My Taurus 851 snub is a nice little carry piece. I bought it (over the Mod 85) because of the shrouded hammer. However, the "stub" of the hammer that's supposed to permit SA cocking is really tiny. Touch of arthritis in my right hand, and to use it SA I have to reach over with my left thumb to cock it. Probably not the safest thing to do. Tried a buddy's S&W with shrouded hammer, and it's not easy but easier than the Taurus. Taurus CS says it's normal, and says I can send it in for a second opinion, but I'm not sure what that will do. I was thinking maybe of having a small spot weld or braze on top to give my thumb something to grip. Anybody else encountered this - - - - - as has a fix. BTW, the DA pull is fine, so I don't think the hammer is binding.