No its not bent. the firing pin on rugers is generally shaved at the end so it looks like it is pushed to the side. It is done that way so the pin hits center top of the rim of the bullet. If you are worried about dry firing use snap caps. The older models had a straight V notched into them but they tended to hit top right on the bullet and sometimes didn't fire. Pinning the firing pin will help keep the firing pin down and center and keep it from drifting away from center. VQ and other brand pins have a much sharper shave of he pin to keep it top center.