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Old 05-26-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Well I tried to do a search, and I'm not sure if it's because of the firewall up at work, but I came up empty handed...



I'm an HK guy, and a SIG newb, so I've gotta ask you guys.



What's the general concensus on dry firing my P226 TacOps I'm picking up tomorrow?

I ask, cause I bought a .22 conversion kit for it too, and I've heard that the slide doesn't lock back on the last round with those mags... Just in the off chance I forget, or lose round count during range fire... LOL



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Old 05-26-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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Dry fire the hell out of it! It wont hurt it one bit!
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:04 PM   #3
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Excellent!

That makes me feel a hell of alot better,



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Old 05-26-2011, 01:37 PM   #4
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Just dont dry fire the 22LR upper when you put it on.

You can dry fire the center-fire upper.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:46 PM   #5
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Check out SigPower for some followers that will allow a slide lock on the last round for your .22 conversion slide.



Cener fire can be dry fired but remember common sense, even though it's doable, it's best to use a snap cap to cushion the blows.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:01 PM   #6
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I have about 16,000 rounds through my 226. I would venture a guess that it has at least twice that in dry firing with no issues.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:24 PM   #7
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Just dont dry fire the 22LR upper when you put it on.

You can dry fire the center-fire upper.


Ah-hah!

That's some crucial info right there. Thanks!



I appreciate the feedback gentlemen.



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Old 05-26-2011, 06:37 PM   #8
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In general, from my experience its harmless to dry fire centerfire handguns. Rim fire is another story...
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:42 PM   #9
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I'm going to be the odd man out here and say to use a snap cap. Why you ask? I've seen too many reports of broken breechblock roll pins by people that dryfired their P series SIGs a lot. I've also seen on the Internet two Glocks where the entire breech face gave way and both had been dry fired thousands of times. Coinicidence? I don't know but it's better to be safe than sorry IMO. If a person did dry fire their P series SIG a lot I would keep a close eye on the breech block roll pins.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:49 PM   #10
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Thanks guys.



I pretty much guessed that it'd be okay to dry-fire with the 9mm. combo(and yes I use snap caps), but I was more concerned with the .22 kit, especially cause I heard about the mags not keeping the slide locked back on the last round...



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Old 05-30-2011, 07:09 AM   #11
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Can anyone explain to me why dry firing a rrimfire is harmful? In particular I'm interested in the P226 22 classic. Does it make any difference with snap caps?
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Can anyone explain to me why dry firing a rrimfire is harmful?


I have heard that the risk is associated with a firing pin that can reach the other side of the shallow depression at the rearmost part of the chamber , where the rim seats. If contact occures, then the possibility exists that the firing pin will begin to 'peen' over and then could become jammed in the channel it rides in. A snap cap, also available for .22 Rimfire, cushions the blow and prevents peening.
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My local Sig Certified Armorer recommends that when doing a lot of dry- fires to take a orange foam ear plug, ut it in half and place it between the hammer and firing pin to dampen the blow by the hammer. I saw an improvment to this the other day and someone used an O-ring in place of the foam ear plug. The o-ring stays in place better the the foam ear plug.



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I work in autoparts, so the o-ring idea is a hit for me. Thanks for the input!



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Old 07-19-2014, 02:17 PM   #15
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Follower for Sig Sauer .22 Cal Conversion Kit

I know it's been a few years since this was first posted, buI was interested in getting some more information about the follower you mentioned for the .22 cal conversion kit, but he link for Sigpower.com doesn't work anymore. Do you know if i might be able to find the follower somewhere else? I tried but I couldn't find anything. Thanks

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Check out SigPower for some followers that will allow a slide lock on the last round for your .22 conversion slide.



Cener fire can be dry fired but remember common sense, even though it's doable, it's best to use a snap cap to cushion the blows.
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