"The hammer doesn't remain in contact with the slide, but is rather slammed backward...bounces off the grip safety tang...and falls back to the slide, striking it roughly at the junction of the stop and the center rail, assuming that the mainspring is to spec and in good shape"
That all seems to be rather violent and the assumption then is that the
hammer hits the center rail just before it engages the sear so that there's no
damage to it as in "letting it slip",not that I do or even think it's ok to do that.
But I probably think too much about these things.
Last edited by polyphemus; January 25, 2013 at 09:06 AM.