Dry Fire

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by djg1965, May 21, 2020.

  1. djg1965

    djg1965 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I have been dry fire at least a few hundred times a day due to Covid 19. My question is the difference between dry fire and live fire as it relates to wear and tear on the gun? Also how often would you need to clean/oil the gun when dry firing only?
     
  2. demPho

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    For Glocks, the drier the better lol!
     
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  3. SixG17s

    SixG17s Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No, it can blow out the breech face without spring loaded snap caps. Where do think that energy goes? Google it.
     
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  4. Olga17

    Olga17 C19 sounds like G19 Supporter

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    That much dry firing, you may want to get an extra spacer sleeve and cut it down.
    Swap out for dry firing sessions.

    Just a thought!
     
  5. djg1965

    djg1965 Well-Known Member Supporter

    My thoughts were that the racking of the slide and pulling of the trigger replicate the same metal on metal interactions as if you were actually firing. How often would you oil those places need oiling?
     
  6. SixG17s

    SixG17s Well-Known Member Supporter

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    only the rails, the barrel and barrel hood, and a drop between the connector and trigger cruciform. No more than if you were actually firing. Dry firing does not affect the spacer sleeve.
     
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  7. djg1965

    djg1965 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Would you think it should be lubed weekly, when you consider I could dry fire up to 1K a week?
     
  8. SixG17s

    SixG17s Well-Known Member Supporter

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    1K a week is a **** load of dry fire, but it only needs to lubed enough. There is no recoil impact in dry fire, so it's just resetting the trigger. Pull the upper after a week take a look at it. I actually lube the slide grooves and let the oil drain down with the muzzle up. Goes way longer than a drop of oil on the rails. You can't hurt a Glock, they are just hammers...
     
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  9. Olga17

    Olga17 C19 sounds like G19 Supporter

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    Point missed here.

    A shortened spacer sleeve can be used during dry fire events without the need for snap caps etc...

    Takes mere moments to swap out.
     
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  10. SixG17s

    SixG17s Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No, a shortened space sleeve does reduce impact energy. Without a live primer to deform(absorb energy) or a snap cap to absorb energy, it will impact the breech face and eventually fail. If this is your first Glock, or first handgun, post a pic of the failed breech face after 20K. That's about what it takes.
     
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  11. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Olga17 is correct. :)

    Shortening the spacer sleeve (as detailed in the links below) does indeed prevent the firing pin from impacting the breech face.

    As I recall, I first posted the technique in November of 2017...


    then reposted it in April of 2020...


    and explained it in detail here...


    As may be noted, with the spacer sleeve shortened as shown, the firing pin lug strikes the spacer sleeve (stopping the firing pin) before the firing pin impacts the back of the breech wall.

    Best regards,

    Bob
     
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  12. djg1965

    djg1965 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Thanks for the info. Not my first gun but it is my latest and never got to shoot it. First I was busy then Covid 19. That's why I've been dry firing like maniac. Anyway, I think it's the time of year to switch to my M&P. Thanks again for you posts, I appreciate them.
     
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  13. SixG17s

    SixG17s Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Bob, you got me on that one. Yes, I can see it now. Probably only have a half dozen spacers in the parts box..... Gonna half to post that info on Benos. Don't think any of the hosers know that trick.
     
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  14. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Spread the word! :D

    Best regards,

    Bob
     
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  15. SixG17s

    SixG17s Well-Known Member Supporter

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  16. Danzig

    Danzig I do hood rat sh%t! Supporter

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  17. Olga17

    Olga17 C19 sounds like G19 Supporter

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    Someone had my back @ least :D:D:D
     
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  18. SixG17s

    SixG17s Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hey Olga, old dogs only know old tricks. Good one.
     
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  19. Olga17

    Olga17 C19 sounds like G19 Supporter

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    Sadly I am old too! :D
     
  20. SixG17s

    SixG17s Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Where did you find that trick?