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Old 10-23-2021, 03:26 PM
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Will dry firing w/o snap cap hurt my M9-22



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Title says it all.

Anyone know? Manual is silent on the subject of dry firing the M9-22.
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Old 10-23-2021, 06:22 PM
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Most .22 rimfires should not be fired without a snap cap. You can use cheap #4-6 plastic wall anchors from Home Depot. I would call Beretta USA and ask them what is recommended.
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No need to call anyone. It's just a bad idea to have an empty chamber for dry firing a .22 rimfire. The firing pin will bang into the side of the chamber, which over time will make a ding in the chamber mouth. Said ding can & does affect feeding down the road.

Some folks use a variety of items to absorb the firing pin hit. I've used empty .22 casings but only outdoors, never inside.

The only rimfire that nothing is needed is some of the Anschutz rifles. They allow the removal of the firing pin completely, thus removing the striking of the chamber mouth.

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Yes, Do not dry fire will damage the lip of the barrel
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Old 11-25-2021, 09:02 AM
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my Beretta 21A Bobcats manual states DO NOT DRY FIRE with an empty chamber if you must dry fire insert a fired cartidge case to cushion the firing pin.
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If the firing pin hits the breech and dings it, it's a bad idea. If not then it doesn't matter. Your pistol has undoubtedly already been dry fired. Look at the breech and see.

If it's really never been dry fired, do it but watch for damage.

Most rimfires can be safely dry fired.
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