Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-22-2017, 07:15 PM
T.May T.May is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 29
Likes: 6
Liked 131 Times in 16 Posts
Default S&W 3914

I'm not what you would call a S&W fanboy but I've been wanting one of these or one of the variants for a while now...didn't think I would find a NIB version in my own back yard.

Hope it shoots as good as I have heard...

If so...a nice piece of leather and it could become my new EDC.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-22-2017, 07:30 PM
GaryS's Avatar
GaryS GaryS is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 6,711
Likes: 4,457
Liked 8,229 Times in 3,395 Posts
Default

That's a nice looking piece. I'm sure it will shoot fine for you.
__________________
Can open, worms everywhere.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-25-2017, 08:21 PM
gxceb0t gxceb0t is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 12
Likes: 7
Liked 26 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Just bought one today online. Can't wait till it shows up. Will be my edc.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 09-25-2017, 08:38 PM
GaryS's Avatar
GaryS GaryS is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 6,711
Likes: 4,457
Liked 8,229 Times in 3,395 Posts
Default

You will not be disappointed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gxceb0t View Post
Just bought one today online. Can't wait till it shows up. Will be my edc.
__________________
Can open, worms everywhere.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 09-26-2017, 02:34 AM
Dennis Dennis is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 574
Likes: 2,836
Liked 422 Times in 240 Posts
Default

My 3914NL is one of my carry pieces.
Easy to conceal.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 09-26-2017, 04:01 AM
TercGen TercGen is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 699
Likes: 2,181
Liked 659 Times in 380 Posts
Default

Great looking 3914, and as others have pointed out, it should make a fine carry piece. I certainly love mine. You have an early version with the slimmer safety levers and slide stop that really conceals well.

It also appears from the color of the grips that they may be the early grips that were recalled due to the material being prone to cracking. To be sure, check for a dimple on the bottom of your grips (like the one in the attached photo). If it does not have a dimple, call S&W at 1-800-331-0852 and they should let you exchange the grips for a new set.
Attached Thumbnails
S&W 3914-3gengripdimple-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 09-26-2017, 06:13 AM
JH1951's Avatar
JH1951 JH1951 is offline
US Veteran
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: South-Central Pennsylvani
Posts: 1,083
Likes: 3,519
Liked 965 Times in 410 Posts
Default

I suspect you will be quite pleased with its ability to shoot. They are popular for reason.
Please give us a range report!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #8  
Old 09-29-2017, 11:01 AM
T.May T.May is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 29
Likes: 6
Liked 131 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TercGen View Post
Great looking 3914, and as others have pointed out, it should make a fine carry piece. I certainly love mine. You have an early version with the slimmer safety levers and slide stop that really conceals well.

It also appears from the color of the grips that they may be the early grips that were recalled due to the material being prone to cracking. To be sure, check for a dimple on the bottom of your grips (like the one in the attached photo). If it does not have a dimple, call S&W at 1-800-331-0852 and they should let you exchange the grips for a new set.
I discovered from another enthusiast that this one was made in Oct of 1989 so it is indeed an early one....very early from what I can gather. Blue book states they began in 1990 :-)

My grips don't have the dimple so they haven't been replaced...not surprising as it was still new in the box.

Thanks for that feedback...much appreciated.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #9  
Old 10-03-2017, 11:00 AM
18DAI's Avatar
18DAI 18DAI is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: GSO NC
Posts: 4,536
Likes: 8,837
Liked 4,850 Times in 1,365 Posts
Default

Congrats on the new 3914!

I shot mine yesterday. Id forgotten how accurate and easy to shoot the 3914 is. I was using up some old 147 grain Winchester RA9T and some 115 grain range fodder.

That 147 grain hits a steel plate with authority! And the accuracy of the 3914 made cleaning a plate rack almost too easy.

Kid I was shooting with had an XDs9. I let him try the 3914. Now he is searching for one. Enjoy yours! Regards 18DAI
__________________
8 + 1 rounds of hope & change.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #10  
Old 10-03-2017, 11:24 AM
GaryS's Avatar
GaryS GaryS is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 6,711
Likes: 4,457
Liked 8,229 Times in 3,395 Posts
Default

All of the 3rd Gen guns are that way. I might take one to the range later today. I have to admit though, that I've taken to carrying my 36-1 3" quite a bit of late. Still, it's not as easy or as accurate to shoot as any of my 39xx compacts.

Drifting into "wish list" territory, a 3913/14 with a Melonite finish, left side only decocker, and no rail, would be a great gun.

If only...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 18DAI View Post
Congrats on the new 3914!

I shot mine yesterday. Id forgotten how accurate and easy to shoot the 3914 is. I was using up some old 147 grain Winchester RA9T and some 115 grain range fodder.

That 147 grain hits a steel plate with authority! And the accuracy of the 3914 made cleaning a plate rack almost too easy.

Kid I was shooting with had an XDs9. I let him try the 3914. Now he is searching for one. Enjoy yours! Regards 18DAI
__________________
Can open, worms everywhere.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #11  
Old 10-03-2017, 11:37 AM
BC38's Avatar
BC38 BC38 is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 4,473
Likes: 143
Liked 4,318 Times in 1,894 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by T.May View Post
I'm not what you would call a S&W fanboy but I've been wanting one of these or one of the variants for a while now...didn't think I would find a NIB version in my own back yard.

Hope it shoots as good as I have heard...

If so...a nice piece of leather and it could become my new EDC.

Looks a lot like the 457 I just got. I look forward to shooting mine for the first time real soon.

You wouldn't happen to be a lefty would you?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #12  
Old 10-03-2017, 09:15 PM
nocents's Avatar
nocents nocents is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: s.w.Ohio
Posts: 1,514
Likes: 2,256
Liked 1,849 Times in 862 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GaryS View Post

Drifting into "wish list" territory, a 3913/14 with a Melonite finish, left side only decocker, and no rail, would be a great gun.

If only...
..........other than the finish you just described an NL
__________________
witty signature goes here
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #13  
Old 10-03-2017, 09:41 PM
GaryS's Avatar
GaryS GaryS is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 6,711
Likes: 4,457
Liked 8,229 Times in 3,395 Posts
Default

Well, I do have a 3914NL, so it makes sense. I was wondering the other day what I could sell it for. Then, I hit myself in the head with a hammer and came to my senses!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nocents View Post
..........other than the finish you just described an NL
__________________
Can open, worms everywhere.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #14  
Old 10-12-2017, 07:49 AM
T.May T.May is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 29
Likes: 6
Liked 131 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BC38 View Post
Looks a lot like the 457 I just got. I look forward to shooting mine for the first time real soon.

You wouldn't happen to be a lefty would you?
Sorry...no I'm not.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-12-2017, 04:25 PM
digiroc's Avatar
digiroc digiroc is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 581
Likes: 292
Liked 1,075 Times in 363 Posts
Default



My 3914LS a shooter w/ night sights

digiroc
__________________
Shoot Well My Friends
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #16  
Old 10-12-2017, 04:29 PM
GaryS's Avatar
GaryS GaryS is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 6,711
Likes: 4,457
Liked 8,229 Times in 3,395 Posts
Default

I was pondering which handgun(s) to take to the range if I can get there tomorrow. Thanks to your picture, it's going to be my 3914NL. It doesn't get nearly enough range time!

Quote:
Originally Posted by digiroc View Post


My 3914LS a shooter w/ night sights

digiroc
__________________
Can open, worms everywhere.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #17  
Old 10-12-2017, 06:30 PM
safearm's Avatar
safearm safearm is offline
US Veteran
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,551
Likes: 110
Liked 257 Times in 124 Posts
Default

I found what I would consider an ANIB Model 3913 a couple of months ago at my LGS. Unfortunately, it didn't come with a box, papers, etc., but that made the price even better. I found that a Bianchi holster for a Sig 239 9mm fits perfectly; the one I bought was the #7 Shadow 2.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #18  
Old 10-13-2017, 02:34 PM
GaryS's Avatar
GaryS GaryS is offline
Member
S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914 S&W 3914  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 6,711
Likes: 4,457
Liked 8,229 Times in 3,395 Posts
Default

Made it to the range today. As usual, a 3rd Gen made me look like an expert. 21 feet (or so), 124 gr Winchester White Box, 50 rounds. As a bonus, I also got the 457 to the range, but forgot to take a picture before I put a new target up. Those groupings were not quite as tight, but in the process I discovered that I had too much trigger finger in. So, I backed that off to just beyond the first joint and this is the result.

__________________
Can open, worms everywhere.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CLOSED * WTB: 3914/3914 Ambi Safety samhornik WANTED to Buy 0 06-15-2015 05:18 PM
WTB: 3914 NL or 3914 TSW Nockm WANTED to Buy 0 11-01-2011 09:23 PM
Want to buy box for 3914 shotguntom WANTED to Buy 3 01-04-2010 12:50 AM
WTB 3913,3914,3953 FOUND A 3914 shotguntom WANTED to Buy 14 12-07-2009 08:00 AM
New 3914! and ?s C.S.63 Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 5 11-10-2009 07:29 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:57 AM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)