Dry firing an XD

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by Motodeficient, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient New Member

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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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    orangello New Member

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  3. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient New Member

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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
     
  4. User Name

    User Name New Member

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

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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

    Gojubrian New Member

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    rofl!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. NGIB

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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...
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    It's simple, if you are worried...don't do it! [​IMG]

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

    gorknoids New Member

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    Dry-fire it. You're just compressing a spring.
     
  10. treehugger49

    treehugger49 New Member

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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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  11. lightning96

    lightning96 New Member

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    Dry firing

    My gun store owner told me when I picked up my XDM 9 pretty much the same thing dry firing was ok because of the design of the gun but it does not hurt to use snap caps:)
     
  12. lightning96

    lightning96 New Member

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    Dry firing

    I was talking to my son this morning he was telling me that when he was in basic training for the AIR FORCE they told them to dry fire the guns for practice.
     
  13. kzink

    kzink New Member

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    i dry fire mine one after it has been stripped just to make sure everything works and no problems yet
     
  14. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Every branch of the military does this. They dry fire darn near everything for practice. You have to remember, if they break a firing pin Uncle Sam buys them a new one. Best route to take is snap caps if you're going to be doing any amount of dry firing even if the XD is designed for it. Dry fire to strip, not a problem. Now, can we put this thread to bed?