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    Lock or no lock?

    Not knowing revolvers very well,what is the difference I hear people talking about?thanks sj

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    This is referring to the internal safety lock newer guns come with (sometimes). It's usually a small keyhole typically on the frame of revos.
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    My S & W has the IC...I have never touched it...never a problem with the revolver...life goes on!
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    Pass on the lock... you don't need to roll the dice.

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    Got to try a Model 329 PD last Friday. Recoil was more manageable than I expected. It did try to lock or at least the little flag came up.

    I will not have a lock on my guns.

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    In case your interested S&W now offers the models 642 and 442 without the internal lock as a regular cataloged item.

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    I've got a couple of revolvers with internal locks. I don't use them, don't care about them, and haven't had any issues with them.

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    Is it true that it is illegal to remove the locking mechanism.
    I vaguely remember ( it is amazing how much I have been using these words lately) reading something to that effect.
    My wife has the SW Scandium .357 w/lock ... no problem ... yet.
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    If the lock's in there it can jam the gun. It has jammed other's guns. It may never happen to yours. But just because it hasn't yet, doesn't mean it won't ever.

    Do you feel like gambling?

    One thing is for sure: if there is no lock in there, then you are absolutely guaranteed that the gun will NEVER jam due to the ILS mechanism! And you'll never have to even wonder about it.

    Go to the link in my post #4. Study there and consider your options.
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    Can recent model snubs with locks be "de-locked" by S&W?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentX View Post
    Can recent model snubs with locks be "de-locked" by S&W?
    They could be, but at last check, S&W isn't willing to do so. Rumor has it that there are so many complaints about the lock that it is going to become optional across the line, but I'll believe that when I see it.
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