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Old 01-24-2020, 06:02 PM
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Do you want a .40 built on the compact single stack regular aluminum .45 frame?

Or, a .40 built on a more durable Scandium aluminum frame that's approximately the same size as the 3913?

Both are considered to be 'obsolete' by the manufacturer, which means parts are becoming less available, so that's somewhat of a wash.

FWIW, the 4013/14's were built on the early 3rd gen manufacturing equipment, while the 4040PD was built in subsequent years, after S&W had updated and improved their equipment and manufacturing methods in many respects.

Pick whichever tickles your fancy. I bought some brand new production 4040 magazines just last year, after a couple of the usual vendors received their latest orders of new mags from S&W. I haven't seen new production 4013/14 single stack mags for quite a while.

This going to be a range/carry gun, or just something interesting to collect? Might matter to you differently than to others.
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