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Have an Opportunity to Purchase No Lock 442

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Swegin, Mar 1, 2010.

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  1. Swegin

    Swegin Member

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    So, i have a chance to purchase a brand new no-lock 442 S&W for $489. Would you do it?
    Is the price fair?
    Any comments on the reissue of this gun without the lock?
    thanks in advance
     
  2. wlewisiii

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    If you're that worried about the lock, you better grab it. It might be your "last chance" at freedom after all. If you're a bit more normal, you might want to decide if it fits your price range.

    William
     
  3. stealth

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    $440 Shipped (You'll need to add an FFL fee to that), It's not in stock now but what I did was click "Notify Me" and it came in a week or so later. Last I knew the 442 no lock is sort of tucked away at budsgunshop's website, I had to search specifically for it to find it.
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/56446
    This is the best consistent price I have found.

    The 442 no-lock is my favorite gun, its great, but don't tell my other guns that. Thats if you could find them on the bottom of that lake I lost them in.

    EDIT: Welcome to THR.
     
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  5. sourdough44

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    That price seems on the high side, even with no lock.
     
  6. wgp

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    I believe I paid $425 (total) for one at a Kansas gun show last fall.
    And by the way, I'm surprised at how often it has become the gun I carry.
     
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    I think it's a bit high. I paid $347 for a slightly used one on GunBroker about six weeks ago. I saw one in a local gun shop for $399 earlier today. Again, slightly used, but otherwise in excellent condition. My no-lock Model 442 or my Model 38 is my carry gun.
     
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    That sounds a little high but then again, S&W did raise their prices again. The M442's with locks are List Priced at $616. I can't believe S&W raised their prices twice within one year and made the M442 go from $399 all the way up to $616 in about 18 months.

    With a List Price of $616 a price of $489 doesn't sound all that bad. BTW, I carry a no-lock M642 all day every day. The M442 will be a great carry gun, if you like it buy it. They will only go up in price if you wait.
     
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    I have a question...what's the big deal about the lock? If you don't like it, don't use it. Does it add that much reliability liability or is it just something for us to complain about?
     
  10. ArchAngelCD

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    oasis618,
    You should follow your own advice. If you don't want to read threads that talk about S&W locks don't read them or is it just something for you to complain about?
     
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    No actually it was a valid question and I was really aiming it toward someone with a valid answer.

    Anxiously awaiting some insight to sway me either way,

    Oasis618
     
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    I just put one in layaway, NIB, 642-1, no lock, $466 OTD. First 642 of any type I have seen in my neck of the woods in quite a while.
     
  13. Vonderek

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    Hello Oasis618,

    The problem with the lock is twofold. First, it's just ugly and spoils the aesthetics of the gun. Secondly, it's another unnecessary mechanical device that can fail. There are instances where the lock has failed, rendering the gun inoperable. For me, even if there is a 1-in-10,000 chance that the gun might not work when I need it most, well, those are odds that I am not willing to take. Therefore, no lock for me.
     
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    That's pretty much what I thought. Just another thing to fail on a gun is not a good thing. Thanks for the response!
     
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    I've seen no lock 442's used $400, new $435 locally. I own lock guns, but I prefer no lock. $489 seems high.

    edit: where are you in OR?
     
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