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Hammer Bite is the pinch suffered when the web of the shooting hand is caught between the hammer and beavertail safety during recoil of Colt (original Government Model) 1911 .45 caliber pistols. Similar to Beretta Bite but specific to guns which can pinch between hammer and another portion of the gun
Jimmy thought he would impress his friends with his Daddy's gun at the range but everyone laughed when he dropped it after suffering a hammer bite.
by Snap-Tite April 13, 2011
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