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Old 01-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #31
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Well if thousands of people did it, I'd jump too. The bodies would stack up and soften the landing.

Really. There are a lot of sandy clitties around FTF lately. I'm about to twist some ****ing vacation time.
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I also heard from a gun smith that dropping the hammer down manually will wear on the sear.
These parts are made of metal. They are made to work thousands and thousands of times. I guess if you sat around and did it a LOT...Like a lot!!!there might e some kind of wear issue. I can't say it's impossible. But it is very improbable.

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So the consesus is that it doesn't hurt to manually cock or decock the hammer.
Correct...
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If those thousand people jumped off a cliff would it be right? People are mis informed everyday.
Yes, people are misinformed everyday - but Olympus' point was that if thousands upon thousands of people practice something that was actually harmful to their firearm then there would be thousands of damages done that would require thousands of repairs. Then, everyone would learn the practice was harmful and not to repeat the harmful activity (just exactly like, in your analogy, those folks "jumping of a cliff" would learn that the ones before them perished and thus not to repeat that behavior).

If the guy at the gunstore said that pulling back on the slide to cock the hammer was not harmful yet thumb cocking the same hammer was somehow harmful, I would love to hear his explaination of how one was and one was not harmful when both actions mechanically perform the exact identical task.

The firing of a live round and the very rapid motion of the slide to cock the hammer (compared to either of these two methods above - thumb cocking or by hand manually racking the slide back to cock) is a far, far more violent action to perform the same task. But the firearm is designed to withstand that so either of the ways above (by hand) would logically do nothing harmful.
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If the guy at the gunstore said that pulling back on the slide to cock the hammer was not harmful yet thumb cocking the same hammer was somehow harmful, I would love to hear his explaination of how one was and one was not harmful when both actions mechanically perform the exact identical task..
I'm hoping the next time I go he is there so I can have him elaborate on why it is harmful.
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Another dumbazz who happens to have a job in a gun store. He is just stupid. I would ask to speak to the manager/owner and point out the ignorance of his employee. If the owner/manager is that stupid too? Don't go back. Life is too short to associate with ignorance.

Imagine a car salesman that told you it causes excessive wear to stop a car when backing before shifting to drive. "It is far better for the car to slam it in drive and tear off down the road." You would not buy a car from that guy, would you?
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Another dumbazz who happens to have a job in a gun store. He is just stupid. I would ask to speak to the manager/owner and point out the ignorance of his employee. If the owner/manager is that stupid too? Don't go back. Life is too short to associate with ignorance.

Imagine a car salesman that told you it causes excessive wear to stop a car when backing before shifting to drive. "It is far better for the car to slam it in drive and tear off down the road." You would not buy a car from that guy, would you?
If it was the cheapest around I would by it but would stay away from that shop for repairs or anything else lol.
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Well if thousands of people did it, I'd jump too. The bodies would stack up and soften the landing.

Really. There are a lot of sandy clitties around FTF lately. I'm about to twist some ****ing vacation time.
You and me both. Try to help a new guy out and you get smart@$$ lip. I just might give up trying to convince people to use some common sense for a while. I might turn lurker for a while.
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Just yesterday evening on Doug Koenigs TV show it was mentioned that he dry fires his pistols 20,000+ times per year (yes, twenty thousand). If a multiple times world and national champion says it can be done, that's enough for
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Just yesterday evening on Doug Koenigs TV show it was mentioned that he dry fires his pistols 20,000+ times per year (yes, twenty thousand). If a multiple times world and national champion says it can be done, that's enough for
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Ya dry firing is a good practice for muscle memory
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Another dumbazz who happens to have a job in a gun store. He is just stupid. I would ask to speak to the manager/owner and point out the ignorance of his employee. If the owner/manager is that stupid too? Don't go back. Life is too short to associate with ignorance.

Imagine a car salesman that told you it causes excessive wear to stop a car when backing before shifting to drive. "It is far better for the car to slam it in drive and tear off down the road." You would not buy a car from that guy, would you?
What if it's a manual? Lol
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