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Old 07-04-2010, 07:15   #1
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Don't like the internal locks?

I don't. I'm doing something about it. With S&W holdings trading under 7 PE it seems fairly enough priced that I bought some shares Friday. I'll be sending a letter to the board of directors and senior officers asking them to make internal locks on their revolver brand optional because I believe it's hurting corporate profits. If other gun owners do the same... Buy a few shares, then write a letter. Heck, we could even go to the annual meeting and bring it up there. The message has to get through.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:25   #2
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I just buy the older Smiths.

I like them better anyway.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:48   #3
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Go get 'em, Ronny!
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:24   #4
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:16   #5
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Power to the people, AND the shareholders!! go, go go......
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Old 08-06-2010, 18:34   #6
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I don't. I'm doing something about it. With S&W holdings trading under 7 PE it seems fairly enough priced that I bought some shares Friday. I'll be sending a letter to the board of directors and senior officers asking them to make internal locks on their revolver brand optional because I believe it's hurting corporate profits. If other gun owners do the same... Buy a few shares, then write a letter. Heck, we could even go to the annual meeting and bring it up there. The message has to get through.

Not a bad idea.
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Old 08-06-2010, 21:53   #7
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So, how many shares are in circulation these days?
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:02   #8
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This actually is a pretty good idea. They won't listen to would-be customers, but maybe they will listen to share holders. Maybe.
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Old 08-09-2010, 17:42   #9
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This actually is a pretty good idea. They won't listen to would-be customers, but maybe they will listen to share holders. Maybe.
That would be nice.
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Old 08-17-2010, 13:43   #10
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that is a great idea.....but just go to youtube and there are a ton of videos that show how to disable and remove the stupid lock.
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Old 08-17-2010, 13:54   #11
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Sorry folks .. I guess I'm missing the issue ... you don't like the internal lock, so don't use it. What is there that is beyond that? Do they cause an issue cleaning or otherwisde "working on" your pistol?
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:30   #12
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Sorry folks .. I guess I'm missing the issue ... you don't like the internal lock, so don't use it. What is there that is beyond that? Do they cause an issue cleaning or otherwisde "working on" your pistol?
You are missing the issue.

They're ugly as sin and have been known to cause problems with the function of the revolver, regardless whether you use it or not.

Frankly, I also don't care for the whole idea behind it either.



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Old 08-19-2010, 08:59   #13
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None of mine have locks.............
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Old 08-21-2010, 18:06   #14
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My main difficulty concerns reputable reports of lock malfunctions on carry revolvers - like the airweights, airlights, and the standard steel framed 2" to 4" wheelguns. The design, manufacture, and quality control processes have to incorporate a zero per cent tolerance for lock malfunctions.

Carry guns, meant to save your life, simply cannot have locks that engage when they are not supposed to.

Corporate lawyers know this, and that some places say you cannot remove or disable the lock.

Some new revolvers have features not found in the older guns.
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You are missing the issue.

They're ugly as sin and have been known to cause problems with the function of the revolver, regardless whether you use it or not.

Frankly, I also don't care for the whole idea behind it either.
Ah, OK, well I'm new to revolvers so was curious. I only have the one (at the moment) S&W 500 and it has the internal lock. The only problem I've had to date (nothing to do witht the internal lock) is the brass I'm re-loading is getting on and the primers are backing out a little (they are running I believe is the term). Not a lot but enough to be a pain.

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Old 08-24-2010, 18:59   #16
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Ah, OK, well I'm new to revolvers so was curious. I only have the one (at the moment) S&W 500 and it has the internal lock. The only problem I've had to date (nothing to do witht the internal lock) is the brass I'm re-loading is getting on and the primers are backing out a little (they are running I believe is the term). Not a lot but enough to be a pain.
I have an X-Frame with the lock as well, but with that model I had no choice.
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Old 08-24-2010, 19:34   #17
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S&W is now owned a LOCK Company, they wont be removing their LOCK anytime soon.

thats why i own about a dozen none locked S&W revolvers and NO Locked ones, and never will.
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Old 09-02-2010, 23:10   #18
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Sorry folks .. I guess I'm missing the issue ... you don't like the internal lock, so don't use it. What is there that is beyond that? Do they cause an issue cleaning or otherwisde "working on" your pistol?
Exactly, I just ignore them.
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Old 09-05-2010, 14:18   #19
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I've been in love with the 3 inch 686+ for a month now but can't seem to get past the "Hillary Hole". It bugs me that there's a possibility it'll cause problems at the worse possible time. S&W should have never done this.
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Old 09-19-2010, 13:06   #20
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Send John Whitt (aka Bullseye Smith on S&W Forum) $25 and let him know you need plug for J, L, or N frame and if blued or stainless steel.

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