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Dry Firing

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Newb223, Mar 9, 2011.

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  1. Newb223

    Newb223 Member

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    I had always grown up believing that it is bad to dry fire a gun. I was just wondering if this was true or not?

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  2. Birdmang

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    I do it all the time its fine. Just not on my CZ52 or on .22LRs.
     
  3. Robert

    Robert Moderator Staff Member

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    Dry firing is fine to do in center fire weapons and is a great way to do trigger squeeze training. Dry firing most rim fire weapons is a bad idea as the firing pin usually makes contact with the chamber and could end up getting broken. In any event using good snap caps is not a bad idea.
     
  4. Uteridge

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    Don't dry fire a rimfire weapon. What you can do if you are uncomfortable dry firing a centerfire weapon is buy snap caps. These are not necessary but you can use them if you want. They are great to keep on hand for malfunction drills anyway.
     
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