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JackAsinus

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So, I have a SP101 that I use for EDC and have for a long time.

After purchasing it, I came to realize that I'd rather of bought one without a hammer spur.

So, after carrying it for almost a decade I went to my work bench with a vise, hacksaw, and set of files.

I think it'll work, not the prettiest gun I have but an effective one.
 

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eveled

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Well it’s not the neatest job I’ve ever seen, but in my opinion you are correct that its better bobbed. I have always believed fixed sight double action revolvers should have bobbed or enclosed hammers.

Adjustable sight double action revolers should have hammer spurs.

I bobbed the hammer on my fixed sight GP100, I am happy with it.
 

diyj98

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I prefer having a hammer I can cock on all revolvers except for a pocket gun. I did a home hack job on a S&W 360J because the hammer would sometimes catch on my pockets.
 
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JackAsinus

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I get that. I started out as a hammer person and have moved to spur less over the years.
 

JackAsinus

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You can buy a bobbed hammer.
That is one of the pieces that Ruger hoards as they say they are fitted to the trigger mechanism.

I looked for one and couldn't find it available, they usually said back ordered.

Operation is finished now regardless and I'm happy with the result.
 

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Function over form. If it improves the effectiveness for edc, then it's a worthwhile mod. It’ll prob be hard to sell though.
 

eveled

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I avoided that problem. Just by the model that has No Hammer?? This si the best of both IMHO
Humpbacks are nice. But they still have a hammer you can cock. Snag free and can be cocked. Very desirable in it’s own way.

I prefer centennial j frames. Especially black ones. 442, 340pd, etc

No hammer, and no opening to allow dust and lint into the gun.
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eveled

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I prefer having a hammer I can cock on all revolvers except for a pocket gun. I did a home hack job on a S&W 360J because the hammer would sometimes catch on my pockets.

Ruger used to have a speed hammer for the six series. Bobbed but checkered on the top. You could start the hammer back with the trigger then use your thumb to finish cocking it for a single action shot. Best of both worlds.

Only downside is a lot of holsters rely on the hammer for the retention strap.

This the GP I bobbed
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diyj98

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Ruger used to have a speed hammer for the six series. Bobbed but checkered on the top. You could start the hammer back with the trigger then use your thumb to finish cocking it for a single action shot. Best of both worlds.

Only downside is a lot of holsters rely on the hammer for the retention strap.

This the GP I bobbed View attachment 4378 View attachment 4379

I'd say liablity concerns put an end to that type of hammer. "I was trying to cock the hammer, and it just went off!"
 
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A Ruger with a TRUE double action only mechanism (and many PD's and other companies did have the contract written that way) the hammer will not have the SA sear machined into it even though it did have a checkered top. You can discern a DAO hammer by looking for the SA sear cut, if it's cut it's a DA/SA bobbed hammer, if it's not cut, it's a DAO hammer and yes, Ruger did make both, it just depended what the buyer contracted for.
 
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A Ruger with a TRUE double action only mechanism (and many PD's and other companies did have the contract written that way) the hammer will not have the SA sear machined into it even though it did have a checkered top. You can discern a DAO hammer by looking for the SA sear cut, if it's cut it's a DA/SA bobbed hammer, if it's not cut, it's a DAO hammer and yes, Ruger did make both, it just depended what the buyer contracted for.
Excellent information RoninPA.
 

AzShooter1

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I like it and thing you did a fine job. All of my revolvers have hammer spurs that are used for competition. have the hammer spurs removed but my carry gun, a S&W Model 10 has everything stock.

The advantage to eliminating the spur is that you can produce a lighter trigger pull that is reliable. It also helps create a snag free draw. The new Apex Mass Drive Hammer has a small spur for the 617 because the hammer needs more weight to pop .22s reliably.

My 929 is sans spur.
 

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beentheredone

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I have de-spurred many pocket guns in the past and have no problems with them. But these days I do more of a trim than a bob. This leaves enough textured spur for easy cocking, but angled and polished so that it comes out of cover quite slickly, like a bobbed gun. It's such a good compromise that it's really not a compromise! It adds capability while taking none away.
 

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