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Old 02-15-2013, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by HighLander51 View Post
I don't recommend excessive dry firing on a Glock. The striker energy, although small, is all transferred to the breech face, instead of impacting on the primer. After tens of thousands of strikes, it will damage the breech face. I have seen two of these failures with competition shooters.

The breech face on mine is over 20 years old and has at least 40k dry fires on it in addition to maybe 70-80k rounds through the gun. I know of many other shooters who have dry fired their Glock's as much or more. Never seen this before or heard of anyone having this problem before.

To my eye, that damage looks like case head pressure from firing has weakened the breech face and some other reason is the culprit here.

All semi-autos transfer the striker energy to the firing pin hole when dry fired, have as many dry fires on a couple 1911 style guns too, one with titanium firing pin.

Thanks for the concern, but I am not worried about this myself from practical experience and lack of other evidence.
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