First, the pistol I plan to shoot is my Ruger p345. This is an 8+1 single stack with a double action on the first trigger pull. Just curious in which class this pistol will land me. Second, this pistol has a magazine disconnect. My instruction manual tells me do not dry fire this pistol without a magazine inserted because damage could occur. With my p345 and a magazine not inserted, a sear pops up and blocks the firing pin if the trigger is pulled. This in the past has been known to damage the firing pin, either bending it, our mushrooming it. At the end of the stage I am asked to drop the mag, clear the chamber, and pull the trigger. Normally I would use the decocker to drop the hammer and then pull the trigger although there wouldn't be the click of the firing mech. The SO at the SDPS Intro to IDPA made me pull the trigger without the mag so he could hear the click of the firing pin strike. If I remember correctly, while at the NVSA match, I was able to drop the mag, clear the chamber, then use the decocker to drop the hammer, then pulled the trigger which moves the hammer but does not cause a hammer strike. I am very concerned because I use this pistol as my daily CCW carry, and want to use IDPA to help me practice with it the things I can't do at a square range. I would apprecitate some input on this. Thanks!!!
Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:59pm#1
Help me decide which division for my gun.