Originally Posted By ViniVidivici:
Originally Posted By Jinxsters:
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.
I on the other hand would promote guns, in order to thin-out the gene pool.
As to the OP's question, it's generally accepted that Glocks can be dryfired quite a bit with no problems.
Yes, I have seen pics before of damaged breechfaces, like the ones already posted. It IS generally attributed to excessive dryfiring............although, it seems to be very rare..............I suspect this may occur in slides that were incorrectly machined to begin with (everyone makes mistakes, including Glock) or ones that have been weakened with higher-than-normal pressure ammo.
I've never heard how Glock itself defines "excessive dryfiring" either................what is it, 1,000 times, 10,000 times?
Personally, I think you'd have to work pretty damn hard, hours a day, to dryfire a Glock "excessively".
I've done it plenty with my own Glocks.
If ANYONE ever has any hesitation with this though..........remember, "snap-caps" are very cheap insurance
When the breach face breaks and you send the gun into Glock. You call them on the phone and check on your gun. They then label it as excessive dry firing. There is nothing on your part you can do as far as the labing. Dry firing with snap caps does not prevent the breach face from failing. The metal is quite thin in the breach face area where it breaks and firing pin hits it from the opposite side, different from a larger cartidge head. All I can say is, it may be rare, but it happen to me from dry firing with snap caps. It also happen to a few others, thus the pictures that have been posted. If your gun is unmodified, Glock will fix it....