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I know some M&P's come with internal lock (and from what I've read most people try to get one without it) I’ve handled M&P at the local gunstore (again 8) ) and there was a small hole in the frame near beavertail with an arrow above it. I’m guessing that was an internal lock model?



Is it a bad thing? Should I try to get one with out it? (this one was on sale) So do you just insert a key and turn it to activate it? Can anyone post pics of the key in the frame?



I have other guns that have an internal lock I just never use it…is M&P’s lock any different?

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All the M&P's have the "hole" for the lock. Most just have a black plug in that hole. 99% of all of the M&P's are without the internal lock, and as to date, I've never seen one myself, and I've been looking.





This hole is nothing to worry about, and can be gotten rid of if you want after the fact. I'd say for about 40$
 

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Jester said:
All the M&P's have the "hole" for the lock. Most just have a black plug in that hole. 99% of all of the M&P's are without the internal lock, and as to date, I've never seen one myself, and I've been looking.





This hole is nothing to worry about, and can be gotten rid of if you want after the fact. I'd say for about 40$


I have the internal lock on both my .40's, never use it, but if I needed too I could. So, Jester if you ever make to Louisiana, your'e more than welcome to see both a 40 fullsized and compact with internal locks.



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If most of them have plugs, making this feature moot... why don't they change the mold for the plastic to get rid of the hole and the arrow. That kinda bugs me. Hmm... I actually thought Mine had the locking feature... book says it does. But its obvious that its plugged.
 

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So the hole and arrow doesn't make the gun an internal lock model?



Now that you mentioned it, it looked like there's a plug inside. What do internal lock models look like?
 

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If most of them have plugs, making this feature moot... why don't they change the mold for the plastic to get rid of the hole and the arrow. That kinda bugs me. Hmm... I actually thought Mine had the locking feature... book says it does. But its obvious that its plugged.
It would cost them a lot of extra money to have a mold for both types, I can certainly understand why they do it the way they do. The book mentions the lock, it says: "Internal Lock Option" and goes on to say: "Your pistol may be equipped with an internal lock...".
 

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[quote name='Heatho']If most of them have plugs, making this feature moot... why don't they change the mold for the plastic to get rid of the hole and the arrow. That kinda bugs me. Hmm... I actually thought Mine had the locking feature... book says it does. But its obvious that its plugged.
It would cost them a lot of extra money to have a mold for both types, I can certainly understand why they do it the way they do. The book mentions the lock, it says: "Internal Lock Option" and goes on to say: "Your pistol may be equipped with an internal lock...".[/quote]



Understood.



i'm new.... I didn't know I could order one either way. I just went to the shop and bought what they had.
 

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Yep, if they changed the mold then if anyone wanted a lock after buying a non-lock model they would have to drill a hole in the frame. The plug is so small and unobtrusive, its clever really.
 

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Here is some pics for you Gray_Wolf. I don't use it very often right now. I mainly got one with the IL for when my wife and I have kids, it just gives me another option for safety. I'd rather have it and not use it then need it and not have it, ya know? I don't think it affects the performance any but I'm a newbie to guns and this is offically my first, but I haven't had any problems so far.



























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My 642 has the lock, now you talk about messing up the looks of the gun! The 642 is an aluminum frame finished in a matte finish, that black hole and arrow showing which way to turn the lock stick out like a sore thumb!
 

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thanks for the pics '24



I ended up paying for one in 9mm yesterday 8) will pick it up in a few days...it didn't have the lock though





btw can anyone give me a link on how to dissable the mag safety?
 
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