question about revolvers s&w 642

question about revolvers s&w 642

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    question about revolvers s&w 642

    i was wondering if it is ok to dry fire the s&w 642 with an internal hammer?


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    In spite of hearing you can dry fire a gun, I always use snap caps. There is always the possibility of peening the firing pin bushing or causing it to back out.
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    Check your owner's manual, S&W says it's okay and they probably know what they're talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRAM View Post
    i was wondering if it is ok to dry fire the s&w 642 with an internal hammer?
    The more the better.

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    ok thanks everyone i just bought one i have yet to takes pictures when i do i will here. i just wanted to make sure because i want to get a sense of trigger pull but i actually shoot the it.

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    Dyy fire is okay but please check and double check to be sure your 642 is unloaded. Dry fire @ the BG's on TV shows to work on sight picture, trigger control, etc. Leave your ammo in a separate room just to be sure.

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    While snap caps may not be necessary they are good to have so you can practice reloads without using live ammo.

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    I have a 642 also. The gunsmith that works at the gun shop/range that I frequently visit told me to dry fire as much as I could to ease the trigger pull some. He assured me it would not hurt it.

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    It's OK.
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    +2 on it's OK. Still, dummy ammo like' snap-caps or other brand is always nice to have around.
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    Dry fire away.....been DFing mine
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    Your dry firing to smooth up your action will be more effective and will go quicker AKA less dry firing will be necessary - if you degrease your firearm to strip away all lubrication with spray contact cleaner first.

    Then dry fire 200 times and then re-lubricate.

    Repeat if necessary.

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    QKShooter, Would the completely dry parts possibably gaul when using this methode?


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