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Old 03-22-2003, 08:48 PM
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I know that some brands and models, it is ok, and others it is not. I don't know the mechanics of why and what, and don't want to damage my new Neo

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Old 03-22-2003, 10:53 PM
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For the three NEOS that I've worked on, dryfiring is OK. Just to be sure, look at the breech face. If the firing pin does not extend beyond the rim recess or less, dry firing is OK.
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Old 03-22-2003, 11:45 PM
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Dry firing

38super knows the Neos. But, being one who has all the trouble I want in my life I avoid dry firing. What I do is to place an EMPTY fired cartridge in the chamber, then dry fire on that. I rotate it a bit with each firing, never firing more than 5-6 times on each empty cartridge. Then I run a bore snake down the barrel to remove any potential corrosive primer material which may have come out of the spent cartridge.

How's that for conservative?
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Old 03-23-2003, 12:01 AM
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Good Idea n3480h! Prevents peening in the slide too! The firing pin will stop short instead of banging into the slide. Never thought about swabbing the barrel.
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Old 03-23-2003, 08:21 PM
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That is a good idea about the empty shell.

I looked through the owners manual, and found under the section about unloading the pistor and firing chamber (p 24-25) "Notice, To increase the service life of the firing pin spring, it is advisable not to store the postor with the firing pin cocking indicator in the cocked position." I would also say that there was a small brown envelope with 1 spent shell in it. I assumed that this was a test fire of the pistol. Could be they intended for us to use your empty shell idea also. (grin)

I think I will follow your advise, but if for some reason, I miss a time or two, I'm sure it will be ok.

thanks for the help
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