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CC a Revolver - answer this question

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by hi-power man, Feb 6, 2012.

Does your CC revolver have:

Poll closed Feb 20, 2012.
  1. exposed hammer

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  2. shrouded hammer

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  1. hi-power man

    hi-power man Silver Member

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    Today I heard another discussion concerning revolvers with shrouded hammer versus exposed hammer. Not wanting to start a liability discussion, just interested in what poeple are carrying. If you alternate between shrouded and exposed, which do you consider your main CC piece ?
     
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  2. xmanhockey7

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    I wouldn't want a hammer to get caught on anything when drawing it.
     

  3. Fiery Red XIII

    Fiery Red XIII Adorkable CLM

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    exposed, but I had it bobbed, so it isn't nearly as prominent...the Taurus 617 I bought didn't have a hammerless option.


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  4. dabigguns357

    dabigguns357

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    it doesn't really matter.
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  5. HarleyGuy

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    I've always been trained that you never "cock" a revolver in a self defense scenario. Too much risk of an accidental discharge so it doesnt really matter to me if a revolver has an exposed hammer or not as I'm not going to use it.
    However, a shrouded hammer revolver makes a much better concealed carry firearm simply because it reduces the risk of getting hooked into clothing of the inside of a pocket.
     
  6. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    I don't carry a revolver all that often. When I do, It's usually a full size Smith 686 and it doesn't have a bobbed or shrouded hammer. I haven't ever had a problem with the hammer catching on anything. That may be because the way I carry it. If I carried it inside the waste band, maybe it would be a issue.
     
  7. Caver 60

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    If you decide to bob the hammer yourself, be careful. I've heard that by reducing the weight of the hammer, you could cause light strikes. I've heard the factory bobbed hammers still keep the correct weight for proper striking. Don't know if it's true, but it sure sounds logical.

    I've got a old Colt Agent with an add on shroud that still lets you cock the hammer if you want to, but it keeps it from snagging with pocket carry.

    ETA It was handy to have the ability to cock the hammer for 50 to 100 yard practice with that little 2 inch barrel Colt. It's amazing what can be done at 100 yards off hand, even with a short barrel revolver. It was sort of like shooting a mortar. You'd hold up a lot of the front sight, pull the trigger, and then wait awhile for the bullet to strike.
     
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  8. Patchman

    Patchman Florist

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    I've always been told that the major issue with a "regular" hammer is it getting caught on clothing. Guess this would be even more of an issue if the revolver is a J-frame or equivalent, where it's carried in the pocket.

    The other issue is the "regular" hammer might give some people the temptation to cock the hammer, like they do in movies.
     
  9. poodleplumber

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    I no longer carry a revolver concealed, but during the several years I did so I went with a shrouded hammer. If a hammer snags in practice (and it did) it seems to me that it is even more likely to do so in the haste and stress of a defensive situation.
     
  10. SpringerTGO

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    When I carry, it's typically a S&W 340. Between the light weight and shrouded hammer, I almost forget I'm carrying it.
     
  11. Bud0505

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    Exposed hammer here. Tarus titanium .38 spl.
     
  12. HarleyGuy

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    Wow, I've got a 686 4" and that's a lot of gun to conceal!
     
  13. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    internal hammer here. (642)
     
  14. Breadman03

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    I voted shrouded, but technically internal on my LCR.
     
  15. SigFTW

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    That gun is as big as you:wow:
     
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  16. EAJuggalo

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    Taurus 650 with the internal hammer, one less thing to worry about.
     
  17. jtull7

    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

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    I have never once owned a revolver with a shrouded hammer, and I have owned many, many revolvers. All S&W.
     
  18. LApm9

    LApm9 Silver Member

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    I started with an exposed hammer. One day, while practicing my draw, I snagged the hammer. I was amazed how thoroughly snagged it was and how much time it took to get it loose.

    Bought a S&W 642 (hammerless) and never had another problem.
     
  19. Bullwinkle J Moose

    Bullwinkle J Moose Quick! Duck!

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    I've carried exposed hammer and hammer-less wheel guns and it makes no difference to me, since when I draw the exposed hammer models my thumb is covering the hammer keeping it from snagging.
     
  20. dabigguns357

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    The funny thing is i can conceal it quite well

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