Should I dry-fire a Walther?

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    Should I dry-fire a Walther?

    Just picked up a blued Interarms Walther PPK/s for around $350.00. Never had a pistol of this sort before -- is it safe to dry-fire for practice?
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    Read the book and see what they say. Snap caps are always a good idea.

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    Centerfire pistol--you should be fine. There is a debate on dry-firing pistols (i.e. shearing the firing pin)...Ask 100 people....50% say yes, 50% say no...your choice.
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    read the book on the gun to see what they say. i dry fire all my guns. not much, some some after i clean to check that all is working. you could get some snap caps. but i don't use them, one day i might. so to me some dry firing is ok on any gun. but the maker will have the final word. also, nice gun.
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    the book for my walther p99 says not to do it

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    As the others have said, "Check the owners manual". I personally don't like to dry fire my weapons. I use snap caps, so firing pin is buffered when the hammer drops.
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    Post Just fyi

    Here is the complete "on line" Owners Manual for the PPK/S in the form of a pdf document.
    http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore...r/PPK_PPKs.pdf

    There is no mention of dry firing in the manual at all (yea or nay) unless I somehow missed it.

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    I bought a PPK/S a few weeks ago, I also did not see anything yea or nay about it in the manual.
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    Dry fire away. It is a great tool.

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    I have dry fired mine at least a few hundred times after I smoothed the trigger pull with no ill effects. Just FYI.

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    Good luck with yours. My dads ppk/s from S&W turned into a paperweight with less than 500 rounds.

    I love the gun too. I would totally carry it if it wasn't so unreliable.
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