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Old 12-16-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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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?

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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.

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

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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.
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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.
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Thank you all for the responses.

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In doubt? Buy some snap caps. Problem solved.

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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.
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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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