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Posted: 9/18/2009 6:06:03 PM EST
I am considering getting one of these pistols but know little about them.

Looked at the manual and saw no reference to dry firing (might have missed it I guess.)

Does anyone out there know if it is recommended or safe to dry fire these pistols?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:16:56 PM EST
I dry fire mine. The annoying part is the mag disconnect, so you have to have a mag seated to dry fire.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:53:05 PM EST
Just as a general rule I wouldn't dry fire any rimfire, unless the manufacturer says its okay. Even then I probably wouldn't do it.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:58:22 PM EST
I've dry fired mine quite a bit and have not noticed any metal peening.

BTW, QUIT THINKING AND START BUYING! That little P22 is one of the coolest .22s ever made. It's accurate, reliable, and looks just like a teeny tiny uber-tactical combat pistol.

Get the teeny, tiny laser too. It is the schiznit.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:59:38 PM EST
Put the safety on and pull the trigger...


It blocks the firing pin
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:15:05 AM EST
Or you could just buy .22 snap caps.

One of several types on the market.

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:33:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By sandboxmedic:
Or you could just buy .22 snap caps.

One of several types on the market.



I'd suggest reading the reviews at that link before buying.

I use snap caps (a different type, mine are blue) in my P22, but only for loading/unloading demonstrations. I don't dry-fire with them, because I think the firing pin would beat the crap out of the snap caps.

It's much different than a centerfire snap cap, which has the little rubbery piece where the firing pin hits.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:37:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By intheburbs:
I dry fire mine. The annoying part is the mag disconnect, so you have to have a mag seated to dry fire.


I removed mine along with the internal lock

Originally Posted By uxo2:
Put the safety on and pull the trigger...


It blocks the firing pin


Correct







Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:03:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mad_Pick:
Originally Posted By sandboxmedic:
Or you could just buy .22 snap caps.

One of several types on the market.



I'd suggest reading the reviews at that link before buying.

I use snap caps (a different type, mine are blue) in my P22, but only for loading/unloading demonstrations. I don't dry-fire with them, because I think the firing pin would beat the crap out of the snap caps.

It's much different than a centerfire snap cap, which has the little rubbery piece where the firing pin hits.


I didn't bother to read the reviews- just linked the first ones I found on Google as an example. I know several manufacturers make them.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:49:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By CTbuilder1:
Originally Posted By intheburbs:
I dry fire mine. The annoying part is the mag disconnect, so you have to have a mag seated to dry fire.


I removed mine along with the internal lock




+1 on the mag disconnect. left the trigger lock tho.

the guns are SUPER simple to take completely apart. only tools needed are 1/8" pin punch and hammer, and a #1 phillips screwdriver.
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