GUN Does dry firing wear the weapon?

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  1. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Active Member

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    Like if I cock my XD when it's not loaded and pull the trigger so the firing pin don't strike anything? Is that bad?

    Sorry if that's a dumb question :o
     
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    Dry firing will not hurt the vast majority of modern centerfire firearms.
     
  3. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Just don't dry fire a rimfire or something really old.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Actually, it's highly dependent on the specific firearm. My 10/22 manual advises dry-firing to become accustomed to the trigger; I think that the manual for the Single-Six strongly advises against it.
     
  5. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    That's the only rimfire I've seen that recommends it, but using a spent case or snap cap would be fine in any case.
     
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    footratfunkface New Member

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    Short answer is no, you will not hurt or overly wear your XD.
     
  7. essejgnad

    essejgnad poopty pangts

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    Are dummy rounds / snap caps reuseable?
     
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    Yes


    The manuals for the ruger 10/22 and some of the .22 semi autos say that its fine. I avoid it on any wheelgun, but for the normal life of a firearm dry firing should be fine for the occasional chamber check before cleaning, testing, etc. Just watch it on revolvers and some rimfires.
     
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    Dry fire often, it's great practice for trigger control. There won't be any significant added wear by doing so.
     

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