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BRANDON7766
03-03-2010, 10:44 AM
can you dry fire an AR without causing the gun damage?

ArkinDomino
03-03-2010, 10:49 AM
Nah...

Joe788
03-03-2010, 10:56 AM
Marines dry fire their rifles hundreds, if not thousands of times before ever firing a live round. It can't be that bad.

Chk Chk Boom
03-03-2010, 10:59 AM
I'd honestly recommend snap caps.
Can you do it? Yes. Will you be able to do it enough times to break something? Probably not. But knowing MY luck, I'd be the guy to do it. So therefore I don't haha.

BillyGoatMachine
03-03-2010, 11:09 AM
click away.........

SixPointEight
03-03-2010, 11:13 AM
Marines dry fire their rifles hundreds, if not thousands of times before ever firing a live round. It can't be that bad.

My friend who is on leave said it was probably 10s of thousands lol. He was making fun of me for having 5.56 snap caps.

Snap caps are good to stack into a mag to practice tap-rack-bang drills though.

ddimick
03-03-2010, 11:27 AM
You can dry-fire centerfire weapons all day long without damaging them, although there are some exceptions. Rimfire is a different story, shouldn't dry fire those unless you know the manufacturer has said it's ok.

Plisk
03-03-2010, 11:38 AM
You can dry-fire centerfire weapons all day long without damaging them, although there are some exceptions. Rimfire is a different story, shouldn't dry fire those unless you know the manufacturer has said it's ok.

+100000000

Don't dry fire rimfires!!!! My buddy broke the firing pin on his Sig Mosquito dry firing it.

As for ARs.... it's fine. Like the above have said, Marines do it thousands of times and they're still combat proven. Good enough for me.

adrenalinemedic
03-03-2010, 11:40 AM
What they said, with one caveat: Don't dry fire your assembled lower without the upper; the hammer is made of much harder material than the receiver (if you have an aluminum lower) and can cause stress fractures in the back of the mag well.

God Bless The Mauser
03-03-2010, 11:43 AM
I've dry fired mine thousands of times. I did break the firing pin on a rimfire dry firing it so I don't do that anymore.

BillyGoatMachine
03-03-2010, 11:44 AM
I once broke a firing pin on my Mini 14 Ranch back in '89 from dry firing it. Very rare.