As some of you have noticed from the web site, Waller and Son have transferred to us all of their remaining revolver hammer shrouds. will be offering them as a courtesy to both Waller and Son and any interested snub shooter.

These hammer shrouds come in both black and chrome finishes and are available for Colt Detective Specials, Smith and Wesson J-frames, Ruger SP 101s, and some Taurus and Rossi revolvers.

Hammer shrouds do require drilling and tapping by a gunsmith with one hole drilled on each side of the frame near the rear sight and a third hole tapped high on the back-strap.
When installed hammer shrouds create a slight “bump” high on the back-strap. Some folks argue against attaching a hammer shroud because they believe that the “bump” will be driven into the web of the shooting hand upon firing.  This may be true for some shooters but I have never felt nor have any of the students and friends who have shot with them in my classes.
In support of the hammer shroud I would say I have them on all my self-defense and training/teaching Colts except one. That lone Colt remains shroud-free in to order demo a few class holsters that requires a hammer spur to keep the gun in place.
Bobbing the hammer is less expensive than attaching a hammer shroud but I think the shrouds solve many more problems than bobbing the hammer will. Of course both options have their fans and detractors.
The remaining hammer shrouds are available for $40.00 each and checks should be made out to NTS.

To order a hammer shroud please mail either a 3″ x 5″ or 5″ x 8″ padded envelope and affix $1.51 in stamps for the return postage.

Be sure to print your return address and note whether you are requesting a blue-black or chromed color hammer shroud, and whether it is for either a S&W J-frame or a Colt Detective Special

The mailing address is:, Attn: Hammer Shrouds,
8 Kingsbury Lane, North Billerica, MA 01862
If you have any questions or would like to talk about hammer shrouds pros and cons, please feel free to e-mail me at
Michael de Bethencourt