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Old 12-28-2012, 04:33 PM   #21
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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.
Poorly stated by me, not Ruger. You can dry fire the gun with an empty magazine inserted. They do not want the pistol fired without the magazine, as the removal of the magazine puts the striker block in place. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:35 PM   #22
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Oh, ya that makes sense then.

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So a North American arms mini would not be ok to dry fire?

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So a North American arms mini would not be ok to dry fire?
It is recommended to remove the cylinder before dryfiring according to their website, so no I would say fully assembled it probably shouldn't be dryfired.
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When I used to go to the Firing Range with my dad, prior to inserting his magazine into the .22 cal pistol, the Super .38 cal pistol, or one of his .45 cal pistols, he would pull the slide back and out would come a spent cartridge in order to prevent any damage to the firing pins, when he cleaned and performed a weapons function test. This was during the 1960's if my memory serves me correctly. I don't know if this helps or not. I know I used to dry fire the M-16 rifle at the clearing barrel when I was in the military.

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It is recommended to remove the cylinder before dryfiring according to their website, so no I would say fully assembled it probably shouldn't be dryfired.
Ok thanks. I guess i could do some practice drills with drawing and target acquisition without the cylinder in
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Snap caps are cheap insurance against a broken firing pin.

I used snap caps in all my guns when dry firing.

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Default old model shotguns and rifles No

I had seen broken fireing pins on remington rolling blocks, Double barrel stevens shotguns, and a Ballard #5 pacific rifle, 1891 Argentine mauser.

all most likely from dry firing

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I have .22, 380, 9mm & 223 Snap Caps for my Rifles and Handguns. They're really an Inexpensive Investment. I highly recommend them!

I use A-Zoom Brand for all of my Calibers, with the exception of the 22's, which are Pachmayr Brand. They're Polymer, and easier on the 22's Firing Pin, than some of the Metal Snap Caps on the market.



Snap Caps are generally different colors, so they don't easily get mixed up with Live Ammo.

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Although target acquisition drills have their benefits,,,,,

Id like to look at it from a different angle. I don't dry fire EVER,, not because of fear of damaging the firing pins. But because I will not pull a trigger unless it goes boom.
My thinking is if your swapping carry loads out for caps and pulling triggers your (probably) not gonna ND at some point. But I'm a believer in numbers and odds and let's say your good to go 10,000 times but not 10,001 times. Now let's say you dry fire 0 times, I'm no mathematician but I can calculate those odds of ND and possibly hurting yourself or worse,, someone else. Let's see x by two, carry the 3, divide the remainders, yada yada,, oh yeah 0%.
Even though with the odds will lower the more experience you obtain,, there is still that minute % chance. I know many that use them without incident, , just personally even that tiny tiny % chance, I will not train to just pull the trigger, if I pull it, somethings getting shot. Which of course you do have to practice,, muscle memory, trigger break, that's why I will shoot atleast once a week..well, that's my .02.........

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