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Old 03-21-2014, 11:57 PM   #41
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Just a vestige of days past when cap and ball revolvers were the newest thing. Urban legends like this can transcend generations. If the revovler is in otherwise good working condition, dry firing will do NO damage.



As a S&W revolver armorer, I can say w/o a doubt that you will not damage a S&W revolver by dry firing it. I cannot say the same about some lesser makes. Brittle parts can be damaged by impact.

If you send a revolver to S&W for a trigger job, they will dry fire it several thousand times to wear it in so they will be able to see where the friction is. If you are not happy with the trigger pull on your S&W revolver, dry fire it until your finger feels like falling off and you will see marked improvement. Detail clean and lube and it will feel liken a different gu
ok. btw I've never felt it necessary to improve the trigger pull in a DA S&W, incl my ccw
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Unfortunately I know this from experience. Once or twice you might get lucky and get no damage, but after that, there's goes your spring. I think I did it on one of those Daisy 1000fps rifles about 10 years ago. Didn't dare try it on my RWS 350 magnum or Benjamin super streak.

I've done it a couple times with my Gamo but it's low powered so it didn't break the spring and it still fires fine, but I haven't done it in a long time not since before I learned it was bad for the gun. You can dry fire pump guns though.


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I've done it a couple times with my Gamo but it's low powered so it didn't break the spring and it still fires fine, but I haven't done it in a long time not since before I learned it was bad for the gun. You can dry fire pump guns though.


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Oh I know lol, as a kid all my pumps bb guns were dry fired, or fired nails, dog food pellets, rocks, 10 bbs at a time for a mini shotgun, birshot bbs from a cut shell, darts, snipped pieced of wire, silly putty, q-tips, just anything that would fit in the thing when I ran out of ammo.

I have not tried any of that stuff, but I have fire a piece of plastic in that Gamo i mentioned.


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Some manufacturers recommend against dry firing, not because it will damage the gun, but to avoid a lawsuit in case some turkey "dry-fires" a live round through his bedroom wall into a neighbor's apartment.
It is easy to be dry-firing, then load the gun to put it away, get distracted, then come back and pick up the now-loaded gun and resume the dry-firing, squeeze one off through the wall. I have done that twice, and fortunately didn't hit anybody. But that could possibly result in a lawsuit against you and the manufacturer. The manufacturer because they could collect more moolah from him than from you. Even if no harm is done, it could get you kicked out of the apartment, or the neighborhood.
So, dry-fire away, but just be careful.

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Some manufacturers recommend against dry firing, not because it will damage the gun, but to avoid a lawsuit in case some turkey "dry-fires" a live round through his bedroom wall into a neighbor's apartment.

It is easy to be dry-firing, then load the gun to put it away, get distracted, then come back and pick up the now-loaded gun and resume the dry-firing, squeeze one off through the wall. I have done that twice, and fortunately didn't hit anybody. But that could possibly result in a lawsuit against you and the manufacturer. The manufacturer because they could collect more moolah from him than from you. Even if no harm is done, it could get you kicked out of the apartment, or the neighborhood.

So, dry-fire away, but just be careful.

Wouldn't a careless blunder as you described fall completely on the shoulders of the careless one who fired the accidental shot?Are not guns supposed to function and fire with a live rounds? Is the gun and or the manufacture supposed to know the difference between a fool who loads a live round but thinks the gun is empty? What am I missing! Unless the gun malfunctions in some sort of matter, like a safety malfunction I see no court/lawyer in the world that could make a case against the manufacture! Maybe I'm missing something.


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On old shotguns, I have heard that the pin can shoot off the spring, because the primer is not there to stop it. My model 37, an old break action, has a firing pin that is a touch loose and I could see it shooting out if I dry fired it a lot.

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I practice all the time and always use a snap cap in my pistols and shot gun. The center where the firing pin strikes is a softer plastic to simulate a primer cap. They don't cost much and they are dark brown so you can't mistake them for the real thing. http://www.amazon.com/A-Zoom-Luger-Precision-Snap-Caps/dp/B0002IKANW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396197683&sr=8-1&keywords=snap+caps

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According to Glock its ok to dry fire their guns but if your going to be doing a bunch of it they recommend using snap caps.

http://us.glock.com/customer-service/faq

Also if your going to do a little dry firing with a rimfire those yellow plastic wall anchors make good temporary snap cap.

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Oh I know lol, as a kid all my pumps bb guns were dry fired, or fired nails, dog food pellets, rocks, 10 bbs at a time for a mini shotgun, birshot bbs from a cut shell, darts, snipped pieced of wire, silly putty, q-tips, just anything that would fit in the thing when I ran out of ammo.
I remember shooting match heads out of my pellet gun at concreat wall s itcwas kool at night lol
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