because lightweight rounded hammers have faster lock times, and snag less when carried. not to mention eliminate hammer bite for folks with big mitts.
The Lone Haranguer
April 19, 2010, 07:04 AM
When you combine a long spur hammer with an upturned beavertail, they hit each other. In the photo, you can see that the spur has been shortened.
April 19, 2010, 09:35 PM
I don't like long spur hammers and I don't like beavertail safeties, so I compromise on something in between. A pistol is a very personal item; what works for me may not work for someone else.
April 19, 2010, 10:59 PM
I don't have a beavertail on mine, but I like the looks and the feel of the big spur hammer when thumb cocking. It's a ritualistic thing with me. Cocked and locked is faster, Condition 3 is safer, etc. I just like cocking the gun sometimes. This 1952 Super .38 has had the hammer added, to make it more like the early Super .38's. Several of my other 1911A1's are pre-WWII commeercial models, which came with the big wide spur hammers. I rarely get bit with these hammers and the A1 grip safety. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05628.jpg
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