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Old 11-18-2009, 09:33 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 11-18-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f59/dry-firing-xd-40-a-10849/ <-- 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.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:09 PM   #3
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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

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

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It is not harmful for a glock to be dry fired. JUST sayin
You're OK dry firing a Glock, but DON'T put a bullet in it!!
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you're ok dry firing a glock, but don't put a bullet in it!!


rofl!!!!!!!!!!
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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...

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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?

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

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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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