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Old 02-02-2012, 06:34 PM   #41
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My question is how do you de-cock a weapon without dry firing? I don't like just having stuff cocked sitting around as much as I like NOT having stuff cocked sitting around? So if you don't have a de-cocker like a bersa has or something, isn't the only way to Dry fire it?
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To decock a weapon that has no decocker, assuming it has an exposed hammer, hold the hammer back with thumb and forefinger of one hand while pulling the trigger with the other hand, then slowly lower the hammer and don't let go until it is resting on the stop.
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To decock a weapon that has no decocker, assuming it has an exposed hammer, hold the hammer back with thumb and forefinger of one hand while pulling the trigger with the other hand, then slowly lower the hammer and don't let go until it is resting on the stop.
Also, of course, make sure the gun is pointed in a safe direction while doing the procedure. Don't point it at your mother-in-law.
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Make sure you do the same thing each time so that it becomes second nature.

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To decock a weapon that has no decocker, assuming it has an exposed hammer, hold the hammer back with thumb and forefinger of one hand while pulling the trigger with the other hand, then slowly lower the hammer and don't let go until it is resting on the stop.
not an exposed hammer weapon, something like my M&P was what I meant.
I DO have enough brains to decock something with a hammer.
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not an exposed hammer weapon, something like my M&P was what I meant.
I DO have enough brains to decock something with a hammer.
The only thing I can think of is to unload the gun, including the chamber. Let the slide go forward while the gun is still empty. Then dry-fire it so it is not cocked any more. Put the magazine in and leave the chamber empty. Then in order to fire it you'd have to rack the slide to feed the first round.

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The only thing I can think of is to unload the gun, including the chamber. Let the slide go forward while the gun is still empty. Then dry-fire it so it is not cocked any more. Put the magazine in and leave the chamber empty. Then in order to fire it you'd have to rack the slide to feed the first round.
That's what i thought, but isn't it techincally still a slow dry firing?

Just in general I've always heard not to Overdo it with the dry fire, but never why? Does it warp the pin over time or something?
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That's what i thought, but isn't it techincally still a slow dry firing?

Just in general I've always heard not to Overdo it with the dry fire, but never why? Does it warp the pin over time or something?
It depends on the make and model of the gun. Some guns won't be hurt by dry-firing, but others, with no cartridge to stop the firing pin, can be damaged because of driving the firing pin farther forward than it is intended to go, with the specific damage being dependent upon the specific kind of gun and how many times you dry-fire it. Somebody on the forum who knows a lot more than I do can probably explain it better than that.
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Somewhere "we" have moved away from the chamber check and opened the debate on dry fire.
Dry fire or not to dry fire? It has its place in the training realm in that of muscle memory for trigger control. Use it or not it's up to you for member, it works. The chamber check works. Both practices used in moderation.
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Somewhere "we" have moved away from the chamber check and opened the debate on dry fire.
Dry fire or not to dry fire? It has its place in the training realm in that of muscle memory for trigger control. Use it or not it's up to you for member, it works. The chamber check works. Both practices used in moderation.
yeah i sidetracked the thread a little but it WAS in the interest of safety so I don't feel TOO bad.
I like your philosophy though
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I guess you can fix stupid
MrWray,

Fix me, seriously.

I can decock a Browning A-Bolt, any double-action revolver, Hi-Power, PPK and /s, Walther p22, Sig 22?, and 1911.

How does one decock a Glock without dry firing the weapon? I keep loaded mags in mine. Trigger set: round in chamber, trigger down: chamber empty with magazine loaded. I don't particularly like pulling the trigger to lower the hammer.

I'm in the office just now without those particular weapons, but I'd almost testify in Fed court that the only method to get the striker off cock (if that the convoluted way to say that) is to dry fire the gun.

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