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Old December 9th, 2010, 07:53 PM   #1
 
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SP101 - Can you buy a bobbed hammer?

My 101 is not in my hands yet, so brain is running? Can you buy a new bobbed hammer to retrofit? I am thinking that I may like to have a bobbed hammer for carry, but may want to go back to having single action for some range/competition stuff.
So can you buy a hammer on it's own, if yes are they drop-in, semi-drop in or serious gunsmith stuff?
I am quite adept at tuning/polishing and turning a wrench. Just wondering on the SP101 what ifs!



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Old December 9th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #2
 
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I don't think you can just buy a bobbed hammer but the Internet is a vast place so who knows. As far as swapping them out goes it is so simple you will be surprised. The only tool you will need is a screwdriver to get the grip screw out. Drop in for sure. Badda bing badda boom.
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Thanks, proly asked wrong question as just another hammer would do and then a bit of hacksaw, file, dremel time to Bob it. Just don't want to Bob the hammer and then not be able to return to spurred.
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You can buy a bobbed hammer sometimes, but more than likely will be used. They seem to come off part guns. Numrich (aka e-gunparts.com) and others have them from time to time and do not last long when they turn up. You need to be persistent and patient in the search. Ruger will not sell new parts to the common man. So, the easy alternative is to grind off the spur.
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Yep I just gotta keep looking and they are not expensive (as of 3 months ago):

Ruger SP101, Cylinder, Hammer & Trigger : Other at GunBroker.com
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Try Numrich If they are still around. If you get ahold of 1 or 2 it is possible to bob the hammer but leave enough for single action, then you would not have to switch back-n-forth. Good luck.
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My CCW Instructor told me "I should have my hammer bobbed" on my SP101.

I see no reason too. It does not get in my way at all.
Then again it is the holster I use. It sits so low that it doesn't snag or poke me at all.
Even bending over lifting heavy product at work it never bothers me.
So I am leaving mine alone.
At the most I would have just the top of the hammer lightly sanded.
Then again even that is not as 'sharp' as it was when it was brand new.
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My CCW Instructor told me "I should have my hammer bobbed" on my SP101.

I see no reason too. It does not get in my way at all.
Then again it is the holster I use. It sits so low that it doesn't snag or poke me at all.
Even bending over lifting heavy product at work it never bothers me.
So I am leaving mine alone.
At the most I would have just the top of the hammer lightly sanded.
Then again even that is not as 'sharp' as it was when it was brand new.
Your instructor should never 'tell' you anything in terms of firearms modification or preference/type. They should only advise on what can be done and the pros/cons. Yet there are many instructors out there who are of the 'this is the way I do it and it is the ONLY way'. Annoys the *%^> out of me.
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