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jeffkaiser1989 09-17-2013 01:15 AM

Dry Fire
 
There seems to be alot of different opinions on dry firing of any gun. But i have a sig p238 and i was wondering if dry firing will hurt the gun. Please post a reply if you have an answer thanks!

MisterMcCool 09-17-2013 01:20 AM

There are some experts on this forum. I am not one. If you fear damage could result from dry firing your firearm, invest in snap caps.

DrumJunkie 09-17-2013 02:08 AM

Most modern handguns I wouldn't think have a real problem with dry fire. My rebuttal to that is are snap caps that expensive? Pretty cheap insurance policy ya ask me.

I'd look in the manual. They usually will have info about dry fire in them.

jeffkaiser1989 09-17-2013 02:32 AM

thanks for the advice and i did some research online and found my answer.

blackxpress 09-17-2013 03:03 AM

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Originally Posted by jeffkaiser1989 (Post 1374362)
thanks for the advice and i did some research online and found my answer.

And the answer is?

jeffkaiser1989 09-17-2013 04:21 AM

according to the manual it shouldnt hurt the gun to dry fire it. unless i misread it. http://www.sigsauer.com/CustomerService/OwnerManual.aspx

winds-of-change 09-17-2013 06:51 AM

I have a Sig P238. I called Sig Sauer and asked about dry firing this pistol. They said it was okay to do. I didn't see anything in the manual. Also, when I was looking at the gun at the guns shop, I asked if I could dry fire it and they said it was okay to do.

John_Deer 09-17-2013 08:29 AM

Shotguns & Kel Tec's are the only modern firearms I know of that can be damaged by dry firing. I have no idea why a Kel Tec can't be dry fired. The shoulder of the firing pin in a shotgun slams against the block/receiver when you dry fire a shotgun. It won't hurt to dry fire a shotgun in function tests. You just don't want to dry fire a shotgun a lot.

bluesman69 09-23-2013 04:36 PM

I was told to never dry fire a .22. Has that changed?

Jpyle 09-23-2013 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by bluesman69
I was told to never dry fire a .22. Has that changed?

I have also heard that no rimfire should be dry fired


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