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    dry-fire

    Is it ok to dry-fire a Keltec P11? I've heard it's not good for certain brands.

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    I don't remember specifically about the P11, but I think its bad for all the KelTecs. Invest in some snap caps.
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    Slightly Off Topic but, the more members that read it the better.
    Do NOT dry-fire the KelTec P3AT.

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    I don't think you can,I own one and never dryfire without a spent case or snap cap.I believe dry firing without a snap cap will batter the firing pin retaining screw causing it to fail
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    You all convinced me to never buy a Keltec.

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    I remember years ago there was a unilateral never dryfire any gun as it's hard on them ,to now it's okay to dryfire most firearms.As long as you are aware of it theres no problem,I've shot several hundred rounds thru my P11,recoil is snappy and after about 50 rounds I had enough.versus my SA1911 45 I can shoot several hundred rounds and not even be tired.The P11 is a 10+1 9mm that is lightweight and very conceilable weapon for those times I don't want to carry my 45
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    I use snap caps for practice on all my weapons. Very cheap insurance against breakage and with the distinct case color you know you have a SAFE weapon. Still use regular safety practices even with the snap caps. JMO
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    Dry fire --- nope, snapcaps are great solution.
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    snap caps +3

    you should ideally dry fire your gun 80% of the time and live fire it 20% of the time, that way you will learn a smooth trigger pull without thinking about the gun going off.


    as always, safety first. practice in an area with no live ammo around and always point the muzzle in a safe direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raevan View Post

    You all convinced me to never buy a Keltec.

    Yep, me too! BTW, dont take that weapon to a IPSC shoot, you will have to perform a function of "hammer down" to clear the range.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcher View Post
    Yep, me too! BTW, dont take that weapon to a IPSC shoot, you will have to perform a function of "hammer down" to clear the range.



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    The hammer is down it's a double action only trigger
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    The hammer is down it's a double action only trigger
    Well that show's ya what I know about Keltec's, thanks for clarifying. I own 1911's.


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