Will this harm the sidearm?

Will this harm the sidearm?

This is a discussion on Will this harm the sidearm? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I was at the range and found I was anticipating the recoil from my Glock 23. Would it be ok to 'mix' a spent cartridge ...

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    Will this harm the sidearm?

    I was at the range and found I was anticipating the recoil from my Glock 23. Would it be ok to 'mix' a spent cartridge in the magazine so when I practice I can see what occurs when I dry fire?
    Or will this jam up the auto load because there is no bullet in front of the brass casing?


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    I doubt an empty case will chamber reliably - even if fired from same gun.

    You really need to invest in some quality true dummy rounds and put odd ones of those in with a mag load. They will chamber properly but of course be inert.

    This ''ball and dummy'' routine is excellent as a way to spot your flinch and hopefully cure it once you are really aware.
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    My 1911 will chamber spent brass, so I'd think your Glock could manage it. Not sure though as the brass might expand differently in your unsupported chamber. If it does work, it won't hurt anything. If it doesn't work it will cause a jam and not hurt anything. Dummy rounds would be best though...

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    Yup, this is a great way to cure flinching problems, but spend a few bucks and get some snap caps.
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    Check out the Action trainer safety rounds available at www.letargets.com. They are the ones with a nickle case and a day glo plastic tip.
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    Dummy rounds on the list to pick up...
    It's always best to check with experts before trying something new.
    Especially with a live sidearm...

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    Mix them with snap caps or use them alone to practice failure to feed/fire drills.

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    egh....it will not hurt your glock to dry fire over and again but I would recommend refraining from using anypart of a live bullet when practicing at home.
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    get some dummy rounds. they will work/feed like real rounds.
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    Also good for practicing clearing the gun.
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    i do it all the time with no probs

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