Dry firing okay or not

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  1. Nov 12, 2012 #1
    BigCity

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    Just got my xds (ser # xs503xxx)

    Is it okay to dry fire a striker pistol

    When I got it home I racked the slide and fired it, but the trigger group stayed back to the frame and did not come forward until I racked the slide again.

    Again, this weapon has not been fired.

    Thanks

     
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    Knightslugger

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    the FCG is not a true double action.
     
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    I dry firea a lot but use Azooms dummy rounds. It helps smooth up the trigger.
     
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    I dry fire all my guns lots great practice at home never had a problem.
     
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    Wisconman

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    You can dry fire the XD-s, but Springfield Armory recommends that if you do so extensively, that a snap cap be used.

    Jim R
     
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    it is ok to dry fire the XDs. most people say never to dry fire a weapon because it could damage it but that is not true. if you have a rimfire weapon, it is very bad to dry fire because the striker could crack the barrell if there is no round to stop it. on a centerfire weapon, the pin hits center not on the outer edge so it is perfectly safe to dry fire a centerfire weapon. so, rimfire do not dry fire. centerfire is ok to dryfire.
     
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    BigCity

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    Thanks everyone.
     
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    cperalta

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    I have seen a lot of people post pics of their firing pin that looks pretty beat up. My gun has only been dry fired when I have to do it to release the slide. After 1,050 rounds my firing pin is not dented up like many others have posted. I am not saying that dry firing causes the firing pin to get dented up, but I find it odd that my firing pin still looks great after that many rounds.
     
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    bocam48

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    There are some older threads in these forums on dry firing striker pistols. Search around some. As Wisconman has noted, Springfield says you should use a snap cap if you do this a lot. Some XDM shooters have seen their striker pin crack and work its way up. Others have not.

    The Springfield rep I exchanged email with said it would take thousands of dry fires to crack the striker pin without a snap cap. A number of people buy spare pins from various places, including Springfield. They are cheap. However, Powder River Precision makes a SS pin that supposedly ends the problem once and for all. I've not had the problem, but I mostly use a snap cap now.
     
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    So.Chi.Gunny

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    With every new caliber I buy a snap cap...best insurance policy...

    "ya know the favorite saying around here "play stupid games win stupid prizes"? once someone does something, they have a whole lot of personal responsibility they need to eat. sometimes its lead flavored with a thin copper shell."
     

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