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Will this damage my gun.

Postby Kurt » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:28 am

I'm going to be helping some friends with a little movie project in the near future, and for that project I'll likely be using my KWA KP45 match as a prop. What I was wondering is if I lock the magazine spring down to keep the slide from locking after firing, and fire the gun empty would I be risking damage?




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Re: Will this damage my gun.

Postby Fluffy Boy 32 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:13 am

Kurt wrote:I'm going to be helping some friends with a little movie project in the near future, and for that project I'll likely be using my KWA KP45 match as a prop. What I was wondering is if I lock the magazine spring down to keep the slide from locking after firing, and fire the gun empty would I be risking damage?

You should have any problems but you may have problems with the return spring coming "unlocked" which would cause the gun to stop firing until you rack the slide again. Best way to use it as a prop is to just hold down the slide lock and then when you finish "shooting" you can release the slide lock and it will look like you truly ran out of rounds.
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Re: Will this damage my gun.

Postby Kurt » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:22 am

I'd considered doing that as well. My main concern was that firing it empty like that might damage something. The other option of course is to actually load and fire it, and let creative editing put something in front of the gun in the final cut.
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Re: Will this damage my gun.

Postby cagecrasher » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:29 pm

I may be a little too late to reply to this, but unless your friend is using a camera with an extremely high shutter rate it won't catch any bbs coming out of the barrel. That way you can fire it loaded and not have to worry about dry firing it, which typically doesn't hurt a gun too bad anyway...as long as you aren't doing it on full auto every moment of the video...
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Re: Will this damage my gun.

Postby Kurt » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:19 pm

I just didn't want to fire it loaded because that might not be an option, depending on where we're shooting.
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Re: Will this damage my gun.

Postby Grumsy » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:02 am

Just dont fire it without a mag. Dry is OK. Just pull the follower down inside of the mag a little ways and tape it or something.
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Re: Will this damage my gun.

Postby Kurt » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:58 pm

Won't fire without a mag anyways.
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Re: Will this damage my gun.

Postby Grumsy » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:40 am

I meant drop the hammer on the pin without a mag in, in some guns that can cause issues.
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