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Old February 16th, 2020, 09:54 AM   #1
 
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Do you guys dry fire your old model revolvers?

I think this is probably a dumb question but I asked the same question over on the double action side because I just received my first double action revolver today, a GP100. The manual says I can dry fire away on the GP100.
A gentleman replied with a Ruger link and then some statements that all Ruger Revolvers can be dry fired without damage. Actually it almost says anything Ruger makes can be dry fired.
I assume I should not dry fire my old model single actions, right? Or wrong?



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Old February 16th, 2020, 01:07 PM   #2
 
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I do and even though some OEM’s and many others say you don’t have to on their guns I always use them especially on hammer mounted pins.
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I use good quality snap caps in my old S&W Model 10. Perhaps I don't need to, but I don't want to take a chance on ruining the firing pin.
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Anything with a transfer bar should be OK with dry firing.
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I dry fire ALL my revolvers ... using snap caps.
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I know everybody and their brother claims it's OK to dry fire Old Model Blackhawks ... But I don't do it ...thumb lets the hammer down gently . That's how my Dad taught me .
Your gun...snap it all you want and hope they are right .
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With internal firing pin and transfer bar yes, I will dry fire but if firing pin attached to hammer, no dry firing. On rimfire, I read the manual but I use snap caps here to be sure.
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For the price of snap caps, why chance it?

By the way, for 22's 4/6 plastic screw anchors work well, any center fire, de-prime empties and fill primer hole with silicone caulk. It'll get you by.

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I know everybody and their brother claims it's OK to dry fire Old Model Blackhawks ... But I don't do it ...thumb lets the hammer down gently.
Yep...no point in stressing parts that are upwards of 50 years old with limited current availability. YMMv & good luck. Rod
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Trust

Old or new - it's like trusting a fart, at my age 74+ it won't happen again!
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I try not to, but sometimes I do. I do not dry fire my .22 revolver. It already had dimples in the cyl from previous owners doing it...
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