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Ok to dry fire a Makarov?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by clipse, Aug 12, 2004.

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  1. clipse

    clipse Member

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    I know I know. Stupid question. but, is the Makarov prone to broken firing pins due to dry firing?


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  2. wingman

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    Nope, one of the few that doesnt need a snap cap. Make sure she is unloaded put target on wall and snap away. Good for the gun good for you.
     
  3. JohnKSa

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    There is one precaution you should take...





























    When your finger starts to hurt, quit for the night.
     
  4. alamo

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    I dry fired my unissued Bulgarian Mak over 2,500 times to loosen up the trigger, sans snap cap. No problems at all.
     
  5. clipse

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    Great. I got the Mak last night. It is a Bulg. good-very good Mak imported by PW arms. There is a bit of holster where but thats it. It looks like its been fire very little. It was a bit greasy. I spent a couple hours last night cleaning it and the two magazines. It slicked up real nice. I think its going to be a great gun. Now I will just have to wait to send it off to get some kinda parkerizing or something similar.


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  6. Missouri Mule

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    Hey clipse...how's it goin?

    I have two of the Bulgarian Makarovs your talking about.

    Other than being a little heavy" all steel" and maybe a tad large for the caliber. It is a blow back design so it probably does benifit from both of these. Mine ar both phenomonaly accurate. Both seem to prefer heavier loading like the Brown Bear 115 HP.

    If yours turns out like mine that old blued finish is pretty durable too.

    I have considered sending my favorite of the two off to Mac's to have guncoted.

    Just in case you haven't aready heard about it...check Makarov.com.

    I have dry fired the living crap out of my with and with out snap caps.
    They still go bang every time!

    later....
    Missouri Mule
     
  7. clipse

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    Hey Missouri Mule,

    Here is a pic of my pistol.

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    You can see on the slide there is a spot where the bluing has worn alittle. Other than that spot there is just a bit of holster wear in the usual spots. I am really liking this pistol. I just need to get some more ammo for it. I have on hand, enough for two full mags worth of ammo.

    I have been to makarov.com several times and I am heavily considering sending this little gem to them for new sights (maybe new sights) and a refinishing job.

    Thanks for the info.
     
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