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Posted: 3/2/2006 11:48:14 PM EDT
I know some guns react better than others to dry firing. The 1911 can be dry fired all day for example. How does the AR stand up? I'd like to know if I need to get some snap caps or not.

Joshua
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 11:57:19 PM EDT
No snap caps needed. It will handle dry firing just fine.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:53:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 3:14:56 AM EDT by mr_wilson]
YMMV, but if extended sessions of dry-firing practice are what your asking about, the snap caps are a good idea IMO.

Their cheap and give all the working parts something to hit and hang onto producing less stress on the rifle. I use 'em.

Mike
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:57:51 AM EDT
Dime and rod, rod and dime, whatever, drills never seemed to hurt them in the Army....no telling how many dry fires I did doing those.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 8:52:44 AM EDT
dime and rod? is that an expression or something actually used? I've never heard it either way...
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:21:40 AM EDT
Not sure about the rod part, but the dime part is a very old practice method. Balance a dime on your barrel. Pull the trigger. If the dime doesn't fall off, you aren't jerking when you fire.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 10:20:34 AM EDT
I've been to the Colt armorer's course twice. Dry firing will not hurt the gun.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 12:39:11 PM EDT
We would spen endless hours of dry firing techniques in basic training. We would put a part of a cleaning rod in the end of the barrel and balance a dime on the rod. If the dime fell off, you knew you were jerking the trigger instead of squeezing it.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 4:25:40 PM EDT
Dry fire all you want. You wont hurt a thing.

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