Question 1: is the p-32 safe to dry-fire?
Question 2: I noticed today while putting 100 rounds down-range, that after I fire a round and I'm letting the trigger go forward again that I hear/feel two clicks as the trigger resets. Is this normal? Thanks
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As to the firing pin, if you do the Fluff-n-Buff, take a good look at the firing pin, for cracks, metal fatigue points, etc.. I don't think 20-30 snaps is going to be a problem, but stop it before it becomes a habit. If you can't find good snap caps, then stick a spent casing in there. Much better than nothing.
I removed and inspected the firing pin last night and everything seems to be okay. I re-read the manual for my P32 and I didn't see anything about dry-firing in it, but why take the chance. Thanks again all for the help.
It's important to remember the firing system of the P-32 and P-3AT...
Both depend upon a super-lightweight firing pin and zero-inertia hammer for both firing and safety.
This means that when the hammer hits the pin, that puppy goes flying!
Dry-firing will lead to deformation of the firing pin hole, crystallization of the tip, and breakage of the firing pin. It'll also bulge it where it emerges from the pin hole.
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