Aren't firing pins hardened steel? That's much more likely to break than elongate, but I seriously doubt that dry-firing a 24/7 Pro would hurt anything.My understanding is that in slide or frame mounted firing pins, constant dry firing can cause the pin to go past it's range of motion, elongate, and eventually break.
Well I think it this case, some guys might be dry firing a heck of a lot, hundreds of times working on an aiming, or trigger finger problem. As opposed to doing it once on disassembly after a range visit.Steve24/7 said:So it's bad for my gun every time I have to pull the trigger to disassemble it?
I'm sure there's a law somewhere that states if two metals repeatedly come in contact with any force, the softer of the two is inevitably going to exhibit wear of some sort. It's like washing and drying your clothes. Once or twice, or even over the course of months will not be a problem, but sooner or later it's going to wear your clothes out. Maybe that's not a good analogy though.......... ;Dtexastaurusguy said:I honestly don't see how dry-firing could be THAT bad for a 24/7 - part of the procedure for breaking the gun down is to pull the trigger after you have the pin removed.....if it was that bad, I wouldn't think that part of maintaining the gun (cleaning it) would require doing something harmful to the weapon........
For me, it depends on the gun. I had a set of "Traditions" plastic caps that were just fine until they met my S&W Model 10. After about 100 rounds or so it actually shattered! I went and got A-Zooms and I was starting to think they were indestructable. Then the 9mm cap met the P89 and I was actually peening the part of the cap that resembles the front of the cartridge. Then I punched in the primer plug! That was after about 300 rounds. My Taurus guns don't hit the primer as hard and I think the better quality caps will last a long time. Prudence suggests inspecting them however.So is it completely safe to repeatedly dry fire with snap caps? For how many rounds will snap caps last and still provide full protection?