Had to take the other day off of work to stay home for roofers to replace my roof, or so saith the spouse, aka Household 6. After watching them for about and hour I realized "wow, this is a monumental waste of time". I gave the crew leader my cell number in case anything happened and went and got my oil changed. On the way back I stopped by this little gun shop up the road from me a bit that I don't normally go to . Ended up buying some .357 ammo from him and shooting the bull with him for a bit. He is a former marine and retired police officer from "Over-The-Reine, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati) and the subject came up of backup guns. His was a S&W Chief's special for many a year with a bobbed hammer. I mentioned that I had thought of it but was hesitant. After seeing his I told him that I was convinced. He had a gunsmith bench and tools there so for $20 I got my hammer bobbed on my 637. He said there was no need to go inside and grind off the notch for single action shooting since there was no hammer to grasp onto anymore. I agreed. I will need to take it back for the final grind and polish as he was out of jeweler's rouge, but it looks good and my fears of snagging the hammer on drawing are pretty much gone now.
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