GUN Dry firing....

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  1. texchef

    texchef Guest

    Is it really that bad for semi-autos?? I see sales people all the time do it and I have to do it on my XD just to secure it properly. Can the gun gurus shed some light on this for the unimformed. It makes me cringe everytime I do it cause I have always been told not to.
     
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    Any modern firearm should have no problems being dry fired though older guns should be used with snap caps to be safe :dunno:
     
  3. texchef

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    I bought some snap caps cause they were recommended to me.
     
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    can't hurt.
     
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    for my rifle team, we have dry-fire excercises where we just dry fire our AR15s for a couple hours, so i don't think it hurts it.
     
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    It will not hurt any modern firearm. It will hurt certain firearms with very fragile firing pins (CZ52), and rimfire firearms (.22's). Some .22's can take a bit of abuse, but due to the way the firing pin strikes, it's not ever really good to dry fire them.

    Every other firearm, especially ones used for defense, you should dry fire frequently to develop your handling skills. Dry firing is the other half of practice that everyone always forgets. If you develop a smooth trigger pull with nothing in the chamber, it helps to maintain the same pull when you're really making it go BANG.

    I know I don't have to tell you not to be a dumbass, and make sure you clear your firearm prior to any dry firing, and prior to recommencing any dry firing after setting the pistol down for any length of time. People tend to forget the status of their weapon when they sit it down for more than a couple of minutes.
     
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    :werd:

    some people put thumbtacks on the wall as targets and dry fire while sitting on the couch to practice steadying a weapon and holding on target. I always intend to do something of that nature but never do :hsugh:
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Dry firing is very important.
     
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    you know, he's not asking if it's important, he's asking if it's bad.
     
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    Yeah, wouldnt want people sharing other useful information on a topic :ugh:
     
  11. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    In my lifetime, I've had one firearm fail from dry firing. It was a Raven .25 auto - really cheap and not especially well-made.
     
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    I just used a thumbtack to tack a target to the wall :o
     
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    freekin pussies!


    just shoot the guns in the house.
     
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    I've found that since a thumbtack is smaller than the bullseye on any of the targets I have that it helps me concentrate more :dunno: Plus no one will ask me why there is a target on my wall :o
     
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    a friend of mine did, with a highpowered rifle, and killed the already dead, mounted deer above the mantle.
     
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    This girl I know who is on the GSSA GA State Rifle Team has two targets up in her house, one at sitting/prone level, and one at offhand level, on a wall in her living room for dry fire practice. But, she's also got loose XM193 on the coffee table, and shit like that, too.
     
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    be careful with the dryfiring. Occasional dry firing is ok, but if you're going to constantly dry fire (even in modern firearms) you should use a snapcap. Even with glocks, I've seen a thread on glocktalk.com about someone who dry fired ane eventually, the striker broke.
     
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    assuming the Hi-Power was manufactured recently, it should be fine.
    Older models might benefit from replacement of some parts.
     
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    If just dry firing broke the pin it was going to break anyway.
     
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    Mmm, like maybe someone doesn't clean their breechface very well.
     
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    Don't do it in with a Broomhandle Mauser, my pin broke.
    My AR spoiled me.

    The Kel-Tec says not to dry fire it either, I wonder if this is a firing pin issue or a liability issue.
     
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    I bought some 30.06 snap caps today for my M70 since its rather old and I dont want to risk breaking the pin, i shoot everything else without them though :mamoru: I could have made some with a fired case and some epoxy but I didnt feel like going out of the way to get the glue :o
     
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    well... the dirt in the photo could be from the day of firing preceeding the rupture
     

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