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Posted: 9/29/2004 12:59:14 PM EST
Is changing out the firing pin for a new steel on a mandatory thing?

Why?
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:57:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 10:03:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:20:14 AM EST
So as I understand it there's no reason to replace it until it breaks.

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:36:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 5:38:49 AM EST by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:50:17 PM EST
Becareful with the aftermake firing pins. They disable the decocker. When you decock the gun the hammer will hit and move the firing pin.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:51:51 PM EST
i never dry fire mine, and the pin has lasted 500 rnds so far
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:34:44 PM EST
My firing pin broke while I was firing. SO, into the case it went. I bought an aftermarket FP from Makarov.com. Mine did not disable the decocker but they do caution to not trust the decocker.

Do not dryfire the gun at all! The cast FPs are junk!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 11:46:41 AM EST
I have had a few and even dry fired them before I knew better. I have never broken one but I have heard many people have. I no longer dry fire mine but I don't see the need to replace the pins.
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