Dry-fire a USP

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    Dry-fire a USP

    Hello all,

    I just bought an H&K USP .45.

    I have two questions:

    It is my understanding that dry-firing a USP can quickly damage the firing pin. Is this true?

    I use A-Zoom Snap Caps when dry-firing my XD .45. How can you tell when the snap caps are worn out?

    Any thoughts or comments on snap caps and dry-firing a USP or an XD would be welcome.

    Thanks.

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    Usp's had problems breaking the firing pins years ago during dryfire but i always use a snap cap..

    How long have you had the caps and how much dry fire its hard to tell if there worn out but if its a lot then replace them there cheep

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    I have been told that No you cannot hurt your HK USP .45 during dry fire practice, and have done so with mine quite a few times. But I also like to use snap caps to practice malfuction and clearance drills too.
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    I ahve dryfired the heck outta my USP .40 . Never had any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky
    I ahve dryfired the heck outta my USP .40 . Never had any problems.
    Ditto.

    Mine is a KH (1998) date code.

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    Thanks - I appreciate your responses.

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    Same here, dry fire a USP .45 full sized all the time. But, most of those times I use snap caps. They are worth the investment :).

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    Never had a problem and I had to dry-fire mine probably a couple thousand times to break in the trigger a bit.
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    Mine is 93 manufacture.
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