FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Shotgun FAQHow to remove a live primer from a shotgun shell?
Van Sherman asked 2 months ago
Can i remove a live primer from a shotgun shell?

5 Answers
Lewis Staff answered 2 months ago

The first and most obvious way is to simply use a pair of pliers or something similar to unseat the primer from the shell. However, this is not always possible, especially if the primer is well seated. In this case, you may need to use a pick or other thin tool to pry the primer out of the shell.

Another method is to use a small drill bit to carefully drill out the primers in question. This method should only be attempted if you are certain that the shotgun shells in question are unloaded and safe to handle. Once again, be very careful when drilling out live primers, and make sure that you have a safe way to dispose of the shells afterward.

If you are unsure about any of these methods, or if you do not feel comfortable attempting them, it is always best to consult with a professional ammunition specialist. They will be able to safely and effectively remove the live primers from your shotgun shells so that you can properly dispose of them.

Ivan Staff answered 2 months ago

There are a few different ways to remove a live primer from a shotgun shell.

One way is to use a tool called a “primer sealant.” This tool essentially clamps down on the primer, sealing it off so that it can’t be fired.

Another way to remove a live primer from a shotgun shell is to use something called a “primer punch.” This tool essentially punches out the primer, making it safe to handle.

If you don’t have either of these tools, you can also try using pliers or tweezers. Grip the primer firmly and then slowly pull it out. Be sure not to drop the primer, as it could still go off and cause harm.

Once the primer is out, you can then dispose of the shell safely.

Olson Staff answered 2 months ago

If you have a shotgun that uses live primers, then you will need to know how to remove them before you can reload the gun.

How to remove a live primer from a shotgun shell?

Here are some steps to follow:

1. Use a primer remover tool. You can find these at most sporting goods stores or online. They look like a small pointy hook and they are meant specifically for removing live primers from shotgun shells.

2. Insert the tool into the primer hole on the back of the shell until it feels snug. Then, twist the tool clockwise a few times until the primer comes out.

3. If you don’t have a primer remover tool, you can use a Johnson Bar (a metal rod with a handle) or a small screwdriver. Insert the tool into the primer hole and gently tap it until the primer pops out.

4. Once the primer is out, you can reload the shell with a new one. Just make sure that the primer is seated properly before you close the gun.

Antony Staff answered 2 months ago

Removing a live primer from a shotgun shell can be a bit tricky.

Here are some tips to help you remove it safely:

1. Use a pair of pliers to carefully grip the primer. Make sure you have a firm grip on the primer so that it doesn’t slip out of the pliers.

3. Gently twist the pliers until the primer comes out of the shotgun shell. Be careful not to drop the primer or damage it in any way.

4. Once the primer is out, dispose of it properly according to your local laws and regulations.

How to remove a live primer from a shotgun shell?

Cruz Staff answered 2 months ago

If you need to remove a live primer from a shotgun shell, the best thing to do is to use a plunger. Simply insert the plunger into the primer and press firmly. The plunger will push the primer out of the casing and away from any sensitive areas. If you don’t have a plunger, you can also use a piece of dowel or pipe cleaner. Again, simply insert it into the primer and push firmly until the primer pops out.

Remember to handle all live primers with care, as they can be dangerous if not handled correctly.

How to remove a live primer from a shotgun shell?