S & W Sigma 9mm; Should you Dry Fire or not?
I have a S & W Sigma 9mm, SVE which I have had for 3 months; I've fired it about 150 times, no problems, works great.
The trigger, as most of you know , is very stiff. I was told to "dry fire the heck out of it" and this would help to break in the trigger/stiff spring problem. And also help me get used to the trigger. Now , I wonder, should I stop doing this? Any advice would be appreciated
I finally read the manual and...
I finally took the time to read the manual carefully and the Smith and Wesson Manual for this gun plainly states that is will not harm the gun to dry fire it.
I guess that is about as authoritative a source as you could want, the manufacturer's manual.
Still, since I have the Snap caps; I like to keep a Snap Cap in the chamber of all my handguns (two) because there is no way a Live round can be in there, or get in there accidentally. When you rack the slide, the snap cap flies out, it is just one more safety measure to alert me to the fact that, now there is a live round in this cocked gun.
You see, I had a whoops moment the other day, fortunately no-one was hurt, and not much damage was done (the bullet just happended to hit a 2x4 stud and only made a little hole in the wall, which I was able to fix easily. But it wakes you up to how you really need to ALWAYS check your gun for live rounds before you stick you finger on the trigger. What a dumbass!