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S&W 3913 trigger question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Carp, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Carp

    Carp New Member

    Apr 14, 2011

    Finally, after lurking for literally years, I joined THR.

    Here is my question. I have a 3913 9mm. I noticed something today that I had not noticed before and I cannot tell if it is normal.

    When pulling the trigger in DA mode there is NO slop and barely any take up in the trigger. However, when I rack the slide and I have it cocked or after firing my first DA shot, there is a bit of play or even slop in the trigger. Is this normal and I just never noticed before? The pistol functions fine. It just reminds me of a 336 trigger with all its slop. Any ideas.

    Thanks very much.

  2. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Elder

    Jul 30, 2006
    Johnson City, TN
    When you've racked the slide and the hammer is cocked, the trigger goes to its single-action mode. It will have quite a bit of takeup or slack before resistance is felt. This is normal, and typical of that kind of action.
  3. PabloJ

    PabloJ Senior Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    That sounds familiar. My S&W 457 had heavy double action trigger pull and it only got worse after the first shot when the mechanism was in single action mode. I heard creepy sound when the trigger was pulled. I nixed that gun for something much better.

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