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Old 09-22-2010, 06:29 AM
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I'd be interested to see what the opinions on this are, both from a legal standpoint and enhancing the operation of the weapon itself.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:29 AM
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Some of the S&W models do have a problem with the lock, but many models do not
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:49 AM
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There is much info out there on this issue. S&W claims a failure rate of 2 per 1,000 I believe. Would be a real bad failure if it happened at the wrong time. It's your gun there are no legal issues in N.C. where you live. If you remove lock (I am considering same doing same - save the parts. ) in theory a subsequent purchaser could sue over it but I doubt it if you provided all the parts. Here is you tube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVPYgohVCNM
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:05 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I've seen that video and there IS a lot of stuff out there. It doesn't seem like a difficult job. Of course that is coming from the guy who detail stripped his 22/45 and it took him 3 days to get it back together.


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There is much info out there on this issue. S&W claims a failure rate of 2 per 1,000 I believe. Would be a real bad failure if it happened at the wrong time. It's your gun there are no legal issues in N.C. where you live. If you remove lock (I am considering same doing same - save the parts. ) in theory a subsequent purchaser could sue over it but I doubt it if you provided all the parts. Here is you tube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVPYgohVCNM
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:37 AM
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I would have my gunsmith do it. But many here could do it themselves.
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Consider that it is a safety storage device. If deactivated and gun got in the wrong hands then it can be a issue. If deactivated and used in a self defense shooting the lock is inmaterial and has shown to be a realiabity issue. My newest Smith fortunitely came without the ILS (442 Pro).

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Old 09-28-2010, 12:53 PM
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First off if you don't listen to the Podcasts on the Gun Rights Radio Network http://gunrightsradio.com/ you should! I say that because Masaad Ayoob (do some research or open a handgun magazine if you don't know who he is), and friends do a podcast called the ProArms Podcast. Episode 29 of their Podcast http://proarmspodcast.com/page/4/ includes a bit by a man named Denny Reichard from the Sand Burr Gun Ranch http://www.sandburrgunranch.com/public/default.aspx. He has been a S&W trained armorer for 30 years, has done the lock removal mod and claims to have sent them back to S&W for other repairs and when they returned Smith had left the lock disabled. Check this stuff out and give a listen to ProArms podcast #29.

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Old 10-04-2010, 08:33 AM
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Piece of cake.Just watch the video above. If you have kids,you might want to leave it in.
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