Why is it bad to "dry fire"? I could be using the wrong terms, so what I mean is why is it bad to fire a gun without a round?
its bad because it can damage the firing pin over time.
Also, while Glocks need to be dry fired to disassemble, I've seen several pictures and posts over the years of people who have cracked part of their slide from dry firing - its the metal surrounding the firing pin hole.
Now, I haven't seen this (the cracking of the slide) on any other gun but a Glock. But, many other guns can break a firing pin somewhat easily. Beretta 92s supposedly should not be dry fired much. I've heard a lot of broken firing pin stories among owners of that gun.
Some guns can be dry fired with no problem. Check your manual or the web site of the manufacturer to see if it's Ok to dry fire your gun.
Purchase some snap caps if you feel uncomfortable doing empty dry firing.
Thanks for the info
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