S&W 3913 NL

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  1. willieH

    willieH

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  2. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Nerd

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    I like them, very well made and reliable, and yes "sleepers". I had a 3913, 3973(favorite?), 45xx(steel frame), and still have a CS9 and 457.
     

  3. WT

    WT Millennium Member

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    Congrats! Great pistol. I have the 3954.

    Like you, I removed the mag disconnect. That eased up and smoothed out the trigger action somewhat. Then I replaced the 22# mainspring with a 17# spring. Still pretty hefty trigger pull but manageable.

    Lightweight, slim, easily concealable.
     
  4. Bill Keith

    Bill Keith

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    Oh yeah! I always liked the 3913 NL,,,haven't been able to snag one.
     
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    I like them and have owned several in 9mm, 40, and 45.
     
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    Are there any more for sale? I have one and would like one more. You made a great choice.
     
  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I'd love to have one of those 3913 as well.
     
  8. willieH

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    They had just the one. Over a year ago I bought a 5906 IDPA at this same shop. This gun was way over priced and sat on their shelf many many months before they took my offer. Turns out this PC gun was made in very limited numbers and probably worth the original asking price.

    [​IMG]
     
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    6Actual Southern Backwater Mafia

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    Well made and absolutely reliable, my 6904 and 4013 have a permanent home with me
     
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    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    I do......for sure. Some enthusiasts think the 3rd gen Smiths are among the best all-metal Smith automatics ever made. I can't argue with that.....definitely a very classy old school pistol.
     
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    Got a fair number of S&W 3rd gen pistols (in all 3 calibers).

    Carried one or another issued one for more than 25 years (in all 3 calibers, at various times).

    Been through the armorer class for them 4 times. Helped support approx 450 of the earliest production 3rd gen's, and then a similar number of the latest production TSW's that replaced them for several years, not to mention a fair number of personally-owned ones for folks.

    Solid, durable and reliable pistols.

    The 3913 (and its variants) are probably the best metal 9mm pistols ever produced by the company.

    I particularly like my late production 3913 ('98) and late production 3913TSW (late 2000's), as well as my CS9.

    BTW, removing the ejector depressor plunger & its spring (the mag safety) doesn't change the trigger pull. It's not like a Browning HP.
     
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    RonS Millennium Member

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    I'd like to find one of those, one of the nicest autos in the old S&W lineup. My problem is that I have "Buy one of everything" tastes and "Make every penny squeal" habits.
     
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    Love mine, notice my avatar.

    I replaced it and carried my Sig P938 for a while but went back to the S&W. It's a more natural feeling pistol for me and easier for me to shoot quickly and accurately.
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    Dave
     
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    I think the S&W 3rd gen looks great, but never owned one. I think my ugly Glocks would be too jealous :)
     
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    Looks great

    Congrats Willie! :cool:
     
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    Have a standard 3913 and a 4006 myself.

    I call the 3913 the "original Shield"
     
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    Looks great. Never had a DA/SA Smith, my loss. :(
     
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    I carried a 3rd Gen Smith for over 15 years as a duty gun (4506 & 5903). They were solid and sturdy guns. Smith actually approved and warrantied our aluminum 9mm's for use with the ISP +p+ round that was chosen by our Dept in 1990. I'd really like to see Smith come out with an all "metal" line of guns again. Sig finds a way to market them in addition to their polymers.
     
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    I have two 3953 s and one3913. Also have a 5943ssv and a 915
    Great weapons I carried a 3953 for years as a c back up off duty
    My kids love them
     
  20. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    One of the Firearm Instructors I worked the range with had the dbl action only version...I forget what the 4 digit mod # was...that was a great shooting piece...a little heavy but smooth and accurate