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Thread: Dry Fire Bumper Boys?

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    Senior Member Scott Adams's Avatar
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    Default Dry Fire Bumper Boys?

    Is it a recipe for trouble?
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    Never had a problem. I dry fire them at the house before I set out to train to see if I need to charge them.
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    I have fired them with just the blanks and no dummy to condition a dog to gunshots. I do this when I don't have a helper to fire a blank pistol. No problems.
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    I do it to test them and I've used them as Wayne has to simulate gunfire as for a diversion or to set up a blind.

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    If by dry fire, you mean to shoot them with a blank and no bumper, that's no problem.

    If you mean to shoot them with no blank, a potential problem. The owners manual says not to do it. Since it's rim fire the firing pin will strike the side of the barrel and make a nick which will prevent a blank from going into the barrel. They say if you do it and can't get a blank in easily, to just file or sand the nick away.

    Now I've never done it so I don't know what will happen. Just saying what their instructions say.

    If you are dry firing it to test it just unhinge the firing mechanism from the barrel and dry fire it that way.

    Hope this helps...
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