Accidentally dry fired my Taurus 82.


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emilianoksa
February 12, 2011, 09:15 PM
I was cleaning it at the time.

The owners manual says not to dry fire.

I assume this means dry firing practice, which I never do, and that the occasional accidental discharge is not a problem for the firing pin.

Would appreciate your advice.

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HoosierQ
February 12, 2011, 09:40 PM
A few dry fires is not going to be a problem...even for a gun that says not to. No worries.

BleysAhrens
February 12, 2011, 09:45 PM
A few times will not hurt it. If you want to try the action, maybe some spent shells or snap caps..

The Real Wyatt
February 12, 2011, 10:21 PM
Hmmm I've dry fired my model 85, conservatively speaking, over 50,000 times. Ain't hurt it yet. But I 'spose any day now it'll go belly up ... lol!

Relax, enjoy your firearm.

David E
February 12, 2011, 11:17 PM
the occasional accidental discharge is not a problem for the firing pin.

Maybe not a problem for the firing pin, but it's serious problem for somebody!

Sunray
February 12, 2011, 11:27 PM
It's a centre fire. You can dry fire it until the cows come home without hurting it. Dry firing is a very old training technique.
Manuals says stuff like that as a CYA thing. I'd bet Taurus put it in because of the silly lock they added.

JohnFritz
February 12, 2011, 11:53 PM
Why is it not OK to dry fire this gun I wonder? I have the similar model, a 66, and I wasn't aware that it should not be dry fired.

nalioth
February 13, 2011, 12:09 AM
How can we have multiple threads on the same subject at the same time?

Dry Firing - Yes, No, Maybe So? - The Definitive Answer... - THR (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=531183)

Much of your owners manual is written by lawyers.

Quality modern centerfires can be dry fired until your hand spasms, every day of the week, without issue.

JohnFritz
February 13, 2011, 12:15 AM
How can we have multiple threads on the same subject at the same time? ...

Is this a rhetorical question? :)

stratman26
February 13, 2011, 12:22 AM
I was cleaning it at the time.

The owners manual says not to dry fire.

I assume this means dry firing practice, which I never do, and that the occasional accidental discharge is not a problem for the firing pin.

Would appreciate your advice.
occasional dry fire-not a problem
occasional accidental discharge- problem

CajunBass
February 13, 2011, 06:19 AM
How can we have multiple threads on the same subject at the same time?

And the problem with that would be? :confused:

Sam1911
February 13, 2011, 11:26 AM
It looks like emilianoksa has plenty of correct answers to his question. Let's redirect further general discussion of dry-firing to the ongoing thread to which Nailoth linked.

How can we have multiple threads on the same subject at the same time?

And the problem with that would be? :confused:
Nothing in the forum rules prevents multiple threads on the same topic, so no worries. It is, however, rather an inefficient way of getting topics sorted out. When we can, we do try to herd identical discussions into the same thread as that gets everyone interested in the topic the chance to see and to share the largest quantity of pertinent information.

Believe it or not (and you certainly should believe it! ;)) we occasionally find duplicate threads running on a topic which are diverging to give entirely opposite conclusions/information! Getting all those folks into the same corner and reading each others' comments tends to develop the most complete (and most likely to be correct) answers our community can provide.

Sam1911
February 13, 2011, 11:26 AM
It looks like emilianoksa has plenty of correct answers to his question. Let's redirect further general discussion of dry-firing to the ongoing thread to which Nailoth linked.

How can we have multiple threads on the same subject at the same time?

And the problem with that would be? :confused:
Nothing in the forum rules prevents multiple threads on the same topic, so no worries. It is, however, rather an inefficient way of getting topics sorted out. When we can, we do try to herd identical discussions into the same thread as that gets everyone interested in the topic the chance to see and to share the largest quantity of pertinent information.

Believe it or not (and you certainly should believe it! ;)) we occasionally find duplicate threads running on a topic which are diverging to give entirely opposite conclusions/information! Getting all those folks into the same corner and reading each others' comments tends to develop the most complete (and most likely to be correct) answers our community can provide.

If you enjoyed reading about "Accidentally dry fired my Taurus 82." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!