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Anyone have any first hand experience with dry firing causing damage to a gun? In 57 yrs of shooting I've done it constantly and never any damage and don't know anyone who has.
 

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Had an cimmaron SA revolver with a firing pin on the hammer that worked itself loose over time from practicing my thumb technique. It never actually came off, just loose.
 

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never had an issue with a center fire gun but I don't do it with a rimfire gun.
 

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Some Rimfires will have problems with a lot of dry firing unless you use snap caps
 

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I have never dry fired any reinforce because I have seen the damage to he firing pin and chamber mouth that can result.

I have seen a Ruger Blackhawk who's transfer bar broke before more Han a couple of boxes of ammo were fired but was heavily dry fired. It sign t not have been the cause but it no doubt accelerated it.

CZ advises not to in the 75 models due to the roll pin that acts as a firing pin limiter. They go far enough to include snap caps with their pistols so I tend to think they are serious.

I figure snap caps are cheap insurance anyway.
 
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I have never dry fired any reinforce because I have seen the damage to he firing pin and chamber mouth that can resul
I have seen a Ruger Blackhawk who's transfer bar broke before more Han a couple of boxes of ammo were fired but was heavily dry fired. It sign t not have been the cause but it no doubt accelerated it.

CZ advises not to in the 75 models due to the roll pin that acts as a firing pin limiter. They go far enough to include snap caps with their pistols so I tend to think they are serious.

I figure snap caps are cheap insurance anyway.
The manual on my Super Redhawk says it will NOT hurt the gun, my Taurus 605 says it will.
 

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The manual on my Super Redhawk says it will NOT hurt the gun, my Taurus 605 says it will.

If the factory says it will, why would you doubt it ?
 

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My 1948 Detective Special's firing pin broke while dry firing. Yes, I was using snap caps. Yes, I got it fixed. Yes, I am still a huge proponent of dry fire practice.
 

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I'm pretty sure dry firing my buddy's 40+ year old Rossi 38 that had the firing pin on the hammer broke it. Still trying to locate a replacement.
 

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Like others here, I've seen first-hand .22 firing pins and chamber rims peened. Haven't seen it on any centerfires but again, as others have said, I don't dry-fire my cfs without snapcaps.
 

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I got a old Ruger Single Six Convertable in a trade that would not fire because of the damage to the firing pin from dry firing. Never seen a problem like that in a center fire though....
 

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I used to dry fire my Rossi 971 a lot before I ever fired it the first time. When I finally got it to the range, the firing pin broke within 20 rounds. I don't know if there was a connection between the two. I had fast repair and return from the manufacturer and I never had any more problems but I never dry fired it after that.
 

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I'm pretty sure dry firing my buddy's 40+ year old Rossi 38 that had the firing pin on the hammer broke it. Still trying to locate a replacement.
A Smith & Wesson may fit. I was told those early Rossi pins were a little soft
 

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If the factory says it will, why would you doubt it ?
I don't blindly believe anything I read, a guy bought a .357 and the manual stated not to fire 38+P in it, he swore the +P were more powerful than mags untill mhe realised that they had put a .38spl booklet in with his .357 at the factory
 

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What about "wet" firing? I fired my 357 underwater in the lake once just to see what it would do. It fired like normal and still had some recoil 😊
 

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I have dry fired my Security Six a lot, probably thousands of times, in order to become a better DA shooter. My Tracker however, I never dry fired it more than a couple times because I do not trust the metallurgy. My bolt action hunting rifles also get dry fired a lot to practice trigger control.
 
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