I am new to the shooting game and have found that all guns can not be dry fired. I did so with my Ruger. With my recent purchase of a 40 cal Xd I would like to do the same. So, can the Xd be dry fired?
Uhhh...why not? I've done that MANY times. If I'm bored, I'll throw on a good action movie (in my ammo-free room), grab the pistol I need some work with, and start shooting all the bad guysJust don't sit there and dry fire it 200 times in a row... I don't like that you HAVE to dry fire it to take it down, nice that they changed it on the XDM but it really doesn't help me out...
I have done that with all my non-rim fire rifles. practice trigger control.Uhhh...why not? I've done that MANY times. If I'm bored, I'll throw on a good action movie (in my ammo-free room), grab the pistol I need some work with, and start shooting all the bad guys
Seriously, I've dry fired my older XD's thousands of times in a few months. No damage, not even the striker retainer pin.
I've also used an empty shell casing standing on end. It's even harder (thus more frustrating for me!). If in doubt, get a snap cap. You can pull the slide back just enough to reset the trigger w/o ejecting it.The dime on the barrel exercise is just simply a dime sitting on top of the barrel on the slide. Just practice dry firing, by keeping a steady hand, without flinching. The point is to not knock the dime off the slide and barrel when dry firing.