Guns Apex Announces New 1911 Hammers Patrick Roberts October 14, 2018 Join the Conversation With all of the CMP 1911s that will be in shooters hands before long, there will likely be a few folks that want to improve the triggers. That would be where the new Apex 1911 hammer in the more traditional spur style comes in. The new hammers are based on a 50-year old Colt National Match hammer that had the ideal trigger pull. All a 1911 owner needs to do according to Apex is to pair the new hammer with a match grade sear. The spur style hammer isn't the only 1911 upgrade that Apex has launched. They also have released an awesome looking commander style hammer for shooters looking to upgrade more modern 1911s. The new Apex 1911 hammers will carry an MSRP of $79.95 and are available now from Apex's website directly (commander link or spur style link ) or an Apex retailer. More from Apex: Apex Tactical Specialties is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of its precision made performance hammers for the 1911. Designed by Apex Founder and Master Gunsmith Randy Lee, the new 1911 hammers are based on the key hook geometry of a 50-year-old National Match Government model 1911 and features a hook height that is .018” to .020” to provide a consistent, clean breaking trigger pull. Manufactured from heat-treated A-2 tool steel, the hammers are precisely cut on a wire EDM for dimensional consistency and perfectly square hammer hooks. The result is a hook profile that requires no stoning or polishing for performance. Apex is offering two versions of the hammer. The Classic Spur-style (part# 106-110) and the Commander-style (part# 106-111). When paired with a premium sear, the trigger pull will be in the 3.5 to 4.0 lbs range but easily tuned to a lower weight for competition use. The new Apex 1911 Hammers can be ordered direct from ApexTactical.com. Retailers and wholesale distributors that have not yet ordered and wish to stock the new hammers can contact Apex at [email protected] or (623) 322-0200 for pricing and quantity availability. Features and Specifications: Classic Spur-Style Hammer – Direct replacement for the original Colt spur hammer – Hammer hook and strut pin hole locations derived from a vintage 1968 Colt National Match pistol (the precursor to the Gold Cup National Match Government model) – Hammer hook height is .018-.020” to provide a consistent, clean breaking trigger pull – Features captive half cock notch as found on Mk IV Series 70 Colt pistols – Can be used with Series 80 pistols – For best results Apex recommends pairing hammer with a premium sear – Apex Part #: 106-110 Classic Spur Style Hammer – MSRP: $79.95 Commander-Style Hammer – Direct replacement for Commander-style 1911 hammer – Hammer hook and strut pin hole locations derived from a vintage 1968 Colt National Match pistol (the precursor to the Gold Cup National Match Government model) – Hammer hook height is .018-.020” to provide a consistent, clean breaking trigger pull – Features captive half cock notch as found on Mk IV Series 70 Colt pistols – Can be used with Series 80 pistols – For best results Apex recommends pairing hammer with a premium sear – Apex Part #: 106-111 Commander Style Hammer – MSRP: $79.95 For more information on parts from Apex Tactical Specialties, visit www.ApexTactical.com, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Instagram or Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex's YouTube channel. Explore RECOILweb:First look at some Tango Down Glock 42 modsSoutheastern Guide Dogs New and Unique Sculpture CampaignBest of NRAAM: We Award the Best and Most Interesting of the NRA MeetingMDT ACC Chassis for Competitive Shooters NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.