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releasing firing pin?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by slayer, Jun 3, 2012.

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  1. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

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    Really a small isssue, but it's been on my mind. How important do you think it is pulling the trigger on your gun before putting it away? It's something that I can't seem to remember to do. I left a snap cap in my gun case to remind myself, and I got a new scratch/gouge in my new b-99AR for my trouble. I didn't see that the snap cap had migrated to the spot for the forepiece and put the piece right on it in low light. Any insight appreciated. Bill
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

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    Personally, if it's not a vintage gun, I just pull the trigger and release it.

    If it's vintage, I'd use a snap cap.

    JMHO.
     
  3. hmb

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    I leave mine cocked. Does not seem to be a problem. HMB
     
  4. Big Dave

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    After watching someone, who thought it was his snap cap, put a live shell in his gun. and then put a hole in the club house ceiling. I hold a quarter or other coin over the firing pin and pull the trigger.
     
  5. Unknown1

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    I use a block cut out of a hockey puck...
     
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    Back end of a small screwdriver held against pin works well. Marc
     
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    I use snap cap and paint end of it red or pink with nail polish. I leave it in the gun (has swab on the end) and take it out whenI go to the line and re-insert it when I am done shooting.
     
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    A loose piece of hardwood does the same thing on a break open
     
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    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Browning specifically says it's not necessary on their guns...

    Jay
     
  10. luvtrapguns

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    With some SBT models you can hold the trigger in the fire position as you close the action. This will let the hammer fall slowly as you close the gun. (The same as cocking only in reverse). Works well with Perazzi TM's and Ljutics. Not sure about other makes. Marc
     
  11. johnboy

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    With the barrels removed, I released the lever to the center position and hold a cloth over the ejector kickers, which are attached to the cocking rods on the K32, and pull the triggers to drop the hammers. I have been told that dry firing the K guns is ok but old teachings still linger.

    My old SxSs' I drop the hammers against plastic or something similar.

    My grandfather used to hold the trigger has he moved the forearm forward on his M12 to drop the hammer before he stored the gun.

    I think a good clean up and proper storage are more important than should hammers be dropped and how to do it.
     
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