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Hey, can I get any opinions about dry fire with Glocks? Is it safe like they say or should I get snap caps? Makes me a little nervous doing it without snap caps but I hear I shouldn't be. Any opinions?
 

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After every senario in IDPA, you have to dry fire your firearm. In all of the time I have been involved I have not heard of any issues in dryfiring. Some of the guys even practice draing and dry firing there firearm, many times.
 

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I do believe dry firing is not recommended with rimfire firearms without some sort of snapcap or other device to take the hit.
 

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Ok cool thanks. Sorry I was searching for any other threads on this but must have missed it. Thanks for the response everyone!
 

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x2 on it not being a problem.
 

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Like the rest have said, its not a problem. I all ways drop mag and slide the slide back to make sure the camber is clear, then dry fire. An I do this at least twice a day.

It all so helps you practice with your trigger pull.
 

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dry fire it a million times. It won't hurt it
 

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Hey, can I get any opinions about dry fire with Glocks? Is it safe like they say or should I get snap caps? Makes me a little nervous doing it without snap caps but I hear I shouldn't be. Any opinions?
From the horses mouth sort of to speak, "If someone embarks on a regular, extensive dry firing regimen and continues for a long time………. Then I would suggest using some type of ‘snap caps’ as a precaution."

Something like dry firing everyday hundreds of times a day.
 

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Stick with dry firing. I do it about 80% of the time to 20% actual range time. I instruct all the time so my actual bullets down range time is small.

If you are gonna dry fire extensively like I do then get a set of snap caps. My TL punched a hole through the breech face of his Glock just from dry firing. Glock replaced it no charge but after that incident we use snap caps.
 

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Stick with dry firing. I do it about 80% of the time to 20% actual range time. I instruct all the time so my actual bullets down range time is small.

If you are gonna dry fire extensively like I do then get a set of snap caps. My TL punched a hole through the breech face of his Glock just from dry firing. Glock replaced it no charge but after that incident we use snap caps.
And to add to the above we use only stock Glock parts in our weapons. No mods at all. We dry fire a lot and encourage it in our other officers and swat guys. It's the only time it has ever happened. It was in a Gen 3 G21.
 

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To add to the above reply, we only use stock Glock parts in our weapons. No modded parts or aftermarket parts. We encourage dry firing to all our officers and swat guys. It has only happened once and it was a Gen 3 G21. Probably 100k dry fires or better prior to this happening. Dino, my former TL, dry fires everyday. 30 minutes a day.
 

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I do believe dry firing is not recommended with rimfire firearms without some sort of snapcap or other device to take the hit.
For most rimfires, this is true. The firing pin on most rimfire guns is free to slam forward into the rim surface of the chamber, peening the rim and/or the pin. Peen the rim, you need a new barrel/chamber.

On a centerfire weapon, the impact that stops the firing pin is on a much broader and less critical part of both the firing pin and the gun.

How about this: You would be able to tell the difference between a "virgin" gun, and one that had been dry-fired 10,000 times. Both would (probably) function just fine; the trigger on the used gun would probably be smoother than the new-in-box gun, but would definitely show signs of wear.
 
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