Is it ok to dry fire my new Sigma 40VE????

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    Is it ok to dry fire my new Sigma 40VE????

    I recently purchased a Sigma 40VE and have been doing some research on the gun but can't seem to find anything about if dry firing will hert this pistols firing pin or do any other damage. I have read that it is ok to dry fire glocks and know that this gun is somewhat similar (I know I will probally get opinions on that too). If any one has an answer or experience please let me know.

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    Just a personal opinion as the owner of an SW40VE myself...get the snap caps, and use them. YMMV.

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    It is okay to dry fire the pistol. In fact, you must dry fire the Sigma for field stripping. See page 21 of the owner's manual. A snap cap is okay though when you are practicing a dry firing routine.

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    The old "dry fire" question.
    Each weapon is different, refer to your user manual.
    Some weapons need to be dry fired during break down.
    Some training programs have you do it like crazy (Army BCT).
    General rule of thumb is don't dry fire. Just invest in some snap caps.
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    Thanks for the info

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    I'm not sure I'd own a gun if you can't dry fire it. If dry firing is unsafe, how safe is actually live firing from it? Will the pin break during that operation?

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    Iv'e dry fired mine a couple of hundred times. It has helped loosen that God awful trigger pull.

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    No issue at all.
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    I've heard it's fine with most modern sem-auto's. I have also heard that it is bad for the firing pins in revolvers.
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    Again I'll mention that it states in the manual that the KelTec P3at should not be dry fired.
    Off topic to this thread but, it may keep some member who reads it from messing up their gun.
    Most modern firearms can be dry fired extensively without causing any damage to the firearm.
    The folks who really tend to preach the loudest about how firearms should never be dry fired without snap caps - in order to prevent damage to the firearms - are the people who manufacture the snap caps.
    For the most part snap caps are an answer to a problem that doesn't exist for the majority of modern high quality handuns.
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