I’ll try to get back to the my “Making of Pocket-Safe hammer shrouds” series tomorrow, but I saw something interesting yesterday that was worth commenting on.
It’s a clever idea, no doubt, but as the comments running around the web show, a lot of people are worried about losing it. So you take this tiny piece of metal off, slip the gun into a pocket holster or whatever your preferred carry choice is, and put the spur…where? Hopefully in a plastic bag that makes it easier to find, I guess. The guy in the video actually drops it, dramatically demonstrating the problem.
Not trying to get braggy here, but…the Pocket-Safe hammer shroud is a better solution. It keeps the spur where it belongs (available even when carrying concealed), and if you lose your hammer shroud for some reason…it comes in a package of 3, so you should have 2 more!
Now, the bad news is, there isn’t a Pocket-Safe for the Taurus 85 yet. Only for S&W J-frames for now. So you’ll have to go with the removable hammer spur if you’re in a hurry. But I’m listening to everyone who lets me know what their favorite revolver is, and I’ll bring out new models as soon as I can.
Taurus is to be commended for innovation! And if they make replacement spurs for the model 85 cheap enough, they may do well with it.