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Dry Firing Counts. Lessons in Spring Life

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Ok. So, over the weekend I was practicing Dry Firing using my LaserLyte system in the house while watching TV. (Don't laugh. It gives me a great vent while watching the evening propaganda. I mean the evening news).

So there I was, 7 and clean the screen with my target when suddenly my trigger refuses to reset. It is flipping back and forth and doing nothing valuable. I cock the hammer, but I cannot get the trigger to operate. Hmmm.

Lower hammer. Go to Workbench. Remove slide. Shake frame. Nothing rattles. Remove grips, starting with Right Side. Oops Spring is in 2 pieces. It broke at the bend between the portion that goes to the frame and the curlicue that drives the trigger reset bar and engages it with the sear.

Now this is a 1999 German Frame 239 (my favorite) and I have no idea how many times I have cycled the trigger and hammer. But I have changed the recoil and main spring about every 5 years or so. I guess it was time to get the rest of them.

I am unsure of how many rounds have been fired with the newly acquired SAS 239. And the same goes for the rest of the collection. SO I guess I am going to be buying spring sets this week and doing some Rehabilitation .

I am just glad that this happened when I was at home shooting at the Trump haters. Could have been worse.

I guess Dry Fires Count.
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That was social justice karma, perhaps if you had been following the dryfire regiment endorsed by SEAL DELTA Force Team Seven Bravo you wouldn't have broken your gun. ;)

We, kids and myself, practice dryfire drills utilizing targets on the tv as well. We shoot'em all though. Mostly not Chuck Norris though, kids give me grief for shooting Chuck. :)
 

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kids give me grief for shooting Chuck. :)
You should thank your kids for saving you from a roundkick to the head from the other side of the TV screen. :)
 

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Lesson 2. Took the weapon apart and, since I had new springs for the Hammer Release as well, I took it off. The new one had almost 1/3 more "Wrap" to it then the old one. Yikes. And it was substantially stronger to release and lowered the hammer substantially easier.

And the Main spring (which I changed last year in August) was also a little weaker.

Got to order more kits and keep tighter controls over when and how much I shoot.
Between the 2 239s I generally burn 300 rounds a month. Guess I got to keep tighter track.
 

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There is a small arch in the spring that broke. The curved one (Hammer release from the lever on the left side) is also substantially weaker.
 
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