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Old 10-04-2011, 09:37 AM   #11
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WoC, cough up some $ and buy .22lr ammo.

Don't dry fire your semi-auto. Have fun at the range with it.
Unfortunately, I can't get to the range as often as I'd like.

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its perfectly safe to dry fire the gp100 and the ruger mk2. the ruger mk2 and 3 and the original ruger semi auto 22lr are designed to be safely dry fired.

in fact your supposed to dry fire the mk series as part of the disassembly procedure.

not all 22lr are safe to dryfire but most modern 22lr are designed to be safe dry fired.

the only centerfire hand guns and rifles that are NOT safe are the ones that have the firing pin on the hammer. you can tell because they hhave exposed hammers and there will be a spike on the hammer that slams into the primer.
You're the only one who says this. I believe you. But I'm nervous I'm going to ruin my gun. I think I'll call Ruger and ask them. I know you have to dry fire it to dissassemble it but what about repeated dry firing?
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... repeated dry firing?
That is the biggie. Please post what you find out. Thanks.
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Unfortunately, I can't get to the range as often as I'd like.



You're the only one who says this. I believe you. But I'm nervous I'm going to ruin my gun. I think I'll call Ruger and ask them. I know you have to dry fire it to dissassemble it but what about repeated dry firing?
Want the answer directly from Ruger?

Ruger Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes. All Ruger pistols can be dry fired without damage, and dry firing can be useful to familiarize the owner with the firearm. However, be sure any firearm is completely unloaded before dry firing!
Direct from the Ruger site.
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If you don`t have a snap cap, never dry fire a firearm. (EVER)

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If you don`t have a snap cap, never dry fire a firearm. (EVER)
Huh?

I would say there are thousands of gun owners who would disagree with that statement, myself included. But you go ahead and waste money on snap caps. What is it they say? Something about a horse and water....???
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Ruger Frequently Asked Questions

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Direct from the Ruger site.
Thank you so much!!!
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Huh?

I would say there are thousands of gun owners who would disagree with that statement, myself included. But you go ahead and waste money on snap caps. What is it they say? Something about a horse and water....???

I don`t use snap caps & I don`t dry fire period. Hows that ?

The first post was for John Q. Public, take it with a grain of salt .......
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I've recently started practicing by dry firing with a laser bore sight installed, keeping the sight picture and laser dot on the center of target and trying to keep it there while pulling the trigger.
Haven't been doing it very long, but have already seen a substantial improvement at the range. I'm sold on dry firing!

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There is nothing wrong with dryfiring a gun that can take it. If Ruger says you can dry fire their rimfires, go right ahead, you wont be violating any kind of abuse clause on their warranty.

As far as the take down procedure for the Mk series Ruger .22, if you have to do it to dissass it, go right ahead. If Ruger says do it for practice go right ahead.

As for me, I wont do it, just because it's habit. I would be more likely to invest in a box of ammo and hit the range. I understand if you can't shoot as much as you want, Lord knows I don't get the opportunity as much as I want.
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