Pistol Hammers

timbromantimbroman Member Posts: 1,164
edited November 2003 in General Discussion
What is or was the purpose of the hole in the hammer spurs of some semi-automatic pistols? Thanks. Jim

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  • Colt SuperColt Super Member Posts: 31,007
    edited November -1
    The theory is: the hole lightens the hammer, allowing it to accelerate faster after the sear is tripped. This reduces "lock time" (see other thread on lock time) - thus improving accuracy.

    It also looks cool.

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