Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   General Shotgun Discussion (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f26/)
-   -   mossberg 500 (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f26/mossberg-500-a-54133/)

dannykeaton23 12-25-2011 07:00 PM

mossberg 500
 
Is it ok to dry fire

Catfish 12-25-2011 10:05 PM

I would not. You can pick up some snap caps if you wish to dry fire. If your just goiung to dry fire 1 or 2 times you can use a fired case.

danf_fl 12-26-2011 09:52 AM

Shouldn't this thread be in the "Shotgun" area?

rigjumpr 12-26-2011 11:49 AM

take a look at your owners manual, page 13, it tells you to function test (unloaded)= dry fire.
but, if you chose not to dry fire thats up to you, the dry fire is also away to obtaine the mussel memory for trigger control. to qualify my statment, I have taken many Defensive shotgun courses and this method is taught.

Byron0022 12-26-2011 12:46 PM

I'm up in the air about the whole dry firing thing. I've did it in the military and never had any trouble with my weapons so I tend to think that it doesn't lead to any problems.

ScottA 12-26-2011 01:19 PM

As a general rule, I try to use snap caps if regularly dry-firing such as for training. I wouldn't be concerned about the occasional dry fire w/o snap caps. Except for a rimfire. Don't dry fire a rimfire. The fire pin is striking the edge of the rear of the cylinder or barrel and that's not a good thing.

Mosin 12-26-2011 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottA (Post 660026)
As a general rule, I try to use snap caps if regularly dry-firing such as for training. I wouldn't be concerned about the occasional dry fire w/o snap caps. Except for a rimfire. Don't dry fire a rimfire. The fire pin is striking the edge of the rear of the cylinder or barrel and that's not a good thing.

I agree with this. I learned this lesson the hard way with my 597, and has to file off the burr created by dry firing my .22. However, I've had no problem dry firing any of my shotguns. However, I'm not an expert on the subject, so if it suits you better, snap cap maybe?

PowerViolence 12-26-2011 08:20 PM

Why do you need to dry fire it?


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:40 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.