Noah Cash Posted April 24, 2017 Share Posted April 24, 2017 Recently I received a pair of NMV's from one of the big name Cowboy Gunsmiths and have/had an issue. In order to shoot a bit faster, we sometimes "Slip-Hammer" by holding back the trigger and pulling back the hammer and releasing it repeatedly. Once brass was in the chambers, My new revolvers would NOT slip hammer. Empty chambers, no issue, worked fine, however the firing pin was being held forward by transfer bar and was scoring a significant line on brass and primers if enough force was applied to hammer to force the cylinder to turn. One revolver of the pair I couldn't get to turn at all. I called the smith, and was told that was a deliberate "Safety Feature" by Ruger, because they (Ruger) did not want them to be fired in that manner due to safety concerns. This Smith didn't disable that feature because I did not specifically request that it be disabled. Now I have 3 sets of Ruger's that do slip hammer fire fine, 2 sets of SASS NMV's and one pair I bought and "Tuned" myself. The standard NMV's I installed SBH Hammers and they still work fine. These 6 revolvers have worked fine since day one. This smith IS fixing this issue for me at no charge, and I can get these guns delivered by a friend to avoid $60.00 overnight shipping via FEDEX, so the issue is resolved, no names need be mentioned, however I don't believe the no slip hammer is a deliberate feature installed by Ruger. I believe that this story is a line of crap to cover up the fact that this issue should have been caught and fixed before sending these out as tuned and comp ready. My friend is much more gun savvy than I and he too believes that this line of crap is a cover up rather than admitting fault. Stuff happens, I just do NOT appreciate being lied to in order to cover up an oops that should have been caught! The question is,.....Have any of you folks run into this issue ? Have all your Rugers been able to Slip Hammer right out of the box? Am I mistaken in my belief that this is a line of crap?? Your input is / would be greatly appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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