if there is one thing in the gun world that simply drives me totally bonkers insane it is internal gunlocks. they are the most ridiculous things ever devised. so i was quite dismayed to see one inside each of my new ruger vaqueros.
its been eating me to death trying to find a way to disable or remove the damn things. they are totally non-obtrusive and you dont even know they are there until you take the grip panel off and there it is. just like a wart on the ass of a supermodel. its there, no one knows it but it drives her insane with it being there.
so ive spent the last week or so trying to solve the issue. well this afternoon walking through the local menards (wisconsin version of lowes/home depot) i saw some 1/4" aluminum channel. it dawned on me to just make a mainspring seat like the older blackhawks and vaqueros have!!
after about an hour with a dremel tool some calipers a sharpie a drill press and a vice i finished a prototype.
it does take an extra tool to compress the spring enough to get the assembly out but it works.
i left just enough material on the sides to keep it from drifting side to side. i do need to open up the mainspring strut hole a touch more as its binding once in a while. but i think a little more grinding with the dremel to open the hole more will solve that.
is it necessary to remove the locks?? no, but much like mt everest to a climber i take it as a personal challenge to remove nanny locks