Originally Posted by Texas Star
I really prefer the standard hammer. It looks better and single action cocking ability extends the practical range.
The gun can be useful in the field as well as for close range defense. And even for defense, I like to be able to cock the hammer when it seems advisable.
In my ideal world every revolver would be available with both options. In this case I think Colt made the right decision, this isn't a pocket gun and I've never had a hammer snag when drawing from a belt holster.