NormanXDm wrote:Interesting. I've never talked to them - I assumed the owners manual (which was quite explicit) would be correct. I guess that's what I get for assuming...
It's probably not a bad assumption, really. If their owners manual said not to (which it does), I wouldn't either -- the only reason I had called them was because I purchased a used one without a manual and I had no idea if it was OK or not. I wouldn't do a long dry fire practice with a kel-tec, but the occasional dry firing won't hurt anything. The firing pin does come in contact with a screw, and depending on the round usage for the gun, it could break. As I understand it, the firing pin is one of the first things to go on a high-round-count Kel-tec.
For longer dry firing practice, get the aforementioned snap caps. They're worth it, no question.
I've just always found it odd that people are so worried about dry firing their weapons. The vast majority of modern firearms can be dry fired with no ill effects, and it can be a very beneficial exercise. I like to dry fire any gun I'm looking at in a gun store multiple times, and I had a gun store clerk tell me that dry firing -- even with snap caps -- was a terrible idea. He refused to let me do it on any of the guns I looked at. He eve told me Glocks would break if I dry fired them more than twice each.