That looks sweet. Hard install?
Got my skeletonized hammer in today and just installed it
I don't know what it is about those spur hammers that make me want to replace them so bad. They work OK. But I like the look and the lowered weight seem to give a better trigger response most the time.
Remove the lanyard loop and hammer spring.
Then pull out the pin that holds the hammer. Remove the hammer.
Line up the new hammer and reinsert the pin. Then, put the other stuff back together. Hell, I suck for gunsmithing - but this was super easy
I put the hogue grips on it a couple of days ago too. Right now, this is 1 of my 2 main carry guns
Lookin' good! Did it improve the pull weight/smoothness at all, or was it primarily to reduce locktime? Who makes it?
By the way, "thanks" for jamming that song in my head with your thread title. Now I gotta go look for an antidote song...
But, strangely enough - during dryfiring, the SA pull seems ti break crisper.
A member of the Beretta Forum sold it to me - itw as new. There is a dealer that sells beretta parts, but he is backordreed on skeletonized hammers. I assume the guy got it from there previously, however. I believe it is an authentic beretta part.
Try http://www.beretta92fs.com/ for any parts replacement you need to do. There are several very thorough videos, well narrated here and you can observe and to an entire strip and reassembly of the receiver to changing out the hammer or mag release. Super reference site. I have a Skeletonized hammer on the 96's I have as well as the 92FS, got them from David Olhasso along with the Elite II extended mag release. I use the Hogue panel grips as well, but have gone back to the Beretta Plastic girps as the Hogue grips seem to hang on the lining of coats I wear when using my Galco shoulder Holster rig. The black plastic factory grips do not hang on the lining. I do like the feel of the Hogue better, but have to carry concealed when working with the S.O. where we are assigned. Great weapon, both the 96 and the 92. Shipwreck, you should try the extended mag release. You don't have to shift your grip one iota. Protrudes to the same width as the grips, not below the major width chord.
I thought about that extended mag release - but I had concerns of activating it accidentally while carry.
When I do carry the Beretta, I don't generally carry an extra mag - as it has 16 rounds in it. So, its not that big of an issue
Shipwreck, the Elite II mag release is only extended to the thickness of the grips and is not the one that has an enlarged head. I carry in a SOB holster and at times, depending on how low profile we have to be carry palm out in the small of my back without any holster. Rationale is that cops carry holsters, dopers just stick them in the belt. I have never had an accidental mag release, especially with the Beretta as the release is quite stout in design and actuation. I do understand your concern. Both my 96's have the Elite II mag release, my 92, and my Stoeger Cougar 8000 in .40 S&W. Never had an unplanned mag release in any of them. As you well know you have to go with your gut. I shoot IDPA and am a Reserve Deputy attached to the Drug Task Force mostly because I used to be a full time narcotics agent and bring a little to the table and even though I am a profilers dream of a former Marine, drugs know no boundry concerning users. Shoot well and often my friend and keep the level head and knowledge coming.
Just popped in my new hammer today, it's pretty sweet.
Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum but from what i've seen, it looks pretty inviting. I'm 48 yrs old and have had hand guns for quite a few years. no expert by any means.
Shipwreck: i've owned a beretta 92f for quite a few yrs and I changed the mag release to the other side and push it with my right middle finger which feels natural to me, I guess my thumb is too short! takes 5 minutes.
Wow, that really looks good Wreck. There's nothing prettier than a 92 IMO. Where can I get a couple of hammers like that and a couple D springs? I'd appreciate your help. I've got two 92's I'd like to give a facelift.
This place has the hammers and D springs in stock.
I am awaiting another hammer, as I want to get an M9 later this year...
However, I ordered a D spring from him, and what I received is not a D Spring. Someone on the Beretta Forum was nice enough to give me a D spring.
I have the other spring I bought, but it seems to be the same as the stock spring.
thanks for posting that link, i just went ahead and ordered a d spring and hammer...too bad i don't have enough in my paypal to get the stainless steel trigger right now. i'm trying to get mine ready for a new finish, it really needs it...so i'm trying to round up and replace the polymer coated parts.
Thanks for the link Wreck. I'm ordering two of each.
Here is a better pic