Dry Fire Practice

Dry Fire Practice

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    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.

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    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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    no problem at all
    dry fire away

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    Re: Dry Fire Practice

    Hi Gibson,

    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.

    Good luck,

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    I've never used dummy rounds, but I'm sure that they won't hurt anything either.
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    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.

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    KelTec specifically states not to dry fire wo snap caps.
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    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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