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Old 12-27-2012, 03:31 AM   #1
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I have heard some people say dry firing is okay and others say if bad for the pin. So which is it? I was going to practice rapid fire but don't want to mess it up.

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Old 12-27-2012, 04:08 AM   #2
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I have heard some people say dry firing is okay and others say if bad for the pin. So which is it? I was going to practice rapid fire but don't want to mess it up.
What kind of gun?
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Most modern guns are fine but when in doubt read the manual, call the manufacturer, don't dry fire, or by some snap caps.

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A dry fire is part of the functions check with the M16/Ar-15 family.

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I heard its bad to keep doing it to hammer fired guns but not striker fire. So glocks, m&ps, xds, ect. Are OK. To my knowledge.

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Guns with an enlarged prostate are lucky to even dry fire.

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I wouldnt do it a lot. functiosn check or not.

Honestly i try to avoid it.
but it <is> part in basic tng to train yourself to shoot well.
Dime on the barrel.
Pull the trigger for dry fire making sure it doesnt budge or even fall.


but it snot something I would do on my own rifle.

On my Rugers Revolvers its a non issue.
I must have dry fired my GP100 thousands of times as part of my target aquistion tng in front of the TV

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a good 90% of the time this will mostly refer to rimfire weapons as the firing pin will hit the barrel,, most modern centerfire weapons can not be harmed this way. if they could they would have to be built so shotty they wouldnt hold up to more than a few rounds being fired

the parts of any firearm that come in contact with the cartridge have to be able to handle the forces that cartridge will exert

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The gun is a Rossi model 62 octagon barrel .22

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The gun is a Rossi model 62 octagon barrel .22
you should never fire a rim fire firearm,, open the chamber and look to the top of the barrel just where the cartridge goes into the chamber of the barrel and you will see if its ever been dry fired there will be a mark there from it,, this over time will ware out your firing pin and damage that part of your barrel

didnt read it but look at the pic on here to see what im talking about

http://www.indianashooter.com/firearm-technical-information/3624-dry-firing.html
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