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View Poll Results: Dry firing, which is it?
Dry firing without stop damages gun 23 35.38%
Dry firing without stop does not damage gun 42 64.62%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-31-2013, 06:06 AM   #16
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Dry firing?

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Old 03-31-2013, 06:27 AM   #17
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This isnt a debatable question, its documented fact. All center fire guns can be dry fired as much as you want without any damage. Only rimfire guns should not be dry fired. This is basic gun operation 101. Its disturbing there is that many people on the survey that doesnt know this????
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It is good to note that the center-fire weapon you may be dry firing is completely reassembled before this dry-firing. It is noted that dry fire when the receiver is off the slide can cause frame damage or warp the hammer.
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Yeah, I got into an argument with an "expert" at the LGS about dry firing a 1911. He said that dry firing was the same as hammer forging the firing pin.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:45 AM   #20
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There is so much needless misinformation about this topic. I
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Yeah, I got into an argument with an "expert" at the LGS about dry firing a 1911. He said that dry firing was the same as hammer forging the firing pin.
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Gun Forums are just as bad as Archery Forums, in this regard...
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With Glocks long term dry firing without snap caps has been proven to cause damage to the breech face.
I'd be interested in your sourch for this tidbit of info.

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I know darn well I'm not the only person on here who sits on the couch and occassionaly shoots the "Bad Guys" on TV. Let's be honest!
I just have a little rubber strip I tuck in ahead of my hammer to keep the noise down.
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This isnt a debatable question, its documented fact. All center fire guns can be dry fired as much as you want without any damage. Only rimfire guns should not be dry fired. This is basic gun operation 101. Its disturbing there is that many people on the survey that doesnt know this????
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I've been thru 3 SIG armorers schools with 3 different instructors, one a custom shop gunsmith. All showed pictures of firing pin positioning pins peened from excessive dry firing and cautioned against it.

What is the basis if your rather sweeping opinion?
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I know darn well I'm not the only person on here who sits on the couch and occassionaly shoots the "Bad Guys" on TV. Let's be honest!
I just have a little rubber strip I tuck in ahead of my hammer to keep the noise down.
that's me! especially during The Walking Dead.
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I've been thru 3 SIG armorers schools with 3 different instructors, one a custom shop gunsmith. All showed pictures of firing pin positioning pins peened from excessive dry firing and cautioned against it.
Of course you have!

You will not hurt your centerfire handgun by dry firing, with or without snap caps. Education, guys. So much more valuable that Internet gun forum gossip.
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I know darn well I'm not the only person on here who sits on the couch and occassionaly shoots the "Bad Guys" on TV. Let's be honest!
I just have a little rubber strip I tuck in ahead of my hammer to keep the noise down.
Was doing it last night. I killed lots of them. Then my two young boys wanted to do it too. We were all having a great fun dry-firing at the screen until my wife got mad because of what it would look like if someone saw us through the window.
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10 years of (competitive) IPSC with dry fire drills and two trips to Gunsite where dry fire drills are mandatory. If your gun can't handle dry fire drills, find your self another gun. I have 10k+ of dry fires through 50+ more guns and never had a single issue. Check other manufactures if dry fire hurts their guns.........You won't find any combat/LE approved guns.

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I've been thru 3 SIG armorers schools with 3 different instructors, one a custom shop gunsmith. All showed pictures of firing pin positioning pins peened from excessive dry firing and cautioned against it.

What is the basis if your rather sweeping opinion?

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Old 03-31-2013, 03:25 PM   #29
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It's fine.

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It is safe to dry-fire our center fire pistols. You would want to use a snap cap or plug if extensive dry-firing is done. Always count your dry-firing in your live fire count to be sure all springs and pins are in top condition. DO NOT intentionally dry-fire any rim fire pistol such as the Mosquito, .22LR conversions or Classic Pistols.
Bumping this - straight from Sig - it's fine...

Remember - It's a firearm, not one of your mother's fine china dishes.
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Bumping this - straight from Sig - it's fine...

Remember - It's a firearm, not one of your mother's fine china dishes.
If you want to post on a big boys forum, practice a little independent thought, rather than just cutting and a pasting.
Extensive dry firing is exactly what I'm talking about.

Here's an open offer to anyone who feels like they want to abuse their gun. Take any SIG classic pistol and dry fire it 200x. Pull the firing pin positioning pin and take a look, you won't like it.
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