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wiliardo123 03-02-2012 05:08 AM

Dry fire.
why dry fire in general isn't recommended and why it is specifically sort of prohibited on 22 s ?

Byron0022 03-02-2012 05:09 AM


Originally Posted by wiliardo123 (Post 726025)
why dry fire in general isn't recommended and why it is specifically sort of prohibited on 22 s ?

Military does it all day long.

progolfer_iii 03-02-2012 05:14 AM

Do a search for this question and you'll find the answer.

Mason609 03-02-2012 05:15 AM

In general, it's not recommended because it "could" damage the firing pin. "Could", not WILL. However, you can get what's called snap caps. They are cool fake bullets that you can load up and dry fire with.

And yes, the military does do it all the time. But, we also never had to pay for any parts that needed to be replaced (unless we lost it - depending on the part).

Byron0022 03-02-2012 05:46 AM

I'm not trying to be argumentative here but I honestly don't remember their being a rash of worn or broken parts from it. From PMI to clearing barrels the military does a lot of dry firing so I don't think much about it. Again, I'm only commenting and not trying to be fussy.

Mason609 03-02-2012 06:07 AM

Oh, I know Byron.

The point I was trying to make is that while dry fire isn't recommended, IF a firing pin were to be damaged, we didn't have to pay for it (I actually had one break on me in Basic during BRM - live fire).

winds-of-change 03-02-2012 11:49 AM

I asked this question a while ago and here is the thread.

FCross7 03-03-2012 06:07 AM

With centerfire, it doesn't hurt anything. Rimfire is a different animal. Because of where the "primer" is on a rimfire, in the rim, the firing pin must strike there. So when there isn't a round in the chamber, there's no rim for the firing pin to hit, it smacks into the back of the chamber, and can damage either the firing pin or the chamber, or both.


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