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Old 07-23-2010, 03:31 PM
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Is it safe to dry fire weapon?

I'm reading a lot about dry firing your weapon for practice. Is this hard on the firing pin as you always hear? Should one use snap caps? What's the real story here?
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:11 PM
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Re: Is it safe to dry fire weapon?

It is a good idea to use snap caps or make one.

It can be hard on some firing pins.

So for your generic question, the generic answer is yes, use snap cap.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:50 PM
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Re: Is it safe to dry fire weapon?

Justan idea for a cheap snap cap. Deprime a spent case and replace the primer with a pencil eraser. Helps to cushion firing pin and is a cheap quick fix. I think dry firing can really help learn trigger control and how your trigger breaks. Good luck.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:08 PM
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Re: Is it safe to dry fire weapon?

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It is a good idea to use snap caps or make one.

It can be hard on some firing pins.

So for your generic question, the generic answer is yes, use snap cap.
+1. They are a $10 a pair good investment.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:55 PM
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Re: Is it safe to dry fire weapon?

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+1. There a $10 a pair good investment.
I picked up a pair for exactly that amount Fri at Cabela's on the way home from work. Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:09 PM
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Re: Is it safe to dry fire weapon?

+1 on dry firing for centerfire cartridges. However, the same isn't true for rimfires, unless you were to use a sent case to protect firing pin,I guess.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:27 PM
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Re: Is it safe to dry fire weapon?

+1 w/cahunter805, pencil eraser works great.
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