Will dry firing damage an LCP???

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  1. #1 Will dry firing damage an LCP??? 
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    What is the harm in dry firing? The Ruger site under FAQ's says all Ruger semi autos may be dry fired. Am I missing something?
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  2. #2 Re: Will dry firing damage an LCP??? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimA
    What is the harm in dry firing? The Ruger site under FAQ's says all Ruger semi autos may be dry fired. Am I missing something?
    Not while using a snap cap.
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  3. #3 Re: Will dry firing damage an LCP??? 
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    I may be young but I must be old fashioned when it comes to dry firing. I dont ever do it unless I put a nice foam ear plug in front of the hammer on my Sig. I have always been taught that its not OK to do it, so I dont. +1 with Snap Caps, I just havnt been wanting to spend $20 bucks on 5 when I only need 1.
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  4. #4 Re: Will dry firing damage an LCP??? 
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    Bump...I'd like to know whether it will do damage or not too.
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  5. #5 Re: Will dry firing damage an LCP??? 
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    I dry fire my modern semi-autos and revolvers extensively ... except for the .22 LRs. I've never had any problem. I understand that older S&W revolvers, and others with the firing pin on the hammer, could be damaged by dry firing. I can't give you chapter and verse, but I have heard many times over the years that it is "not a good thing" to dry fire a .22. But my other handguns have all had hundreds, if not thousands, of dry fires. YMMV.
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  6. #6 Re: Will dry firing damage an LCP??? 
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    If I am not mistaken, the LCP manual will address dry firing your pistol..............Simply stated, I believe it is strictly a NO NO without snapcaps!


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  7. #7 Re: Will dry firing damage an LCP??? 
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    picketeer's post reminded me that I had not read my manual in a while. Thanks for the reminder.

    I found one in electronic form at the Ruger site. http://www.ruger-firearms.com/firear...Manuals/65.pdf. I electronically searched the manual and could not find any reference to dry-firing except for cautions about where you aim.

    I searched the Ruger site and found this FAQ. http://www.ruger.com/Firearms/FAQs?s...earm&cat=7#Q60.

    Question: Can I dry fire my Ruger P-Series and .22 pistols?

    Answer: Yes. All Ruger pistols can be dry fired without damage, and dry firing can be useful to familiarize the owner with the firearm. However, be sure any firearm is completely unloaded before dry firing!
    Bottom line.. It looks like you don't have to use protection. I will still practice safe dry-firing by using snap caps.
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  8. #8 Re: Will dry firing damage an LCP??? 
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    This might be a good idea for the LCP store. Buy some snap caps and break up the quantity to where you can buy just one or two if you want fewer. I would buy a couple. Shipping should be dirt cheap.
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  9. #9 Re: Will dry firing damage an LCP??? 
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    Yes......I would also buy a couple of snap caps from the store. Good idea.
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  10. #10 Re: Will dry firing damage an LCP??? 
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    Yeah I read the PDF manual cover to cover before I bought the gun and it says nothing about dry firing, but probably should.

    I'm glad someone found that FAQ, now I can stop worrying if the last 100ish dry fires has ruined my LCP.
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