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Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by GlockCock, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. GlockCock

    GlockCock New Member

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    Hi guys I'm new here ! I know this is weird but I have a blank firing glock 17, but contrary to it's brothers who fire real ammunition, my G17 has an internal hammer. I was wondering whether while not in use the internal hammer should be left cocked or decocked ? I just don't want to break it because this Is my second one because of sone earlier firing pin issues due to dry firing :) id be very grateful if anyone can help - Any advice id welcome. Thank you.

    James
     
  2. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    My first question is why do you have a blank firing glock? You will get different opinions about dry firing a gun, some strictly say dont do it and other say its not harmful at all.. I personally have never had any problems when dry firing a gun,i dont do it very often but still havent had a problem.i dont think that leaving it charged would hurt anything. I wouldnt leave it like that for 20 years but it wont hurt it inbetween firings. I would say if ur not gonna use it for quite a while dry fire it to depress the spring and store it
     
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  3. GlockCock

    GlockCock New Member

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    Well I live in the uk so things like this are the best I can get haha. But ok thanks for the help ;)

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  4. coba29

    coba29 New Member

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    It fires blanks ? So is this really a self defense weapon like to scare people or for some other use
     
  5. GlockCock

    GlockCock New Member

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    A bit of that and also for personal enjoyment

    James
     
  6. paulbrower

    paulbrower New Member

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    You can dry fire flocks forever. This directly from Leo (adventure shooting in Chesterfield, MO) who worked for Glock for 25 years. You can also keep it cocked and ready to go. 'Loading up' a spring does not cause it to degrade.

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  7. GlockCock

    GlockCock New Member

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    But because my glock Is only a blank firer, it does not have the same internal build as a normal glock. Mine has an internal hammer and does not resemble a glock in any function features except the outside appearance. I just wanted to know about whether the hammer should stay cocked whilst not in use because I like to cock my glock a lot, so this would save the springs from being constantly 'abused'

    James
     
  8. paulbrower

    paulbrower New Member

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    I don't think it will hurt it. In general, springs don't get weaker from being tensioned.

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  9. paulbrower

    paulbrower New Member

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    Here some reference material for you. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooke's_law

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  10. GlockCock

    GlockCock New Member

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    Thank you for that link - I think I understand now. So basically I can leave my spring cocked whilst not in use unless for extended periods of time, where is should drop the hammer. Thank you every one :)

    James