simple and intuitive targeting. The polymer frame features a molded-in Picatinny accessory rail that allows owners to mount lasers and/or tactical lights that add a new level to a personal-defense setup.
The Smith & Wesson SD series pistols featuring the new flat dark earth or gray polymer frame finishes will also incorporate a slide and barrel constructed from stainless steel and finished with the company's trademarked Armornite, which heightens resistance to corrosion.
The Smith & Wesson SD9 features a total capacity of 16+1 rounds, while the .40 S&W-caliber model features a total capacity of 14+1 rounds. Both guns have a 4-inch barrel and a total length of 7.2 inches. The flat-dark-earth models retail at a suggested price of $389, while the gray-frame models retail at a suggested price of $419.