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Posted: 12/25/2003 8:25:47 AM EDT
I've never let anyone "dry-fire" at home, indoors, and or any place but on target.  Just a safe habit for my home.  
Anyone else have the same rule??          
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:27:28 AM EDT
nope
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:27:47 AM EDT
nope
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:29:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 8:29:29 AM EDT by dpmmn]
I dry fire at home pointing at a blue screen at the tv all the time, with my 1911's.
You have to keep that "Squeeze" in check, and prevents pull.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:34:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted by Searcherfortruth:
[size=4]Nope![/size=4]
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Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:38:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 8:40:43 AM EDT by sight-rail]
um... I'm gunna say, no
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:41:22 AM EDT
I dry-fire at home all the time, but I always make sure the chamber is clear first. ALWAYS. Double-check, finger-check, whatever.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:42:42 AM EDT
So far, thats about what I thought.  Sometimes my safe rules get a bit much, however it helps me sleep better at night, and I'm not in a combat sit at this time.
[coffee]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:46:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GoldtopDude:
So far, thats about what I thought.  Sometimes my safe rules get a bit much, however it helps me sleep better at night, and I'm not in a combat sit at this time.
[coffee]
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Your house, your rules. Do whatever you must to feel secure.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:50:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Originally Posted By GoldtopDude:
So far, thats about what I thought.  Sometimes my safe rules get a bit much, however it helps me sleep better at night, and I'm not in a combat sit at this time.
[coffee]
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Your house, your rules. Do whatever you must to feel secure.
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Thanks man, Got go with the "House Rules"  As crazy as they may be#%#  [coffee]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:50:19 AM EDT
Dry firing is like beatin' off and stopping before you "get there". Makes no sense to me.
AB
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:53:47 AM EDT
Dry-firing smooths out the trigger on my 1911-style pistol.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:55:35 AM EDT
I try to do atleast 25 or more, good, well aimed dry fires every day - I find it really helps to keep my shooting skills sharp... I perform a chamber check EACH AND EVERY TIME I pick a weapon up, and keep it pointed in a safe direction at all times... I don't view that habit as being unsafe in any way - I'll add this: in 35 years of shooting, I have never shot ANYTHING by accident...


  - georgestrings
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:55:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By albob:
Dry firing is like beatin' off and stopping before you "get there". Makes no sense to me.
AB
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[nono]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:19:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By georgestrings:
I try to do atleast 25 or more, good, well aimed dry fires every day - I find it really helps to keep my shooting skills sharp... I perform a chamber check EACH AND EVERY TIME I pick a weapon up, and keep it pointed in a safe direction at all times... I don't view that habit as being unsafe in any way - I'll add this: in 35 years of shooting, I have never shot ANYTHING by accident...


  - georgestrings
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I agree with your "Rule" and do think that more trigger time can only help shooting skills.  My "house rule" came from having one or more young shooters at home.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:09:15 PM EDT
In your house, depends on your situation.  It's your house.

At the range, down range only is a damn good rule.  You look at the threads we have about goofs and bozos at ranges, NDs etc.  Me, I would feel a lot safer with that.

There's a lot of guys here and other places that claim they could never make a mistake. Well a fatal mistake is not the way to start.

too many clowns around at a lot of places I've been.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:27:56 PM EDT
Nope.

Dry firing is a great way to keep in practice.  Not being able to do so at home severely limits your ability to train.

Stick to the 4 rules and you'll be fine.

Before handling a weapon I drop the mag, clear the chamber visually and by touch, close the action and deliberately fire while pointed in a safe direction (usually the floor).

A little paranoia is a healthy thing.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:43:22 PM EDT
I dry fire at home.

I check every time I pick up a firearm to dry fire, though.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:05:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
I check every time I pick up a firearm to dry fire, though.
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Wow I should try that too....

[lolabove]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:08:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EladEflow:
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
I check every time I pick up a firearm to dry fire, though.
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Wow I should try that too....

[lolabove]
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I don't get it....?
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:39:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
Originally Posted By EladEflow:
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
I check every time I pick up a firearm to dry fire, though.
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Wow I should try that too....

[lolabove]
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I don't get it....?
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Just ragging on you for stating the obvious [;)]

(Well at least I hope this is obvious to most shooters)
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 7:09:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EladEflow:
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
Originally Posted By EladEflow:
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
I check every time I pick up a firearm to dry fire, though.
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Wow I should try that too....

[lolabove]
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I don't get it....?
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Just ragging on you for stating the obvious [;)]

(Well at least I hope this is obvious to most shooters)
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Well if this and other simple gun rules were 'obvious' to everyone, and everyone practiced them, we wouldn't have firearms accidents.

I would [i]hope[/i] this is obvious, though. You never know.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 7:15:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sight-rail:
um... I'm gunna say, no
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Link Posted: 12/26/2003 7:19:15 AM EDT
I dry fire at home all the time.

I always check the chamber, and make sure I'm aiming at something I won't miss if I do have an AD......My TV.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 7:55:05 AM EDT
i just pick up whatever's laying around and pull the trigger, sometimes you get lucky and only get a dry fire!
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