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I was visiting my local shop today and found a used 3914 in the case with (2) magazines. Upon inspecting the pistol it was very clean and the shop owner stated that the original owner had it and never fired it. The bore was clean and there was no sign of any powder residue anywhere on the pistol, no scratches on the grips or anywhere else on the gun. The price was 250.00 so I put it on layaway. (can't get but one gun every 30 days, so I have to wait till the P40 i just got expires.) I wasn't aware that Smith and Wesson made a 3914, I thought that the only single stack compact 9mm that they made was in the budget line. This one has no plastic parts, nor the tapered dust cover like the ladies smith does. Also has a decocker on both sides. Looks like this will be a nice summer carry piece. I would be interested on any comments from anyone that has or ever has owned one of these. Not sure when they made this one so I don't really know the age.
 

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Yup, the 3914 was very popular... for quite awhile it was just about the best choice available for a very slim, concealable 9mm.
I don't own one, but the one I shot had a very nice trigger and shot very well.
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this one seems very nice also. the trigger is crisp and there is little to no creep in the take-up. also no plastic parts like in their budget line. i'm having a hard time finding a set of hogue grips on-line though. usual places like CDNN, botachtactical,nanchetz and cheaperthandirt don't show anything.
 
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hmmmmm, looks like one of the aftermarket ones. i am going to try to get some from my department as we are in the process of replacing our smith's with something else. there are a few 3953's floating around in the hands of small statured officers.
 
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that's crazy! if i was going to spend that kind of money on a pistol, i would buy a custom 45 from Wilson or Les Baer...
 

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That IS one of the rare steel-framed ones... VERY hard to find. I suspect that's his actual asking price... although it's Blue Book value in that condition is only $975 or so.
He ain't gonna get his price, that's for sure.
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norfdet893 said:
The price was 250.00 so I put it on layaway. (can't get but one gun every 30 days, so I have to wait till the P40 i just got expires.

Just caught this! You mean this applies to Cops too! OMG What is the world coming to! I think any wait is Bull Crap. Think it is time to have that law removed....
 
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it is reported when our General Assembly comes out with the new laws in July, it is reported that anyone with a CCW will be exempt from the 1 every 30 days rule. I guess this still means that cops, unless they have a CCW will still have to wait eventhough by state code we are exempt from having to have a permit. I have 2 one VA and one for FLA so it is a moot issue. seems ridiculous to me though. is used to be that if someone attempted to purchase a gun before the 30 days was up, the state police would arrest the applicant for lying on the form......this question was soon removed from the form as they realized that they were charging unintentional persons with felonies.......i guess the state police doesn't need probable casue or intent. it was soo bad here at one time that the state police would have the shop owners tell the applicants to come back the next day becasue the paperwork was delayed. The next day the applicant would show and there would be a state trooper there waiting for them......insaine.....do you know what the Virginia State motto is; "Welcome to Virginia, come on vacation......leave on probation"..... :oops:
 
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