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Old 09-17-2013, 01:15 AM   #1
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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!



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Old 09-17-2013, 01:20 AM   #2
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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.



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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.

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

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thanks for the advice and i did some research online and found my answer.
And the answer is?
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according to the manual it shouldnt hurt the gun to dry fire it. unless i misread it. http://www.sigsauer.com/CustomerService/OwnerManual.aspx

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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.

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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.

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

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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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