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Hello i wasn't sure which thread to put this in so i'll apologize before hand if i am in the wrong one. I have a question im currently in the police academy and we all shot the G22. I myself carry a G27 and wanted to practice trigger control by dry firing, i don't want to buy snap caps because i think it's a waste of money if i don't practice enough. Just wanted to get all of your opinions on this...is it ok to continuosly dry fire a glock? I haven't done so but wanted to see if it was ok...thanks again for all your input..
 

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Just in case you haven't noticed yet, you only have to pull the slide back a little bit to reset the trigger. Snap caps are only $10-15 and you can also use them for ball and dummy drills in the middle of your live fire practice.
 

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I have dry fired my Glock pistols sooooo many times. I continue to do so, but I ran across something interesting about a week back or so.

http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/greek17.html
Not common, but said to be caused by many dry firings. Some engineers relate it to the square shape of the firing pin cut in the breech face and counter that a round opening would have been more stable than a rectangular one. I still figure that the amount of rounds put downrange out of Glock pistols statistically compared to pistol parts failures and other models doesn't make a pocket full of sand off the whole beach. It's your own decision what to do and how you use and treat your firearms. Broadening your knowledge will help you make those decisions. I'm Glock to the core, and I've had a case failure (KB) in my G17 several years ago. Still have it and still shoot it.
 

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Go dryfire, go Glock...:danceban::danceban::danceban:
 

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It doesn't hurt Glocks to dry fire them. As a matter of fact, you have to dry fire it in order to field strip it.

Somewhere I read that dry firing was bad for older guns that used a more brittle metal. Modern guns have much improved firing pins.

If you are nervous about it, get some snap caps and forget it.
 

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Hello i wasn't sure which thread to put this in so i'll apologize before hand if i am in the wrong one. I have a question im currently in the police academy and we all shot the G22. I myself carry a G27 and wanted to practice trigger control by dry firing, i don't want to buy snap caps because i think it's a waste of money if i don't practice enough. Just wanted to get all of your opinions on this...is it ok to continuosly dry fire a glock? I haven't done so but wanted to see if it was ok...thanks again for all your input..
Please educate your fellow officers that guns are good and people are bad.

Yeah just like my 1911 I can dry fire all day long and it wont matter a bit. Crazy good metal they use these days.
 

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I have shot Glocks in USPSA AND IDPA for 11 years with 100,000 of rounds in 9,40,45.All these guns are dry fried 1 to 2 hr per day with no problems.
Of course I have had to change parts over the years but not due to dry firing the gun.
Dry Fire away.
Pat
 
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