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banana-clip
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Posted: 7/26/2010 12:49:14 PM

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Just wondering if dry firing a Glock repeatedly will hurt the weapon at all?

I need to work on my trigger squeeze and i read where that helps.

Are there any other drills that I can do to help me practice?

Thanks
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Posted: 7/26/2010 1:11:13 PM
It will help your Glock trigger.

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Posted: 7/26/2010 1:34:24 PM
Originally Posted By Slopes-2-Shores:
It will help your Glock trigger.

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This. Dry fire away.
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Posted: 7/26/2010 1:47:12 PM
As already stated it will do nothing but help smooth your trigger out. I usually dry fire for at least 15 minutes a day focusing mostly on my draw and emergency reloads with at least one trigger press per presentation. Over the course of the last 5 years that is quite a few dry fires and I know guys that do much, much more than that.
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Posted: 7/26/2010 2:26:12 PM
+1 to the other replies, it won't hurt it a bit.
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Posted: 7/26/2010 2:44:35 PM
Dry fire away!
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Posted: 7/26/2010 2:45:23 PM
Check the chamber first...
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Posted: 7/26/2010 2:51:41 PM
it's fine...PLEASE MAKE SURE IT'S UNLOADED
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Posted: 7/26/2010 2:53:51 PM
Originally Posted By rychencop:
it's fine...PLEASE MAKE SURE IT'S UNLOADED


+1 and keep it pointed in a safe direction even after you have checked the chamber 3 times
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Posted: 7/26/2010 3:04:58 PM
Originally Posted By eclark53520:
Originally Posted By rychencop:
it's fine...PLEASE MAKE SURE IT'S UNLOADED


+1 and keep it pointed in a safe direction even after you have checked the chamber 3 times

If the gun's not loaded then it's not dryfire.
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Posted: 7/26/2010 3:15:04 PM
Originally Posted By fyeguy:
Originally Posted By eclark53520:
Originally Posted By rychencop:
it's fine...PLEASE MAKE SURE IT'S UNLOADED


+1 and keep it pointed in a safe direction even after you have checked the chamber 3 times

If the gun's not loaded then it's not dryfire.


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Posted: 7/26/2010 3:40:27 PM
Originally Posted By rychencop:
it's fine...PLEASE MAKE SURE IT'S UNLOADED


Be a man, Load it and dry fire while looking down the barrel. In all seriousness if someone went to my range on a weekend and seen some of the *noobs* we have out there they would ban guns for the safety of the stupid people. I seriously need to take some pictures of all the people that flag others and even themselves while they looking down the barrel of their gun to see if it's loaded.
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Posted: 7/26/2010 8:40:09 PM
Thanks for the replies.

Ive been dry firing tonight...hope it helps with my trigger squeeze.

Thanks guys
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Posted: 7/26/2010 8:58:30 PM
Originally Posted By banana-clip:
Thanks for the replies.

Ive been dry firing tonight...hope it helps with my trigger squeeze.

Thanks guys


It will.
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Posted: 7/26/2010 9:40:55 PM
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Posted: 7/26/2010 10:16:18 PM
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Posted: 7/26/2010 10:41:36 PM
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
http://i29.tinypic.com/33oisuo.jpg


Is this picture meant to imply that dry-firing caused this?
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Posted: 7/26/2010 10:52:30 PM
Originally Posted By NY_Shooter:
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
http://i29.tinypic.com/33oisuo.jpg


Is this picture meant to imply that dry-firing caused this?


I didn't say either way.
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Posted: 7/26/2010 11:16:51 PM
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
Originally Posted By NY_Shooter:
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
http://i29.tinypic.com/33oisuo.jpg


Is this picture meant to imply that dry-firing caused this?


I didn't say either way.


So why post it?
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Posted: 7/26/2010 11:23:06 PM
Originally Posted By 762minigun2:
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
Originally Posted By NY_Shooter:
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
http://i29.tinypic.com/33oisuo.jpg


Is this picture meant to imply that dry-firing caused this?


I didn't say either way.


So why post it?


To encourage discussion. This is a discussion forum after all. Do you know what caused it?
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Posted: 7/26/2010 11:23:48 PM
Originally Posted By 762minigun2:
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
Originally Posted By NY_Shooter:
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
http://i29.tinypic.com/33oisuo.jpg


Is this picture meant to imply that dry-firing caused this?


I didn't say either way.


So why post it?


Agreed. This is how rumors are started. Anti-Glock Trolls feed on this kind of shit.
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Posted: 7/26/2010 11:32:37 PM
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
To encourage discussion. This is a discussion forum after all. Do you know what caused it?

No I don't, but if it wasn't dry-fire then you are trolling a technical forum.
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Posted: 7/26/2010 11:37:33 PM
[Last Edit: 7/26/2010 11:39:16 PM by Bradd_D]
Originally Posted By fyeguy:
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
To encourage discussion. This is a discussion forum after all. Do you know what caused it?

No I don't, but if it wasn't dry-fire then you are trolling a technical forum.


Yeah, I've taken up trolling after 10 years and 12,000 posts.

Discussing whether or not this was caused by dry firing would be a technical discussion. Perhaps I expected too much of this particular technical forum.
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Posted: 7/26/2010 11:48:20 PM
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
Originally Posted By fyeguy:
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
To encourage discussion. This is a discussion forum after all. Do you know what caused it?

No I don't, but if it wasn't dry-fire then you are trolling a technical forum.

Yeah, I've taken up trolling after 10 years and 12,000 posts.

Discussing whether or not this was caused by dry firing would be a technical discussion. Perhaps I expected too much of this particular technical forum.

We're having a discussion about potential damage from dry fire. Is the picture of the cracked slide you posted in any way indicative of damage resulting from dry fire?

If not then you might as well just post 'KABOOM' and be done with it.
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Posted: 7/26/2010 11:52:48 PM
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Generally dry-fire only hurts rimfire pistols, where the firing pin will actually hit the other side of the chamber or breech. Not the case in a Glock.

If you're going to post a picture and imply that dry-firing caused it, at least ball up and take a stand, instead of just implying it and if someone makes a convincing enough argument to refute it, claim "I never said that!". You're not encouraging discussion unless you start a discussion. At least saying "do you think dry firing caused this?", in which case everyone will near-unanimously say "no, duh".

Come on.
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Posted: 7/27/2010 12:00:44 AM
Originally Posted By fyeguy:
We're having a discussion about potential damage from dry fire.


And the only acceptable answer appears to be that no damage will occur from dry firing. Anything posted to the contrary is considered trolling.

Is the picture of the cracked slide you posted in any way indicative of damage resulting from dry fire?


Given that the breechface is pushed out I would say there is a possibility it was caused by dry firing. There are some that feel the breechface is very thin on a Glock and the striker does hit it when the gun is dry fired.

Again, do you know what caused the damage? I don't have an opinion either way and I've owned a couple dozen Glocks so I'm hardly a troll. I just posted the picture to encourage some thought on the subject.
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