Snap Caps and Dry Firing

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by DrGlock, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. DrGlock

    DrGlock New Member

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    Question to my more experienced friends out there:

    Glock says dry firing will never hurt the gun, Beretta says extended dry firing may break the pin, some people down here say dry firing can't hurt a gun, some feel it is the "Kiss of death" to a gun!

    So, I bought/ ordered snap caps in all my most loved calabers.

    Any thoughts on this?

    Does dry firing really hurt a gun. (If I don't pull a trigger at least once a day, I hurt deep deep inside)

    Thanx for all your input on this!

    Michael
     
  2. RIPNITZ

    RIPNITZ New Member

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    Well im no gun expert either, but from my experience with firearms dry firing will not hurt newer models of guns. Now if you take a really old revolver or pistol it may hurt it. But I dry fire mine after cleaning it every night, even if I dont shoot a bullet from it. Maybe someone else will be able to answer this life long question we all have. :righton:
     

  3. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    If your gun can withstand the small scale explosion and subsequent high pressure from firing a bullet...I'm sure a little dry firing here and there will be fine.

    By the way, you have a Glock right? People have done far worse things to Glocks than dry fire them and they still go boom.
     
  4. DrGlock

    DrGlock New Member

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    I actually married my Glock in an unrecognized ceremony! :help:
     
  5. Wiley

    Wiley New Member

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    Do not dry fire a Kel-Tec (modern design/manufacture) without a snap-cap. Due to the design the firing mechanism can be damaged. I would think that any gun of similar design should not be dry fired unless the manfacturer specificaly states that it's OK.

    Glock (different design) say it's OK so I'll take Gaston's word for it.

    Everything else I've got snap-caps. May not be needed but using them gives me warm-fuzzies.
     
  6. Manwell

    Manwell New Member

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    If my weapon was so fragile that it couldn’t handle dry firing without breaking… I sure wouldn’t trust it for self defense.

    Manwell