GUN How would a broken firing pin cause an unintentional discharge?

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  1. SpicyMcVoodoo

    SpicyMcVoodoo New Member

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    In the instructions to my Guardian .32 DAO, it says don't dry fire because it could prevent an intentional discharge or cause an unintentional discharge.

    How exactly would a broken firing pin cause the latter?
     
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    If the firing pin stuck fully extended and you cycled the slide and let it pop forward..
     
  3. krott5333

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    a broken pin wouldnt do shit.. but if you're firing pin is meant to be free-moving, like that of a makarov, and shit gets all gummed up in there, its liable to not only fire upon racking the slide, but also go into full auto
     
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    :noes: I dry fired it about 3 times. Hope I didn't break it. :x:
     
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    Someone use MS paint to illlustrate this. :x:
     
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    The firing pin can get broken and jammed forward. When the slide slams forward (slam fire), it will hit the primer and cause an unintentional discharge... followed by a brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr sound and wild recoil as it empties the rest of the magazine like a full-auto...
     
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    and how would you have any way of knowing the firing pin was in such a condition to cause this before it happens?
     
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    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    I dry fired my PX4 about 30 times :noes:
     
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    seen the stuck firing pin happen at range with a yugo sks that wasnt cleaned properly gunked up with cosmoline dumped all 10 rounds
     
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    This is one of the reasons it drives me nuts to see people hold their pistols sideways (so the muzzle is pointed across the booths and not down range) when they change magazines.
     
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    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    Damn, I've never thought of that - good way for a freak accident to happen :eek4:
     
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    when i'm at the range, the only way my muzzles point is downrange. even the ones still cased up. the only exception is when they are put into/taken out of my truck.
     
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    or bad if you're the freak the accident happens to:fawk:
     

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