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My striker retaining pin broke?

This is a discussion on My striker retaining pin broke? within the General SA-XD/XD(M) Talk forums, part of the XD Talk category; As far as concealed carry goes, what if you have to defend yourself and this happens. You wont be around to fix the pin....


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Old 04-16-2008, 11:56 PM   #11
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As far as concealed carry goes, what if you have to defend yourself and this happens. You wont be around to fix the pin.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:04 AM   #12
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If you use snap caps the striker stops before it hits the pin, same as when firing ammo. If someone has broken a pin without excessive dry firing tell us, but I would bet it is those that practice dry firing a lot are just about the sole users with the problem. If you CCW, then use snap caps or replace the pin often if you want to dry fire.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:36 AM   #13
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Its always been pounded into my head since i was a kid that you NEVER dry fire a gun or a bow.

Why do you guys dry fire your XD's
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:44 PM   #14
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Dry firing is a very, very valuable form of practice! I contacted Springfield directly and they assured me that dry firing the XD is an acceptable practice--also impossible to dissassemble without dry firing.

I believe my roll pin failure was due more to repeated dissassembly and re-assembly for cleaning rather than dry firing. Compress and decompress a roll pin enough and it will break.
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Old 04-17-2008, 03:31 PM   #15
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I dry fire only when I disassemble the gun and that's it. If I want to practice, I use snap caps.
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:38 PM   #16
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I dry fire only when I disassemble the gun and that's it. If I want to practice, I use snap caps.
BREAD FAN: HOW LONG do your snap caps last? My 45C chews up the shoulders mighty fast.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:31 PM   #17
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so it doesnt hurt the weapon at all
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:14 AM   #18
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The general consensus is that it will not hurt, but snap caps are a good idea "just in case." I personally feel that MANY thousands of dry fires can results in some wear and tear, but with a snap cap you will be fine. SA approves of it, and it is part of the take down procedure - it can't be that bad if that is the case.
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