Dry Firing okay for modern firearms?

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    Dry Firing okay for modern firearms?

    In todays Front Sight newsletter, Dr. Piazza said that its okay to practice in your home and dry fire modern firearms with free floating fireing pins. Goes against everything I was ever taught. Here is the link, read it for yourself.

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    I trust Dr. Piazza, been to Front Sight and love it. Dr. Piazza actually wanted me to move to NV and work for him. However, I think I will still use Snap Caps.

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    About the only thing in modern guns you should not dry fire is the shotgun.

    Pistols and revolvers should be fine. As a matter of fact, a significant part of your training should be dry fire practice.

    I don't use snap caps and have never had any problems. Thousands of dry fire trigger pulls and all my guns still go bang with complete reliability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    Pistols and revolvers should be fine. As a matter of fact, a significant part of your training should be dry fire practice.
    +1 I agree with this as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    About the only thing in modern guns you should not dry fire is the shotgun.
    Uhm . . . I hate to disagree . . . but, your statement is correct if you are only considering centerfire ammunition. Dry firing is a good way to screw up your rimfire pistol.

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    Damn... I knew I was forgetting something! Yeah, I only have one rimfire and I just shoot it with live ammo.

    Sorry about the incomplete statement.
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    Read the owners manual that came with your gun...

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    the Kel-Tec pistols should NOT be dry fired without a snap cap. They are also "modern pistols".

    Be careful of advise from "expert sources".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    Damn... I knew I was forgetting something!
    Heck, I'm also at the age that whenever I make a statement, I ask myself: "What did I forget?" lol!

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    That's how you practice...never been a problem for me.
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    Just dont dry fire the SR9 with out a clip in it....ewwww
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    Dont get my wrong, I dry fire all the time. I know its the one of the best ways and most inexpensive ways to practice. But I was always taught and teach that its best to use snap caps. They even taught that at Front Sight. That is why I was taken back by this.

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    I hope it's OK... if not I'm gonna have to buy some new SD guns.... think the Mrs. will buy that one?
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    same here, i dry fire and have yet to have any trouble.

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    I use snap caps for dry fire practice for my autos. While I agree most modern weapons should fair pretty well. I would rather not take the chance, plus I can practice TRB drills and others with the dummy rounds.
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    i always use snap caps just to be sure...

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