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Springfield 1911 Loaded -- Dry Fire?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by nulfisin, Oct 10, 2009.

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  1. nulfisin

    nulfisin Member

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    Is it OK to dry fire these? I haven't seen anything in the manual one way or the other.
     
  2. mljdeckard

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    Go for it.

    Modern centerfire autos are pretty much all ok to dry-fire. Someone asked Todd Jarrett in an interview, what is the singlemost effective thing you can do to practice, especially on a budget. He said; 'dry-fire. Do it until your wife wants to kill you. Millions of times.' They then asked if that would hurt the gun, he said; 'If it makes you feel better, get some snap-caps, but if I never hurt my guns doing it, it's highly unlikely you will hurt yours.'

    Dry-fire is very important to condition yourself to the point that you don't worry about the trigger breaking, it just becomes instinctive.
     
  3. nulfisin

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    A problem. This is a new gun. I'm having trouble reinserting the slide stop release. It doesn't want to move past the little plunger near the safety? Is the problem me, the gun or both? Thanks.
     
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    I have a older loaded model that I have dry fired thousands of times over the years , I just detail-striped it last week and carefully inspected every part. Hammer, sear, fireing pin, ect. didn`t show any harm.
     
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    I have the idiot scratch. I say what the heck, it proves I care enough to field strip it.
     
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    My Springer Loaded was tough getting the pin back in too. It will ease up a little in time.
     
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    nulfisin wrote,
    Not just you, but everybody that has ever owned a 1911. There are lots of "idiot scratches" on 1911's. It is embarrassing (I've done it), but the gun still works.
     
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    I'm pretty good at reinserting the slide stop pin. Did it a 100 times without scratching. However last week the pin went in on the wrong angle and moved toward the trigger guard putting a 1st class, 5 star scratch on my 1911DK. Bothered me for a day but I'm still breathing. Heck with it. I'm keeping the Smith and intend to shoot the crap out of it.
     
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