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Offline jdurand

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Hammer lock
« on: June 29, 2015, 08:37:17 PM »
What would you guys thing of a hammer lock.  Not a kid lock type, just a safety for carrying the gun loaded.  I thought of it today on a walk to the bank.

I'm thinking of something that clips under the hammer to keep it from reaching the cap, even if dropped onto the hammer.  When the hammer was cocked back it would easily pull free to allow use.
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Re: Hammer lock
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 08:46:43 PM »
I say no.
When the lock is in place, the hand is already trying to move the cylinder into battery (unlocked) and the bolt is retracted. If the lock falls out or is pulled free, the hammer is under spring pressure and will free-fall...where?
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Safest place for the hammer is on a empty chamber or in the safety notches in between.
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Re: Hammer lock
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 12:10:24 AM »
I say no.
When the lock is in place, the hand is already trying to move the cylinder into battery (unlocked) and the bolt is retracted. If the lock falls out or is pulled free, the hammer is under spring pressure and will free-fall...where?
Yup.
Safest place for the hammer is on a empty chamber or in the safety notches in between.

Add a thumbreak strap over the hammer and you are all set.
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