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Old 11-07-2019, 04:08 PM
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Just found this 3914 with 5 magazines for $350. It is not an LEO turn in and was owned by a staff member at a local gun shop. Doesn’t seem to be a mark on it. Believe two of the mags (the black ones) may be ProMag, but I am not sure. Real happy that two of the S&W mags are the flat bottom TSW type.

This gun will go well with my 3913 that is now my EDC.







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Old 11-07-2019, 04:32 PM
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For any form of defense, use the original S&W magazines. When in doubt, use other magazines for informal range practice until you're certain they function 100 percent.

I would also suggest buying new magazine springs from Woolf Springs. They are inexpensive and the double stack magazine springs are rather easy to install.
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:59 PM
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Nice looking S&W. Sounds like ya did well for $350. This series feels great in the hand I believe. Like the grips too.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:36 PM
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Definitely aftermarket magazines. I don't know if they are Pro Mag, but whatever they are, they should never leave the range. If they are good, then they can be range mags. If not, they can be failure drill mags.
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:44 PM
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$350 for that pistol! Plus 5 mags. All over it. You guys are a tough crowd.
Yo Joe, great snag.
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Nice gun! Bubba, ya done good!
I carried one of those for a year or two some years ago. I'd buy another if I ran across a deal like you got.
I have never liked bobbed hammers. I discovered that a 5906 hammer fits perfectly.
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I have never liked bobbed hammers. I discovered that a 5906 hammer fits perfectly.
Done that to a 4516, 3913, & a 469. MUCH BETTER now. GARY.
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Nice catch. I sorta gave up looking for 3913 and "settled" for the '14. (And now I gotta be looking out for 5906 hammers. Great idea, thanks.)
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You did good for only $350, even if it does have just one factory magazine. As others have said, use only factory magazines (or Mec-Gar) for serious purposes.
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Almost think I like the 3914 better than my 3913.



Got to get to the range with this “new” gun.

Every time I look at these third gen. pistols, I can not believe S&W stopped making them. Of course if they still made them or came out in the "clasic" series with them, they would be $1,000 guns. Oh well.

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Your making me mis my 3913 NL, it was a dandy pistol. I always liked the looks of the 3914.
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This thread reminds me of a related 3913 question. I have a 1994 vintage 3913 that Smith advised me came from the factory without a magazine disconnect. The right side of the slide is imprinted with the language "CAUTION - CAPABLE OF FIRING WITH MAGAZINE REMOVED". Looks like silk-screening rather than a roll mark. It has black hammer and trigger. I am wondering how unusual this configuration might be. I have benefited a great deal from the wisdom I have found on this forum, but I do not recall seeing much on this questions. Thanks very much for whatever you can share.
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Great gun.
I still contend that the 3913/3914 is the best single stack 9mm ccw pistol at any price by any maker anywhere in the world.
Nobody has produced anything with a better balance of features.
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Nice. Great price.

I paid twice the amount for this 3913 a few years back. But that's CA prices which are higher because we can't mail order. I have to wait for a local person to put a gun up for consignment sale at a LGS.

Totally reliable so far.

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$350 for a 3914 plus 5 mags, you did good! Really good!
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squidsix I could not agree more! If they were still being made, I could sell every example I could get my hands on.

Perfect size, perfect weight, accurate and reliable as death and taxes. Great pistols. Regards 18DAI
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