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Old 06-12-2012, 11:51 AM
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Re: Dry Firing?

I had asked a manufacturer a number of years back and they said it was not an issue but they did add "keep in mind, it will put wear on the mechanism just as much as actual firing will". I forgot who I asked but it was a big name company.

Of note, I had read years ago about an older man who could not get out anymore and he practically wore out a revolver dry firing it while sitting in his easy chair.

I think dry firing has its place.
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Re: Dry Firing?

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I had asked a manufacturer a number of years back and they said it was not an issue but they did add "keep in mind, it will put wear on the mechanism just as much as actual firing will". I forgot who I asked but it was a big name company.

Of note, I had read years ago about an older man who could not get out anymore and he practically wore out a revolver dry firing it while sitting in his easy chair.

I think dry firing has its place.
Snap caps though are cheap, much cheaper than replacing bent and broken firing pins.
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Re: Dry Firing?

AR's are no problem with the upper attached. Never fire them without the upper attached unless a pad or buffer is used to protect the receiver from being hit by the hammer.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:32 PM
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Re: Dry Firing?

...and, never dry fire a loaded gun.

That can cause a lot of damage.

Be safe!
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:38 PM
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AR's are no problem with the upper attached. Never fire them without the upper attached unless a pad or buffer is used to protect the receiver from being hit by the hammer.
And don't stick your finger in there.....
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