|NEW "TRIPLE LOCK" HAMMER EXTENSION USES 3 SET SCREWS, TWO LOCKED INTO THE GROOVES IN THE HAMMER SPUR AND THE TRADITIONAL SCREW FROM THE SIDE. CANNOT SLIP FORWARD!|
|Bellm Triple Lock high tensile strength aircraft aluminum Encore, G2, and Contender Hammer Extension Close Up.|
|Note the 2 cone tipped screws from the top side that key into the grooves in the hammer spur.|
(Also fits Contender hammers with selector lever on top only.)
|WARNING: DO NOT USE STEEL HAMMER EXTENSIONS ON ENCORES OR G2S!
Encore and G2 hammers are quite frail and will often readily bend forward and break from the extra weight of a heavy steel hammer extension, espcecially if overtightened.
Contender hammers are much, much more strongly designed and will not bend or break due to the weight of a steel hammer extension, so steel IS ok on Contender hammers.
However, for fastest lock time, aluminum is half the weight of steel and is preferred.
For those who prefer steel Contender hammer extensions, periodically replace the hammer spring with a fresh factory supplied spring.
|Our Triple Lock Hammer Extensions are made from heat treated, high tensile strength aircraft aluminum for greatest strength and lightest weight.|
|WARNING CONCERNING OVERTIGHTENING HAMMER EXTENSION SIDE SET SCREWS:|
Any design of Encore or G2 hammer extension that relies only on the single set screw from the side of the hammer will continually loosen and work forward until or unless it is gouged into the side of the hammer.
There is a tendency for folks to overtighten designs made by other companies, and in the process of overtightening they often will bend the thin "waist" of the hammer spur.
Mounted on the right side of the hammer, overtightening will bend the spur upward. Once it is bent upward, it will continue to bend forward each time it slams against the firing pin or, worse, with the harsh impact of dry firing without cushioning the hammer's fall. Eventually the hammer spur will break off.
We have also seen hammer spurs bent down severely when overtightened on the left side of the hammer.
Our previous Encore & G2 design had a constriction in the slot so the hammer could not slip forward, and therefore did not require excessive screw pressure from the side.
Our Triple Lock design requires only moderate tightening of the two screws on top that key into the grooves of the hammer and moderate pressure from the side screw to stay in place. This also drastically reduces the amount of gouging into and marring the sides of the hammer.
|TIP for those whose grip or buttstock extends above the top of the frame excessively:|
The inletting on many grips and buttstocks sticks up above the frame will often interfere with cocking the hammer with a hammer extension installed.
Our Triple Lock design permits securely mounting the extension further forward on the hammer spur so it will clear the grip or buttstock.
|Extra Strength Hammer Springs for Encores and G2s only.|
Highly recommended when a hammer extension is used. The stock hammer spring is adequate under normal conditions, but when the weight of a hammer extension is added to the hammer, it slows down the lock time and can result in misfires.
When using a hammer extension, use our Extra Strength Hammer Springs.