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Old 12-30-2012, 11:41 AM
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Do you guys think with the trigger lock on these you would discourage one from buying one or has smith & wesson fixed the issues?

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I would not hit a dead dog in the azz with any S&W that has that dumb azz lock on it.
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On another Smith & Wesson I'd an interesting problem. The cylinder latch release came off along with the screw. I contacted the company, took forever, and the SOB's said they don't have any. So never again with a Smith & Wesson revolver. it's useless to me. Can't even unload it without sticking something in there and damaging the threads to open the cylinder.
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Do you guys think with the trigger lock on these you would discourage one from buying one or has smith & wesson fixed the issues?

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For some people yes it will discourage them big time. For most people though.. no it won't matter.

There are kits to remove it if you REALLY dont want it there.
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I have S&W revolvers both with the safety and without. I have yet to ever use the safety and would prefer it not being there. That said the safety is not a reason to shy away from a purchase and if it bugs you that much it is easy to remove. I will probably be removing the one from my CCW 357.
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I have lots of S&W Revolvers. Only two have locks, a 625 and a Model 60 that has a three inch barrel with a full lug and an adjustable rear sight.

One I was given when a close friend died and the other I bought for a low, low price.

I wouldn't carry either one for Social Purposes or Self Defense.

If the lock is so, so Good, why does S&W Sell Revolvers to the Military and LE without Locks?

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Never had a problem, in fact did not even know there was a problem.
Be careful what you read on the internet from others, unless the others can prove they really own the gun.

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I have plenty of S & W revolvers, none have locks, all go bang every time when you pull the (very nice) triggers
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I will not buy any Smith and Wesson with a lock.
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There's nothing wrong with an S&W with a lock, collectors prefer no lock versions but they do not affect performance in the least. There have been very few cases of them causing any problems and I'd be willing to bet that most, if not all of the cases involving problems with the locks were on guns that had been opened up and tinkered with, probably by someone who shouldn't have been in there anyways. It's simply a safety feature, most newly manufactured modern design double action revolvers have something similar. They are easily removed and you can buy a plug to fill the void created by removing the lock. They also manufacture them without the lock and you do not have to be military or police to order/buy one.

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Personally I am more opposed to the lock because of aesthetic reasons.. looks like a zit. At least the Ruger internal lock is inside the grips so you can't see it.

Secondly I opposed it on principal. But I can't fully blame Smith and Wesson for that. Most firearm manufactures got pressured into that one by lawyers, politicians and retards shooting themselves/others then trying to sue.
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Get a Ruger Gp100, very similar gun, no lock and cheaper.
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I have never had or known anyone with an issue with the lock, except on the internet.
Some tool at my work was telling me the other day had un reliable Glocks were and how they blow up all the time, he saw some pics on the internet and that was gospel. if you want 686, lock or not buy one, you wont be disappointed. But make sure you get the 7 round one! Gp100's are decent, but they aint no 686.
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well many years ago I had a Smith & Wesson 586 and it was a nice revolver but I sold it . it never seemed like a strong gun to me . nice trigger nicely made but I wished I had bought either a model 27 or model 28 Smith.

I was speaking to the Club gunsmith about revolvers and he told me to buy a GP 100 . ya I know it's not as refined as a Smith but Rodger told me they are a Stronger revolver and so did the former range warden and several of my friends.

I don't like these locks on the new guns as I think it's just something else to go wrong and we all know life has enough BS to deal with on a day to day basis . so who needs any more. your choice . and remember when you go into a gun store sometimes they will try to sell you something they want to get rid of or what the make the most coin on .

no pun intended but stick to your guns when you go to buy something and don't get talked into something else. the Ruger also has 3 points it locks up on unlike the Smith . the Gp100 does .
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