December 6th, 2007 09:30 PM
Dry Fire Practice
Will my HK USPC be harmed by dry firing without dummy rounds? I know there are many things to practice that can only be done with cartridges, but I hear pro and con about dry firing so I wanted to pose it to those who know.
December 6th, 2007 09:37 PM
It is reckoned with most modern and good quality firearms that dry fire - even with no dummy rounds, is OK. I guess with dummy rounds it's a tad better still.
I do dry fire with no dummies but - I do introduce some lead into a spare mag to keep close to weight of fully loaded gun - it's surprising what a difference a magful makes to feel of gun.
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December 7th, 2007 01:03 AM
no problem at all
dry fire away
December 7th, 2007 07:29 AM
Re: Dry Fire Practice
I concur with P95 that dry firing of modern weapons should not be a problem. However, just to be on the safe side I would suggest that you purchase some "Snap Caps" which can be obtained through Brownells (www.brownells.com) and look into some weighted dummy rounds to load your magazine with to get a more balanced feel.
Bryan S. Williams
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December 7th, 2007 10:19 AM
I've never used dummy rounds, but I'm sure that they won't hurt anything either.
Les Baer 45
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December 10th, 2007 12:02 AM
Personally, I'd never dry fire anything with a conventional hammer/firing pin too many times with no resistance. I'll dry fire any of my Glocks any time for as long as I'd like with no worries.
December 11th, 2007 12:54 AM
KelTec specifically states not to dry fire wo snap caps.
December 17th, 2007 03:32 PM
Most of the more "expensive" guns like Glock, XD's, SIGs, H&K's are made really well and dry firing isn't going to hurt them much if at all. I have dry fired my Glock tens of thousands of times and no damage thus far!
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