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    Dry Fire

    Does it hurt a Glock to dry fire it? You know so one can practice trigger pull.

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    Nope, no hurt and it's a great way to lear trigger control. Welcome to the forum.
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    Some will say it does and to use Snap Caps, I feel if you dry fire reasonably it wont hurt anything. After all, you have to dry fire to field strip.
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    This is a personal issue, some feel you need snap caps and some not. The Glock armors manual says you don't need them but we have seen damage from not using them so it’s up to you. Me; I use them because I don't like the metal smashing against metal for no good reason
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    What sort of damage have you seen? Ive been under the impression that it is G2G with glocks. Now its got me thinking and thats never a good thing.
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    the manual says they can be dry fired and these might be isolated incidents and Glock would make good on it but your still going to have to mail the gun to them (75.00) and you’re going to have to be home and sign for it when it comes back. I try to avoid damage whenever possible and if a 2 dollar snap cap can do it why not
    nothing re-wires a human more effectively than pain, fear and, especially, trauma.

    Denial is a save-now-pay-later scheme, a contract written entirely in small print, for in the long run, the denying person knows the truth on some level.

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    Yep. Picking up snap caps. Thanks for the heads up.
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    One of my son's friends let another friend dry fire his Springfield XDS and the kid pulled the trigger over and over until something went snap and the trigger was dangling loosely. Some part in the firing pin mechanism had broken. Now it wasn't a Glock and you might be able to dry-fire 1000 times with no damage (apparent) but this should explain why I use snap caps. Why let the firing pin go racing off into thin air? It's like Tiger Woods holding back his swing after starting down. He's going to break his back one day.

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    I agree with Barstool. I shouldn't hurt the average shooter but if you plan on extended dry firing practice ie many thousand times then I would recommend snap caps. Doing anything long enough will wear out and damage anything.

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    Agree ^^^^^^^^,should be fine as with most everything done in moderation.
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