ATTN: SP101 Club: DAO or keep the hammer...that is the question

ATTN: SP101 Club: DAO or keep the hammer...that is the question

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    ATTN: SP101 Club: DAO or keep the hammer...that is the question

    As you know..the SP101 is my next purchase(and I apologize for NOT getting it already!), BUT while I'm waiting to take the plunge..here's my question: Do I go DAO or keep the hammer ? I plan on it being a "grab and go" with a belt-clip IWB holster, with occasional duty as a BUG. Let's hear why you went with "your" version.
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    I vote Keep the hammer!!
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    you're gonna get about a 50/50 split on this one.

    I prefer an exposed hammer myself, but I don't stick a gun in an inaccessable pocket either.

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    I vote getting bobbed hammer AFTER you've had time to see how it runs "factory stock". then get a smith to install a new bobbed hammer, and see if you like it better.
    Worst case, you're out the cost of two easy smith jobs.
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    Keep the hammer. I have never had a issue with it snagging when practicing my draw stroke even when under multiple layers of clothing. The exposed hammer gives you the option of SA and though there are very few (defensive) situations where you would go single action I always say that options are good.
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    the SP-101 was my first gun,well built great gun,however,i would NOT ever consider the hammered version.for concealed carry you want hammer-less!!

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    Options are good! Keep the opinions coming guys !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis128 View Post
    I vote getting bobbed hammer AFTER you've had time to see how it runs "factory stock". then get a smith to install a new bobbed hammer, and see if you like it better.
    Worst case, you're out the cost of two easy smith jobs.
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    Bobbing the hammer on a revolver like the SP101 has never made sense to me. Snagging while drawing has never been an issue for me even on the rare occasion I'd pocket carry. I like keeping the single action option. I agree with Rollo in post #5.

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    Mine snub still has the hammer.
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    3" keep the hammer, then buy the short version w/bobbed DAO. An SP101 is one of the very few guns I'd want two of!
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    Ps: the bobbed short barrelled SP101 looks the best :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
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    Do you have a pic of your 101 with bobbed-hammer? Apologize if this image has made the forum before.
    Sorry, didn't realize this was for SP101 owners only.
    My opinion was simply that you decide for yourself which you like better. And the only way of doing that is to try out both versions.
    Personally, I don't care for the bobbed look, but as my sig says, any views I express may or may not me total bunk.
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    I have been trained that when using the Stressfire reloading technique that the hammer spur can be your friend during a Stressfire type reload. Plus you have the single action option which I never use, but its nice to have. I also like knowing where my hammer is when I reholster.
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    For a grab and go IWB, definitely go for bobbed. Now if you were going to wear it OWB and the hammer didn't bother you, then I'd say keep it.
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    I prefer the hammer...for any seldom pocket carry, muscle memory thumb coverage of the hammer is pretty easy...no problem with a hammer in the pocket.OMO
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