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    Dry firing of Browning Buckmark pistols

    Is it O.K. to dry fire Browning Buckmark pistols with an empty chamber or should they only be dry fired with a rimfire snap cap in place ?

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    You should really use a snapcap on any 22 pistol that you dry fire.

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    Get some snap caps...

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    I purchased a pack for the .22 at Gander Mt. and on the pack it stated "not for dry firing". I read this after I got home. Now I have to find ones that I can dry fire with.

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    You can't dry fire (without a snap cap etc) most if not all .22 autos without risk of battering the firing pin.

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    #4 drywall anchors.
    The cheapest .22 snap caps that exist

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    Use snap caps at the very least or you risk damaging the firing pin.

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    I use snap caps in all of my guns that I shoot my TV with


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    Couldn't you just use a used cartridge as a snap cap? I mean its already paid for and, well that's what its made for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonin21 View Post
    Couldn't you just use a used cartridge as a snap cap? I mean its already paid for and, well that's what its made for.
    Yep, that's what a lot of people do.

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    I don't dry fire any of my guns. JMHO but I can't believe it is good for any gun even if the mfg says it is OK.

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    A proper snap cap will load from the magazine. I have trouble loading a spent shell directly into the chamber on my 22A. I have a set for the .40 but not the .22. I don't dry fire the 22. I do exercise the trigger with an empty chamber looking for undesired movement.

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    If there was any firearm that you would not dry fire it would be the 22 rimfire. "Snap Cap" for sure.

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    My sig mosquito came with a small rubber plug with a tang that sticks outside the slide. I don't know if this was meant as a "empty chamber" indicator. I think it works well as a snap cap.

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