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Balazona
04-03-2009, 10:01 PM
Unload the pistol first and check the chamber should be empty.Iuse lead pencil with eraser.put the eraser side in the barrel.cock the hammer,pull the trigger.if pencil jump out the barrel then pistol is functioning alright.the same way u can check the decoker.the pencil shouldnt jump in decoker checking at all. i usually use this method to know my pistol is function right or not after detail cleaning.YMMV.

Firepower!
04-03-2009, 10:14 PM
Good method to check the firing pin. However, the best way is to take it to range and shoot out 100 bullets.

Mastermind
04-03-2009, 10:17 PM
hmmmmmmm not bad Balazona thank for the tip

Nabeel
04-03-2009, 11:16 PM
100*40=4000 rupees just to check your pistol is working :rolleyes:

Zubair
05-03-2009, 11:06 AM
Unload the pistol first and check the chamber should be empty.Iuse lead pencil with eraser.put the eraser side in the barrel.cock the hammer,pull the trigger.if pencil jump out the barrel then pistol is functioning alright.the same way u can check the decoker.the pencil shouldnt jump in decoker checking at all. i usually use this method to know my pistol is function right or not after detail cleaning.YMMV.
Good advice!!!

Saeen
05-03-2009, 11:56 AM
@FP, sure sir this is the best way to check. But the problem is that after firing you have to clean it again, and therefore te same dilemma again that whether the components have fitted well :)

Ka_Khan
05-03-2009, 02:31 PM
Very nice tip Balazona....
Some say firing without bullet damages the firing pin...is that right?

Omkhan
05-03-2009, 02:43 PM
Many manufacturers strictly warn against the use of dry fire. I have seen this specially on Taurus manuals. But modern pistols can be dry fired w/o concern for some practice. That said, excess of every thing is bad :)

Daudpota
05-03-2009, 03:05 PM
I think they call them snap caps. You can use them as dummy ammo for dry firing and firing range trigger practice.

Maybe someone can elaborate on this as I do not know much about snap caps.

Regards.

Omkhan
05-03-2009, 03:10 PM
snap caps are dummy rounds that have a spring in them attached to the primer part of the bullet. This gives cushion to the firing pin hence make dry fires more firing pin friendly. A pair of 9mm snap caps r available for 1000 Rs with Tayyab Ali & Co. They also have 12 GA snap shells in same price range.

Balazona
05-03-2009, 03:21 PM
Yes,dry fire is ok with modern center fire weapons only but dont make it ur habbit.and nice to know about snap caps availbility in Karachi.they r not availble in Lahore.

Abbas
05-03-2009, 04:02 PM
I heard snap caps were available at Buksh Elahi as well in Lahore. I did not buy them because anything inside my gun chamber I don't feel comfortable playing around with in my home.

Balazona
05-03-2009, 04:06 PM
But they r good to smooth the gritty trigger of pistols.u can dryfire thousands of time with them.

Mohammad
05-03-2009, 05:04 PM
i checked my pistols and it was ok.......thanks for the advice

Cap1
05-03-2009, 05:07 PM
Thanks Balazona for the great tip! I tried it out.

9mm Luger
05-03-2009, 10:08 PM
just rack the slide a few times to see that it is smooth!! thats it i dont think guns are made so weak they need to be checked unless u se a crack etc in my view

Intrepid
06-03-2009, 10:13 PM
I also tried the tip. Thanks Balzy :)

Cap1
07-03-2009, 10:54 AM
@ 9mm Luger yes that's a good way to check the functioning but it won't check if the firing pin is striking or not; add to that Balazona's tip and you have a complete checkup.

Glxspk
21-03-2009, 11:10 PM
Good method to check the firing pin. However, the best way is to take it to range and shoot out 100 bullets.

I concur. I cannot trust a weapon after Ive field stripped it.

Only carry or let carry after 50/100 rounds of firing

HassaanAfzal
22-03-2009, 12:05 AM
@ balazona

i ve tried it.............it works :)