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FriscoCHL
02-08-2012, 11:31
I have just purchased a new rifle and have not had a chance to get to the range. Any way I am trying to framiliarize my self with it. What I am asking is it ok to cycle the charging handle and squeeze the trigger, dry?

Please don't turn this into mines bigger than yours... I mean better than yours thread.

TangoFoxtrot
02-08-2012, 11:38
Sure I do all the time. If you want I'm sure they have snap caps for the .223.

MrMurphy
02-08-2012, 11:42
Grunts have been doing it millions of times since about 1965 without issues. But as noted, if you're really worried, get a snap cap or two.

RMTactical
02-08-2012, 11:59
dry firing your AR15 is perfectly fine.

ericridebike
02-08-2012, 12:11
Worst case scenario, your firing pin breaks. As said already, probably not gonna happen though. If for some reason it does you can pick up a new firing pin for less than $10.

FriscoCHL
02-08-2012, 12:33
Thank you very much. I appreciate the help.

Cheers.

MARSH1
02-08-2012, 15:17
Just don't dry fire the lower without a upper in place.

Grizzz
02-09-2012, 20:46
Just don't dry fire the lower without a upper in place.


What MARSH1 said or you'll wipe out your lower !!!!! :wow:

bullittmcqueen
02-10-2012, 10:21
Just don't dry fire the lower without a upper in place.

This is excellent advice.

Cole125
02-10-2012, 19:33
Dry fire all you want... If for some reason your firing pin breaks, its a very cheap part and only takes a minute to replace.

And remember, always dry fire in a safe direction.