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    Hillary Hole

    I don't like the Hillary Hole either and I wish my 686 didn't have it.

    Having said that, my 686 is highly modified (Douglas barrel, Action Job, Wichita Rib Sight), used in PPC matches, and has somewhere between 5 and 10,000 wad cutters down the pipe with no problems with the lock.

    I asked the builder why he didn't remove it, and his answer was that it won't cause a problem.

    Granted this is a paper punching pistol, but after plenty of action, no lock malfunctions to report.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghettokracker71 View Post
    OK, to verify, when you "disable" the lock, the firearm appears to still have the lock in place ? (That is to say, there isn't just a hole in the side of the frame where the keyhole was? I can leave the part where you stick the key in, to keep dust/etc out?)

    I regret that my 442 has a lock :-(.
    When you have "removed" the lock and reassembled the gun it will still look stock. The lock hole is still there intact you just remove the internal piece that attaches to it that blocks the hammer. There is no cosmetic change.

    Follow the instructions and be sure to keep each screw associated with the right hole. Tools needed are a screw driver, rubber mallet and paper clip. This is an easy job.
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    Since you will be already working on the internals of your revolver to remove the lock, go ahead and order a spring kit (hammer and rebound springs) from Wolf Springs to make the trigger on your 442 smooth as butter. It is also very simple to do with basic tools. This will make your revolver even better!

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    Never had a problem with the lock with just shy of 900 rounds thru mine.
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    ksholder-thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by itschuck View Post
    Never had a problem with the lock with just shy of 900 rounds thru mine.
    +P defensive rounds or regular .38SP range rounds or ?


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    If you deliberately fire your weapon in self defense I don't see where the safety would be an issue. If you were involved in an accidental shooting with a disabled safety, I think you can kiss your butt goodbye!
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