Originally Posted by Axxe55
it has nothing to do with the striker. my Bersa Thunder 380 has a magazine safety and it a hammer fired pistol, and so does my Ruger Mark III 22/45 as well and it's the same basic design as the older Rugers that didn't have a magazine safety.
it's simply a safety feature. it can be defeated on many pistols.
Yes this is true, however I referred to the striker damage possibility as the ppq is a striker fired gun and I consider this relevant. For example this is the dry fire page out of my manual for my ruger SR45
Some gun manuals clearly state not to dry fire the pistol without a magazine inserted with the disconnect feature. There are also plenty of rim fire pistols that state the damage dry fire could do to components. The ppq however is ok to dry fire with or without a mag as it states in the manual. The early model hk usp 45c had a design flaw that damaged firing pins when dry firing as well that hk quickly remedied. Yes I know this is a feature, but if improper procedures are followed with these features on some models it can damage parts. Luckily the ppq is not one of these guns. As far as my SR45 goes, I removed the mag disconnect feature in like literally 2mins and dry fire with of without a mag now with no damage I can see with so many dry fires I lost count and nice deep primer strikes. I have a habit of picking up some spent brass from my guns to make sure they have nice deep strikes
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