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Accidentally dry fired my Taurus 82.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by emilianoksa, Feb 12, 2011.

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  1. emilianoksa

    emilianoksa Member

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    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.
     
  2. HoosierQ

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    A few dry fires is not going to be a problem...even for a gun that says not to. No worries.
     
  3. BleysAhrens

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    A few times will not hurt it. If you want to try the action, maybe some spent shells or snap caps..
     
  4. The Real Wyatt

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    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.
     
  5. David E

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

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    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.
     
  7. JohnFritz

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    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.
     
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    Is this a rhetorical question? :)
     
  10. stratman26

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    occasional dry fire-not a problem
    occasional accidental discharge- problem
     
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    And the problem with that would be? :confused:
     
  12. Sam1911

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    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.

    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.
     
  13. Sam1911

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    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.

    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.
     
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