Well, I stopped by my local shop/range today and they had a great lookin' 442 in the case. Just what I was looking for! So I ask the salesperson I had been working with to ring it up. She mentions she still has one in a box in the back that hasn't been handled, so I obviously ask her to bring it out. Well, she does and.....it has NO INTERNAL LOCK! PERFECT! Well, I am excited.
I bought the gun without telling my wife. I show it to her when I get home and she really likes it. She doesn't carry as she doesn't feel comfortable handling firearms yet. However, this is the first gun she actually asked to be taken to the range to shoot. I explained to her that if she still likes it after the range, she should take a class with it. She is also comforted to know that this will be her "bump-in-night" gun, as I will clear the house with the P228.
Well, I am excited to add this to my EDC as back up mostly, and sometimes main when the 228 just can't come along.