This is a discussion on Safe to dry fire yet? within the MP Reference forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; I've always heard it's OK to dry fire center-fire guns but not rim-fires. At least on SIGs. From the SIG Sauer web site's FAQ: "Is ...
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|February 2nd, 2014, 08:59 PM||#91|
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Ada OK
I've always heard it's OK to dry fire center-fire guns but not rim-fires. At least on SIGs. From the SIG Sauer web site's FAQ:
"Is it safe to dry-fire my pistol?
It is safe to dry-fire our center fire pistols. You would want to use a snap cap or plug if extensive dry-firing is done. Always count your dry-firing in your live fire count to be sure all springs and pins are in top condition. DO NOT intentionally dry-fire any rim fire pistol such as the Mosquito, .22LR conversions or Classic Pistols."
|April 24th, 2014, 08:48 PM||#93|
Join Date: Jan 2014
Snap caps for rim fire guns because the firing pin can hit side of the chamber, because there is no rim of the cartridge there.
No need for snap caps with center fire pistols or rifles.
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|April 24th, 2014, 10:30 PM||#94|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Actually, the previous design of our own beloved M&P pistol's striker had a design defect that allowed them to break, if not used with a snap-cap.
|April 24th, 2014, 11:16 PM||#95|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: West Michigan
S&W switched from a carbon steel striker to a stainless one, a few years ago. I got a free one from them and "upgraded" my 9c, which was made in 2010. The reason for the switch was the carbon ones were breaking.
|November 2nd, 2014, 09:10 AM||#96|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Martinez, GA
M&P can be dry fired without snap caps. YMMV though, and I would recommend snap caps. I do not use them though.
|November 17th, 2014, 06:37 PM||#98|
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Kingston, ON
My 2012 MP 9 has no less then 15 000 dry fires and a little over 5500 rounds through it. I've never even touched a snap cap and I'm still going strong.
|May 8th, 2015, 01:08 PM||#100|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL
I did buy one of the sliver striker assemblies a year or so ago to have a spare, but all three of my M&P's, including an '07, are still on their originals.
I do use snap caps, but don't fully rack the slide when dry firing. I rack it about 1/4"; just enough for the striker to reset. That way, I'm not having to reload mags full of snap caps (I actually only have three in 9mm).
|June 15th, 2015, 04:20 PM||#101|
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|July 5th, 2015, 06:21 PM||#102|
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Location: Selma, TX
The OP is correct in asking the question. You basically need to know enough about the design/build of the individual firearm before being able to answer the dry fire question on any weapon.
|July 6th, 2015, 12:53 AM||#104|
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|July 6th, 2015, 12:24 PM||#105|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Tens of thousands of dry-fire with 2- M&Ps... NEVER an issue. Dry-fire is critical to trigger control.
I haven't hear a single issue since the striker mods YEARS ago to the updated version.
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