First, let me say this product isn't perfect, but it is a big step in the right direction. That being said, the critiques about having to laze yourself and others isn't true. With practice and placing your hand under the strap, you can grab the sides of the device with your thumb and pinkie and are able to get the weapon in and out with very little effort. It is a snug fit, but it is very manageable with a little practice. As for the lock, it fits as shown with no problem. I transport mine in a small Luggage Works case and it fits perfectly. For me, the setup is very manageable.