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1911 Ball Gun Hammer Question

Post by DeweyHales on Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:25 pm

The web of my hand is large enough that it gets tenderized when I shoot my 1911 ball gun. Can the edges of the hammer be rounded ever so slightly and remain legal?

In my first leg match, I borrowed a 1911 ball gun and shot Remington factory loads. After the thirty shots, I had to return the gun fairly bloody. Since then, I have shot an M9 almost exclusively. I'd like to use the 1911 for a while if possible. Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestions. 



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Re: 1911 Ball Gun Hammer Question

Post by Wes Lorenz on Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:24 pm

Wow...........that's what I call "Earning It"!

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Re: 1911 Ball Gun Hammer Question

Post by Rob Kovach on Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:09 pm

Yes, there is some material that can be removed without becoming illegal.  There was a recent thread about this, but I can't remember what it was called...

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Re: 1911 Ball Gun Hammer Question

Post by CR10X on Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:57 am

Dewey:  Don't know if you have tried, but I moved my thumb position from on / above the safety lever to below it and positioned parallel to the gun.  This kept the "meat" between the thumb for forefinger from bunching up as much and reduced the hammer bite.  Depending on hand size, this might help. Seemed kinda strange at the time, but actually reduced the influence of the thumb on the grip / gun since it did not have as much leverage. 
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Re: 1911 Ball Gun Hammer Question

Post by DavidR on Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:54 am

Just grind it away on the bottom side till at full rearward travel it doesnt contact the grip safety and you will be good and legal.

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Re: 1911 Ball Gun Hammer Question

Post by Jack H on Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:25 am

Try mounting the gun by curling your hand in from underneath

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Re: 1911 Ball Gun Hammer Question

Post by Rob Kovach on Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:37 am

Dewey,

Can you take a picture of your Hardball 1911 with it zoomed in on the hammer and grip safety while the slide is locked back?

My primary .45 has GI safety and hammer and I've never been bit.  I have some ideas on where to take off some material that might help.

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Re: 1911 Ball Gun Hammer Question

Post by DeweyHales on Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:11 pm

Found the prior thread.

Thanks for the help, guys. 
 

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Re: 1911 Ball Gun Hammer Question

Post by jerry lehrer on Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:46 pm

When I first started using a ball gun, I put a Band-Aid on my hand at the point of contact. BEFORE shooting.  Never had a problem after that.

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