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Old April 29th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #1
 
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SR .22 dry fire

Why is it ok to dry fire the SR.22 handgun? Even the manual says it's ok to do but doesn't explain why. Never knew of another rimfire you could dry fire.



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Old April 29th, 2013, 04:14 PM   #2
 
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Why is it ok to dry fire the SR.22 handgun? Even the manual says it's ok to do but doesn't explain why. Never knew of another rimfire you could dry fire.
Why? Because it says so. If it breaks, they will fix it.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 04:59 PM   #3
 
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My guess is that Ruger rocks
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I'm kinda looking for the legit reason or why is a sr different than any other rimfire?
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I'm no expert, but here's my understanding:

The reason it is not okay to dry fire many rimfires is because the firing pin strikes the chamber's side and can damage the chamber and/or firing pin.

The reason Ruger states that is okay to dry fire the SR22 is because apparently, they have designed it so that the firing pin does not hit the chamber when it is empty.

I've read that several of the more recent rimfire designs by different manufacturers are also okay to dry fire due to the newer designs.

Still, I don't recommend dry firing excessively......
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Found this in another forum....

"The reason all Ruger 22's can be dry fired is they have a cross pin that goes through the bolt and an elongated slot in the firing pin and it keeps the firing pin from going too far forward and hitting the breech face. "

Also the 22/45 MkIII manual says this:

"BE CERTAIN that the firing pin stop is in the bolt. Without this pin, the first time the trigger is pulled on an assembled pistol, the firing pin will fly forward so far as to irreparably dent the rear end of the chamber of the barrel, making the pistol useless. "

Sorry couldn't find any more explanations of why it was ok to dry fire ... But just glad that I can is good enough for me.

I am probably at at 3:1 ratio of dry fires to live rounds with my SR having over 1,000 live rounds through it. Great practice for learning to hold a laser sight steady is a few minutes of dry firing.

John

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Found this in another forum....

"The reason all Ruger 22's can be dry fired is they have a cross pin that goes through the bolt and an elongated slot in the firing pin and it keeps the firing pin from going too far forward and hitting the breech face. "

Sorry couldn't find any more explanations of why it was ok to dry fire ... But just glad that I can is good enough for me. I am probably at at 3:1 ratio of dry fires to live rounds with my SR having over 1,000 live rounds through it. Great practice for learning to hold a laser sight steady is a few minutes of dry firing.

John
That's an answer I can live with. Thanks
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