Should you store a shotgun cocked?
In my experience/research there is NO extra wear on the spring by storing the shotgun with the hammer cocked. Like magazine springs, the wear is brought about by loading and unloading the tension on the spring, not by keeping it cocked for long periods of time.
Can you dry fire Remington 1100?
Yes, the 1100 can be dry-fired.
Does it hurt a shotgun to leave it loaded?
No, there hasen’t been any problems with the shotguns. We don’t recommend you leave your gun loaded in doing so you will damage the spring in the magazine tube.
Should you store a gun in a case?
Gun cases are for transportation, not storage. Even the best case will trap humidity in the padding and hold it next to the metal of the gun inside it. Not to mention, it wipes off or absorbs anything you put on the gun to prevent rust.
Is the Remington 870 drop safe?
The safety in an 870 just like most shotguns is only a trigger cross bolt safety that blocks the trigger from being pulled. It has no other internal safety. The Remington 870 (just like the Mossberg 500/590 and many others) have inertia driven firing pins and they have no firing pin block safeties.
Is it OK to leave shotgun magazines loaded?
When left loaded to full capacity and not used, most magazines will very slowly lose some amount of spring tension over time. Some springs may stay loaded for decades and still function, and others might wear out after a much shorter period of time.
Should you leave your magazines loaded?
Some ammunition manufacturers recommend rotating service-related ammunition as little as every six months. When using quality magazines with quality ammunition, stored and maintained properly, you can leave them loaded as long as you want to without any reservation.
Can you dry fire a Benelli Supernova?
No. Dry fire at will. Benelli has figured out all the ups and downs of firearm engineering and manufacturing over the years.
Can you dry fire a single shot shotgun?
DO NOT DRY FIRE the single shot H&R or NEF model shotguns or rifles. It WILL damage the transfer bar mechanism.
Will a gun rust in a hard case?
In addition to safety considerations, Hoffman said guns should never be stored for too long in soft gun cases or even hard cases with foam interiors. “Gun cases are terrible for rust,” he said. “Anything that’s soft or has foam will trap and hold moisture around your gun.”
What happens when you dry fire a shotgun?
The old hull will take some of the strain off of the ejectors when the gun is opened, but it will provide no protection at all for the firing pin or breech face on dry firing. After being dry fired a time or two, the primer on the old hull is dented to the extent that it no longer provides any resistance to the firing pin.
Is it better to store a shotgun hammer down or cocked?
Storing guns hammer down or cocked is an old question, but certainly deserves revisiting every now and again. The theory is that springs, older leaf springs in particular, lose their strength when stored in a compressed state.
Can a shotgun be dry fired with an old hull?
Do NOT be cheap and use an old hull. The old hull will take some of the strain off of the ejectors when the gun is opened, but it will provide no protection at all for the firing pin or breech face on dry firing.
Can You Dry fire a shotgun without snap caps?
Snap caps are not a good place to economize. Some O/Us and SxS guns can be happily dry fired without snap caps, but I am not sure which ones those are. Maybe some of the more modern guns. The trouble is that few manufacturers will tell you that you can dry fire their guns.