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Zamzow 04-23-2012 08:27 PM

I hear so many people say its a bad thing to dry fire a gun, but is it really that hard on the weapon.


winds-of-change 04-23-2012 08:30 PM

It depends on the gun. The manufacturer and/or the owners manual will answer that question for her. Here is a whole thread on this very topic.

UrbanNinja 04-23-2012 08:30 PM

According to Kimber's web site, thet say its okay to dry fire "their" weapons.

canebrake 04-23-2012 08:30 PM

Not if you use snap caps.

kytowboater 04-23-2012 08:30 PM

What gun are you talking about?

mountainman13 04-23-2012 09:50 PM


Originally Posted by canebrake
Not if you use snap caps.

They are cheap and great for function tests as well as cutting down on the abuse of dry firing.
Whether the manual says its ok or not to dry fire. Why stress the gun when snap caps are available?

Zamzow 04-23-2012 11:13 PM

Any gun in general really.


c3shooter 04-23-2012 11:54 PM

If the question is "Can I dry fire any gun, in general" then the answer is "That all depends on the gun, in general".

It depends on the design of the gun. Rifle, shotgun, pistol, revolver? Centerfire/ rimfire.

For instance- it is not a good idea to dryfire most .22 rimfires- firing pin can ding up the mouth of the chamber, resulting in fail to fire or fail to extract. However, Ruger autos are designed to be dry fired (hell, you have to dry fire it to disassemble it)

HOWEVER- as has been said- use a snap cap, and avoid the problem. In general.

Ranger-6 04-24-2012 12:08 AM

Dry fire, wet fire, just shoot the darn thing.

winds-of-change 04-24-2012 03:25 AM


Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 779913)
Not if you use snap caps.

I use snap caps for my Ruger Revolver and my Sig P238. I believe it is okay to dry fire the Sig but I just am afraid to. I never really 'practice' with the Ruger Mark II unless it's at the range shooting at targets. LOL My revolver and the Sig are for home and self defense so I feel the need to practice with them. The Mark II is my 'fun gun'........and she is a whole lotta fun!!

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