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Motodeficient 11-18-2009 08:33 PM

Dry firing an XD
Is it ok to dry fire my XD? In the manual for my sigma it said it was ok, but it does not mention anything about it in my XD manual.

orangello 11-18-2009 08:55 PM <-- link to thread

I wondered the same thing. That thread explains that it is OK, but many think it should be kept to a minimum. Check out the "snapcaps".

I've been very happy with my XD45.

Motodeficient 11-18-2009 09:09 PM

yes I have 5 snap caps that came with the gun from the previous owner, I was just wondering if he bought them because it was harmful for the XD to be dry fired

User Name 11-19-2009 02:04 AM

It is not harmful for a glock to be dry fired. JUST sayin :D

spittinfire 11-19-2009 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by User Name (Post 187953)
It is not harmful for a glock to be dry fired. JUST sayin :D

You're OK dry firing a Glock, but DON'T put a bullet in it!!:eek:

Gojubrian 11-19-2009 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by spittinfire (Post 188068)
you're ok dry firing a glock, but don't put a bullet in it!!:eek:


NGIB 11-19-2009 11:07 AM

Personally, I think snap caps are a great idea. Why take the chance of breaking a firing pin when they're so cheap?

Most striker-fired guns reset the trigger with just a partial slide rack so you only need one...

canebrake 11-19-2009 02:08 PM

It's simple, if you are worried...don't do it!

From an engineering standpoint, if the system is designed to strike a primer, why would you accept a non-design use for the pistol?

gorknoids 11-21-2009 03:49 AM

Dry-fire it. You're just compressing a spring.

treehugger49 12-31-2009 12:37 PM

The answer to this from Springfield Armory is that it is OK to dry fire occasionally (after all, you must dry fire to field strip), but for repeated dry fire practice it is recommended to use snap caps to protect the striker retainer roll pin.

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