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masayuki
10-13-2010, 12:34 AM
I am sure this has been asked before. Can I damage my brand new Glock 17 by dry firing without dummy rounds?

tortoisethunder
10-13-2010, 12:37 AM
Dry firing a Glock is fine.

five.five-six
10-13-2010, 12:38 AM
if you can, it's not worth having

buy a 1911












no, you won't hurt it, dry fire a lot

tortoisethunder
10-13-2010, 12:39 AM
Glocks are fine pistols as well as most 1911's.

five.five-six
10-13-2010, 12:42 AM
:D . .

pingpong
10-13-2010, 12:43 AM
Do it too much and you might go blind :p.

There should be no issues with dry firing a Glock. If it was significantly detrimental, we'd probably be seeing a lot of other malfunctions in Glocks as well.

stphnman20
10-13-2010, 12:53 AM
You should always dry fire. ;)

jdewolf
10-13-2010, 12:55 AM
Nope, you won't harm a thing.

masayuki
10-13-2010, 1:29 AM
Thanks everyone. I figured that would be the case. I dry fire a lot.

TenSeven
10-13-2010, 1:49 AM
I am sure this has been asked before. Can I damage my brand new Glock 17 by dry firing without dummy rounds?

No.

MA2
10-13-2010, 7:16 AM
put a pencil (eraser side towards the pin) and see how far it can go :D

loosewreck
10-13-2010, 7:32 AM
put a pencil (eraser side towards the pin) and see how far it can go :D

Firing pin test. Yeah, that's fun.

To OP, I use snap caps even in revolvers, its better to be safe. They don't cost much, plus they allow you to practice cycling or loading your gun too.

If you look hard enough on the internet you'll find a few threads of folks who have damaged their Glocks with excessive dry firing without snap caps.

Most important thing about dry firing is to keep the live ammo locked up and in another room if possible.

Porscheguy
10-13-2010, 4:23 PM
I've killed every celebrity on my TV right through the eyes thanks to plenty dry firing. :D

855R
10-13-2010, 4:49 PM
I've killed every celebrity on my TV right through the eyes thanks to plenty dry firing. :D

Creepy, unless it's msnbc then thats cool.

erratikmind
10-13-2010, 4:51 PM
I tend to use snap caps for all of my centerfire dry firing practice. I figured that the snaps caps come at a minimal cost and I remove the question out of the equation to be on the safe side.

RollingCode3
10-13-2010, 6:35 PM
If you plan to dry-fire "A LOT", then get some snap caps for it. It is cheap and you dont have to worry about it.

The official word from Glock is:

"If you’re going to dry fire onther than for disassembly, use a snap cap."


http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1269647&highlight=glock+dry-fire

evidens83
10-13-2010, 6:38 PM
Nope.

Cali4nia_AR
10-13-2010, 6:56 PM
The nice thing about Glocks is they can take a beating. You'll be ok.

G-forceJunkie
10-13-2010, 7:00 PM
When I was a Glock Armorer, I had a customer bring me a Glock 34 with the breach face around the firing pin hole broke out. He said it happened dryfiring. When I asked him how many times he dry fired it, he replied "A couple hundred thousand." So yes, you can hurt it, but unless your going to do it to a crazy excess, don't worry about it.

/glock relpaced the slide for free.

Greg-Dawg
10-13-2010, 7:19 PM
Use snap caps.

Love mine...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/GKnife002.jpg

Porscheguy
10-18-2010, 5:30 PM
Creepy, unless it's msnbc then thats cool.

u on any reality shows by chance? :D

Porscheguy
10-18-2010, 5:31 PM
Use snap caps.

Love mine...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/GKnife002.jpg

that's a well-endowed glock.

Anchors
10-18-2010, 5:34 PM
I pretty much have to dry fire it just to clean it. It'll be fine :]

AlliedArmory
10-18-2010, 5:35 PM
Dry fire away. Won't hurt it. I only use snap caps for function checks.