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HIGH TECH DRY-FIRE — 5 Comments

  1. Interesting concept of a recoiling non-gun and targeting/diagnostic system. I’ll reach out to them, perhaps we could synergize.
    Ján Sabo, CoolFireTrainer.com (drop-in recoiling laser barrel conversion for your real pistol).

  2. I can second the need for “Dry Firing”, with One Small Word Of Caution!

    If you Are Dry Firing Any Olld 1873 Model Colt, or Faithful Clone, With the Fixed Firing Pin, You Will Have To Make Sure You Only Do With Whatever Caliber “Snap Cap’s Install in Every Cylinder, Or You Will Be Having To Install New Firing Pins Regularly, and Even Run The Risk Of Your Firing Pin Breaking While Actually Firing The Weapon While Firing Live Ammo As Well.

    Lastly You might Figure You Would Ever Encounter This Problem With Semi-Auto Weapons, But There Are/Were Some of The Foreign Made Semi-Autos That (Star Model B 9 mm) That Came Out With just a Straight Firing Pin, That were Prone To Breaking During Dry Firing Sessions. But Could Be Altered To Use The Colt M1911 Style Firing Pins, By Some Competent Gun Smith’s Though.

    dry Fire It,

  3. I backed it. It looks very interesting, and I hope your column helps them meet their goal.

    Kurt

  4. OK Stupid questions here, Is it more important to dry fire using the same type and style of system or is any style ok? I’m comparing revolver vs semi-auto. And Another stupid question, how the heck do you even dry fire a semi-auto much when you have to rack the slide each time? Not even going to the issues with the firing pins that are way beyond my knowledge at this time.

  5. Not a stupid question at all. Double action guns are certainly easier and more convenient for dry fire. The skill of trigger control is transferable gun to gun, but serious shooters want EXACTLY the same trigger pull as their primary firearm. This dry fire element is one argument in favor of double action only guns with second strike capability.

    You’re seeing why Glock makes a special dry fire model, why SIRT makes repeatable trainers replicating Glocks and S&W M&Ps, and why this new company will definitely have a market if they can get up and running.