Will you buy a gun with a internal lock? Or what other features will stop you?

Will you buy a gun with a internal lock? Or what other features will stop you?

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    Will you buy a gun with a internal lock? Or what other features will stop you?

    Simply really I am wondering how many of you will not buy a gun you want as it has a internal lock or ?

    For me lci either mag disconnected are a big sticking point too but unless you get a gun that has a lot of cop used or was made for a non free state (IE CA) you can usually avoid them.

    But for me I have probable not bought any guns that had a lock unless there was some crapo 22 plinker that would not be carried .

    And yes I know that some internal locks are better then others and the failure rater for most is low . But I just dont like them .

    I guess if I had kids or the such maybe I look more into them.

    What say you all?
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    I have a couple j frames, a Model 60 and a Model 442. They have locks.

    While I'm not a big fan of locks, and certainly would never use them, they don't scare me.

    If you have guns, get a safe. Bring your kids up right so that there is no TV induced curiosity. Keep your guns with you or in the safe, and you'll never need the Clinton lock.

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    I voted 'yes' only because it's hard to find some models that don't have them. I do hate internal locks, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by multistage View Post
    I have a couple j frames, a Model 60 and a Model 442. They have locks.

    While I'm not a big fan of locks, and certainly would never use them, they don't scare me.

    If you have guns, get a safe. Bring your kids up right so that there is no TV induced curiosity. Keep your guns with you or in the safe, and you'll never need the Clinton lock.
    Yeah I always follow the not on me in a safe drill. But the stories I have heard from armorer about the s&w locks made me worried .

    At least s&w is making a 442 no lock model now .

    Do you carry the locking keys with you in case of failure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    I voted 'yes' only because it's hard to find some models that don't have them. I do hate internal locks, though.
    Yeah same here . It is a pain as you have to find the older guns and of course the price is higher on them as they are more 'special' as there is no lock

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrongRecroom View Post
    Yeah I always follow the not on me in a safe drill. But the stories I have heard from armorer about the s&w locks made me worried .

    At least s&w is making a 442 no lock model now .

    Do you carry the locking keys with you in case of failure?
    I have a SW lock key on my keyring, but if the gun fails when I need it, I am probably screwed. The lock is not a quick release, and is designed for safe storage, and not safe carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    I voted 'yes' only because it's hard to find some models that don't have them. I do hate internal locks, though.
    What WHEC said.
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    I purchased a Bersa BP9CC which has the internal lock and the mag disconnect. So I voted "yes".
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    Quote Originally Posted by WrongRecroom View Post
    Yeah I always follow the not on me in a safe drill. But the stories I have heard from armorer about the s&w locks made me worried .

    At least s&w is making a 442 no lock model now .

    Do you carry the locking keys with you in case of failure?
    No. I imagine the keys (which I haven't even looked at) are still in the boxes.

    Yeah, I've heard the horror stories about the guns locking up. They may even be true. But I don't worry about it, or I'd have never bought the guns. Even if I did carry the keys, if the gun locks up in a fight I won't have the time to fiddle with the damn things, and it's probably all over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrongRecroom View Post
    Simply really I am wondering how many of you will not buy a gun you want as it has a internal lock or ?

    For me lci either mag disconnected are a big sticking point too but unless you get a gun that has a lot of cop used or was made for a non free state (IE CA) you can usually avoid them.

    But for me I have probable not bought any guns that had a lock unless there was some crapo 22 plinker that would not be carried .

    And yes I know that some internal locks are better then others and the failure rater for most is low . But I just dont like them .

    I guess if I had kids or the such maybe I look more into them.

    What say you all?
    An internal lock? I don't even like manual safetys.

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    I also have an S&W Airweight with the internal lock. I don't use it and it has not yet worried me. Several hundred rounds fired and it went bang every time I pulled the trigger.
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    I don't like them at all, and I wish they weren't there. However, I have a few that have it so I had to vote yes. They're still a scam.

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    Lock fell off my PC629?
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    I have S&Ws with internal locks and carry a key on my key ring just in case. I have never needed it including with many rounds through both a 5" and 8 3/8" S&W 460 magnum.

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    I don't concern myself with internal locks as they'll never be used. If you remove everything in a gun that can possibly break, you've got a paperweight. But given the choice between a lock and no-lock model, I'll take the non-lock model.
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