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Old 06-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #11
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Like whats been stated, you can dry fire a glock allday long until your heart's content. It isnt gonna hurt it. Im not a dry fire person, i never feel the need to do it. If your doing it to practice your trigger squeeze "like mentioned" its fine, but some people just feel the need to dry fire a gun anytime they pick one up. Like whenever you show a friend your gun(s) and the first thing they do is dry fire it. UGHHH!



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You can dry fire the Glock as much as you like, and snap caps are totally unnecessary.

BTW, dry firing is great practice. When I was instructing, I always advised my officers to dry fire at least 200 times per week.



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You can dry fire the Glock as much as you like, and snap caps are totally unnecessary.

BTW, dry firing is great practice. When I was instructing, I always advised my officers to dry fire at least 200 times per week.
Great info thanks. I generally do it about 10 times a day just to practice
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Make sure while "dry firing", you hold the gun tight like when "live" firing, practice only makes perfect, when you practice perfectly.


I imagine placing a penny on the front sight and not droping it while dry firing is a good way to insure your holding rigid, its a good idea.

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You can dry fire the Glock as much as you like, and snap caps are totally unnecessary.

BTW, dry firing is great practice. When I was instructing, I always advised my officers to dry fire at least 200 times per week.
200 times a week??? My instructor would scold you. Lol. We had to do it 200 times a day. After class.
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I hear from many people theres no issue with the striker pistols, i have heard though that (correct me if im wrong) that on the XD's you should have an empty mag in while dry firing. Glocks too? S&W also? Not sure. Insight on this anyone?

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I hear from many people theres no issue with the striker pistols, i have heard though that (correct me if im wrong) that on the XD's you should have an empty mag in while dry firing. Glocks too? S&W also? Not sure. Insight on this anyone?
I've not heard that about XDs, doesn't mean it isn't true. I've dry fired all of the above for years with no issues. As everyone has stated, it won't hurt them. The only ones I NEVER fire without caps are my1911's, SAA's, and a Beretta PX4 that I have since sold due to the de-cocker location.

What exactly was the reason given for the XD/empty mag requirement?
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I hear from many people theres no issue with the striker pistols, i have heard though that (correct me if im wrong) that on the XD's you should have an empty mag in while dry firing. Glocks too? S&W also? Not sure. Insight on this anyone?
You have have a empty mag just for safety sake.
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You have have a empty mag just for safety sake.
What do you mean? Are you saying it won't dry fire without the mag inserted? I've dry fired mine thousands of times without the mag in the gun.
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What do you mean? Are you saying it won't dry fire without the mag inserted? I've dry fired mine thousands of times without the mag in the gun.
Maybe its got one of them "california mag safeties" on it


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