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Post by Magload Sun 05 Mar 2017, 5:18 pm

Can I dry fire my new Nelson conv with out snap caps or dry wall anchor.  Ruger says I can dry fire my Mark III but it makes me as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.  I been taught not to 60 years ago not to.  Don
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Post by joy2shoot Sun 05 Mar 2017, 6:17 pm

From the Nelson web site


  • Designed by Bob Marvel
  • Machine work by McMillan Machine Co.
  • All springs are chrome silicon
  • Last round lock open
  • Custom Low profile “buried” sights (Fully Adjustable)
  • Dry fire safe

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Post by ric1911a1 Sun 05 Mar 2017, 6:50 pm

I asked Larry Nelson about it. He said to dry-fire all you want.............
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Post by Magload Sun 05 Mar 2017, 9:04 pm

Thanks because I need a lot of it and putting something in the chamber every shot is a real pain.  Don
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Post by Russ OR Mon 06 Mar 2017, 1:29 am

With my AA & Marvel I use a piece of dense rubber about 3/8"x1/2"x5/32" with a paper punch hole in the center. - Cock, wedge it into the firing pin recess centered on the Firing pin -  dry fire - keeping trigger held back, pull hammer all the way back, release trigger, set hammer down on hooks - dry fire - repeat.
Even if it (or any 1911) is safe to dry-fire w/o damage to firing pin or breech face, this still saves unnecessary metal to metal shock. - 1911s can use thinner pc of dense rubber. 

Check with your Dr. (er Gunsmith) before trying at home.

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Post by rich.tullo Tue 07 Mar 2017, 10:07 am

Russ OR wrote:With my AA & Marvel I use a piece of dense rubber about 3/8"x1/2"x5/32" with a paper punch hole in the center. - Cock, wedge it into the firing pin recess centered on the Firing pin -  dry fire - keeping trigger held back, pull hammer all the way back, release trigger, set hammer down on hooks - dry fire - repeat.
Even if it (or any 1911) is safe to dry-fire w/o damage to firing pin or breech face, this still saves unnecessary metal to metal shock. - 1911s can use thinner pc of dense rubber. 

Check with your Dr. (er Gunsmith) before trying at home.
That works but downs that wear down the clockworks?  Another solution would be to file off the edge of a yellow drywall anchor. My only concern is wear and tear on the firing pin from the dry firing not from hitting the breach. Although I would not want to do it, it can be replaced. I will have Nelson replace mine.
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Post by UtahDave Tue 07 Mar 2017, 11:44 am

I use a cone shaped faucet washer on my Muzzleloaders to keep from damaging the nipple and hammer cup.  I never thought of doing that in a modern pistol.  

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Post by Jack H Tue 07 Mar 2017, 3:04 pm

I cut a piece of magnetic card to fit around the extractor.  I let the firing pin hit the card.  Drywall anchors and similar seem to dent and become useless real quick.
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Post by Fusion Fri 10 Mar 2017, 12:29 pm

I'm new to the 1911 world. Can I dry fire my 1911 without doing damage?

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Post by Wobbley Fri 10 Mar 2017, 1:18 pm

Fusion wrote:I'm new to the 1911 world. Can I dry fire my 1911 without doing damage?
You can dry fire a long time without damage, but eventually the firing pin spring might weaken or break.  I use snap caps
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Post by teg2658 Sun 12 Mar 2017, 3:42 pm

I started the bullseye game in 1975 and dry fired a 1911 45 almost daily. I have yet to break a firing pin or do damage. As far as 22 I never dry fire, I shoot 22 conversions on a 1911 receiver.
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Post by JayhawkNavy02 Mon 13 Mar 2017, 12:12 am

I dry fire the snot out of mine for 2 years running, zero issues.
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