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Old 08-13-2011, 05:35 PM
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Default 3914 followed me home

..and the wife unit is not too pleased. Meh, as we all know, it is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

I don't know a lot about these, just that it feels right in my hand.



Crappy pic, it is in like new condition..I got it for $340 otd of my local fun shop.

any recommendations for ccw iw holster?
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:50 PM
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My first S&W was a 3914

You are really going to like this gun
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:53 PM
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I think you got a good deal there on a great weapon.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:34 PM
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Had a 3913 and it was a great gun....ate everything you fed it.....sorry I sold it. Best of luck with it.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:59 PM
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Desrat -- The model 3914 is an excellent pistol. Fine self-defense deep carry. Keep your little finger out from the front strap when rapidly seating magazine or you'll pinch the **** out of it. I know! OUCH!!!
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:30 PM
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Is the frame really purple,or is that a illusion?
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:54 AM
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Try an Alessi Talon for IWB carry or a High Noon Mr. Softy for AIWB carry. Nice gun and very good deal!
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:25 AM
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Great gun. I have owned a couple of them over the uears.

Alessi makes great holsters; you can't go wrong with one of them.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:22 PM
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Trying to remember the difference(s) between a 3913 and a 3914.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:10 PM
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Their is no difference 13 is stainless and 14 is blued great gun congrats
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:23 PM
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Well, made it out and ran 200 rounds with no problems.
Fed PD 124gr, Rem cheapo 115 jhp, and my reloads.

Overall, I am impressed. I need more trigger time to get used to it. Been use to 1911's, Glocks, and trusty Mdl 19.

One thing I will say, it is a bitch to get slide back on. I am not talking about the sear release, firing pin safety and ejector. It locks up just past that. I tried pressing the barrel to unlock etc, but no go. I have to rattle the slide to get it to go. I bought this used, but I see very little evidence of use. So, maybe it needs to get broken-in. There weren't even any marks on hte barrel hood.

Thanks everyone for the compliments!
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:11 PM
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I have the stainless 3913 version and it one of my favorite pistols. The 3913, along with a CZ75B, fit my hand better than other pistols.

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Old 08-15-2011, 08:49 AM
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Desrat, you got a great gun at a great price! I have both the 3913 and 3914. Mine sometimes sticks a little too when reassembling. Would suggest a little patience. I usually get it by the second attempt.

Enjoy your new gun!
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:28 AM
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Congrats on your 3914! One of the finest pistols to come out of S&W.

Try depressing the three levers with an ice cream stick when putting the slide back on the frame. It should eliminate the slide "sticking". Regards 18DAI
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:56 PM
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Congrats, great gun and great find! And congrats for having a pair and telling your wife it was a must buy item.

I have it's cousin, a 4014. (.40 S&W version) and it has become my favorite 3rd gen pistol and my every day carry.

Tim Thurner of TT Gunleather made me an awesome reinforced mouth IWB holster. I had a Galco that I also liked, but the the TT holster is the best ever.
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I just put it's brother a 3913 on layaway. Same price $339 at the local gander Mountain.
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Congratulations on your purchase of a 3914.
I have both a 3913 and a 3914.
Great compact 9mm's.
Enjoy!
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Why is it blue?
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Why is it blue?
Because its sad it's not at my house?
Thank you I'll be here all week, tip the waitress.

3914's are blued guns
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:36 PM
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That's not blue, it's purple!
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:29 PM
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That's not blue, it's purple!
That's what I thought, too. But the gear it's laying on looks purple, too. Lighting?

Personally, I would like a purple frame gun. OD, camo & desert tan have been so overdone.
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