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Can You Dry Fire An 1100?

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  1. pb

    pb TS Member

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    I just got the wall chart and wanted to start using it. The question I have is do I need to use a snap cap in my 1100? Or can this gun dry fire with no problem?

    Thanks!

    Jon
     
  2. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Why take a chance always use a snap cap. Mike
     
  3. perazzitms

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    Unless you're going to be pulling the action back after every 'shot' to reset the hammer it's not too much of a problem. If you are (?????) then I'd use a snap cap (long thin firing pin).
     
  4. Mr Newbius©

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    Buy a new firing pin ... dry fire all you want but before shooting replace old firing pin with new one and before another round of dry firing put the old pin back in or just say to hell with it and dry fire and shoot.

    You really should have no problems at all ... other than
     
  5. Bruce Specht

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    Better safe than sorry use the snap cap
     
  6. bcnu

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    I have been using the wall chart with a super x and have found that it is just as easy to just pull the trigger without actually cycling the action every time. You are still pulling the trigger just as if you were actually shooting, it just is not dropping the hammer and working the action. John
     
  7. BDodd

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    Ditto John - once again.....Bob Dodd
     
  8. snowbird

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    Two dogs used to be a great 16 yard shooter breaking lots of 200's now he has turned into a doubles machine. He always just made the move of pulling the triggers but never actually cocked the gun. Results are all that matters is what I tell people. I use snap caps and I release my cocked trigger most of the time but not always.

    Terry.
     
  9. hmb

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    You won't hurt it by dry firing. You might wear out the plastic buffer in the rear of the bolt, and you might break a firing pin spring, but the same thing can happen if using a snap cap. HMB
     
  10. Tron

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    Dryfiring never hurt an 1100.....but, why would anyone want an 1100?

    Tron <*,)))><
     
  11. Bruce Specht

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    Tron, I've had my 1100 since 1973 and can't count the rounds I've put through it and the targets, birds and deer that I've taken with it. Thats why someone would want one!
     
  12. Rem870TB

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    "Tron, I've had my 1100 since 1973 and can't count the rounds I've put through it and the targets, birds and deer that I've taken with it. Thats why someone would want one!"

    and.........the trap model comes with a shell deflector already fitted ;)

    On topic, you may be able to dry fire an 1100, as long as it isn't mine.
     
  13. Shooting Coach

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    I would want the new style (flat) firing pin, and the new style firing pin spring. The old style looks like a ball point pen spring. The new style has a different pitch in the center to keep a broken spring from winding in on itself and locking up the firing pin.

    The 1100 is hard to mess up. They are truly fine guns.
     
  14. snowbird

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    Hey pb if you have any questions on the chart I will call you.

    Terry.
     
  15. pb

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    Thanks Terry, I will let you know if I have any questions. The chart is great! But what I did not know was that you would mail a 20 page document of text and photos on how to use the chart, drills, and advice. I would recommend this to anyone! As for dry firing the 1100 I think I will just pull the trigger and not cock the bolt. Tron, the 1100 is a great gun if you own lots of cans of CLP!

    Jon
     
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    The nice thing about an 1100 is as the broken parts fall out of the bottom of the gun, it keeps on working. It might feel a little odd when it cycles, but it keeps on ticking. HMB
     
  17. sammyd95

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    been shooting my 1100 since 1983,,not as much any more,but never fails !best starter gun made!I was 13 yrs old when I purchased it from Pat Dawson.
     
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