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Is it bad to dry fire a Glock?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by mout12, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. mout12

    mout12

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    I've heard that it's ok to dry fire non-rimfire guns.

    I was just told that dry-firing a glock too often could mess up the firing pin.

    I dry fire my G19 all the time for practice. Is this really bad?

    It seems like dry firing shouldn't be too bad since you have to do it to remove the slide.

    Anybody know for sure, or could point me in the right direction?
     
  2. cmcinc

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    Nope not a prob at all, although I will still use snap caps.
     

  3. MrVvrroomm

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    ...only 'til the cows come home
     
  4. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    Use snap-caps... Its cheap insurance..
     
  5. Marc1956

    Marc1956 CLM #66

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    Perfectly safe and healthy to dry fire your Glock. For peace of mind, simply call them up and ask to speak to a technician in the service department. That should make you feel confident! (770) 432-1202 :wavey:
     
  6. DrtyHarry

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    +1 with the snap caps.


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  7. whoflungdo

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    Yes, and now your Glock is ruined. Send it to me and I'll gladly pay the shipping. I don't mind broken glocks. I use them as paperweights.:tongueout::wavey::whistling:
     
  8. Panzergrenadier1979

    Panzergrenadier1979 Keystone Cop

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    I like to give my Glocks a break from dry firing by drying firing my 1911. :supergrin:
     
  9. CynicX

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    Pretty hard to disassemble without dry firing it. From what I've heard over the years its not a problem regardless...

    Obviously you dont want to do it with a 1911...
     
  10. raven11

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  11. glove

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    +1 on the snap caps,
     
  12. Gthirty9

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    Nope, tons of people do dry fire training.
     
  13. catchthis45

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    Whats with the snap caps? seriously I have never seen a Glock damaged by dry firing it.You have to dry fire it to disassemble it, that right there should show that it's not harmful to the gun, but whatever, there is a product out there for everyone or we wouldn't have infomercials:rofl:
     
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  15. CynicX

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    Snap caps are great for training yourself to minimize flinch. They are also good to check feeding, ejection and functioning of your gun manually without having to use live ammo.

    I think everyone should have a few if you are serious about your marksmanship. And of course everyone with a 1911 should have a couple if you plan on dry firing...
     
  16. capecodcowboy

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    Indeed, Great idea for all drills but you do NOT have to use them with a Glock.
     
  17. Gs Up

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    No, it's safe. I wouldn't mind picking up some snap caps if they weren't so expensive.
     
  18. PlanForTheWorst

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    Agree - I don't have them but can see the benefits and why others would want them for training.
     
  19. Telecaster

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    The 1911 design uses an inertia firing pin. The hammer strikes the firing-pin & firing-pin stop exactly the same whether the weapon is loaded or not. After that strike, the firing pin travel is nearly the same as well, whether impacting a primer or coming to it's natural stop with an empty chamber.

    It's very unlikely someone could wear out a 1911 firing pin through dry firing. I know my 71-year-old Colt 1911A1 has thousands of dryfires from myself alone, not counting the soldiers and previous owners that probably done the same.

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