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Posted: 2/8/2006 4:18:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 4:22:59 PM EDT by gaspain]
I dont. I believe it can damage internals when the energy from the spring goes 100% into the firing pin and the firing pin stops/retainers, if there was a round or snap cap in the chamber then some of that energy is directed there.

So, whats your philosophy? yes, or no?
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:19:02 PM EDT
yes with few exceptions
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:19:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 4:20:10 PM EDT by mjohn3006]
All the time. Has never broken anything.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:19:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
IBTP



sorry, but survey says no
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:19:59 PM EDT
Yes, but not to extremes.

Danny
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:20:28 PM EDT
I do, no issues to report.
Uncle Sam does it about a million times a day with no issues either
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:20:30 PM EDT
Yes I do...but never with rimfire.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:20:44 PM EDT
Dry firing is some of the best trigger control practice available, so yes I do!
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:20:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
IBTP



sorry, but survey says no



Yeah. I missed it, so I edited the post.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:21:08 PM EDT
I do, especially a new one.

I like to get used to the pull.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:22:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
IBTP



sorry, but survey says no



Yeah. I missed it, so I edited the post.



I see that your post whore techniques are as good as mine
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:23:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
All the time. Has never broken anything.



+1
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:23:41 PM EDT
Hours every week. Sometimes through a whole movie or show.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:23:45 PM EDT
all the time with very few exceptions
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:23:58 PM EDT
Yes, I dry fire as much as possible. It has made all the difference in my live fire accuracy. The only weapons I don't fry fire are my rimfires. I can afford to use live ammo with them! If you own a Glock/HK/SIG/Beretta/1911 and don't dry fire it your doing yourself a disservice.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:25:17 PM EDT
Yes, though, not my rimfire toys.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:26:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:28:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CB1:
I do, no issues to report.
Uncle Sam does it about a million times a day with no issues either



Heck ya, sitting around a snap in 55 gallon drum for hours on end...

I think the dry fire damage is hype from people who 'think' it is bad and people who sell fake rounds with springs etc...

Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:29:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 7:02:10 PM EDT by johnrj]
some guns you can and some guns you can't...depends on the mfg. and the type of firearm...shotguns = never; some handguns = ok, some rifles = ok, revolvers = ok

as a matter of habit though, it has to be done discreetly; you don't want to be pulling triggers randomly because sometime down the road a BIG BANG !! will occur and maybe do some damage...
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:29:03 PM EDT
Yep but only with those A-zoom dummy cartridges.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:30:24 PM EDT
I didn't.... 'til Arfcom told me it was ok
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:30:43 PM EDT
I do.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:31:09 PM EDT
Yup, sure do!
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:31:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 4:35:37 PM EDT by Mauser101]

Originally Posted By johnrj:
shotguns = never




Why not shotguns?

EDIT: Can't disassembly my XD without dry firing it...so yeah. I definately dry fire that.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:31:27 PM EDT
I don't dry fire my rimfires for obvious reasons. I don't think an occasional dry fire will cause any problems on centerfire.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:31:46 PM EDT
dont dry fire a CZ52, you will break the firing pin on that one
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:31:51 PM EDT
Sure, with a few execptions.

Beretta specifically says it's a no-no, so I use a snap-cap.

My 17HMR or my P22 doesn't get fired without a snap-cap as well.

That's it. Everything else I have has no restrictions about dry firing.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:32:51 PM EDT
I try to avoid it, but soemtimes you need to in order to take some apart or leave them decocked for long storage IMO
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:37:15 PM EDT
I do. Less with the rimfires (both of them), but seeing as how I get to the range once a month usually, dry fire with my Glock and AR is invaluable.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:58:10 PM EDT
Dry firing is an excellent way to work on trigger control and rid yourself of any flinches. Very important tool for improving your shooting skills.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:03:38 PM EDT
I do with handguns, but not my AR. I don't know why . . .
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:05:16 PM EDT
Yes, but never without a snap-cap.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:07:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 5:08:44 PM EDT by Goonboss]
I
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:07:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rifleman2000:
Dry firing is an excellent way to work on trigger control and rid yourself of any flinches. Very important tool for improving your shooting skills.



What he said.



Sheep
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:10:33 PM EDT
So the military screws all it's weapons by dry fireing?

We did it all the time.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:13:07 PM EDT
All except my rimfires.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:14:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By johnrj:
some guns you can and some guns you can't...depends on the mfg. and the type of firearm...shotguns = never; some handguns = ok, some rifles = ok revolvers = ok

as a matter of habit though, it has to be done discreetly; you don't want to be pulling triggers randomly because sometime down the road a BIB BANG !! will occur and maybe do some damage...



I ruined a Tarus aluminum frame revolver by dry firing with no snap cap. The hammer bottomed on the frame above the firing pin bore and swaged it out which screwed up the firing pin bore. With snap caps it would have been OK.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:05:34 PM EDT
If you don't have a snap cap and want to drop the hammer on something like a 10-22 or anything else with an internal hammer and want to do no damage you just slightly retract the bolt and pull the trigger. Then ease the bolt forward and the hammer is dropped in a controlled manner.

rj
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:08:59 PM EDT
I dry fire like crazy, I dont get to the range as much as I would like , but I do dry fire nightly. I have a Glock g21 that has been dry fired at least 5 times a day for the past 9 years.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:12:00 PM EDT
People who don't dry fire their guns are old codgers who don't know jack about firearms. It's the same group who leave the hammer down on a .45 and LOVE the "game getter" buck horn sights.

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Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:12:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:

Originally Posted By CB1:
I do, no issues to report.
Uncle Sam does it about a million times a day with no issues either



Heck ya, sitting around a snap in 55 gallon drum for hours on end...

I think the dry fire damage is hype from people who 'think' it is bad and people who sell fake rounds with springs etc...



I think it originated from old percussion guns where you could bend the nipple.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:12:57 PM EDT
I have no issues with dry fireing them. I have had my 10/22 for 20+ years. It has been dry fired so, so many times and its still going stong. So what does that mean?
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:12:57 PM EDT
yup
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:13:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mauser101:

Originally Posted By johnrj:
shotguns = never




Why not shotguns?

EDIT: Can't disassembly my XD without dry firing it...so yeah. I definately dry fire that.


Modern ones should be ok, just not the old ones with rabbit ears or the old hammerless side by sides.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:15:37 PM EDT
SNAP, SNAP, who me???????
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:15:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:
Dry firing is some of the best trigger control practice available, so yes I do!



+1
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:16:31 PM EDT
Everything but the .22LR's. I use a spent brass case to soften the firing pin strike.

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Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:17:29 PM EDT
Most of them I do. On a few of them I use snap caps.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:17:43 PM EDT
Yes, but not TOO much...they won't get harmed.

HH
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:18:32 PM EDT
Generally speaking, in most modern firearms you will cause no harm by dry firing them.

My smallbore target rifle(Anschutz 1813 22lr) has been dry fired tens of thousands of times. I don't know a competitive shooter that is any good that doesn't dry fire.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:20:19 PM EDT
YES! All the time. Makes good practice. Gives you a feel on when your trigger will "break" (figuratively speaking).
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