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endobro 12-16-2013 11:31 PM

dry fire
 
I have always heard that you should never dry fire a gun. I have watched several videos on the m&p 9 and in every video they dry fire the gun. Is this ok?

Squawk 12-17-2013 12:11 AM

Yes. I dry fire all my guns. Not crazy but often enough. Shouldn't cause a problem. If so, your M&P is backed by S&W lifetime warranty. So dry fire away.

Swashpl8 12-17-2013 12:15 AM

Never dry fire a rim fire weapon....all others should be ok

Mercator 12-17-2013 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by endobro (Post 1460615)
I have always heard that you should never dry fire a gun. I have watched several videos on the m&p 9 and in every video they dry fire the gun. Is this ok?

It is fine with the 9mm M&P and other centerfire semiautos. It is encouraged for training purposes. The firing pin will hit an empty space. Exceptions are some rimfire guns, because the firing pin is off center.

Mercator 12-17-2013 12:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Swashpl8 (Post 1460659)
Never dry fire a rim fire weapon....all others should be ok

Also depends. The Ruger Mark III must be dry fired for disassembly. Dry firing is permitted by the Ruger manual.

endobro 12-17-2013 02:23 AM

Thank you all for the responses.

c3shooter 12-17-2013 02:46 AM

In doubt? Buy some snap caps. Problem solved.

JimRau 12-18-2013 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 1460785)
In doubt? Buy some snap caps. Problem solved.

Agree, or if they are not handy use fired cases with the old primer in place.
I try not dry fire any more than I must but it is good training.:)

GunLover528 12-19-2013 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by endobro
I have always heard that you should never dry fire a gun. I have watched several videos on the m&p 9 and in every video they dry fire the gun. Is this ok?

striker fired guns are ok to. If u ever watched Hickok45 on YouTube I think he has an obsession with dry fire especially with his glocks. Lol. It's fine


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