GUN Can you shoot a brass with live primer but no powder and bullet?

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  1. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    ...without damaging the brass? I would be shooting this out of a 9mm semiauto.
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    I've done this before and there was no visual damage. This was with an '06, fwiw.
     
  3. It won't hurt anything.
     
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    It will be very loud, wear your hearing protection.
     
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    Why?
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    won't the bullet get stuck in the barrel?
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    i'm pretty sure he meant "no powder or bullet" and not "no powder and bullet." i can see where that could get confusing.
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    ohh...wouldn't that just be like shooting a blank round?
     
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    it won't do anything, but it won't be strong enough to cycle the action of an automatic.
     
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    Yeah, it's not loud, won't harm anything, just gives a little pop.
     
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    I've done this with 22lr. Pulled the bullet and powder then hand fed the case into the chamber, then pulled the trigger on it. Did this to make some a poor mans snap cap, to test a buddy trigger job.


    It was still pretty loud but it didn't cycle the gun of course.
     
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    Short answer: Yes

    Longer answer: Yeah
     
  13. GlobeGuy

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    :rofl:
     
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    We've done this in revolvers after pulling bullets/powder from brass in order to reload them. It's not even that loud.
     
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    i have a few casings with live primers that I need to de-prime. I keep forgetting to take them to the range with me to fire :hs: I'm too scared to do it in my garage.
     
  16. It's really not that loud.
     
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    man up :o
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    Since you said it is an auto-loader it will not cycle, other than that it will be fine as far as I know.
     
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    I'd be worried about someone hearing what sounded like a gunshot, and calling the cops. Discharging a firearm within an urban growth area is a crime.
     
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    I bought some bulk .223 and somehow I got shipped a primed but empty case. There was problably some power residue left in the case, but most had fallen out. I fired it in my bathroom because I wanted to turn the fan on to pull out the smell. If you do it in an enclosed area, I also encourage hearing protection.

    You could do it in your garage. It's not louder than pounding on a board with a hammer (sounds the same too)
     
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    I've also read plenty of people saying they've deprimed unfired primers without problems, just go slow and don't pound the decapping pin in it.
     

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