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Dry firing an AR

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by FriscoCHL, Feb 8, 2012.


  1. FriscoCHL

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    I have just purchased a new rifle and have not had a chance to get to the range. Any way I am trying to framiliarize my self with it. What I am asking is it ok to cycle the charging handle and squeeze the trigger, dry?

    Please don't turn this into mines bigger than yours... I mean better than yours thread.
     

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  2. TangoFoxtrot

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    Sure I do all the time. If you want I'm sure they have snap caps for the .223.
     

  3. MrMurphy

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    Grunts have been doing it millions of times since about 1965 without issues. But as noted, if you're really worried, get a snap cap or two.
     
  4. RMTactical

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    dry firing your AR15 is perfectly fine.
     
  5. ericridebike

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    Worst case scenario, your firing pin breaks. As said already, probably not gonna happen though. If for some reason it does you can pick up a new firing pin for less than $10.
     
  6. FriscoCHL

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    Thank you very much. I appreciate the help.

    Cheers.
     
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  7. MARSH1

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    Just don't dry fire the lower without a upper in place.
     
  8. Grizzz

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    What MARSH1 said or you'll wipe out your lower !!!!! :wow:
     
  9. bullittmcqueen

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    This is excellent advice.
     
  10. Cole125

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    Dry fire all you want... If for some reason your firing pin breaks, its a very cheap part and only takes a minute to replace.

    And remember, always dry fire in a safe direction.