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bf109 04-26-2012 03:27 AM

S&W 642 - Safe to Dry Fire without Snap Caps??
 
On Smith Wession website under FAQ section, it states it's safe to dry fire S&W revolvers, except 22 lr model.

Is it safe to dry fire (hundreds, thousands of times) without using snap caps? Will dry firing damage the revolver? Please share your experience.

Also, how about the S&W 686P? Safe to dry fire thousands of times? I intend to get a 686 down the road.

Thanks.

g17frantz 04-26-2012 04:28 AM

Can you? Yes....I'd still say snap caps would be a good idea

danf_fl 04-26-2012 10:45 AM

Snap caps are a good investment.

Although S&W's can be dry fired without, there is less chance of breaking something with caps.

HOSSFLY 04-26-2012 11:01 AM

I carried a 642 for quite awhile :)
IMO its always best to use snapcaps - Why take a chance :confused:


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