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04-10-2005, 05:21 AM
I've just bought a .357Magnum Cattleman...
I was wondering if there is any problem with "dry fire" practicing?
I dry fire my 1911A1 .45 auto all the time, and know from the design it is OK and won't cause any problems...
I'm new to revolvers, but from what I see of the Uberti it should also not be a problem...
Anyone care to offer advice or an opinion?
04-12-2005, 12:29 PM
I don't know if it is bad or not. I have done it a lot with mine with no apparent damage. Years ago when I did more dry-firing than I do now I would put a small piece of rubber on the hammer to cushion the blow--then I was able to dry fire without taking any chances.
04-13-2005, 02:22 AM
Excellent sugestion about a cushion for the hammer, I'll do just that!
04-27-2005, 01:10 AM
Rule of thumb: if the hammer has a firing pin attached to it, floating or not, its not healthy to dry fire it. Slide plate and internal firing pin you won't really hurt it to dry fire it. ie M1911 Colt, Ruger Police Service Six, ect.
04-28-2005, 04:29 AM
I'll limit / avoid it I think. Having been dry firing it regularly, it doesn't mechanically "feel" the right thing to do.
05-02-2005, 03:48 AM
Mark B, you can buy the snap caps which are .357mag plastic cartridges designed with a metal cap and a spring in the case made for dry firing. Most any gunshop has them.
05-02-2005, 08:16 AM
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