Drawing with hammered snubbie

This is a discussion on Drawing with hammered snubbie within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So I am looking at getting a snub nose for pocket carry. I love the hammerless SW 442/642 and the Taurus 85's. But tell me ...

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    Drawing with hammered snubbie

    So I am looking at getting a snub nose for pocket carry. I love the hammerless SW 442/642 and the Taurus 85's. But tell me about those that have an external hammer. How is carrying, and especially drawing with a snub nose with an exposed hammer? Thanks in advance.
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    Drawing with the hammer is not as a big deal as what some make it out to be. Just place your thumb over the hammer and draw. Make sure to move your thumb back where it belongs before you shoot.
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    How is carrying, and especially drawing with a snub nose with an exposed hammer? Thanks in advance.
    I used to carry a Model 85 with hammer quite a bit. Never had an issue with it.
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    I suppose it could hang up on a shirt, but it never happened to me.
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    I don't like the way the hammer always pokes me. The 642 is much more comfy.
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    But if I didn't like it, the hammer could be bobbed relatively easy couldn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by longtalltechsan View Post
    But if I didn't like it, the hammer could be bobbed relatively easy couldn't it?
    Yes and no... the hammer weight plays an important role.
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    I would have a smith switch the spur hammer for the equivalent bobbed model. They maintain the same mass.
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    I didn't think about that. Thanks for the advice. I am looking at another that I may buy this week. It is a lightly used 642 with the smaller grips, which I don't like so I would need to get some larger ones. But they want $330 for it. I may pull the trigger on it this week if they still have it.
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    Thats not a bad price assuming its it good shape.
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    I don't know a lot about revolvers, but it looked like it was in really good shape to me.
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    Had a S&W 637 (w/hammer); got rid of it and got a 642 (w/out hammer) and to be honest, the idea that the hammer snags is overated. I would agree that in a panic mode it might make more of a difference but truthfully, mine came out of a pocket just fine. I chose to go to the 642 to literally force myself to always practice DA. I've also learned how to "cock" my 642 if i want to take a more precise shot.

    I actually like the looks of a revolver with a hammer better and I think the arguments against a hammer are somewhat out of proportion to reality. I do believe you can have one bobbed by a competent gun smith with little problem.

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    Had mine bobbed with a trigger job......$80.....Added CT grips...Priceless!
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    Longtall...
    If you have to pay sales tax on that 642, you might want to check Bud's gun shop online. You may be able to do better with a new one, no tax, just the FFL fee.
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    Yeah I have been looking a lot at Bud's trying to decide if I want to find something here or get it from them. I haven't decided yet though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Drawing with the hammer is not as a big deal as what some make it out to be. Just place your thumb over the hammer and draw. Make sure to move your thumb back where it belongs before you shoot.

    This works for me...
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