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Old 02-23-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
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Dry Fire Question

Hi,

I like using snap caps but hate chasing them around my room/garage after ejecting.

Of course I can load one snap cap and just pull back the trigger instead of racking the slide…right?

This wouldn't be dis-advised would it?

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Originally Posted by Hayduke View Post
Hi,

I like using snap caps but hate chasing them around my room/garage after ejecting.

Of course I can load one snap cap and just pull back the hammer instead of racking the slide…right?

This wouldn't be dis-advised would it?

Thanks,

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I pull the hammer back also.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:01 PM   #3
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You only need to pull the hammer back without the slide being moved unless you have a double action Kimber.
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I knew you meant hammer. You'll be fine doing it that way!
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:34 PM   #5
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You don't need to use snap caps it is safe to dry fire a Kimber 1911.
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:53 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
You don't need to use snap caps it is safe to dry fire a Kimber 1911.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:09 PM   #7
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Direct from Kimbers FAQ page

Can I dry-fire my pistol?

It is safe to dry-fire our centerfire pistols.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:12 PM   #8
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Always knew that but I still use a snap cap. Old habits die hard, especially with old farts like me.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:25 PM   #9
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I knew you meant hammer. You'll be fine doing it that way!

Yea…

The hammer...

Geez..

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Old 02-23-2014, 07:29 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Dude22 View Post
Always knew that but I still use a snap cap. Old habits die hard, especially with old farts like me.

Well,

Mine's a new habit and it still seems like a good idea to absorb some of the energy somewhere.

I figure the snap cap kind of takes some of the impact off the hammer so it's not impacting the firing pin stop full force.

I've heard of hammers breaking…

That said I use a snap cap ~1/2 the time.

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