Originally Posted by Balota
I saw a YouTube video showing a Smith revolver locked up during a shot. Wrote it off as YouTube whiners. Now I see someone here mention it. What's the deal? Is it common? My new gun has one. Should I be worried?
There were some reports of the early guns with locks locking up under heavy recoil.
Personally I believe they were just a couple lemons and the Smith purists out there who hate the concept of the lock took the instances and ran with them, used them (still do to this day) to illustrate their point.
Aesthetically I don't like the looks of the lock. But I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Smith with a lock if the price was right and I had the money. I heard of some dude who sells little plugs on eBay to plug up the little hole. I would just buy one of those and not worry about it, if I owned a Smith revolver with the lock.