S&W is banking on this one to improve their place in the L E market. I am not suprized that the lock is not there. I know that with my department they felt that the safety on the S&W was a deturant and thus opted for the Sig because it did not have a safety or a magazine disconnector. I think that that kind of thinking was very stupid but if you have the safety and something goes wrong some lawyer is going to try and sue because the safety was not engaged. If they had the lock I am sure that some lawsuit would want all oFficers to carry with the lock locked. "Excuse me bad guy, could you stop shooting until I find my key and unlock my gun."