Have a S&W 310 that I got only 50 rounds thru before the recoil on a "warm" but not nuclear handload caused the internal lock to engage. I would really like that thing gone.
Man, I sure wouldn't want having a justifiable shoot ruined by the civil suit afterward and having removed a safety feature. Ayoob had a story on this and he wouldn't want to either.I doubt that you will find a reputable 'smith who will remove a "safety" feature. This is a D-I-Y job. Check on the S&W forum for the "Plug" that a member there makes.
Let me start by saying I do not advocate the removal of any firearms safety. That being said, I have no issue with the lock being taken out of a S&W revolver. I say this for a few reasons. First, its not a functional, active safety. It has nothing to do with making the gun safe to carry. Its about making the gun inoperable to unauthorized users. If its in my holster, on my person, then it has no need for a lock. It would be the equivalent of carrying around one of those padlocks that come in handgun boxes for all your guns that don't have an internal lock. Second, there are reliable sources stating that those locks have seized or become activated under recoil, and would be a hazard for a gun carried for self-defense. Lastly, all my guns are either on my person or locked in a safe. I don't need or use internal locks on guns, as if someone other than me breaks into my safe, then they are already an unauthorized user and whatever they do after commission of the felony is their doing not mine.Man, I sure wouldn't want having a justifiable shoot ruined by the civil suit afterward and having removed a safety feature. Ayoob had a story on this and he wouldn't want to either.
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From the stand point of my profession, I won't remove any, including the lock on a S&W and those mentioned above. From a personal standpoint, the only I would remove on a carry gun would be the plug, but that's just personal opinion...Out of curiosity, would that sentiment include the mag disconnect on say a Browning Hi-Power or just more like a firing pin safety block ala Colt 80 series?