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Centurion_D
08-11-2009, 9:41 PM
I'm slowly purchasing after market parts for my 1911 and I'm thinking of replacing the hammer. Right now I've got the commander style hammer. Looking for suggestions for something different from you guys. Let me know. Thanks.

ojisan
08-11-2009, 9:45 PM
Getting hammered, eh?
;)
What kind of grip safety do you have or want to get?
For clearance reasons, these two parts have to work together.
The large loop / hollowed out type hammers often bump into the grip safety and the parts may have to be trimmed to fit.

leelaw
08-11-2009, 10:04 PM
http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=1911DI

I bought the Tactical match set through Brownells and it is a really REALLY nice setup. Matching the hammer, sear and disconnector will save you from needing a trigger job in the future.

Centurion_D
08-11-2009, 10:22 PM
http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=1911DI

I bought the Tactical match set through Brownells and it is a really REALLY nice setup. Matching the hammer, sear and disconnector will save you from needing a trigger job in the future.

Thanks Leelaw. I was looking at Cylinder Slide stuff and considering it. Just wondering if there's something different out there.

bin31z
08-11-2009, 10:49 PM
you'll need a new sear as well if you want a new hammer. They have to be fitted to each other. You can use your old one, but sometimes the engagement is not perfect. I personally really like the old style ring commander hammer. The newer ones commander hammer is nice as well. Those two are my preferences when it comes to 1911 hammers.

JTROKS
08-11-2009, 11:16 PM
I think leelaw provided a great advice. I've done a couple of dozen 1911 trigger jobs with all sorts of sear and hammer combination. I like the STI and SV tool steel parts, but even the prepped sear will require stoning and polishing. I've only installed one CS set and they all just dropped in fine with the trigger breaking around 4 lbs, if you know how to tweak the sear spring it can be brought down to 3 lbs safely.

SNEAKS
08-12-2009, 12:56 AM
Cylinder & Slide is a good choice.

randy
08-12-2009, 12:58 AM
Cylinder and Slide are top shelf products, but they don't make the parts themselves.

Try the link below you might save a couple of bucks and have the same quality parts.


http://www.speedshooter.com/product_detail.cfm?ID=EX1S&n=Extreme-Litespeed-Hammer-set

xxdabroxx
08-12-2009, 11:42 AM
Wilson makes a darn nice set as well. Did one on my dad's the reset is amazing. Crisp break as well.

IPSICK
08-12-2009, 5:28 PM
Cylinder and Slide are top shelf products, but they don't make the parts themselves.

Try the link below you might save a couple of bucks and have the same quality parts.


http://www.speedshooter.com/product_detail.cfm?ID=EX1S&n=Extreme-Litespeed-Hammer-set

The one above or this one:

http://egw-guns.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_81&products_id=238

randy
08-14-2009, 5:13 AM
http://www.speedshooter.com/product_detail.cfm?ID=EX6&n=Extreme-Tact-II-Commander-Hammer
This is the one I like. It's your gun so get what you like the quality is there on all of them it's an appearence thing. Yes with the ultra light stuff there is a proformance difference but I'm not good enough to tell.