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Old 01-16-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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Question dry firiing.

i have a sp2022 in 40 and i wanted to practice squeezing the long double action trigger and i was wondering, is it safe to dry fire? i ask because i have an ruger sr9 and it says in the manual that it can be dry fired as long as the mag is in due to having a mag disconnect. i skimmed the 2022 manual front to back and didnt see anything about dry firing and was just wondering.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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OK to dry fire, but I would strongly recommend a snap cap for reducing any unnecessary wear and stresses.
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like reliable said, not going to damage anything, just use snap caps to reduce wear
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Yeah, the only gun I've had that was damaged from dry firing was my old Taurus 85 ultralight. Most reputable gun makers take that stuff into account in their designs.
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i appreciate the knowledge. where can i purchase snap caps?
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Yeah, the only gun I've had that was damaged from dry firing was my old Taurus 85 ultralight. Most reputable gun makers take that stuff into account in their designs.
My wife had a Taurus 85UL. She brought it to me one evening and said: "The cylinder is free spinning". I looked and sure enough the cylinder would just spin around with the hammer down. Most reputable gun makers take that into account when they design their cylinder stops too.
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i appreciate the knowledge. where can i purchase snap caps?

Your local gunstore may have some to buy or you can check out Top Gun Supply. TGS is my first stop for all my needs.

A-Zoom Snap Caps 5/PK - .40S&W - Top Gun Supply
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i ask because i have an ruger sr9 and it says in the manual that it can be dry fired as long as the mag is in due to having a mag disconnect.
Oh for goodness sake. They haven't fixed that yet? What they don't mention is that the reason you need the magazine inserted is that their version slams the firing pin into the stop without it. Doesn't take long and it will start to go "click" when it should go "bang." This was a topic of much converstion on the Ruger Forums.

Good for you for reading the manual. A lot of people don't.

EDIT: Oops. Maybe they did fix it on the SR9? I believe it was the P97 that could actually be snapped without the mag and would booger the FP.

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i appreciate the knowledge. where can i purchase snap caps?
Any gun shop/range should have them.


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Your local gunstore may have some to buy or you can check out Top Gun Supply. TGS is my first stop for all my needs.

A-Zoom Snap Caps 5/PK - .40S&W - Top Gun Supply
They also have the best price I've seen on genuine SIG 2022 magazines and Checkmate 1911 mags.

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"Maybe they did fix it on the SR9? I believe it was the P97 that could actually be snapped without the mag and would booger the FP."

It was/is the P345.

It's a black eye on an otherwise excellent handgun. My P345 is second only to my SIG P220 as my favorite .45 Auto pistol. The good news is that it is fairly easy to remove the offensive device. Even a clutz like me did it in about 5 minutes.
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It's a black eye on an otherwise excellent handgun. My P345 is second only to my SIG P220 as my favorite .45 Auto pistol. The good news is that it is fairly easy to remove the offensive device. Even a clutz like me did it in about 5 minutes.
I had a look at the P345 when shopping for my first handgun. Wound up with a KP90. Just seemed to feel better. Yes, it's heavier, too. If I run out of ammo I can use it for a club.

Gotta wonder about all those 345s in gun shops getting snapped time & again...
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