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Old November 9, 2006, 05:22 PM   #1
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Slip Hammering

I noticed that the current record holder in SASS uses the Slip Hammer method of shooting his Vaqueros. (Alias is Lead Dispenser I believe). I’ve been practicing routines that are similar to those used in the SASS competitions (I may join someday). Slip Hammering seems definitely faster though awkward and I wondered if I should commit the time it will take to get comfortable with that method. Curious if it is used much by other shooters? Safety issues?

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Old November 10, 2006, 09:19 AM   #2
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probably should restrict it to Rugers as it is hard on traditional single actions. Elmer Keith modified a colt for slip hammering. I belive he removed the trigger but am not sure. He said he got very good with it but it sure messed up his traditional trigger shooting for a while. His friend Neuman used this method replacing the hammer spur with a sharp peg lower on the hammer. He would crook his thumb over it and let it slip through the crease.
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Old November 10, 2006, 09:37 AM   #3
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You know to me slip hammering is fanning a revolver ..SASS rules says no fanning but they allow slip hammering ... go figure . I wouldn`t do eaither too hard on the pistol works .
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Old November 10, 2006, 11:46 AM   #4
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Yeah, I’ve tried it the last few times I’ve been out and it felt like if I really focused on practicing with it, I’d be much faster. On the other hand, when I went back to the traditional method, I had trouble reverting. I guess if I was really interested in competing, to the exclusion of other forms of shooting, I’d use that method. As a novice though, I found the method awkward to the point of being un-safe.
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Old November 10, 2006, 01:35 PM   #5
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faning and racing the action takes its toll. I know a couple of people who have chipped the half cock notch on their ruger old model hammers allowing them to shoot from half cock if the trigger is pulled.
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Old November 11, 2006, 11:36 PM   #6
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Be safe hit the trigger each time, with practice you will be as fast and more accurate. i have seen people slipp hammer and shot over are 15 ft high back stop they wind up working the hammer faster than their brains ( Ok this applys to 95% of shooters ) If you are as fast and accurate as world class compeditors practice slip hammering ( For most people in SASS saftey 1st Fun 2nd Winning is a bonus )
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