GUN changing the hammer on taurus 1911

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  1. spankaveli

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    i don't like the look of the factory hammer so i'd like to change it to a skeleton hammer like the kimbers have.

    would i also need to change the sear? anything else need to be changed because of the lock mechanism? which manufacturer is recommended as far as the parts go?
     
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    Changing the hammer is freaking simple. 5 minutes. Pull a couple of pins and it's out. Put the new one in, put pins back.

    Changing the sear is a different matter and may require more knowledge.

    You have to make sure everything is exactly right to have a crisp trigger pull and a safe weapon. The sear I *personally* would leave to a 1911-smart gunsmith. That's just me though.

    I have a Colt 1911 and all the parts I've swapped out are Wilson Combat. I'm super happy with it.
     
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    make sure the taurus's 1911 uses the same hammers as others. i know they have a locking feature unlike other 1911's. with a key in the back grip. so some parts might not be the same.
     
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    they keyhole is in the hammer.

    i know changing the hammer is a sinch, i was just asking, since it has the integral lock, if anything else needed to be changed :o. i guess ill try to find a smith in the area
     
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    Huh? Explain please. (The lock.)
     
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    wtf is that for? :confused:
     
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    lock it :o
     
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    So can you just swap it out for a normal hammer?
     
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    That's why I made this thread. To find out if anything other than the hammer itself needs to be changed. :o
     
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    Take it apart and look inside. :dunno:
     
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    It's not here yet. Hopefully Monday. :x:
     
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    Update? :squint:
     
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    shoots great! i put about 100 flawless rounds through it the other day. haven't changed the hammer yet but i don't know if i'm going to bother with it since the trigger feels so smooth. all but a few fliers went into the 9 ring at 10 yards. good enough for me for my first time shooting with it :cool:
     

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