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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:20 pm 
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Just took possession of a New GP-100 it has this yellow disk behind the cylinder is this ment to take the place of snap caps so dry fire is acceptable?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:21 pm 
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I think they were there to show that the gun is unloaded. It is a fairly brittle plastic and can shatter if used for dry firing. Kelye @ Belt mtn


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:03 pm 
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From Page 12 of the GP-100 owner's manual:

"Do not dry-fire the revolver with the plastic ‘safety disc’ on the cylinder."

Read the manual.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:20 pm 
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welcome to the forum.
its a floating firing pin system so dryfire without snap caps is fine.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:55 pm 
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Yep, toss that plastic ring and dryfire away. You won't hurt the GP, and even if you manage to, Ruger will fix it for free.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:07 pm 
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Like Keyle says, it is a flag to suggest the gun is not loaded.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:14 pm 
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The yellow disc is to show unloaded from the factory and not intended to be dry fired. Always use snap caps when dry firing. The Ruger 'will fix' thing is not the attitude to have when buying a new firearm. Take proper care and it will last many lifetimes.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:42 pm 
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I extensively dry fired a new Liberty Security Six with the plastic ring in place back in 1976. Want to guess what's the only Ruger that I've had where the firing pin broke? Throw the ring in the box. It is a good unloaded indicator if you ever need one. I use snap caps for dry firing myself but I learned my lesson about using the ring.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:06 pm 
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I have been told that it's possible for the firing pin to get stuck in the plastic disc, and then get jammed/bent/broken when the cylinder attempts to rotate for the next "shot".

Just what I've heard . . .

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:36 pm 
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My dry firing escapade with the disc only dented the disc. It never perforated it but the fp bit the dust nonetheless. Live and learn.

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You mean I'm suppose to remove it before I go shooting? I thought it was a 'beauty ring'. No wonder I'm having so much trouble closing the cylinder.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:41 pm 
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I believe your manual also says: "Dry firing" will NOT harm this gun. At least it says that in every (CF) Ruger manual I own, IIRC.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:33 pm 
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The yellow disc is an easily seen and verifiable safety device used in the factory. I was told on one plant tour that handling a completed gun (in fireable condition) without the disc in place was grounds for dismissal.

It's not meant for dry firing.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:46 pm 
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jimbo1096 wrote:
You mean I'm suppose to remove it before I go shooting? I thought it was a 'beauty ring'. No wonder I'm having so much trouble closing the cylinder.



OH, your doing it wrong. i open the cylinder and drill pilot holes from the face of the cylinder through the yellow disk in the rear. then flip the whole thing over and after selecting the appropriate bit from your rim measurment drill through the yellow disk for recessed cylinders."DO NOT REMOVE THE YELLOW DISK" is what i remember reading in the manual.
just dont use full power loads. they seem to throw bits of yellow plastic everywhere. its embarasing going to work to have plastic removed from my eye so wear saftey glasses.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:37 pm 
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Everyone drools over the original box, warranty card, manual, shipping sleeve, vapor bag, etc when a scarce gun comes up for sale.

I always wonder why the yellow disc lacks demand when other original packaging is so desireable?

Anyone know if they are available from Ruger???

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