Originally Posted by Shooter45
Dry firing is a great way to learn trigger control plus it will not hurt any 1911.
I agree, any 1911 style gun has a spring retarded inertia firing pin and that is what prevents the firing pin to "grow".
I wanted to add that just because you have removed the magazine, cycle the action at least one time to insure that you did not "pick one up" when the magazine was in. I am sorry if I insulted you in any way but when I was about 15 years old I watched my boss hand cycle a 1911 Colt 45 auto with a 1/2 loaded clip in it picking up a round as he did it and upon removing the clip he thought he had "unloaded" the gun. Need I say more?