Originally Posted by Qmark
Please forgive me for being to lazy to search the forum. I'm a hard-core S&W lover but not a real collector. I do have several S&W revolvers all shooter grade and I'm always looking for more. I'm seeing S&W's offered for sale listed as pre-lock. What exactly is a pre-lock and is there a post-lock?
If you're not using the gun for self-defense, the lock shouldn't matter one bit. For serious SD, I prefer to carry no-lock guns, one less thing to worry about. ALL guns, being mechanical creatures, are subject fo failure at any given time. To solve that issue, carry 2 aka a "NY reload".