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Got 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sprice, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. sprice

    sprice Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have a 1911 with a spur hammer AND beavertail style safety? If so please post pics/ pics of your 1911 hammers and safety's.
  2. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    Normally, the two do not work together. You can shorten the spurred hammer, but almost no one does this.
  3. sprice

    sprice Well-Known Member

    Why don't they?
  4. LonGr

    LonGr Member

    Not the best pic, but here you go.

    Work done by Neil Keller of Decatur, IN.

  5. because lightweight rounded hammers have faster lock times, and snag less when carried. not to mention eliminate hammer bite for folks with big mitts.
  6. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. tekarra

    tekarra Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. 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. [​IMG][/IMG]

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