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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by familyman2, Jun 27, 2008.

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  1. familyman2

    familyman2 Member

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    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
     
  2. GEM

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    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. :)
     
  3. Catherine

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    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
     
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    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.
     
  5. Wheeler44

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

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    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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