Dry fire P64

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Dry fire P64

Post by gperk » November 2nd, 2009, 10:05 pm

Does dry firing the p64 do the gun any damage?

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Post by darrell » November 3rd, 2009, 10:47 am

Dry firing in general is not good for guns. If possible you should use snap caps. It is not as bad for a P-64 as it would be for something with a brittle firing pin like a CZ-52. Since you cannot get P-64 parts, I would not dry fire a lot of times. I know people who have dry fired a lot of times and had no firing pin damage, you however might not be one of those.

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Post by manicmechanic » November 3rd, 2009, 2:23 pm

We have seen some of the safety barrels fail from being possibly over heat treated and brittle, cracking from dry firing.

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Post by jbailey » November 4th, 2009, 10:13 pm

Since 9 X 18 snap caps are not easy to find, consider what I did - put a cigarette filter under the hammer and dry fire until either the filter or your finger needs replacement (LOL) - "Ivan"

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Post by donnerwetter58 » November 4th, 2009, 10:52 pm

Snap caps will work well for limiting firing pin movement but will do nothing to protect the safety. The P-64 examples I've seen have inertia firing pins. The hammer impact on the safety is the same chamber loaded or not.

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Post by stillkruzn » November 4th, 2009, 11:47 pm

I use a small piece of leather under the hammer...

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Post by probyt » November 6th, 2009, 6:47 pm

jbailey wrote:Since 9 X 18 snap caps are not easy to find, consider what I did - put a cigarette filter under the hammer and dry fire until either the filter or your finger needs replacement (LOL) - "Ivan"











Great idea! They work well for ear plugs on the range in a pinch.

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Post by jbabbler » November 7th, 2009, 2:19 pm

I just use a spent shell casing.
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Post by kilogulf59 » November 22nd, 2009, 10:51 am

Once there's a dimple in there it is protecting nothing. If you can, get a piece of Delrin (Polyoxymethylene or POM ) and press it into the primer well. If you know someone in the machine tool trades (if there's any left that is) ask them and they may be able to make up a few for you.
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Post by stover » November 22nd, 2009, 12:03 pm

I've made my own snap caps for 9x18. I pulled the bullet head, dumped the powder and de primed the case. Primed the case with a trimmed pencil eraser and reseated bullet. They seem to work pretty good.

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Post by tbird » December 23rd, 2009, 4:39 pm

My regular 9mm snap caps work just fine.

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Re: Dry fire P64

Post by Coco86 » October 25th, 2011, 5:41 pm

Amazon.com has snap caps. Just time in 9mm makarov and there will be snap caps for i think around $15-$20, not sure.

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Re: Dry fire P64

Post by sixgun » October 26th, 2011, 2:32 pm

donnerwetter58 wrote:Snap caps will work well for limiting firing pin movement but will do nothing to protect the safety. The P-64 examples I've seen have inertia firing pins. The hammer impact on the safety is the same chamber loaded or not.
Your right, the safety needs protection as well as the firing pin...

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Re: Dry fire P64

Post by fully machined » October 27th, 2011, 11:25 pm

I removed the firing pin and spring and reassembled with the complete safety assembly. Doubled actioned about twenty times with each hand, rest and then do again. About 100 or so double action dry fires. This made my safety loosen up and helped the double action feel after a clean and lube.

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Re: Dry fire P64

Post by Kilmister » December 6th, 2011, 5:43 pm

can you post instructions on how you did that? Is there ANY harm that can result from this?
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