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#2225621 - Tue Apr 26 2011 11:58 AM Lock vs. no lock on S&W 442
Ciscokid55 Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 17 2002
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Loc: Allegheny Co.
Other than being able to "lock up" the firing mechanism, is there any other reason/advantage to have the locking mechanism on a S&W 442? Does it effect the strength of the gun frame in any way? Any other pros or cons to having the lock? Are the pre-lock revolvers any better?
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#2225636 - Tue Apr 26 2011 12:10 PM Re: Lock vs. no lock on S&W 442 [Re: Ciscokid55]
John S Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Posts: 38864
Loc: Lancaster,PA,Lancaster
I really don't want a lock on a gun I am going to carry. Everything that is added to a gun is one more thing mechanical that can go wrong. Keep it simple.
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#2225645 - Tue Apr 26 2011 12:18 PM Re: Lock vs. no lock on S&W 442 [Re: John S]
Harrysigafoo Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Sat Oct 22 2005
Posts: 3815
Loc: In the Woods Pa
John S +1

My 442 does NOT have a lock. Would I pay more for a 442 un-lock model??? Yea about $40.

You can dis-connect the lock mechanism on a new model, just a pain.

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#2225650 - Tue Apr 26 2011 12:21 PM Re: Lock vs. no lock on S&W 442 [Re: John S]
Pa-Plinker Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: Sun Apr 14 2002
Posts: 1603
Loc: S-C PA, WMU 4A
The S&W 442 is available without the internal lock. There have been complaints posted on internet forums about S&W revolvers locking inadvertently ... whether true or not, I don't know. Personally I would just buy the model without the lock, since I see NO valid reason for it.
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