Well I Rejoined the Church of the Revolver Today!

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    Well I Rejoined the Church of the Revolver Today! (Pics Added)

    Well I went and did it!

    I picked up a nearly NIB 1967 to 68 Model 60 (no dash) Chief Special Stainless (brushed) for $360. Only a couple of minor scrapes on the trigger guard and no +P but no lock.

    Now I need to get or make a holster for it and some speed loaders.









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    Congrats.

    I have read your "no lock" comments before, but you have never elaborated as to what the problem with the lock is for you. I have a 642 with the lock. I have never even touched the key so it may as well not even be there. Is there a chance of it causing a malfunction?
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    Funny, but I too wonder about this "lock aversion" I hear about. Before I bought my last revolver, which has a lock, I spoke at length with an experienced gunsmith--he's not seen or even heard of any problems/malfunctions attributed to the lock.

    Personally, I think it's an old wives tale....
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    One or two less parts to go bad IMHO. Would I pass up a good deal on a 642? Nope but if I had my choice between two I would choose the no lock because it is not a requirement for a handgun for me.

    Note: I'm also a member at S&W forum and there has been documented problems generally magnum guns.

    Now back on topic. I really like my 60!
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    I prefer the S&W's with no Clinton lock.

    Right now I have a Thunder Ranch Model 22 back at Springfield due to a malfunctioning lock. It may be rare, but it does happen. The lock, like the entire firearm, is manmade. Therefore, like any man made piece of equipment, it has the potential to fail.

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    Thats a fine gun and will be comfortable with +P ammo due to its weight. You might also want to get a set of Uncle Mikes rubber grips for it, if it still has the wood ones. Revolvers are a lot of fun and a well rounded shooter should be proficient with both styles. Good luck

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    Great gun. Good luck with it. It will handle +p loads. You can practice with standard loads and carry +p. I usually paractice with the same type of load that I carry, but with a j frame your not going to be taking long distance shots so it should be fine.

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    The lock question has two aspects...

    Quote Originally Posted by MNBurl View Post
    Only a couple of minor scrapes on the trigger guard and no +P but no lock.
    I have to agree with MNBurl in his comment that "no lock" on a S&W revolver is an advantage. I have several S&W revolvers and they are all of the older "no lock" variety, which I prefer.

    Besides the possibility that the lock can fail, locking up the gun at the wrong time, the lock has a symbolic significance that I don't like. It represents a "big brother" government and its accomplice the S&W company treating gun buyers like children, forcing product features on us that we don't want or need, for "our own good".

    By the way, that is a nice gun at a good price, MNBurl.

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    Thumbs up Good Find

    60's are great carry revolvers.Get the pics up and let us know how she shoots.Enjoy............

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    Updated with pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowflyer View Post
    Congrats.

    I have read your "no lock" comments before, but you have never elaborated as to what the problem with the lock is for you. I have a 642 with the lock. I have never even touched the key so it may as well not even be there. Is there a chance of it causing a malfunction?
    I'm thinking about a 642...how does it carry on the hip? Do you even know it's there? I sure do want one.

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    Great find. My wife would go nuts if I brought one home for her. To be totaly honest, she would have to fight me for it.
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    Wasn't The 'Clinton Lock'...

    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    I prefer the S&W's with no Clinton lock.

    Right now I have a Thunder Ranch Model 22 back at Springfield due to a malfunctioning lock. It may be rare, but it does happen. The lock, like the entire firearm, is manmade. Therefore, like any man made piece of equipment, it has the potential to fail.

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    A good deal on a good find, Model 60 is my favorite j-frame.

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