Here's a dumb newbie question. What is the hammer spur for on a 1911? There's two basic ways to carry them, right? 1. Unchambered. Then rack slide to get ready to fire. So no need for a hammer spur. 2. Chambered. Hammer is already back, and safety is on. So no need for a hammer spur. Does anybody actually uncock a 1911? Doesn't the design suggest instead to just put the safety on? And if you want unload, then pull the mag and rack the slide? So, why the hammer spur? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!