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  1. Apr 12, 2019 #21

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    An internal lock on a revolver is a safety feature that locks the cylinder through use of a special tool that comes with the revolver. The idea is a child cannot fire the weapon if the internal lock is engaged because disengaging it takes using the tool.

    Seems like a reasonable idea.

    The problem is reports began to surface of these internal locks failing and to the degree the tool could not unlock them. This rendered the gun useless until a gunsmith could unlock it.

    I’m inclined to believe the degree to which the internal locks are a problem is probably overstated. There are a lot of S&W Revolvers out there and certainly some failures are inevitable. But most work just fine and many owners would never even know the feature exists if they don’t read the manual. (Sadly a lot don’t.)

    So if the S&W is a good shooter for you do it. These guns continually get great reviews and the .38 is a classic round that’ll get the job done when you need it to.

    (I know I’m not BEK but I’m a mild gun enthusiast so took a stab at that one.)
     
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    I don't care about kids. None in my house and never will be. I grew up around guns and was apparently raised right to never mess around with them. Sad that the gun manufacturers were pressured into parenting for useless parents.

    Thanks for the description. I'm going to look for one sans internal lock.

    I like the .38 because it fits nice in my hand and fits in my purse. A perfect concealed weapon
     
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    The internal lock is pretty standard on all their revolvers now. It has been for several years. I don’t recall precisely when they added the feature but it’s been a part of S&W revolvers for at least a generation now. I think reports of failures are mostly anecdotal. Sort of like the Remington 700s that would fire themselves.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2019 #24

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    Now that I'm outta my funk from the past few days, it time for another addition of Ask BEK!

    Also, if you haven't read The Nightside, please check it out!
     
  5. Apr 18, 2019 #25

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    Or don't.
     
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    OK, here's my question as a foreigner: which cliche/stereotype other countries seem to have about Americans are you sick of and would like to get rid of? Being a teacher, I'll do my best to spread the word.
     
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    Many people in other countries think of us Americans as rude and/or culturally insensitive. Often, we are portrayed as being ignorant of languages and that we assume everyone speaks English.

    While my French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Finnish are rudimentary at best, I have made the effort to learn a few words/phrases in my travels.
     
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    Canadians just make fun of Americans. :)
     
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    Is learning a foreign language mandatory in high school?
     
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    Yes. I chose french because it is "the language of love". Little did I know that I would be using it on Canadians as well as French people. The parts of other languages I picked up in my travels. Mostly learned please and thank you, how to order a beer, and where's the restroom.
     
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    Funny, Americans just make fun of Canadians, eh? But you guys make some good beer too.
     
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    'Chose French?' That's an option???!!! LOL
     
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    Wouldn't know. I hate beer.
     
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    Oui!
     
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    No worries. You've got plenty of 'bacon' for me.
     
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    As with many clichés - there often is more than a smidgen of truth in them.
    Americans - in general - are not good at foreign languages because the education system almost discourages learning them. In the US school system you start learning a foreign language too late, with too few hours of classes for an insufficient amount of time and with often poorly qualified teachers.
    So the school system gives you an exceptionally poor foundation - and having one of the world's most important languages as your own doesn't create the necessity. Overcoming poor foundations - especially with things that are a lot easier if you start really young - just is extremely hard.
    In contrast - in a country like Norway, English is mandatory as of grade 1.

    Do I know Americans who are fabulously multi-lingual? Or course I do - but they either had parents who pushed the issue or directly grew up abroad; at least in part. From the literally thousands of cases I worked with personally, I can think of only three who became excellent foreign language masters starting as adults.
    But I also know hunderds of - often decades long - US expats who never get anywhere in their country of residence's language, even if it's a major one.
     
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    You're assuming I would share. Hahaha!
     
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    Understood. And I agree with you, most Americans don't start learning a foreign language until high school and even then you normally only have 2 or 3 to choose from. However, I've found in my travels that people in most other countries don't require us to have and advanced command of their tongue. Really I've found that if one puts forth even a modicum of effort to speak a few words or phrases, they will be rewarded and welcomed with smiles. It shows that you care to connect with their people. not just see their sites, eat their food, and trash their country.
     
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    I am. I assume that someone with your wit, humor, intelligence, and (sometimes) lustful mind would be passionate about a few things, food being one. I also assume that people who are passionate about something are willing to share their passions. Am I wrong in this?
     
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    In your various experiences, any customs/foods/appliances/styles that you really wish would catch on back in the US? And contrarywise, any that you are just as happy haven't?
     
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