This is a discussion on Dirty Firing PIN?? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I cleaned and lubed my gun today and after checking slide and dry firing a couple of times, i noticed some gold looking flakes or ...
I cleaned and lubed my gun today and after checking slide and dry firing a couple of times, i noticed some gold looking flakes or residue on my now totally clean inners. I cleaned again and realized inside the hole where my firing pin (taurus pt140 pro) is was dirty, so i added extra lube and held upside down and dry fired a few more times till no more flakes/ residue came out. is this o.k./ is this normal. Has anyone had this happen? If not, is something wrong. PLEASE give comments, as i've recently started carrying and am not that educated as to the firing pin thing.
thank you so much!!
I am going to say that if your question is about dry firing, then yes it is fine. As many here will tell you, dry firing pretty much any modern firearm with the possible exception of the Kel-Tec, is fine. If the question is about those brass flakes, then I would say that they are harmless, unless they accumulate in there. The REAL NO-NO that I noted was that you were lubing your firing pin cavity. Make sure you get all of that out or you are going to have some real problems. Keep lube off the firing pin at all times!
EVIL PREVAILS WHEN GOOD MEN FAIL TO ACT.