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Dry Fire? Bad For Glock?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by RuDawg23, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. RuDawg23

    RuDawg23

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    I just want to know if you dry fire your gun is that going to mess up the firing pin or any other parts in the the long run? I'm asking just to confirm if it's bad for your gun or not. I hear yes and no.:dunno:
     
  2. Chris Miller

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    Nope. I use snap caps anyway though. Cheap insurance and it's a training thing for me I guess. Always like to treat my guns as if they are loaded, especially when my finger touches that trigger. Makes for good muscle memory. :)
     
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  3. post-apocalyptic

    post-apocalyptic magnifi ba$tard

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    It's not good for any firearm, but it's necessary from time to time on a Glock.

    I recommend snap caps for "dry fire" practice, and only dry fire when you need to, e.g. field stripping.
     
  4. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    If your worried about it, get some snap caps.
     
  5. ak103k

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    I dry fire with mine daily (heavily too). Dry fire is just a necessary part of staying on top of things.

    I do use a snap cap, as I feel it adds a level of safety, since you cant have a live round in the chamber if the snap cap is there.

    Ive heard Glock doesnt recommend doing it without the snap cap, but most modern makers say it wont hurt their guns if you do so without.
     
  6. bac1023

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    Just get snap caps.
     
  7. OldArcher

    OldArcher Gospel Carrier

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    A-ZOOM Snap Caps, for every caliber you own...

    Just for the reasons above...

    OA, out...
     
  8. DocWills

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    Dry fire is fine unless you dry fire more than you shoot.
     
  9. Ryobi

    Ryobi SummertimeRules

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    Regardless what you hear, dry firing is fine for glocks. There are some guns that can be damaged by dry firing. Glock isn't one of them.
     
  10. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    I've been dry-firing my 1989 G17 for almost 23 years - no resulting problems.
     
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  11. oldman11

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    If you actually ask Glock instead of taking someones word for it, Glock will tell you that it doesn't hurt their gun at all. And it doesn't. I do it all the time, with no ill effects; for me or the gun :).
     
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  12. xidica

    xidica

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    Dry fire all you want, it's a glock!
     
  13. cysoto

    cysoto Gone Shooting!

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    Isn't that the main reason to dry fire? :dunno:

    I dry fire for two half-hour session every day but I only live fire three times per week (two live fire practice sessions and one match). I have been doing this for over two years and have never used snap caps.

    OP> Snap caps are not neccesary in a Glock but, if it makes you feel better to use them, then by all means do. They are certainly cheap but, like I said, useless.

    In the rare instance that your pistol's breach face were to fail (yes, this could happen though it's a very rare occurrence) Glock will repair or replace your pistol under warranty.
     
  14. truetopath

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    I've never had any problem dry firing, and I don't use snap caps.
     
  15. Remington 870

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    I have broken two strikers in two different guns. The first was a Gen 2 Glock 23. I was dry firing one day after several thousand's of time's before, when the slide fell to the floor while Re-setting the trigger. Granted I bought the gun used with god knows how many round's through it but still, the area on that gun's striker that failed was at the little tab that contacts the trigger assembly. The second gun with a similar problem was a Gen 3 model 17 that I bought brand new the striker on that gun failed at the front end of the striker at the point that contacts the round's primer, so I feel it's a good idea to use snap caps while dry firing. hope this helps
     
  16. mcflyfyter

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    So dry firing can break the slide lock? I find that hard to believe. :dunno:
     
  17. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Dry fire away, I've dry fired the heck out of mine, never had an issue.
     
  18. Remington 870

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    who said anything about a slide lock?
     
  19. got2hav1

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    Don't you have to dry fire it to field strip it?
     
  20. GUN FREAK83

    GUN FREAK83 NRA member

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    i sit almost every night and dry fire my glock. i do have snap caps too but barely ever use them