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Old December 22nd, 2012, 02:26 PM #1
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Dry firing a .22 semi auto pistols with snap caps?

My local dealer said this would be ok for the gun. Sounds ok but wanted to see others opinions.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 02:28 PM #2
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What kind/model of auto pistol? I'd think with snap caps it would be ok for sure, some are safe to fire without according to the mfgs (but snapcaps are never a bad idea)
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 02:28 PM #3
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Snap caps simulate a loaded round and should be fine in any gun safe for use.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 03:08 PM #4
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If you plan to dry-fire with snap caps, buy a bunch of them. I haven't found any that don't get chewed up by the firing pin in short order. Aluminum and plastic.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 03:58 PM #5
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It depends on the firearm. Some of the newer production 22s won't allow the firing pin to travel forward of the bolt face. Dry firing those presents no real problem. Disassemble the piece and push the firing pin to it's most forward position. If it can't extend beyond the bolt face, you're okay. I've shortened pins on a Buckmark and a 1911 conversion kit with good results. You only have to crush the rim, overtravel provides no real benefit and does harm when the trigger is tripped on an empty chamber.
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snap caps

What other have said is valid. Some .22 rim fires are ok to dry fire but most are not and a snap cap never hurts.
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Snap caps simulate a loaded round and should be fine in any gun safe for use.
What he said.....
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Old December 27th, 2012, 03:56 PM #8
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They have snap caps for 22lr? That's news to me. The only ones I've ever seen say specifically not to use for dry firing on the package.

ETA: anyone have a link to some they use?
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Ruger Mk2 & 3's have firing pin stops..... no ill effects from dry firing them if that's what you have.
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Have seen them at shows for years, but now that I'm looking for some, can't find any.

Here's a link to what Midway has to offer: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/213...-package-of-10
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