Bobbed Hammer

This is a discussion on Bobbed Hammer within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Has anyone bobbed the hammer on their J-frame?...

Results 1 to 15 of 15
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By QKShooter

Thread: Bobbed Hammer

  1. #1
    Member Array Beamshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    17

    Smile Bobbed Hammer

    Has anyone bobbed the hammer on their J-frame?

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Member Array teach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    NWMO
    Posts
    142
    Mine has the covered hammer so there is no need but if I had an exposed hammer I think i would.

  4. #3
    Senior Member Array royal barnes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Wendell, N.C.
    Posts
    551
    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.

  5. #4
    VIP Member Array Snub44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    4,575
    ...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...

  6. #5
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,149
    AZ_Larz_NY likes this.
    Liberty Over Tyranny Μολὼν λαβέ

  7. #6
    Member Array Pyzik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    SE Michigan
    Posts
    146
    When I had my Charter Arms Undercover .38 snub nose, it had a bobbed hammer. No issues.

  8. #7
    Senior Member Array Haywood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    1,109
    I bobbed my 37 smith with no problems

  9. #8
    Member Array Beamshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    17
    Ok, so what's the best way to do it?

  10. #9
    Senior Member
    Array FlaRon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Florida Treasure Coast
    Posts
    642

    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.

    Image.jpg
    click image to enlarge.....

    Regards,

    FlaRon
    "When the people fear the government there is tyranny. When the government fears the people there is liberty". T. Jefferson

    II Timothy 1:7 God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.

  11. #10
    Member Array AZ_Larz_NY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Chandler
    Posts
    288
    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!

  12. #11
    VIP Member Array jbum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Dandridge Tennessee
    Posts
    2,060
    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.

  13. #12
    VIP Member Array ghost tracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ky Backwoods
    Posts
    4,356
    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.
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.

  14. #13
    VIP Member Array Easy8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    N FT Myers, FL
    Posts
    2,654
    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

  15. #14
    Member Array AZ_Larz_NY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Chandler
    Posts
    288
    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!

  16. #15
    VIP Member Array Snub44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    4,575
    ...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...

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

308 ar bobbed hammer

,
ar15 bobbed hammer
,
bobbed hammer on snub nose revolver
,
bobbed jframe
,
bobbing an ar-15 hammer
,
bobbing ar 15 hammer
,

bobbing the ar15 hammer

,
bobed concealed hammer
,
bobtail gun hammer
,

j frame bobbed hammer

,

j frame hammer bob

,

jframe hammer bob

Click on a term to search for related topics.