dry fire

Discussion in 'M&P Forum' started by endobro, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. endobro

    endobro New Member

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    I have always heard that you should never dry fire a gun. I have watched several videos on the m&p 9 and in every video they dry fire the gun. Is this ok?
     
  2. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    Yes. I dry fire all my guns. Not crazy but often enough. Shouldn't cause a problem. If so, your M&P is backed by S&W lifetime warranty. So dry fire away.
     

  3. Swashpl8

    Swashpl8 New Member

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    Never dry fire a rim fire weapon....all others should be ok
     
  4. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    It is fine with the 9mm M&P and other centerfire semiautos. It is encouraged for training purposes. The firing pin will hit an empty space. Exceptions are some rimfire guns, because the firing pin is off center.
     
  5. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    Also depends. The Ruger Mark III must be dry fired for disassembly. Dry firing is permitted by the Ruger manual.
     
  6. endobro

    endobro New Member

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    Thank you all for the responses.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    In doubt? Buy some snap caps. Problem solved.
     
  8. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Agree, or if they are not handy use fired cases with the old primer in place.
    I try not dry fire any more than I must but it is good training.:)
     
  9. GunLover528

    GunLover528 New Member

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    striker fired guns are ok to. If u ever watched Hickok45 on YouTube I think he has an obsession with dry fire especially with his glocks. Lol. It's fine