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Old 03-08-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Dry Firing P226

Is occasional dry firing a P226 going to cause any damage to the weapon? I have found this practice beneficial in a lot of ways, if done alone in a safe way. I just want to know for sure it will not hurt the gun. Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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It depends on how occasional it is. Eventually dry firing will cause the firing pin positioning pin to fail. Not having a cartridge or snap cap in place allows the firing pin to go far enough forward to contact the pin. Eventually it'll peen it enough to fail.
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Don't the Sig manuals that come with the guns say to test the trigger by dry firing? At least in my 2022 manual I don't think there was any mention at all of using snap caps.
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Don't the Sig manuals that come with the guns say to test the trigger by dry firing? At least in my 2022 manual I don't think there was any mention at all of using snap caps.
I recall it says to do that to function check the gun after reassembly.
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I guess than the answer is VERY occasonally. Maybe only after reassembly. I guess I need some snap caps.
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Here is Sigs answer from their site.
"It is safe to dry-fire our center fire pistols. You would want to use a snap cap or plug if extensive dry-firing is done. Always count your dry-firing in your live fire count to be sure all springs and pins are in top condition. DO NOT intentionally dry-fire any rim fire pistol such as the Mosquito, .22LR conversions or Classic Pistols."

I have a little length of rubber strip that I set ahead of my hammer when dry firing. It stops the metal on metal hammering effect away safely and quietly.
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