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Old 02-08-2016, 10:19 PM
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Default New M&P Shield - Is dry-firing OK?

I just purchased my new M&P Shield 9, and I can't wait to get to the range and break it in. This is my first striker-fired hand gun. Is it all right to dry fire this pistol?

My S&W Model 19 revolver owner manual states that dry-firing it is OK. I bought snap caps and use them for dry-firing my revolver. But I don't know if dry-firing a stiker-fired gun is detrimental.

Please provide some guidance to this new Shield owner.
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Yes, as per S&W's FAQ's, dry-firing does not hurt them.
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Old 02-09-2016, 02:13 AM
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I do it all day, never hurt the gun.
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Old 02-09-2016, 02:32 AM
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Don't even let it worry you. I'm an old timer and I've always heard of breaking firing pins by dry firing. Well, S&Ws aren't made that way.
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Thank you men for the information.

I thought the "OK to dry fire" from the S&W FAQs applied to revolvers. It doesn't say that.

With this new Shield 9, I don't know what I don't know, so I came to Forum for the answer.
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It's fine. Won't hurt anything unless you maybe do literally 20 million dry fires a day for a year
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I just bought a pack of snap caps two weeks ago. The difference in sound and feel is HUGE........I won't be dry firing ever again without them.
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What about the Bodyguard 380??
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What about the Bodyguard 380??
. I use Tipton snap caps in the BG .380. the early bodyguards had firing pin breakage issues and many thought dry firing [without snap caps] was the cause. not sure what Smith & Wesson says about this. I dry fire very little anymore.
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As stated,dry firing is fine,but you will get a truer feel of the trigger break if you use a snap cap.
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