Any S&W 3913 owners out there.

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    Question Any S&W 3913 owners out there.

    I have an opportunity to pick one up. It's as new and the price is good.

    Any personal experiences/reviews you can share with me?

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    I really like the 3913, its a very underrated and often forgotten pistol; and I generally don't like S&W autos.
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    I have the S&W 3913tsw. I have carried this as my daily carry gun for years. It has never malfunctioned and eats any ammo that I have run through it. I intentionally picked this weapon for my carry gun because of reliability, compactness and single stack mag. I use a Milt Sparks VMII and it disappears on my person. I love it. They have great reviews. Grab it.

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    Had one...and foolishly sold it for another "had to have" pistol. Which I also foolishly sold. Like Sixto said very overlooked handgun. Excellent build quality. You shoulfd buy it I have never heard anybody complain and wish they hadnt bought theirs.
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    The next negative comment I hear/read about the 3913, 3914, 3913LS, 3913NL will be the first! Do a search on this pistol on ANY gun forum you frequent and the response will be the same "BUY IT"!!!
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    My only experience is with the 908 I have. I'm not really impressed with the accuracy and the takedown-assembly is not as simple and easy as most modern pistols. It is reliable, never a problem, but it isn't really a gun I consider top tier. A lot would depend on the price. I'd compare it to similar guns such as the Kahr K9 or T9, compact Sigs, HK and Walther.

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    The 908 is what Smith was calling in their "value" series, it is not the well built and thought out gun the 3913 is/was.
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    Great little semi. Congrats.
    You might want to go to GunBroker.com and type in "S&W 3913" and also try "Smith Wesson 3913" and pick up some extra magazines (which are also excellent quality BTW)
    Usually you can also find some assorted accessories AKA holsters at reasonable prices for the 3913.

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    That was my first carry gun. It was one of the first generation model and had a phillips head screw to hols the safety lever in place. Nothing I did would stop it from winding out, including red loc-tite. It was reasonably accurate and fairly reliable.

    I sold it and never looked back.

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    I've got one and it shoots great. Never had any feed issues or anything like that with it. I agree from the above post the single stack mag is great. I want to get a little shorter trigger on mine but other then that it's all metal, thin, and shoots great. Awesome gun to own. I'd say go for it if it's a good price!!!
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    Possibly the finest single stack 9mm ever made. Easily concealed, boringly reliable (mine has over 5000 rounds without a single malfunction) accurate, light weight and looks good doing all that.

    Use grease on the rails as oil does not adhere well to the anodized aluminum frame rails. I got some serious wear before discovering this.

    I carry mine off duty and as my "court gun". Buy it, shoot it, love it. Regards 18DAI.

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    The first handgun I ever bought was the DAO version of the 3913... the 3953. Got it used from a LEO that used it as his off duty/BUG. I love it. I have put some really crappy ammo (as well as good stuff) through it and it will eat anything. It has never jammed once and I have put at least 2000 rds through it in 10 yrs.... with the added Hogue grips its a pleasure to shoot.

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    The 3913 has a great reputation for being reliable and dependable.

    I bought one for my daughter, then she tells me she likes revolvers. So I kept it for myself. Very easy to conceal.

    They are not being made anymore, so opportunities to buy will likely decrease over time. If you buy it and don't like it, you can resell it easily.

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    A Smith auto with a great rep. No personal experience with one, but have only heard + stuff.
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    Add mine to my expanding list of guns I wish I never sold. Just buy it and enjoy it.

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