S&W 317 .22lr Dry fire with empty cases?


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familyman2
June 27, 2008, 08:45 AM
I am aware that you should not dry fire this particular type of handgun. I have confirmed that with S&W tech support. My question which I just kinda thought of most recently, is why not put empty cases in and dry fire with that? I know there are these things called snap caps....although I don't know a thing about them. I am new to guns in general and have only two revolvers. My S&W 642 I can dry fire all day long. Your thoughts are appreciated and please go easy I am still learning.

And thanks again to all those who contribute to this forum. I have learned a great deal about Guns, Ownership, Safety and unfortunately Massachusetts bureacracy!
Thanks,
Familyman

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GEM
June 27, 2008, 12:17 PM
Metal casings get battered by repeated whacks, esp. the rim of a 22. So if there are gun stores or big sporting goods stors with guns near you, you can find a bubble back of plastic 22 rounds or snap caps.

Also, internet stores like Brownells, Midway, etc. have them.

Enjoy. Sorry about MA - maybe Heller will trickle down to MA. :)

Catherine
June 27, 2008, 08:54 PM
I have some of those plastic fake cartridges.

I was told that I should use them when I want to practice my 'SQUEEZE' the trigger technique.

I have them in several calibers to use in my firearms.

I bought them when I was a newbie or novice in buying my own firearms 10 years ago.

I own a S&W Model 317. I bought most of my guns in 1998-2001. I used my late husband's 357Magnum revolver before that time frame for self defense.

Best wishes and congrats on your firearm ownership!

Catherine

.38 Special
June 27, 2008, 08:56 PM
I'm not a huge fan of .22 snap caps. Seems to me they break and wear out just about as fast as empty cases. I find that empties work fine, as long as they are rotated a few degrees in between each hit, and discarded after 10 snaps or so.

Wheeler44
June 27, 2008, 10:31 PM
My favorite .22 training trick; #4-6 X 7/8" Ribbed plastic anchors.
Like you would use to hang a picture into drywall.
They chamber in any .22lr and provide a nice soft cushion for your firing pin.
They are inexpensive and can be purchased at any home improvement store.

JFrame
June 29, 2008, 12:48 AM
Wheeler44 said:

My favorite .22 training trick; #4-6 X 7/8" Ribbed plastic anchors.
Like you would use to hang a picture into drywall.
They chamber in any .22lr and provide a nice soft cushion for your firing pin.
They are inexpensive and can be purchased at any home improvement store.

Interesting... I'll have to try this trick when I get a chance. :)

paochow
December 21, 2008, 11:08 PM
My favorite .22 training trick; #4-6 X 7/8" Ribbed plastic anchors.

Thanks for the tip, I picked up a pack of 100 yesterday for $6. Work great and even cycle through the magazine on my semi autos. Tough material, seem to last longer than many of the "snap caps" I've tried.

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