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    Best way to store a glock


    My glock came with the gunlock but i heard something about dryfiring the glock and then putting it away so the firing pin is no longer in the half cocked position. That makes sense to me but im new to the handgun world and thought dryfiring a weapon could damage it. I own an assault rifle and have never dryfire it because i dont want to screw it up. if im wrong im wrong but i always thought u dont dryfire a weapon. Any info on the subject would be greatly appreciated.

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    Dry firing is fine with almost all modern weapons. although ive heard not with many .22's

    The glock being at "half cocked" isnt an issue. Mine spends 99 percent of the time like that cause its always loaded ready to go.

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    Yes and no. The Glock has to be dryfired to take it apart unless you pull the striker and that is another story. So the occasional dryfire will not hurt it. I still don't want to do it over and over ie practice for a match or something without a snapcap inside it. I have heard stories in Glock armorers school about broken strikers and even damage to the back of the chamber from too much dry fire.

    In terms of storing the gun without pulling the trigger what is your concern? If it is wear on the spring your concern is unfounded. The wear on the spring will actually occur from compression and release not from just compression alone. That is a common misconception to think that it will. I have even heard a rep from a un-named laser company say to lock the slide to the rear to loosen up the spring on their laser. But it just don't work that way.
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    sorry for not clarifying that i was using the lock the came. With it keeping the slide locked back I just didnt know if it would hurt the spring but you have answered that but another concern was about the firing-pin mechanism. I know that Glocks are very rugged and dependable guns but i just dont want to make some novice mistakes with it and damage the interior workings of the gun.

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    Dryfiring shouldnt hurt the pistol as long as your not just doing dryfire after dryfire. A couple here and there and when you have to dryfire in order to break it down or if you like to release the striker for storing the pistol while not in use. Im not a fan of the cable locks that come with any gun. I have seen instances where when the lock is closed, you grab the cable loop in one hand and swing the lock into your other hand with a moderate force, letting the lock smack you palm and the lock would come open. When ever I store my GLOCKs, I just ride the slide closed, and dryfire to drop the striker and lock it up in my gun safe. And my carry/night stand guns, my 23 and 27 stay in ready to fire condition all the time, and the only time I dryfire one of them is when I go out for some target practice to make sure I have my trigger feel right on and when ever I take them down for cleaning. And also, between every week or two, I will swap rounds in mags. If you do want to start extended dryfiring for parctice, do like sfguard mentioned above and get yourself a package of snapcaps.
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    I've dryfired and cycled the slide 1000's of times on all of mine.

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    The gun can be dry fired. I have seen where the slide was fractured from it (bolt face) but I assume it was from mucho df's. I dry fire mine but not excessively. (Never dry fire a .22) but most firearms can handle it. Snap caps are probably a good idea.

    Unless you are really afraid of your firearm or have children you don't trust, don't waste your time with cable locks. Cable locks are a liberal fantasy. I hate them. Always store my gun loaded. If you are going to store long term such as a "safe Queen" then dry firing the gun and storing in the trigger to the rear position is fine.

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    As with most forums.. you'll get lots of opinions - so here goes what my opinion is

    When storing mine into the safe I always dryfire so that it's not in the ready position if a child or someone were to get into the safe. It'll also have an empty mag in it... I'll put a loaded mag for the gun however "somewhere within my reach but out of children's reach" outside of the safe so I can grab it quickly if need be.

    I'm also in the dry firing is ok camp.

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    I know its not the biggest deal in the world but i really appreciate all the tips. Thanks alot fella's.

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    the glock manual says it's ok to dryfire and if stored to keep trigger in rear position/dry fired.

    the 23's in a box, 22 in the car and the 27 iwb when i go in someplace.
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