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Old 02-11-2016, 11:35 AM   #1
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Old 02-11-2016, 12:14 PM   #2
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Good video. I dry fire daily. When my M&P Shield was new, I dropped the slide on an empty chamber until the slide lock loosened up.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:37 PM   #3
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I'd still favor using Snap Caps for practice. Extra protection for the firearm, more realistic, and no downside?
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I prefer wet fire.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:31 PM   #5
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Good info! As an amateur gunsmith I have always held the belief that dry firing center firing guns causes no issues. But I would always avoid dry firing rimfire guns. Having replaced firing pins in older rimfire guns I know exactly what a "peened" pin looks like. Some newer rim fires have a cutout beyond where the case rim would be when chambered (Rugers) so there is nothing there for the firing pin to hit.

I met a Ruger rep years ago that recommended I dry fire my new Super Blackhawk 500 times before ever putting a round in it.

I have fired my new S&W Centennial about 50 times and dry fired about 300 and will continue to do "draw and shoot" dry fire practice daily until I get to the range again. Oh ...a good suggestion...never have live ammo in the same room where you dry fire practice...safety first!
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Hi Hoffbrew! Is this a guest appearance?

Good information. I have a lot of old school in me. It is still a little uncomfortable to dry fire my pistols. It has gotten more natural the more I practice it. I have three S&W revolvers make that five S&W revolvers that have firing pins I am still reluctant to dry fire those!
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I like to 'dry fire' my pistol. But, I like to use a "laser bullet" as a snap cap. It's even more fun when I use the app on my smart phone to record my 'strikes.' Besides all of this it it really helps me when I do 'live' firing.
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Originally Posted by DeOlMan View Post
I like to use a "laser bullet" as a snap cap. It's even more fun when I use the app on my smart phone to record my 'strikes.' Besides all of this it it really helps me when I do 'live' firing.

Curious... what laser target are you using? Happy with it?



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Old 10-26-2017, 11:38 AM   #10
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Cool. Thank you. Must get this!
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