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Old 09-23-2019, 03:35 PM   #1
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Dry Fire K6s

Is it okay to dry fire a K6s without snap caps? The FAQ's state dry fire is okay for the Kimber pistols, but say nothing about the revolvers. The revolver manual does not address this issue.
I know there have been a few instances of firing pin problems with the K6s, but I don't know if there is any relationship to dry firing.
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Originally Posted by MoebiusToo View Post
Is it okay to dry fire a K6s without snap caps? The FAQ's state dry fire is okay for the Kimber pistols, but say nothing about the revolvers. The revolver manual does not address this issue.
I know there have been a few instances of firing pin problems with the K6s, but I don't know if there is any relationship to dry firing.
I use .38 snap caps when dry firing my K6S DASA. There was nothing in the book that said not to dryfire, but I like to err on the side of Caution. The price of 6 caps is much cheaper than a FP Replacement. Welcome to the Forum
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:31 PM   #3
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if anything leave some old brass in it
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:48 PM   #5
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee.

I would use snap caps, to be on the safe side.
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Welcome to the forum MoebiusToo, how about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:02 PM   #7
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Boy do I agree. After shooting for well over 60 years, I can't stand to dry fire anything, regardless of what the manufacturer says do... Just doesn't feel right.
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Or that orange thing it came with in the cylinder?
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:04 PM   #9
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Well ... I generally do not use snap caps in my multiple Ruger revolvers. I recently used my K6s in an IDPA match. When I was putting it away at the end, I dry fired once. The firing pin did not retract, thus blocking the cylinder. (A couple of other such cases have been online.) Kimber fixed and I will now sell it. Fail me once ...
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:38 PM   #10
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Wow. That's unfortunate.

You could put a rubber o ring in the back of the frame where the hammer drops to soften the blow. If it's like a S&W the hammer will not touch the firing pin.
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