Monday, November 15, 2021

Guns and Stuff

Over at The Arms Room is a fresh Sunday Smith that looks at the Model 3913.

It's interesting that with the introduction of the 3913 at the close of the Eighties, Smith decided that the future of full-size 9mm single-stacks was over. The 3904 and 3906 were promptly discontinued, and only the 59xx double-stack full-size nine millimeters carried on. 

At the time, it was probably the right decision. Single-stack full-size 9x19mm pistols were a tough sell in the early Nineties. But only a couple years later came the 1994 Federal AWB, and then came the nationwide sweep of Shall Issue CCW all through the latter half of the Nineties and into the early 2000s. Suddenly there was renewed interest in skinny big guns, as can be demonstrated by everybody and their brother making a 1911 clone. Personally, I think a hypothetical 3904TSW with a single-stack ten round mag would be the berries, but I also love a 9mm Commander.

Over at Digital Fossils, I wrapped up the retrospective on the Nikon Coolpix 990. On to the next electronic artifact!