Trigger Lock on S&W


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44-henry
September 26, 2012, 06:53 PM
Does anyone know if S&W has any plans to remove the trigger locks on any of their classic series revolvers? Some of these would be a whole lot more appealing without the lock.

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Guillermo
September 26, 2012, 07:01 PM
Some of these would be a whole lot more appealing without the lock.

they all would be more appealing if they didn't have the lock.

But S&W is making too much money to care what their customers want

ArchAngelCD
September 27, 2012, 01:39 AM
Unfortunately there are too many buyers who know nothing about the lock so they buy what's on the shelf. S&W has no incentive to remove the locks so they won't. If and when someone get hurt or loses their life because of it (God forbid) then they might remove it!

Funny thing is, the pistols and revolver meant for law enforcement use have no locks!!!

Radagast
September 27, 2012, 01:47 AM
44-henry:
I haven't heard anything to that effect and I doubt it is going to happen. The owners of S&W (Safe T Hammer) are the developers of the lock, its their reason for existing. Throw
in product liability lawyers, some state regulations and the desire to keep inventory minimized by standardizing as many parts as possible and the chances seem slim. There are plenty of mint condition copies of the originals floating around. Its just a matter of watching the classified.

Guillermo:
Keep flogging that dead horse One day It'll get up and run, one day S&W management will agree with you. :)
You'll be happy to know that you and Old Fuff have corrupted me. Or it could be that as I age Fudditis is upon me. Anyway, my only lock and MIM gun (Model 617) has gone, replaced by a 1969 Model 28.
The 617 was a mechanical device that served a function. The 28 is a work of art. Best thing is that on the OZ market the 617 is worth more, so I'll end up ahead on the deal.

Fishslayer
September 27, 2012, 03:02 AM
I believe some of the new J frames are sans lock...

Guillermo
September 27, 2012, 10:27 AM
One day It'll get up and run, one day S&W management will agree with you.

nope...they have no interest in making quality guns.

it is just a footnote on the fate of a once great gun company

with the Obama gun boom they care less about revolvers than ever and since they sell all they can make...why change?

Guillermo
September 27, 2012, 10:39 AM
The 617 was a mechanical device that served a function. The 28 is a work of art.

The feel of a great revolver when the action is worked should be that of silky elegance...not the clunky movement of a cheap door knob.

Working the action of my old hand ejector from the 20s or a diamondback never fails to make me smile

bikemutt
September 27, 2012, 10:56 AM
Does Smith include locks on their semi-auto pistols?

I just bought one of their M&P 15-22 plinker rifles online, I sure hope that thing doesn't show up with an integrated lock :what:

Guillermo
September 27, 2012, 07:31 PM
I sure hope that thing doesn't show up with an integrated lock

I don't know but probably not.

As long as they continue to ignore their customers, I do not do business with them, even eschewing their handcuffs (no biggie, Peerless makes a good product).

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