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Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Orlandorealtor, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Orlandorealtor

    Orlandorealtor New Member

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    Accidently let the hammer drop when I had the slide out on my Ultra Stainless Raptor II. In the book it is highlighted do not do that. Cleaned and put the gun back together and it appears fine. Could there be any damage I don't know about? Thanks for replies. Jerry
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Basically the same as dry firing an AR when you have the upper and lower apart. One or two times, not a problem. Regular occurence? Big Problem.

    Chances are probably in the 99% that you are good to go. Just don't do it again.

    Why?

    The hammer is designed to bang the firing pin and then come to rest against the slide. By dry firing the weapon against the frame, you are asking the frame to do something that it was never intended to do, which is stop the forward momentum of the hammer.

    Not a big deal, but don't make a habit of it.

    JD
     

  3. Orlandorealtor

    Orlandorealtor New Member

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    Dillenger, Thanks a bunch for taking time to explain this to me. Will NOT let it happen again, Jerry
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Happens to everyone bro. The very first AR I held, I broke it down into Upper and Lower, cocked the hammer back and in front of my gunsmith, let the hammer slam forward right into the aluminum of the lower receiver. :eek:

    His response: "Don't EVER do that again" and went on to explain exactly HOW I had offended the Gods. LOL

    Just part of the learning curve. I would say you are probably good to go and have nothing more to worry about. John Browning was no dummy. I am SURE he foresaw this event unfolding and took precautions. :p

    JD
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    +1 JD, "Once is not enough."

    DON'T make it a habit!