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Is it safe to dryfire a .22 revolver?

It's a 30 year old+ H&R .22 DA revolver (generic, in other words)
I've been doing it LONG before I ever shot a pistol. It was my father's; I got it when he died.

Nevertheless. Is it safe? Is it okay on the revolver?

I've been practicing my quick draw and the like (spinning it, for years. Just for kicks.
(and, yes, I know to check before dryfiring.)
 

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I wouldn't recommend dry firing a rimfire gun. The hammer is likely hitting the frame since there is no brass between them. This can damage the hammer/firing pin thing in some instances. I forget what its actually called in a rimfire. It depends on the design but in most cases it is a bad idea. Many centerfire guns can be dry fired with less or no effect.

I won't get into the legal implications of you owning guns at your age.

maser?
 

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Re: re: Revolver Dryfire

Fuelburns2 said:
I won't get into the legal implications of you owning guns at your age.
Please do, I'd like to hear this. Cite chapter and verse please.

Fuelburns2 said:
I had the same thought.
 

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Pistolero said:
Please do, I'd like to hear this. Cite chapter and verse please.
Just finished my homework so I'm not in the mood right now. Sorry Pistolero, maybe later.
 

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I understand. The point I was going to make is that there are so many exceptions to the federal rule of a person being 18 years old to own or possess a handgun, that it really a silly, almost unenforceable law.
 

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As far as I'm aware there are no exceptions to the federal law that 18 is the minimum age to own a handgun. Possession is a different issue.
 

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As a pistol owner before the age of 21, I can tell you that you MUST be at least 18 before owning a handgun. There are no exceptions for that in Illinois. (I'm sure it's similar in other states.)

He can possess handguns, just not be the owner.
 

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From IL State Codes:

"(720 ILCS 5/24-3.1)
Sec. 24-3.1. Unlawful possession of firearms and firearm ammunition.
(a)A person commits the offense of unlawful possession of firearms or firearm ammunition when:
(1)He is under 18 years of age and has in his possession any firearm of a size which may be concealed
upon the person; or
(2)He is under 21 years of age, has been convicted of a misdemeanor other than a traffic offense or ad-
judged delinquent and has any firearms or firearm ammunition in his possession; or..."

As long as you're over 18 and you haven't been convicted of any misdemeanors other than traffic violations, you can possess a handgun.

This is for Illinois only, although I know Utah has similar laws. I'm sure many other states do too.
 

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I don't have sources to cite but I do have first hand experience. Before I turned 21 but after I was 18 I was legally allowed to purchase handguns from private sellers. FFL dealers are restricted from transfering or selling to anyone in this category. This restriction comes from the federal level. The state would not even issue me a purchase permit before I was 18.
 

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Fuelburns2 said:
Back to the main question. Does anyone else know about dryfiring .22 revolvers?
I've always been told dryfiring ANY .22 is bad. Although, if the gun is cheap and you don't depend on it as a carry or HD gun, then dryfiring probably isn't much of a problem. The chances of the gun breaking are probably low and if it does break, it's not that big of a deal.
 

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If you'd me like to explain how I "own" a .22 revolver, I technically dont. Since my father passed away (this is also why I, a sixteen year old, has been allowed to handle and obssess over firearms.), my mother now legally owns these firearms.

I know there are laws (in the state where I live) about placement of firearms where minors may reach them, but since this is a knowledgeful allowance by my mother, I really don't see it as a problem.

So, though they are not legally mine, I strongly feel that they are. or at least will be.

anyways. Thank you for telling me about that, you've all been very informative. Do you think it's safer to dryfire on spent brass?


and... what do you mean by maser?
 

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In most states it's okay to allow minors over the age of 14 to have access to firearms. You're probably fine as long as your mother owns the guns.

I've got a friend who shoots a lot of .22s and he suggests firing on spent brass. He has never had any problems with any of his guns while using this method.
 

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ten mill--Let me tell you gently being comapared to maser is no compliment.He is a immature,ignorant and potentially dangerous individual.Take a look at your avatar and ask yourself---Am I ready to handle a loaded firearm?????The question has come down to the fact that the answer is NO!!!!What happens when you have a bad day---???????????????Let your mommy keep this piece under lock and key until you can prove you are ready to handle the responsibility.I would concentrate on high marks in school,community projects and the boy scouts as a start.Possibly joining a youth/Christian group would also help.Walk before you run!!!!!
 

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I AM mature.
I've handled high stress like that eons ago- handled the- I've-had-a-bad-day-and-i'mma-shoot-ya sort of situation. My father has educated me well.
I have a strong walk with the lord, my friend.

I trust myself with guns. You may not. My uncle once thought similiarily - until he saw that I was controlled and level headed when handling, near, or around guns.

My self-assertions likely have little credence amongst you- but give me a chance! Maybe if you got to know me, you'd see like he saw.

And, after all, there is a reason why my mother would allow me to handle them freely and without her supervision. She trusts me.

But sir, I thank you for your concern. (my avatar is from the anime series Ruroni Kenshin. The picture is of Kenshin, who is another level-headed sort of guy. Ironic that you'd refer to that as a symbol of emotional instability.)
 
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