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Don't like the internal locks?

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by Ronny, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Ronny

    Ronny Good Guy

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    I don't. I'm doing something about it. With S&W holdings trading under 7 PE it seems fairly enough priced that I bought some shares Friday. I'll be sending a letter to the board of directors and senior officers asking them to make internal locks on their revolver brand optional because I believe it's hurting corporate profits. If other gun owners do the same... Buy a few shares, then write a letter. Heck, we could even go to the annual meeting and bring it up there. The message has to get through.
     
  2. bac1023

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    I just buy the older Smiths.

    I like them better anyway. ;)
     


  3. bac1023

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    :rofl:
     
  4. AZ_Quailhunter

    AZ_Quailhunter NRA Life Member

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    Power to the people, AND the shareholders!! go, go go......
     
  5. pitt1011

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    Not a bad idea.
     
  6. Texas357

    Texas357 Señor Member CLM

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    So, how many shares are in circulation these days?
     
  7. PlasticGuy

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    This actually is a pretty good idea. They won't listen to would-be customers, but maybe they will listen to share holders. Maybe.
     
  8. bac1023

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    That would be nice. :dunno:
     
  9. AZ_Quailhunter

    AZ_Quailhunter NRA Life Member

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    that is a great idea.....but just go to youtube and there are a ton of videos that show how to disable and remove the stupid lock.
     
  10. TPK

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    Sorry folks .. I guess I'm missing the issue ... you don't like the internal lock, so don't use it. What is there that is beyond that? Do they cause an issue cleaning or otherwisde "working on" your pistol?
     
  11. bac1023

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    You are missing the issue.

    They're ugly as sin and have been known to cause problems with the function of the revolver, regardless whether you use it or not.

    Frankly, I also don't care for the whole idea behind it either.



    Make mine without the lock. :whistling:

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  12. ALL GLOCK

    ALL GLOCK 17 year member Millennium Member

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  13. Poohgyrr

    Poohgyrr trout fear me!

    My main difficulty concerns reputable reports of lock malfunctions on carry revolvers - like the airweights, airlights, and the standard steel framed 2" to 4" wheelguns. The design, manufacture, and quality control processes have to incorporate a zero per cent tolerance for lock malfunctions.

    Carry guns, meant to save your life, simply cannot have locks that engage when they are not supposed to.

    Corporate lawyers know this, and that some places say you cannot remove or disable the lock.

    Some new revolvers have features not found in the older guns.
     
  14. TPK

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    Ah, OK, well I'm new to revolvers so was curious. I only have the one (at the moment) S&W 500 and it has the internal lock. The only problem I've had to date (nothing to do witht the internal lock) is the brass I'm re-loading is getting on and the primers are backing out a little (they are running I believe is the term). Not a lot but enough to be a pain.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
  15. bac1023

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    I have an X-Frame with the lock as well, but with that model I had no choice.
     
  16. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    S&W is now owned a LOCK Company, they wont be removing their LOCK anytime soon.

    thats why i own about a dozen none locked S&W revolvers and NO Locked ones, and never will.
     
  17. NMPOPS

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    Exactly, I just ignore them.
     
  18. ColCol

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    I've been in love with the 3 inch 686+ for a month now but can't seem to get past the "Hillary Hole". It bugs me that there's a possibility it'll cause problems at the worse possible time. S&W should have never done this.
     
  19. Retired Squid

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    Send John Whitt (aka Bullseye Smith on S&W Forum) $25 and let him know you need plug for J, L, or N frame and if blued or stainless steel.

    John Whitt
    P.O.Box 310
    Windfield, WV 25213

    I've bought 3 off of him and they work.