Taurus 85 - hammer snubbing and grip slimming

Taurus 85 - hammer snubbing and grip slimming

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    Taurus 85 - hammer snubbing and grip slimming

    I was reading an article here written by a man who talks about carrying a .38 snub undercover. He modified his pistol (a charter .38) by cutting the hammer spur and front site and by putting on very slim grips.


    Now here are my questions concerning doing this to a Taurus 85:

    Hammer Spur: If I dremeled my hammer spur off, how would this affect my primer strike?

    Grips: where could I find slim grips like this for my Taurus 85?
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    Why so SERIOUS?


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    "If I dremeled my hammer spur off, how would this affect my primer strike?"

    Not at all.

    The Dremel abrasive cut-off wheel will take it right off.



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    I took the drum sander to mine.


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    I have the S&W 637, but I would not trim off the hammer...I believe that a lighter hammer might need a heavier spring...OMO
    My 'smith' said the same thing.
    Regardless, the hammer is not a problem if you use the thumb to cover the hammer when drawing...simple muscle memory.
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    Bobbing

    We do these jobs all the time. Charge around $30 or $40 depending on how much wood working needs done on the grips. The amount of metal removed is not usually enough to matter with light strikes. If you lighten the mainspring too far in an attempt to get a lighter trigger pull, it will be unreliable with any hammer. We test fire before it goes out, and you should re-test it for yourself. A well done trigger pull should be smooth, not necessarily light. I'm not a big fan of removing sights. Maybe rounding the edges, but not removing alltogether.

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    I am not a gunsmith, nor an expert.

    I would not do this to my guns unless I deactivated the SA capability.

    I would not want a revolver cocked in SA mode unless I had a way to stop it without only pulling the trigger.

    This is why OEM hammerless revolvers are DA only.

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    I don't think most people would walk around with a cocked revolver in sa mode anyways, at least not a pocket gun.

    The reason I took my hammer down is because I carry a revolver almost everyday IWB with a Univeral Clip Draw on it. The hammer was prone to snagging on my jeans. I also like to pocket carry a revolver and not having a hammer, or at least a mini-bobbed hammer makes it less likely to snag on anything.

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    Danimal, what kinds of grips are those on your 85 and were did you buy them?
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    Why so SERIOUS?

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    You can find them on Taurususa.com for $39.00

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    I took the spur off of mine as well. Due to being carried under my left armpit for over a decade and the gun showed it. I had it duracoated battleship gray and it looks awesome.

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    Taurus makes a revolver with the hammer already bobbed and in DAO : Taurus 85 ULBH. The pic below is of my own 85ULBH, which is my "Road Gun" when I go out of state. . I don't want to lose any of my S&Ws to an overzealous LEO who doesn't understand interstate reciprocity for the TN HCP. The cost of a lawyer, returning for court appearances and court costs would be more than the gun is worth. And don't post that "they can't do that." It is done every day in every state. Yes, I am right as to carrying, but I will have to go to court to prove I'm right. I would hate to lose Taurus, but it wouldn't be a major financial set back.

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    I have Bobbed a few with no problems. You can get the Combat Grips from Taurus they are slimmer and a little longer and make 357 shooting in my 605 painless. These are the grips they put on their Mdl.94 / 22 Revolver.

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