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Dry Fire High Standard Victor???

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Post by jshank Tue Feb 28, 2023 4:13 pm

Is it ok to dry fire a High Standard Victor, manufactured in Hampden CT?

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Post by rkittine Tue Feb 28, 2023 4:34 pm

I have a Hamden Victor and NEVER Dry Fire any Rim Fire without a snap cap in it.
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Post by John Dervis Tue Feb 28, 2023 11:41 pm

I would say no. You can use a variety of plugs both made for the purpose or makeshift (like a drywall anchor for example). Another way to do it would be to cut up an old refrigerator magnet and place that on the breech face so you can rack the slide.

Any of these will protect the gun from damage. 

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Post by NukeMMC Wed Mar 01, 2023 6:00 am

It only takes a very few strikes of the firing pin against the breech face to create an indent that causes failures to extract and failure to fire. Sometimes it can iron out but if it is severe, a new liner is actually most effective in both cost and effort.
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Post by cdrt Wed Mar 01, 2023 10:59 am

I have a nice ding in the breech face of my Hamden Victor, thanks to the gunsmith who replaced the broken firing pin a few years ago.  Did not make me happy, but at least it did not affect extraction, etc.
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Post by PhotoEscape Wed Mar 01, 2023 5:41 pm

Here is relatively easy solution for HS guns.  Although it requires a little time and ability to operate various shape mini-files (like ones you can get from Harbor Freight)
Part can be made out of aluminum of plastic.  It is inserted into slide behind firing pin.  It blocks hammer from hitting firing pin, and slide can be cycled easily.
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Post by JTod Wed Mar 08, 2023 6:39 pm

The Browning Medalist and Erma 85A are the only rimfire pistols I'm familiar with that have a feature that allows safe dry firing.  On my Medalist that feature is hard to use so I run a snap cap in it - same as every other rimfire I own.  Guessing some of the fancy target pistols have the same feature, I don't own any yet.

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