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Posted: 1/10/2005 7:53:00 AM EDT
On an empty chamber?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:57:48 AM EDT
for ARs, YES--its cool
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:09:43 AM EDT
Ok - it's required for 15min/day to make sure your trigger finger stays 'broken in'.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:11:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:
Ok - it's required for 15min/day to make sure your trigger finger stays 'broken in'.



Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:23:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:
Ok - it's required for 15min/day to make sure your trigger finger stays 'broken in'.


Nothing worse than a finger malfunction...
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:28:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By j-fonz:

Originally Posted By Forest:
Ok - it's required for 15min/day to make sure your trigger finger stays 'broken in'.


Nothing worse than a finger malfunction...



Last month I cut my trigger finger on a magazine....then it got infected. Was so stiff I couldn't move it. And it sent streaks up my arm so I had to go the hospital...all for a tiny little cut that got brass in it.

So yes finger malfunctions can occur. So definetly keep it broke in.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:28:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:
Ok - it's required for 15min/day to make sure your trigger finger stays 'broken in'.



+1
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:03:04 AM EDT
When I was in USAF basic training, we spent part of an afternoon doing nothing but dry firing.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:11:24 AM EDT
OK
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 10:09:03 AM EDT
My AR is complete except for the barrel, is there any danger to dryfiring without a barrel to support the bolt?  Bolt and carrier are complete and installed, I just don't have a barrel.

Yes, I'm getting antsy and want to play with my new toy. h.gif

Chris
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 10:32:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mtnbkr:
My AR is complete except for the barrel, is there any danger to dryfiring without a barrel to support the bolt?  Bolt and carrier are complete and installed, I just don't have a barrel.


Chris,
Don't dryfire w/o the barrel - I'm afraid the bolt carrier might slide forward and the hammer strike on that web of aluminum that holds the bolt catch in place.  Repeated strikes on the web can cause dammage.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 11:35:08 AM EDT
Thanks all. The reason I asked was: My local Bushy dealer is ANAL about dryfiring EVERYTHING in his store. He goes bonkers if you ask to dryfire anything. He wanted to kill me when I dryfired an AR.  
What about 1911s and S&W revolvers? I always thought it was fine for these too.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:14:51 PM EDT
I think as a general rule it is okay to dry fire center fire carts.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:20:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By toddsauss:
I think as a general rule it is okay to dry fire center fire carts.



negative...older shotguns will royally get F*cked up by dryfiring them. if you must dry fire, I suggest one of those lil plastic bullets designed for dryfiring.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:33:14 PM EDT
i stand corrected ...
I would still say as a "general" rule ???
maybe not...
never had a problem personally
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:40:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MeatGrinder:
Thanks all. The reason I asked was: My local Bushy dealer is ANAL about dryfiring EVERYTHING in his store. He goes bonkers if you ask to dryfire anything. He wanted to kill me when I dryfired an AR.  
What about 1911s and S&W revolvers? I always thought it was fine for these too.



Dry firing a 1911 is fine.  Most people recommend not letting the slide slam shut on an empty chamber though.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 1:18:08 PM EDT

When I was in USAF basic training, we spent part of an afternoon doing nothing but dry firing.

When I was in USMC basic training we spent an entire week doing nothing but dry firing
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