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Old 09-11-2012, 20:28   #1
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Internal locks bad?

I have a S&W 442 with a lock. Are those not safe to carry? Do they have a record of locking up the gun at the worse possible time? Thanks.

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Old 09-11-2012, 21:50   #2
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S&W Internal Lock

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Old 09-13-2012, 16:02   #3
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I don't like them at all, but they don't seem to bother some.

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Old 09-16-2012, 17:18   #4
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I am sure you can read plenty of good and bad about it. When I got mine a few years ago they had one of each and I opted for the no lock. I am sur eyou will be fine.
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Some people don't mind them, I won't own a gun with a lock.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:12   #6
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The lock is easily removed, and there is a guy on the smith and wesson forum that makes a nice looking plug to fill the hole
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Old 09-17-2012, 17:04   #7
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Originally Posted by glock_19guy1983 View Post
The lock is easily removed, and there is a guy on the smith and wesson forum that makes a nice looking plug to fill the hole
All four of my S&W revolvers are pre-lock.
I will not buy a S&W revolver with one.
Have read of them failing and locking the gun at the wrong time.
They can be removed, disabled and plugged.
That solves the failing issue.

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