Originally Posted by theferg2000
Should you always use snap caps for dry firing? I bought a Taurus PT 740 as a "carry anywhere" gun this weekend, and the guy that sold it to me said it was always bad to dry fire a gun. It surprised me, but he has been at that shop for years, so i wanted to at least look into what he was saying.
Taurus website says:
Can I dry fire my Taurus?
Yes, except for the .22 caliber pistols which includes models 94 and 941.
.22 caliber revolvers such as models 94 and 941 also should not be dry fired.
Not all firearms need to be dry fired with snap caps. However, unless you know for sure about the particular firearm your talking about, you should always assume that you need to use snap caps.
Firearms are an investment and a tool with which to protect yourself. Do you really want to take a chance and possibly damage a tool with which you might entrust your life with tommorow?
(If Taurus says your good, then your good. Above is just a general guideline)