Yup. The hammer strut, because of the tortional angle where it attaches behind the axis of pivot has a force multiplying effect as the strut gets to the "full cock" position. That is, the angles are such that the hammer increases its advantage vis a viz the hammer spring the further back it is cocked. This makes for better triggers, but allows a stronger spring to ensure reliable firing. The spring's power with respect to the hammer increases during the "fall" so that the hammer is seriously accellerating during the "locktime." I'm a BIG fan of that approach, which you'll find in the Mark II as well, and now in the Sig. The spring set up like on the P22 is less frequently seen.1917-1911M said:Gonzo, your #3 point is interesting as I notice two things on two of my 1911s. The tip of the hammer is machined flat and the hammer pressure reduces as the hammer approaches the cocked position. Something that would benefit the P-22 regarding slide wear and drag on the slide as it moves over the hammer. 1911M
The Mosquito has a 4" barrel, so its got a longer slide. I'd say its a bit bigger than the p22, but not much. Its about 3/4 the size of a regular SIG.Crete said:Is the Mosquito smaller in size than the P22?
The pictured hands/thumbs/pistol combo (above) indicate a small i size pistol.
Has anyone seen the two side-by-side?