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Old 09-21-2010, 03:22 AM   #1
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I've been doing some research on dry firing. Obviously this is a center fire firing pin. Will i cause any damage to the weapon by dry firing it? Most of what I've read says no but i would rather get my answers from you guys.
If you feel it would damage the mechanism, what brand snap caps do you recommend?

The reason I ask this is because when I go to the range I have a tendency to go a little down and to the right. I feel that squeezing the trigger and getting used to a proper pull would be beneficial and in turn i would be more accurate.

Any feedback would be highly appreciated.

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Old 09-21-2010, 03:48 AM   #2
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A reasonable amount of dry fire rarely hurts a centerfire weapon- but snapcaps are cheap. Mix a snapcap in with a mag of live ammo to reveal flinching/heeling (when it do not go BANG) Brands? A-Zoom, Tipton's, Cabellas, etc. Visit your local gunshop, see what they have in stock. No shop? check Cabellas, Dicks Sporting Goods, Bass Pro, Gander Mountain, and Amazon.com.

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It depends on how much you shoot and how much you dry fire. I dry fired my XDm9 everyday for a year and put 1,000 round through it a month. Around 8,000 rounds my striker retainer pin broke which isn't uncommon with the XDM. I was using snap caps as well. I have 11,000 rounds through my XDm9. The best thing to do is buy extra striker retainier pins.

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Dry fire it all you want. Not gonna hurt a thing.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the input. Just want to keep it in good working order.

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I bought some for my CZ to dry fire with, but I use them more to help me practice mag changes. Using snap caps makes it much easier to hit the slide release. (Feels just like it would using real ammo)

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