I hope it won't have one of those stupid key locks on it. Like a S&W 27 has now.
The new S&W 27 is no more a 27 than the Colt Cobra is a Cobra.
Even if "you can just plug the hole" on a post-Y2K S&W as so many spout off these days, you don't make it right. The frame has been changed, the firing pin has been changed, the lockwork has been changed. It is not the same revolver, there never will be another 27. And it is quickly getting to the point where S&W could beat Taurus in the percentage of their revolvers that have to go straight back to the factory, new out out of the box.
It's what passes for an N-frame in the new millennium. And the people buying them are actually apologizing for the lock. "It's no big deal!"
Yes, it is. It's a very big deal. And one that isn't likely to go away, as S&W is not interested in what their lifelong customers think, only that new buyers are willing to bend the knee.
I'm so glad I have a nice selection of pre-lock S&Ws, because the company is dead to me now.
Sorry this turned into a rant. Delete if inappropriate.