Thanks for the reply and the welcome. I've actually been a member of this Forum for some time, but guess it's been so long between visits I had to register again?
I’m a bit of a S&W guy, not knowledgeable enough to call myself a collector, but I am primarily only interested in S&W’s produced prior to 1957, and don’t own any with a lock. I actually don’t own any guns with locks, and find it hard to imagine the circumstances that I’d buy a S&W with a lock. I’d consider a Ruger though, with their more proven design.
I was considering a LCR for my wife. Her requirements are different than mine. I never carry off body, she would. We also have young children. My wife is not a gun person, though she’s been to two Clint Smith handgun classes and both times shot a Glock 22. So she’s fairly competent, but her needs and wants are different than mine.