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It really needs no introduction, but here she is in all her glory!! The 3913!!! You can flame me, but its the way I feel . She's gone into harms way, has kept my butt safe, and of all my guns(except revolvers) has been 150% reliable, and very accurate all the way out to 50yds!!
By the way I'm feeling no pain right now, just returned from the pain clinic for a series of blocker shots in my neck, so I'm feeling no pain!! WOOHOO!!!




 
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Wow, good to know your pain-free! That must be an unbelievable feeling. If I've never said it before, it is a privilige to know you. If I didn't know the background...I'd never know how much you've personally sacrificed for our country. Thank you for your service, and your friendship. How many more operations are you facing down the road, Amigo?

As to your selection of the finest CCW pistol....and what works for you ~ will get no argument from me.... :)

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Possibly one more that I'm trying to avoid. If I have to have that one, it means going in and having a "Jacobs ladder built into my neck. That means even less movement. Right now I only have 45% left and right, and 15% up and down. I've had to make alot of changes in shooting. No more Hi-powered rifles, M1 Garand is tolorabe along with M1 Carbine, and 7X57, as long as I have a wimp pad. Hand guns its .45acp or smaller, excluding .357. Recoil is a B I T C H.
Its been great knowing you as well!!!!

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Recoil is the devil incarnate... ;)

I managed to badly bust up my right shoulder a little more then 2 years ago. The guy that could shoot 458 Lott went to whining about 25-06 in short order. :roll: To this day, I can no longer shoot a 12 ga.

On the plus side, this is what got me going with Black Powder. I found the push manageable instead of the hard-slap of smokeless. Shooting 45/90 is downright pleasureable in 13lb gun :mrgreen:

Hope all works out well and time manages to heal your wounds...

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Sure is a fine collection of Smith autos you got there Leighton!

Sure would like to shoot one of them alloy framed ones. :D
 

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Being that this is the S&W forum, I can't imagine why anyone would flame you for choosing a 3913 for ccw! Good choice, IMO!

Who makes your holster rig?

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XTM it and old Bianchi 19L, I also have from the same maker a 7L Pancake, and a 3S IWB.
 

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Your first photo shows a 3913 over a SIG P225. How much better is the S&W over the SIG, in your estimation? I ask because although I always wanted a 3913, I never got around to buying one and currently can't afford one. But I've owned a P225 for more than 20 years.
 

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mjr said:
Your first photo shows a 3913 over a SIG P225. How much better is the S&W over the SIG, in your estimation? I ask because although I always wanted a 3913, I never got around to buying one and currently can't afford one. But I've owned a P225 for more than 20 years.
I put them on about equal footing, but the P225 in somewhat larger, wider, and heavier. As for speed and accuracy they are pretty much equal. I have no issues carrying either, as both have been used in that area.
 

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I own the seven shot M-3913 tactical, and eight shot M-3913 and M-3913 Lady Smith.

This particular series are the most reliable and accurate semi-auto pistols I've ever owned with the smoothest factory D/A trigger bar none.

You can't go wrong with one.
 

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No flame from me..I had the 6906...great gun..should have kept it when I got my P7M8...another regret I have to live with. If I had to nitpick though, I would say the slide release is a bit thick for such a nice compact gun...I had mine shaved down a few ridges while it was at the factory for an extractor fix...after that, never missed a beat.
 

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No flame from me..I had the 6906...great gun..should have kept it when I got my P7M8...another regret I have to live with. If I had to nitpick though, I would say the slide release is a bit thick for such a nice compact gun...I had mine shaved down a few ridges while it was at the factory for an extractor fix...after that, never missed a beat.
No argument there, I've always felt the safeties, and slide release should have been made thinner from the start.
 

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I've always felt the 3913/4516 look better with the spur hammer than the flat. Since I use thumb break holsters for most of my smith's, I've found without the spur once the leather starts to soften up the thumb break can acctually be pushed off without the spur to stop forward movement.
 

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I have to agree that the 3913 makes a great carry gun. The holster is a ripoff of Charlie Askin's Avenger made by local leather artist R. Rice.

 

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I agree. Mine is my most carried semi auto.

My 3913 is an early production version. It has the thinned safety/decocker paddles, and shaved/thin slide stop. Regards 18DAI
 

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I don't own a 3913, or for that matter, any S&W centerfire pistols. Oddly, they were my first choice when I got old enough to buy one. I tried a number, but they just didn't fit my very wide, yet amazingly stubby little hands! I sure wish they did though. Maybe as I get a little older I need to try them again!

As for recoil, I too have a pretty much ruined right shoulder. I've put off surgery for two years now, but the pain is now constant. Gotta do it. Nothing over .260 for me. Certainly no more 12 gauges.

I wish you luck sir.
 

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As for recoil, I too have a pretty much ruined right shoulder. I've put off surgery for two years now, but the pain is now constant. Gotta do it. Nothing over .260 for me. Certainly no more 12 gauges.

I wish you luck sir.
Limbsaver pads have been a godsend for me, it does make it more bareable when shooting my 03A3 and 700 in 30-06. 12Ga, well I don't shoot my 590A1, but do dryfire practice to stay ready if its ever needed for that bump in the night.
 

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LeMat said:
Sure is a fine collection of Smith autos you got there Leighton!

Sure would like to shoot one of them alloy framed ones. :D
Only the 3913 is alloy, all the other Smith's are steel.
 
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