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Nelson dry fire

Post by VolScorpion on 5/18/2017, 8:02 pm

I know that the nelson is considered dry fire safe. Can it be fired 1,000s of times and have no issues? My other pistols that are dry fire safe have had broken hammer strut and hammer strut pins. Not sure how that happened. But I want to know if anyone has had any issue with dry firing their nelson conversion excessively

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Post by Tim:H11 on 5/18/2017, 8:08 pm

I dry fire mine every other day. Never had an issue. Not yet at least but I don't think it will hurt it.
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Post by KBarth on 5/18/2017, 8:12 pm

How long have you had your Nelson Tim?  How much have you dry fired it?
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Post by Chris Miceli on 5/18/2017, 8:23 pm

Call Nelson and ask him.
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Post by Tim:H11 on 5/18/2017, 9:01 pm

KBarth wrote:How long have you had your Nelson Tim?  How much have you dry fired it?

Not even a year. Maybe six months or so. Maybe a little longer. Can't remember. Hasn't been long. A year tops.
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Re: Nelson dry fire

Post by farmboy on 5/18/2017, 9:30 pm

My Nelson started denting the breach face with dry firing.  I use a dry fire plug now
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Post by arnold jim on 5/19/2017, 6:30 am

I use a rubber grommet from ACE hardware. 5/16 i think, and about $.30
 I shove it into the hammer groove, which makes it oblong, with it's hole centered over the firing pin.
I don't think the hammer even touches the pin, plus it's quieter...Jim

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Post by dronning on 5/19/2017, 7:03 am

farmboy wrote:My Nelson started denting the breach face with dry firing.  I use a dry fire plug now

You may have a part not in spec.  The way the Nelson is built the firing pin should never touch the breach.  There is a taper on the pin that matches a taper in the firing pin block that keeps the firing pin from ever touching the breach.  You either have a firing pin block that was machined too deep or a firing pin out of spec.

I'd call Nelson.
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Post by JKR on 5/19/2017, 7:39 am

I cut a small piece of belt leather and punch a hole in it to fit over the head of the firing pin. Same concept as the rubber grommet above.

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