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Smith Wesson ILS IDPA/IPSC

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by Barr, May 28, 2012.

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  1. Barr

    Barr Member

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    Does disabling the ILS in a new Smith-Wesson revolver disqualify a revolver for IPSC or IDPA competition? The way I read the rule book, all safeties inherent to the gun must be in working order.

    I have the feeling that this is primarily intended for 1911 grip safeties, striker safeties, manual safeties on an automatic etc. Does this apply to a revolver with the ILS? Would this be considered a lock instead of a safety?
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    Key locks and magazine disconnectors have been defined NOT to be safety devices within IDPA rules, and may be removed. See details and the official position at:
    http://idpaforum.yuku.com/topic/8655/Locks-Disconnectors-Safeties

    What advantage do you see in disabling the lock on a revolver?
     
  3. Barr

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    Thank you for the clarification. Disabling the lock will not yield an advantage, I intensely dislike the thought of the infamous Clinton lock. Unfortunately, its a reality we have if we want to own a new S&W.
     
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