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    Noob question but always wondered

    When I am done for the day and store my cc Glock, I pull the magazine and rack the slide to verify chamber is empty. Once I know it is empty, I dry fire. Should I be doing this or should I just leave the striker cocked?

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    It depends on personal preference. If I use mine for home defense, it's accessible with a loaded chamber. If all I'm going to do is store it till the next time I decide to take that particular gun to the range, I store it chamber empty and dry fire it to take spring tension off the firing pin.
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    It is my concealed carry, so when I get home I store it. So I am dry firing once a day. Just want to make sure it isnt doing anything negative to the gun. I hear not to dry fire in excess, but how else do you verify the chamber is clear?

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    You are not hurting the weapon with anything you are doing.
    Also the firing pin spring isn't fully under tension till the trigger is pulled.

    Dry fire away, it's one of the best and least expensive ways to practice. Check your grip, sight alignment, see if the front sight moves as the firing pin releases, practice sighting with both eyes open, draw. It's a very good way to improve when you can't always get to the range.
    Just one thing, NO AMMO IN THE ROOM WHEN YOU DRY FIRE PRACTICE!

    And welcome to the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdiamond808 View Post
    When I am done for the day and store my cc Glock, I pull the magazine and rack the slide to verify chamber is empty. Once I know it is empty, I dry fire. Should I be doing this or should I just leave the striker cocked?
    My Carry gun (G30s) Is kept available for my home defense, too. The striker is not cocked and ready to fire, Only the trigger is re-set, when it's ready to go. The "cruciform" part of the trigger mechanism pushes the striker back in it's firing cycle.
    The striker or firing pin isn't under pressure all the time.
    I recommend: GLOCK by Peter Alan Kasler for a complete description of the full firing cycle,


    If you prefer to pull the trigger before you put it away, go ahead, it's your pistol. It doesn't hurt anything, but it doesn't relieve any spring pressure either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superzuki View Post
    My Carry gun (G30s) Is kept available for my home defense, too. The striker is not cocked and ready to fire, Only the trigger is re-set, when it's ready to go. The "cruciform" part of the trigger mechanism pushes the striker back in it's firing cycle.
    The striker or firing pin isn't under pressure all the time.
    I recommend: GLOCK by Peter Alan Kasler for a complete description of the full firing cycle,


    If you prefer to pull the trigger before you put it away, go ahead, it's your pistol. It doesn't hurt anything, but it doesn't relieve any spring pressure either.
    You're right, that his occasion dryfiring doesn't hurt anything. Your incorrect about there being no tension on the firing pin spring, in the ready-to-fire position.

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    Sure had me wondering.....ready to fire, I thought, there had to be tension on the spring to send it forward. (add: the firing pin that is)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim414 View Post
    Sure had me wondering.....ready to fire, I thought, there had to be tension on the spring to send it forward. (add: the firing pin that is)
    Glocks' triggers are like DemocRATs, they're half-cocked, when the slide is cycled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterGA View Post
    Glocks' triggers are like DemocRATs, they're half-cocked, when the slide is cycled.
    LOL How true

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    OP, why would you unload a carry gun? If you want it to be ready, it has to be hot.

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