Hammer bite Browning high power ?

Hammer bite Browning high power ?

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    Hammer bite Browning high power ?

    I guess age is catching up with me (life huh) I have had Hi Powers in the past and never had that problem. But recently bought a HP practical in 40 cal.and ouch! I was wondering if installing a C&S hammer will help? Or any other ideas would be appreciated.


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    Haven't handled a new BHP but my old one and current BHP Practical do not bother me.

    It has seemed over the years that some folks get bit - others don't - and I can only think it's primarily a function of grip - plus maybe an extra fleshiness in web of hand.
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    Sorry, I haven't had a problem with this either, and the hammer on mine is one of the older hammers with the full, long spur.

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    I've never had my BHP Mark II's (or another BHP) hammer bite me either.
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    They can bite if you have fat hands, or choke up to much on the pistol. I suppose the hammer could help out some, but I think its more of a grip issue if your getting bit by a bhp.

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    I think that people who shoot with High thumb are more prone to hammerbite. The only time I have experienced it was after I gaind a lot of weight on my hands and had a lot of extra flesh. I don't shoot in competition so I use the low thumb method.

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    BHP factory ring hammers are more prone to bite you than the standard in my experience. If yours has the ring hammer, about the only way to fix it is a C&S hammer. If it's got the standard spur hammer, you can cut about half of the spur off and it'll still look and function fine.

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    BHP - Little bugger got me once and I caught on real quick.. lol

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    We (AMU) Fort Gordon, in past years learned to roll the weapon into your hand from above, then maintain a firm grip to proclude hammer bite from the 45 auto. HP should be the same!!

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    Thanks,
    I rellly appreciate the great info. Great forum and people.

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