Jerry Miculek de-locked his competition gun

    Steve_NEPhila noticed that Jerry Miculek, the famous speed shooter, has de-locked the S&W 627PC he uses for IRC Open Division competitions.

    If you looks closely you can see that the locking flag has been removed from the mechanism.

    If someone is good enough for Jerry it is probably good enough for the rest of us!

    The S&W internal locks have irked shooters since they were introduced. The locks can engage under recoil rendering the gun useless. It may be an annoyance at the range but could be life threatening elsewhere.

    Michael Bane experience this issue with a dangerous game backup gun

    On the second round, the “flag” part of the locking system flew up and locked the gun up at almost a full cock.

    I couldn’t unlock it; I couldn’t uncock it; I couldn’t get it to fire. It took me 20 minutes of working v….e….e….r….r….y gingerly with a screwdriver to get the lock to release enough to allow me to bring the 329 to full cock and subsequently unlock the cylinder and empty the gun.

    I’d say this was NOT GOOD for a gun billed as a dangerous game back-up gun!

    Jerry breaking records

    [ Many thanks to Steve_NEPhila for emailing me the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!