A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, May 04, 2008

S&W Lock Up

Another Smith & Wesson revolver locks up.
Without the key.

Details here.

More here.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

man.....that makes me want/need/and relish my pre stupidity smith revolver's....
now I need MORE in the OTHER calibers...
screw the new tech trash,or uise the CLASSIC's that DONT have the "safety till you get killed" switch

10:52 PM  
Blogger the pawnbroker said...

good Lord...i was still an active ffl when safTlok "saved" s&w from the brits, and i knew then that they would ruin these venerable weapons as an experimental platform for their products...

well, gentlemen, that experiment is a miserable failure and i would recommend never buying one of the lockup junkers; maybe that will cause the company to go bankrupt and be sold to someone who remembers and will reclaim the wonderful, simple engineering that was smith and wesson, pre-brit.


9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know disabling locks may not be for everyone, but if someone wants to do so, here's a link to a review on a Model 60 "locker" with a note or two about the subject: http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/review/Model_60-15.htm.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Sadly, the lawful commerce in arms act might be used to shield S&W from any actionable tort arising from this poor design.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous depicts said...

www.smith-wessonforum.com is dedicated to S&W revolvers.

There is a permanent thread there with people reporting failures with the IL.

While I haven't had any trouble with my 640 or 442 with the lock, I have started carrying my old Model 36 a lot more because of stories like this.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this something that JB Weld can fix?

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Ephemeratta said...

Thankfully, I never sold my Model 66. :)
My 642 still rides along with me, but, my SP101 sees much more holster time because I simply do not trust S&W's products any longer.
S&W produces some of the most questionable firearms a large and well-established manufacturer has released in my lifetime.
What is inherently one of the most rugged, reliable, and safe firearm designs loses, in great quantity, those characteristics when wearing an S&W badge.
Sleeved barrels, poor quality alloy components, MIM parts that snap, unsafe 'safety' features... the list goes on.
Just makes the GP100 that much more attractive.

8:24 AM  
Blogger the pawnbroker said...

here's a sad side-note: when breda posted about her plan to buy a new carryon to go with her new permit and mentioned really liking the bersa .380 that she tried, i suggested she also try out the iconic walther ppk/s on which the bersa is based, and consider spending the extra $200 or so for the pleasure of owning and shooting the real high quality article, in addition to the added future resale value of the brand.

well it didn't take long for tam to point out that in the last several years, s&w has been producing the walther with those mim components mentioned above...i believe her exact words were "i'd climb over a pile of the s&w version of the ppk/s to get to a bersa."

well, i've been out from behind the counter for about five years now and tam was right...my God, how sad is it that a gun geek like tam would have to make such a statement?

as i responded to her at the time, much of what was good is not so anymore, and when it comes to handguns, the current sad incarnation of the venerable smith and wesson brand is responsible for much of that fact.


5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the demos on this internal gun lock. Its the fastest out there, and they profess to have sold one every ten minutes at the NRA show in May of 2008


5:10 PM  

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