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    Bobbed hammers

    Has anybody bobed hammers themselfs? Have a new to me sp101 da/sa and was thinking about taking the spur off for better CC. Anybody done this and pics would be great.

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    ...I have the factory bobbed DAO SP101...no cocking notch...I don't fire a revolver single action...DAO is quicker and safer in high-stress situations...bobbing a hammer yourself gives you the option of cocking with what's left...but makes it more difficult to uncock safely...AIWB, a hammer can be uncomfortable...in a belt holster, not likely so...a good gunsmith can bob the hammer and take the SA notch out so that you end up with a smoother DA action and it's worth the money...
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    I carry a SP never had a prob with it also mod 60 great guns

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    I am thinking of shortening the spur on my Colt 1911, as it rubs me a bit in IWB, being always carried cocked and locked. I won't ruin the original satin nickle, but get a stainless hammer so it polishes out and won't need bluing or pickling to avoid corrosion.
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    Larry Potterfield - Midway USA has a hammer bobbing VID on the web.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arborigine View Post
    I am thinking of shortening the spur on my Colt 1911, as it rubs me a bit in IWB, being always carried cocked and locked. I won't ruin the original satin nickle, but get a stainless hammer so it polishes out and won't need bluing or pickling to avoid corrosion.
    Can you put a Commander hammer on a full-sized 1911? I would think so, but I'm not sure.
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    ...yep...good solution....

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    OP, I bobbed the hammer on my SW 637. It's not the finish quality of a professional gunsmith by any means, but the 637 is a utility carry gun and I wasn't going to spend 50 bucks to have a pretty bobbed hammer for a butt ugly airweight (Don't ask me why I use Ahrend's grips on my 637, though. Penny wise, pound foolish).

    Here are some pictures. I used a dremel to cut and smooth, and then blued the the exposed surfaces to get rid of the steel. Took about an hour, mostly because I really didn't have a clue other than watching the Midway video.

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    I would like to find a second hammer to bob but Ruger is anal about their hammers for some reason.

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    Wear eye protection when using the Dremel abrasive cut-off wheels. Use them at the highest speed. They can break easily if you don't have a steady hand and those pieces will go flying at an extremely high rate of speed. So do not use them without eye protection.
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    Beware of light hammer strikes if removing mass from the hammer.
    I have not bobbed a hammer myself, but have heard reports of light strikes due to less mass in/on the hammer?
    Not possible to find a hammer from a DAO SP101?

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    ...good point, however, in the case of the SP101, the manuf. also bobs it...and it's not likely to be lighter than theirs...
    ...Ruger doesn't like to let their hammers out they want to factory fit them...Numrich had some...not now...I've not found one online yet...

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    Bobbing hammers has been around a long time. I had the hammer bobbed and cocking notch removed on the only taurus I ever owned and it worked great.
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