S&W 642 - Safe to Dry Fire without Snap Caps??

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by bf109, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. bf109

    bf109 New Member

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    On Smith Wession website under FAQ section, it states it's safe to dry fire S&W revolvers, except 22 lr model.

    Is it safe to dry fire (hundreds, thousands of times) without using snap caps? Will dry firing damage the revolver? Please share your experience.

    Also, how about the S&W 686P? Safe to dry fire thousands of times? I intend to get a 686 down the road.

    Thanks.
     
  2. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Can you? Yes....I'd still say snap caps would be a good idea
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Snap caps are a good investment.

    Although S&W's can be dry fired without, there is less chance of breaking something with caps.
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I carried a 642 for quite awhile :)
    IMO its always best to use snapcaps - Why take a chance :confused: