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    Default Dry firing the makarov

    It is safe, mechanically, to dry fire a Makarov (of course, unloaded and double checked to be unloaded) correct? I have read that it may smooth out the trigger.

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    I always use snap caps for all my weapons, it is cheap insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlag19 View Post
    It is safe, mechanically, to dry fire a Makarov (of course, unloaded and double checked to be unloaded) correct? I have read that it may smooth out the trigger.
    I personally think that there is no issue at all. The firing pin has no sharp angles in the profile, so breakage would be difficult. As curly1 said, I would still use a snap cap to avoid wearing out the hammer face too much. Also do not dry fire when the slide is removed. This will snap the tip, or even the body of the hammer spring due to strain!

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    I will buy the snap caps just to be safe. Thanks much.


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    It takes 10 seconds to remove the firing pin if you are worried. then no snap caps needed.
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    Instead of a snap-cap, I've heard of leaving an empty, fired case in the chamber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDKW View Post
    I've heard of leaving an empty, fired case in the chamber.
    Also heard of empty case, primer removed (Boxer primed I quess) and a piece of gum rubber eraser in the pocket. sorta homemade snap cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee1959 View Post
    It takes 10 seconds to remove the firing pin if you are worried. then no snap caps needed.
    That's right. And that's another thing that's seldom mentioned about the Makarov. You can remove the firing pin so easily, and punch out the firing pin channel with a Q-Tip.
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    I have ordered the snap caps and will have them this week. A-Zoom makes them in Makarov, but Tipton does not. They should do the trick. Thanks.


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