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I've always heard it was bad to dry-fire without a dummy round in the chamber.



I've also heard that the M&P trigger gets significantly better after 500 to 1000 rounds. In an effort to expedite this process, I thought dry-firing would be a good idea.



Problem is, it sucks having to cycle the slide, eject the dummy round, let a new dummy round feed in, pull trigger, repeat.



I noticed that if I go without dummy rounds, I can send the slide back a fraction of an inch, and that resets the trigger . . . but I can't do it with a dummy round in the chamber.



So . . . is it safe to dry-fire without a dummy round? Or is repeatedly pulling the trigger without any reset going to accomplish what I want?
 

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Likewise...no problems dry firing.
 

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I believe the only guns that can really have problems with dry firing are some rimfires and shotguns, most centerfire rifles and pistols are fine.
 

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I have no problems with the "short cyle" trigger reset, with or without a dummy round chambered. It should be possible either way.



Best Regards,

M&P9C
 

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Problem is, it sucks having to cycle the slide, eject the dummy round, let a new dummy round feed in, pull trigger, repeat.



I noticed that if I go without dummy rounds, I can send the slide back a fraction of an inch, and that resets the trigger . . . but I can't do it with a dummy round in the chamber.


I would NOT do it withuot a dummy round. When I dry fore the M&P without a dummy in place I hear a VERY metalic clank, as in the striker hitting something. With a dummy round in place that sound is gone. The metallic sound is NOT there on the XD nor the Glock. Based on that I ONLY dry fore with a snap cap or other dummy in place to absorb the striker impact.



Why cant you cycle the action partially with a dummy round on place? On mine I can do it without any problems. Every once in a while I have to tap it into full battery, but that isnt a big deal.
 

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TAZ,



Thanks for your input. I guess I'm taking the slide back too far when I try with the dummy round. I'll try it when I get home -- thanks!
 

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I've been using dummy rounds in mine for dry fire since breaking a striker. I haven't had a problem since and have dry fired the gun a bunch.
 
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