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Greetings from Knoxville, TN. After researching and shooting several pistols (Glock, Kahr, Kimber 1911 -$$$, and the SR9c) I laid down my money today on the SR9c.

(I also own a Pardner Pump Protector 12 guage.)


Haven't fired the Ruger yet; but have stripped it, wiped it down, cleaned the striker / track, and reassembled. All thanks to Youtube vids.

One question, if I may. After the gun is back together, and the slide has been racked... Should I go ahead and dry fire it to release the trigger tension, or just leave it alone? I haven't yet picked up any snap caps. I see Hickock dry fire all the time after he has racked the slide, but lots of people say it's bad for the gun.

Thanks, and I look forward to lots of education from you guys here.

Oh, one more thing. Am I a total newbie for liking the speed loader for the magazines? :confused:

Here's my Ruger. My heart wanted the all black, but I didn't want to wait for them to order it. The stainless is growing on me.

 

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Welcome from Colorado. I don't have an answer to your question but asan opinion I would always recommend snap caps even if the manual says its ok to dry fire. Couldn't hurt.
 

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Welcome from Colorado. I don't have an answer to your question but asan opinion I would always recommend snap caps even if the manual says its ok to dry fire. Couldn't hurt.
Thanks. Man, the 9mm are SO much more expensive the 12 guages I bought :eek:
 

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Welcome from Australia mate.
Glad to have you on board, nice folk here and lots of good info.
 

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I sincerely appreciate the welcome, everyone.

It's a small thing, but taking the time to stop by and welcome me is really nice.
 

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Just read in the owner's manual that it CAN be dry fired without damage as long as an empty magazine is in. Don't know how I missed that when I first read the manual.
 

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Welcome from the Republic of Texas...
 

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it can be dry fired. check out the ruger website. it CAN be dry fired, but there's not necessarily any good reason to-- ruger website says when reassembling, to put an empty mag in, drop it back out, and rack the slide a few times (at least that's what it says for the P95. i assume it says about the same for the sr9). no, i don't think you're a wimp for liking the speed loader-- honestly, it's hard as hell for me to load without it and it's not like i have weak hands or anything, even when your mags are broken in a little. welcome to the forum, and enjoy your ruger!!
 

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Honestly, if you dry fire and you break the firing pin on any firearm, it was going to break anyway. Don't make it a habit, but every now and then when reassembling is ok. Snap caps are a great tool if you plan on dry firing often to practice drawing your weapon and "shooting".
 

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Welcome from southern OK. Enjoy. It's a great place to hang out.
 

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Welcome from Maine. I've resisted the instant gratification and left the stainless model SR9c in the cabinet at my LGS for someone else to buy while they order a black one for me. Carrying my LC9, which I want the new SR9c to match, in the mean time.
 
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