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Bobbed Hammer

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    Smile Bobbed Hammer

    Has anyone bobbed the hammer on their J-frame?


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    Mine has the covered hammer so there is no need but if I had an exposed hammer I think i would.

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    Hammers have been bobbed on J frames since J frames came into existence. As long as you stay with the factory springs it shouldn't be a problem. People get into trouble when they combine an action job with a bob job.

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    ...most all my revs from J to L...leave the springs alone and you're good to go...don't back off the tension screw at all...I used to serrate the top edge of the hammer to give me single action but don't anymore...do all my shooting DA...

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    When I had my Charter Arms Undercover .38 snub nose, it had a bobbed hammer. No issues.

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    I bobbed my 37 smith with no problems

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    Ok, so what's the best way to do it?

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    Cool

    If you have the skills and knowledge in taking the hammer out of your j-frame and a vise and dremel and metal working skills you could do it yourself I suppose.

    I had a gunsmith do mine.

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    As a guy that never had a revolver, why would you want to do this?

    Be safe!
    NEVER point a gun at something you are not prepared to destroy!
    AND for GODS sake, get your finger off the trigger until you are ready to squeeze the trigger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ_Larz_NY View Post
    As a guy that never had a revolver, why would you want to do this?

    Be safe!
    Keeps it from snagging on things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ_Larz_NY View Post
    As a guy that never had a revolver, why would you want to do this?
    'Cause the very nature of a defensive revolver, in this case a J-frame, means some folks prioritize a smooth, snag-free pocket draw OVER the seldom-used single action capability of a modern DA/SA revolver. The hammer is bobbed to eliminate the most snag-prone spot on the gun. In fact, some factory bobbed DA revolvers are also designed to disallow SA function entirely (i.e. the bobbed Ruger SP101). You can fire a bobbed revolver without removing it from your jacket pocket with very little chance of snag or jam. But it does leave a hole in your jacket.
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    I am pretty handy an can do just about anything that being said you bet your life on your weapon, send it to a gunsmith plenty of good ones around

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    Thanks for the info, and good video posted. Seems easy enough.

    Be safe!
    NEVER point a gun at something you are not prepared to destroy!
    AND for GODS sake, get your finger off the trigger until you are ready to squeeze the trigger!

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    ...just got home with my SP101 factory bobbed .357...it's a true DAO...and nice...put Packy Compac Grips on it and retired my 649 stainless 2"...which had the hump to allow for SA...bobbed hammers allow for snag-free draw and promote DAO shooting...cutting your chances for an unintentional shot down exponentially...

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