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Old 12-27-2012, 06:13 AM   #11
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Way I see it is snap caps are cheap so I just don't see a reason to do it. It's liek cheap insurance. But a lot of my stuff is older and I don't want to take the chance too. If the manual says it's fine the go ahead I guess. At least ten if something happens there's a warrantee claim.

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Rimfires - No
Revolvers (non rimfire)- should use snap caps, but can be done without.
Striker fire pistols (non rimfire) - has to be dry fired (without cap) to be disassembled.
Others (non rimfire) - should use cap, but can be done without.

Rule of thumb is if you can easily replace firing pin (if needed), then "Should use cap, but can be done without moderately".

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Old 12-27-2012, 05:08 PM   #13
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you should never fire a rim fire firearm,, open the chamber and look to the top of the barrel just where the cartridge goes into the chamber of the barrel and you will see if its ever been dry fired there will be a mark there from it,, this over time will ware out your firing pin and damage that part of your barrel

didnt read it but look at the pic on here to see what im talking about

http://www.indianashooter.com/firearm-technical-information/3624-dry-firing.html
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Actually it just depends on the rimfire model. Newer Ruger rimfires are okay to dry fire as an example.

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Actually it just depends on the rimfire model. Newer Ruger rimfires are okay to dry fire as an example.
would love to see proof of that and photo's of how thats possible
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would love to see proof of that and photo's of how thats possible
According to Ruger's website their 22's such as the Mark III have a firing pin stop which prevents the pin from contacting the rear of the barrel, however if done excessively it will cause the pin stop to bend therefore allowing contact with the barrel. This is explained in the FAQ section of the website. According to this all rifles, shotguns, revolvers, and auto pistols made by Ruger can be dry fired.

http://www.ruger.com/service/FAQs.html#Q27
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According to Ruger's website their 22's such as the Mark III have a firing pin stop which prevents the pin from contacting the rear of the barrel, however if done excessively it will cause the pin stop to bend therefore allowing contact with the barrel. This is explained in the FAQ section of the website. According to this all rifles, shotguns, revolvers, and auto pistols made by Ruger can be dry fired.

http://www.ruger.com/service/FAQs.html#Q27
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The gun is a Rossi model 62 octagon barrel .22
I have an original engraved Winchester Model 62 and would never dry fire it, cause that's just looking for trouble.
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I was told not to dry fire any center fire pistol that has a magazine safety. If the gun will not fire without a magazine, when you dry fire without the mag, the striker will go forwared and strike the block. Which like the 22 can damage the striker over time.

I was not told that by Ruger, but my SR9c's manual says not to dry fire the gun.

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If that is the case then Ruger should amend their website so someone doesn't get misinformation, they clearly state all pistols can be dryfired, clearly this isn't the case if your book states otherwise.

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