The Smith and Wesson 3913TSW Tactical Pistol is a no-nonsense choice as a primary or backup concealed carry pistol. The 8+1 round capacity, low profile sights, combat trigger and lightweight alloy/stainless combine to make the 3913TSW a favorite for those whose lives depend upon their gun.


Caliber: 9mm
Capacity: 8 Rounds +1
Barrel Length: 3-1/2"
Front Sight: White Dot
Rear Sight: Novak Lo Mount Carry 2-Dot
Firing System: N/A
Grip: Straight Backstrap
Trigger: .305" Combat
Hammer: .260" Bobbed
External Safety: Ambidextrous
Frame: Compact
Finish: Beadblast/Satin Stainless
Overall length: 6-3/4"
Material: Aluminum Alloy / Stainless Steel
Weight Empty: 24.8 ounces

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Reviews Of The Smith and Wesson 3913TSW:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By bobwtn, Jackson, TN
April 22, 2015

Primary Use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I own a 3913tsw without light rail. Love it as I do my other s&w. Easy on my waist or in a front pocket holster. I am 62 and it is light weight. Mine is a 7 + 1. Tight, accurate on a K-5 Target (was cop 10 yrs in the wheel gun era )"

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By fullsafety, Urbana, MD
August 11, 2014

Primary Use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I would rate this as the ideal concealed carry gun. The size, especially the height and width are perfect. Just right to feel good, but not so large as to interfere with concealment. This gun is crazy accurate, so you can make shots if needed to compensate for the limited stopping power of a 9mm out of a 3.5" barrel. The thumb safety/decocker, magazine disconnect safety, and the traditional DA/SA trigger system are all features I look for in a concealed carry weapon. I mean, think about it. During concealed carry, you have a potentially deadly weapon covering "tender" parts of your body -- in clear violation of Jeff Cooper's 4 gun safety rules. What are you doing to do to mitigate the dangers of snagging on clothing, trips to the bathroom, movement and squirming as you sit in a vehicle? This gun gives the answers. When holstering, I hold the safety lever in the safe position, decocking the weapon, and blocking the firing pin. If you like, you can take the safety off at this point, with the gun safely holstered and the hammer down. I don't recommend it however, because all you have to do is practice removing the (or engaging/disengaging, if you will) safety lever as you draw from concealed carry. Finally, the magazine disconnect feature (given that you trust a mechanical device) allows you to take the weapon from to completely safe to a "full up round" with a single action -- inserting the magazine with a round already chambered. Finally, I would leave you with this thought. As a matter of policy, do not use or recommend use of weapons systems with "single-point" failure modes. In other words, if a single action (pulling the trigger) is all that is necessary to result in a negligent discharge/accidental discharge which could possibly result in a death (remember a firearm is by definition lethal force), don't use it. Unless you are a LEO or performing armed security details which include open carry, you should plan on 5 seconds to present your weapon. If your adversary is more than 20 ft. to 25 ft. or so away from you, run and take cover, then draw your gun to deal with the threat. If you are within 18 ft. or so, you need to rush your adversary -- throw things at them, chairs, trash cans, drink cups, whatever you can find, and use hand to hand or your cane, or baton or whatever is available to you to create the time you need to draw your gun to deal with the threat. If you have to respond to unforseen threats in less than 2 seconds on average, I would suggest you move. All in all, this gun represents the pinnacle of responsible gun ownership and concealed carry for self-defense in modern society. It is small for easy concealment, you have to have a round chambered, magazine inserted, thumb safety off, and pull the trigger to fire. This is the gun, get it!"

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Five_7, Miami, FL
February 25, 2014

Primary Use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I bought a 3913 with rail as new in the box with all the stuff it came with new about 5 years ago for $400, and last year I sold it on Gunbroker and it ended up going for $685 and I regret it so bad. It was very accurate, especially for a compact, felt great in the hand, and just all around one of the best pistols I have ever owned. I am looking for another now. I got a CS40 Chief's Special that I like also but still not like the 3913TSW."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By troy, renton, WA
December 2, 2013

Primary Use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"i own 3913, 3953, 3953tsw w/rail, and 3913tsw w/rail. all shot great. the 3913 and 3953 make great concealed carry guns.

the 3913tsw and 3953tsw with their rail make for great home defense guns by adding a laser/light combo. i selected the viridian c5l. i prefer the 3953 and 3953tsw for their double action only operation, same trigger pull each time. added novak night sites and hogue wood grips to my 3953, my version of an asp."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Chris O'Keefe, Cameron Park, CA
July 15, 2013

"The 3913TSW is/was an upgraded 908 or 3913 L/S, All the TSW series came from the original Team Smith & Wesson series of firearms originally designed for S&W's Team shooters. The first TSW's were build in the Performance Center, The First was the .356TSW (9X21.5) designed to make 9MM major in competition. There were only a few 1000 of these made and 200 of the Compact. Due to the cost of manufacture S&W made some changes and these became what would be the Pro Series built originally for Law Enforcement. The first was the 4006TSW built for the California Highway Patrol Upper command. The TSW's are hand fit, tighter, The triggers were fitted and the firearm was inherently more accurate than the factory produced, 909,3913,5906,4006 ect. Most are capable of 2" or better at 25 yards. Basically an affordable semi match firearm. I personally own one of the Original .356TSW's with the .356 Barrel and the 9mm barrel, 5" Limited. It's value with the magazines and Original .356 Ammo is about $3500.00, The ammo being the expensive part. The great part of the 3913TSW is it is a factory Traditional TDA, very concealable, carries 9+1 and extremely accurate, Retail for an NRA 99% condition is from $600.00 to $800.00. There are several models of the TSW made in 9mm,40S&W and 45ACP most likely they all will become non - California legal as there original approval dates expire and you will only be able to purchase through private transfer or dealers that are authorized as pawn shops."

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