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store w/o firing pin?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dgreno, Mar 13, 2008.

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  1. Dgreno

    Dgreno Member

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    Is it ok to store my rifles with out the firing pin installed? I want to do this to keep them "safe" but still readily available, as in <2 mins... Specifically an AR and an AK variant (WASR). Also, is there any harm in dry firing with out the firing pin installed?
     
  2. Monkeybear

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    Better to just keep them unloaded if you want them "safe" but still readily available. Just lock up your ammo.
     
  3. ckay

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    I don't really see a point. You want your guns safe, keep them unloaded, selector on safe, and locked in a safe.
     
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    If you can get an AR into play in less than 2 minutes without a firing pin installed I am VERY impressed.
     
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    Have you seen the movie "Shooter" recently?
     
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    I could do it with the gun on a table with a light, did field strips and reassemblies on a timer all the time in the Army. In the dark looking over my shoulder and pumped up because I think somebody is in my house.. not so much.
     
  7. Dgreno

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    I am not fortunate enough to own a safe at this time, though it is in the works. All I have is a lockable gun cabinet with a glass front.
    If it takes you more than 60 seconds to get a firing pin in an AR (with the pin and rifle readily accessible) then some practice is in order. I start with having the gun completely assembled minus the firing pin and go from there.
    Let me add that I do not mean any offense by this. I practice religiously taking my guns apart and putting them back together. I don't do it for time but more so to make sure I am familiar with their use and operation should the time come that I need to rely on them. I am just not comfortable using a gun that I have not seen the internals of many times and know how they work.

    ETA:
    "pumped up because I think somebody is in my house.."
    Very good point. The AR is more of a SHTF rifle to me than HD. I have my GLOCK 30 and Mossy 500 for that.
     
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    Last time I was accosted by an armed bad guy I didn't get a 60 second warning.
     
  9. Dgreno

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    Gary, Please read my "edit"...
     
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    If you must store it partially disassembled take out the whole bolt and carrier. These can be slapped into an AR-15 very quickly. Also, you could use a cable lock through the ejection port and down through the magazine well.
     
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