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Post by pgg on 4/1/2019, 2:21 am

I bought a S&W Model 41 last year and haven't dry fired it nearly as much as I should have.

A lot of people say it's OK to dry fire a Model 41, but a lot of people say it's not, and S&W themselves advise not to. Putting a spent casing or a drywall anchor or whatever in the chamber is kind of a pain. Today I made a different kind of dry fire device and it works much better.

I had some extra 2-part rapid setting silicone compound from one of the Radians custom earplug kits. I mixed it up, stuck it in the back of the slide behind the firing pin, let it start to set for a few minutes, put the slide back on the frame, dry fired it once to let the hammer fall in the silicone, took off the slide, cleaned away the excess, and let the rest of it set.

What's left is a perfectly molded silicone pad to catch the hammer, so the firing pin never gets struck. It takes about 10 seconds to put it in and take it out.

It's so much better than messing with something in the chamber to catch the firing pin.



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Post by TonyH on 4/1/2019, 3:57 am

Very cool and a great solution!
Here is what I have used for a while. Just a small piece of plastic cutting board bent over in a U. It's elastic enough that it holds itself in place around the pin, and rigid enough to stop the hammer from hitting the pin.
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Post by Virgil Kane on 5/1/2019, 1:45 am

pgg wrote:I bought a S&W Model 41 last year and haven't dry fired it nearly as much as I should have.

A lot of people say it's OK to dry fire a Model 41, but a lot of people say it's not, and S&W themselves advise not to. Putting a spent casing or a drywall anchor or whatever in the chamber is kind of a pain. Today I made a different kind of dry fire device and it works much better.

I had some extra 2-part rapid setting silicone compound from one of the Radians custom earplug kits. I mixed it up, stuck it in the back of the slide behind the firing pin, let it start to set for a few minutes, put the slide back on the frame, dry fired it once to let the hammer fall in the silicone, took off the slide, cleaned away the excess, and let the rest of it set.

What's left is a perfectly molded silicone pad to catch the hammer, so the firing pin never gets struck. It takes about 10 seconds to put it in and take it out.

It's so much better than messing with something in the chamber to catch the firing pin.



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I made something similar. Just don't forget to take it out when done dry firing.  Not a good feeling when you go to a match, pull the trigger, round doesn't go off and you can't figure out why.  Ask me how I know about that.

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