POTD: Smith & Wesson Model 3913NL in 9×19

Eric B
by Eric B

Photo Of The Day – It’s time to take a closer look at a Smith & Wesson, in this case, the Model 3913NL which is very close to the LadySmith version.

All the pictures and words connected below originally by Schrombo, check out his Instagram.

I found another little gem at an online auction platform – and today it finally arrived:

The Smith & Wesson Model 3913NL.

This pistol is identical to the 3913LS – the LadySmith model – but it lacks the “Lady Smith” engraving on the right side of the slide (and thus making it acceptable to carry for us X/Y heterogametic chromosomal disasters, too).

The LS/NL variants of the 3913 have a stainless steel slide, an aluminium alloy frame and matching grey grips.

The frame has a sleeker, more streamlined look (compared to the 3913 standard model) and the slide has only a single-sided safety/decocker lever and is therefore a bit smaller and easier to carry concealed.

Somewhere along the line someone replaced the perfectly fine fixed rear sight with an adjustable LPA target sight – an aberration I will correct as soon as I find a source for the original rear sight.

What do you think of this Smith & Wesson? Is it something you would consider for Everyday Carry?

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • TooOldToWork TooOldToWork on Mar 14, 2020

    Not only would I, but I do. Actually, I carry a pre rail 3913TSW most days. Hands down the best TDA semi autos ever made.

  • Baggy270 Baggy270 on Mar 17, 2020

    I carried a 5946 on the job from 1996 to 2015. It was a brick but accurate and never had a malfunction with it.