Dry Firing

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    Dry Firing

    Have read quite a bit about dry firing for practice. Is it necessary to have one of those snap caps or
    will it damage the pistol if one is not used?
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    Depends on who you ask. My understanding is that it will not hurt your centerfire pistols. You wouldn't want to do it with a rimfire, however, to avoid breaking the firing pin.

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    Most modern pistol designs do not require snap caps. However, there are some that you really should use them.
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    I agree with Sixto...most modern guns dont need them, but on the other hand they wil never hurt anything.
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    Its A Springfield 1911 A1

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    Clance,

    Your Springer should be good to go without a snap-cap.

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    what about a GLock 19?
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    Cheap insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trainercb View Post
    what about a GLock 19?
    Nope, you dont need one for it either.
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    SIXTO is 100% right on this topic.
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    I was under the impression that most (if not all) striker fired pistols do not need snap caps. Heck, a lot of guns require you to dry fire just to break them down (mine included).

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    Lotus, that is true, never thought about that. the trigger on my glock has got to be depressed to breakdown.
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    My 22 ruger pistol dissembly requires dry firing ..... dry firing concerned rim fired pistols mainly

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    Old habits die hard. I use snap caps for dry fire practice even when I'm told they aren't necessary. It just makes me comfortable. I have them so why not use them.
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    Yep, don't need 'em but they make great training aids. Have your shooting partner load a mag or two for you and 'hide' a few snap caps in with the live ammo. They can help you see if your trigger pull needs any help and with simulating a malfunction/clearing.
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