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Old 08-25-2010, 07:20 PM   #11
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I think some missed the sarcasm and humor in the comments about .40 caliber Glock pistols not needing to be dry fired to breakdown. I'm sure the poster was referring to the supposed KaBoom potential of the .40 caliber Glock pistol (which I personally think is over hyped).

You can dry fire your Glock without worry. If you have any concern you can buy snap caps for a minimal investment.

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Carried a Glock 17 as my duty weapon back when I was sheriffin'. I regularly dry fired my weapon for "draw" practice. It won't hurt it.

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I think some missed the sarcasm and humor in the comments about .40 caliber Glock pistols not needing to be dry fired to breakdown...
Sarcasm? On people with guns?

Rule #1: Never try sarcasm on someone carrying a gun.
Rule #2: Never forget rule #1.

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The only problem with using snap caps for the purpose of practicing your trigger pull is this: You have to keep on loading the mag because each reset requires ejecting a cap. I only have 5 caps so I have to keep loading.

If you don't feel like you need the click, you can place a small piece of cardboard between the barrel and ejection port and work the trigger all day. It doesn't offer the same feel of take-up, but you can practice your fundamentals.

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Thanks for the vid chris, it works

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On a Glock the striker resets long before the round ejects. Pull the slide back slowly until you hear the click then let it go back forward. The round never leaves the chamber......
Oh, you're absolutely right! I suppose I was more thinking that one would have to perform some function to reset. That's true that you could keep the same snap cap in there. Or no snap cap. It doesn't matter too much.

Personally, I'd just rather practice at the range with live rounds. But that costs more money, fo' sho'.
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Pull the slide back a bit, remove the slide plate, the striker, and extractor rod, then slide the slide off....guess you'all never had a lock up!....

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I'd like to appologise for my earlier posting about not having to dry fire the glock before disassembly.. I was wrong .. I was visualizing my glock sitting there static "after" I had dry fired it .. Damn, sorry guys..

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I just happened to see this and if anyone's interested, there seems to be a different story about dry firing Glocks.

Dry Firing Glocks, The Official Word - Glock Talk

The pic is from another forum showing continued dry firing and the possible result.

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If u can break it down without dry firing it first, please show me

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