Advertise With Us Search. Dry Firing Without Snap Caps. Bodyguard -- Dry firing?? The Dryfire Question Smith and wesson shotgun snap caps to dry fire? Dry Firing Question I gave up on page smith and wesson shotgun snap caps of the search results. Thanks Dragon Just as I suspected, there is no definitive answer is there ever on the internet? Last edited by verizon and air card plans at What does the BG manual say?
Is it a pistol with an open Firing pin area? Like a colt or CZ? Then bum a cigarette from smith and wesson shotgun snap caps smoking friend cut off the filter and slip it in the slot of the hammer drop area.
Originally Posted by Are snap caps a necessity when dry firing a center fire gun? Some centerfire guns are a pain to dry fire with snap caps. When I owned a Ruger SR9 I was forced to rack the slide to reset the triggersmith and wesson shotgun snap caps, which of course ejects the snap cap.
Originally Posted by Arizona Most center fire guns can probably be dry fired without harm but I can testify that some cannot. I have a Ruger LC9 and the manual did not warn against dry firing. I did quite a bit of dry firing to become accustomed to the fairly long trigger pull.
Here is the result: In most cases this is a cross pin in a cutout or pressed into the firing pin. That cutout or hole creates a "stress riser" in the firing pin that weakens it. In addition, the pins used for retention in most cases are quite small. As a result, excessive dry firing will cause either a failure of the firing pin or the pin that retains it.
While it may take several thousands of strikes to do this, do enough dry firing without snap caps and something will break. If you ask any firearms designer if snap caps should be used in those cases, the answer will be a resounding yes. Think about it, that damage to the snap cap is all due to absorbing the energy of a firing pin strike that otherwise would be delivered to rather small components in your gun. Bottomline, snap caps are cheap insurance. Last edited by scooter; at Originally Posted by kbm Did the firing pin break on a dry fire, or on actual firing?
Same sort of thing with a hammer-less striker system, the pin striker is released under spring tension and continues under inertia. Is this enough energy to damage the pin? I would think, yes, smith and wesson shotgun snap caps. I always use snap caps, spent shells, and in the case of 22s spent shells turned two or three times.
Last edited by GeorgeP; at Thanks for all the replies. I ended up making my own snap cap by resizing a case and putting some rubberized sealer in the primer pocket. This appears to be cushioning the anti cancer marine pin as the pin is leaving a mark on the sealer. Saw this idea somewhere on the net and it seems to work ok. Because the BG has second strike capability, I can keep dry firing without having to work the slide.
After a range visit I did a "required" walk around the showroom before leaving. I walked out with dry-fire insurance for my. After a while, the Firing pin broke. Took about 20 seconds to change out. They said that I should use a snap cap when dry firing.
They noted that my gun by serial no. Additionally they allow you to load up a magazine, check how it all operates manually and allows safe dry firing. Buy the Azooms and be happy and care for your expensive gun. I have lots, in every caliber from. None of my guns ever get dry fired without a snap cap. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. All times are GMT The time now is Find all posts by Find all threads started by Visit photo album.
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