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NymphoGnome 02-21-2010 11:30 PM

Dry Firing?
 
Sorry not sure if this goes here :o.
I was wondering after seeing signs in a couple of firearm shops, how bad is dry firing for any firearm? (I am still new to firearms, sorry if I sounds stupid).

Dillinger 02-21-2010 11:44 PM

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/bolt-action-dry-firing-22953/

You might want to peruse this thread....

Don Davis 02-21-2010 11:53 PM

I believe dry firing most guns is not good for them.

I personally have snap caps for all of my handguns.

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NymphoGnome 02-22-2010 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don Davis (Post 234219)
I believe dry firing most guns is not good for them.

I personally have snap caps for all of my handguns.

:)

Thank you, that is all I needed to know.

Silvertip 44 02-22-2010 02:46 AM

In my opinion, it's not a good thing to do. Dry firing is fine with snap caps or a dry firing insert such as for M1 and M1A.
In a rimfire it is downright damaging.

robocop10mm 02-22-2010 12:14 PM

Dry firing is a BIG NO NO in rimfires. Use a snap cap or expended piece of brass.

JonM 02-22-2010 11:41 PM

dry firing in centerfires of modern manufacture user preference. ive never seen or heard of damage in a modern centerfire from dry fire. in a rimfire it can ding up the chamber edges or the firing pin itself to such a state as they are unusable or even make slam fires a possibility from sharp edges on the chamber walls. my .22's all have dings in the chamber edges from forgettting that it is a .22rimfire and just snapping the trigger after a safety check. so far no real damage that i care about but i keep a close eye on sharp burs developing. its a bad habit i cant seem to break.

anm2_man 02-23-2010 08:50 PM

I always dry fire my Beltfed (Browning ANM2) to verify head space and timing. No problem along with many other Semi auto rifles and pistols.


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