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Old 04-23-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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I hear so many people say its a bad thing to dry fire a gun, but is it really that hard on the weapon.

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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.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/dry-fire-not-question-49232/

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

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Not if you use snap caps.

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What gun are you talking about?

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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?
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Any gun in general really.

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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.

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

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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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