Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > Glock Forum > Dry fire.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-02-2012, 05:08 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
wiliardo123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 67
Default Dry fire.

why dry fire in general isn't recommended and why it is specifically sort of prohibited on 22 s ?



__________________
wiliardo123 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-02-2012, 05:09 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Byron0022's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 616
Liked 41 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wiliardo123 View Post
why dry fire in general isn't recommended and why it is specifically sort of prohibited on 22 s ?
Military does it all day long.


__________________
Byron0022 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 05:14 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
progolfer_iii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 50
Likes Given: 7

Default

Do a search for this question and you'll find the answer.

__________________
progolfer_iii is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 05:15 AM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mason609's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Quincy,MA
Posts: 1,301
Liked 564 Times on 331 Posts
Likes Given: 3227

Default

In general, it's not recommended because it "could" damage the firing pin. "Could", not WILL. However, you can get what's called snap caps. They are cool fake bullets that you can load up and dry fire with.

And yes, the military does do it all the time. But, we also never had to pay for any parts that needed to be replaced (unless we lost it - depending on the part).

__________________

Insert witty comment here......


Veritas Aequitas

Vincit Omnia Veritas

Vincere est Vivere

Mason609 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 05:46 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Byron0022's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 616
Liked 41 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I'm not trying to be argumentative here but I honestly don't remember their being a rash of worn or broken parts from it. From PMI to clearing barrels the military does a lot of dry firing so I don't think much about it. Again, I'm only commenting and not trying to be fussy.

__________________
Byron0022 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 06:07 AM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mason609's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Quincy,MA
Posts: 1,301
Liked 564 Times on 331 Posts
Likes Given: 3227

Default

Oh, I know Byron.

The point I was trying to make is that while dry fire isn't recommended, IF a firing pin were to be damaged, we didn't have to pay for it (I actually had one break on me in Basic during BRM - live fire).

__________________

Insert witty comment here......


Veritas Aequitas

Vincit Omnia Veritas

Vincere est Vivere

Mason609 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 11:49 AM   #7
Ain't she sweet?
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 22,641
Liked 6944 Times on 4177 Posts
Likes Given: 8349

Default

I asked this question a while ago and here is the thread.


http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/dry-fire-not-question-49232/

__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 06:07 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FCross7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,017
Default

With centerfire, it doesn't hurt anything. Rimfire is a different animal. Because of where the "primer" is on a rimfire, in the rim, the firing pin must strike there. So when there isn't a round in the chamber, there's no rim for the firing pin to hit, it smacks into the back of the chamber, and can damage either the firing pin or the chamber, or both.

-Fred



__________________

"Breathe when you can, shoot when you should."
-Rob Leatham

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!

"Qui desiderat pacem, bellum praeparat; nemo provocare ne offendere audet quem intelliget superiorem esse pugnaturem"

FCross7 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Dry fire Josh1158 The Club House 13 01-31-2012 01:16 AM
Dry fire rock321 General Handgun Discussion 7 06-02-2010 09:34 PM
dry fire collier281 General Handgun Discussion 6 03-16-2010 11:49 PM
Under Fire skullcrusher The Club House 7 02-26-2009 01:49 AM
When you fire Skeletor Blackpowder & Musket 2 10-05-2007 08:12 AM



Newest Threads