Buckmarks are great pistols. I have had mine for over 20 years and it still shoots great. A nice target pistol. Dry firing is pulling the trigger with out a round in the chamber. You can damage the fireing pin, so avoid it. Don't try to disasemble it, or you will have problems. You will also need a cleaning kit. Your dealer can help you in this regards. Try Buds Guns on the internet for prices. They ship freight paid to a gun dealer who will charge you a transfer fee, usually $20-$25. See which is the best deal for you.