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Ruger 22/45 dry fire???

This is a discussion on Ruger 22/45 dry fire??? within the Non-XD Handguns forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; I have one on layaway. I traded a POS Taurus PT22 in on it. It's for my boys. Anyway, I read on Ruger's website that ...


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Old 10-23-2007, 10:23 AM   #1
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Ruger 22/45 dry fire???

I have one on layaway. I traded a POS Taurus PT22 in on it. It's for my boys. Anyway, I read on Ruger's website that it's ok to dry fire their rimfire pistols!?!?!?! Is this true, or has Ruger made a mistake regarding their rimfire pistols? I always thought, and was told to NEVER dry fire a rimfire.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:29 AM   #2
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I's make a phone call or two to verify that info. I too have always heard to never dry fire rimfires due to breech face damage from the firing pin
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:39 AM   #3
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My manual says the same thing. I have never noticed any damage, but have also never attempted several hundred dry-fire's. Throw a spent case in the chamber and have at it. This is much cheaper than a .22 snap-cap and does the same thing.
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:27 PM   #4
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yeah the Rugers are fine to dry fire.. they have a firing pin block that only lets them travel so far... think of every last shot taken on a 10/22 rifle or .22 pistol. they have no bolt hold open so every last trigger squeeze is a dry fire.


contact Ruger and they will tell you the same.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:35 PM   #5
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I always heard that it's bad to dry fire a rimfire. I'd rather err on the side of not damaging the gun.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:38 PM   #6
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I always heard that it's bad to dry fire a rimfire. I'd rather err on the side of not damaging the gun.
That applies to the revolvers these days!
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:45 PM   #7
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Oh man, don't tell me that Ruger's revolver QC has gone downhill? That's pretty depressing, if it's true.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:50 PM   #8
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Well, I don't have a Ruger rimfire revolver, so I'm safe there. I can load my H&R with once fired 22's for practice if I want.

I'm just surprised that the semi-auto 22's can be dry fired. Like I said, I've always been told to never dry fire any rimfire. What exactly has Ruger done to make it ok? Is the firing pin block the same thing as what is in the centerfire revolvers to safely load all cylinders?
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if you look at the parts book http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firear...oklets/C13.pdf

part 17 is the firing pin stop.. its a pin that goes through the firing pin and only allows it to travel a set distance to prevent any damage from dry firing.. (sorry for using the wrong wording with "block") they have the same thing on the 10/22s.. unsure about the revolvers..
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Got it. If I would have seen that without someone explaining it to me, it wouldn't have made sense. My smith-fu is weak, and I am trying to get ejumacated.

thanks.
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