Ok to dry fire Kimber gold match?

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by remoil, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. remoil

    remoil New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I recently purchased a gold match and it seems the only way to decock it is to pull the trigger. The manual even says to do this. Just wondering if this is the best thing to do.

    Thanks Remoil
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Dry firing is a great way to learn trigger control plus it will not hurt any 1911.
  3. combatshop

    combatshop New Member

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    I would use Snap Caps. Dry firing can be a great way to practice trigger control but not having anything stopping the firing pin can cause it to move forward. If it moves enough it can rupture the primer allowing gases to escape from the back the casing (very dangerous).
  4. muddober

    muddober Active Member

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    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?

    Ron
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010
  5. Old Grump

    Old Grump New Member

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    And that is exactly why you use snap caps. Been there done that and now I have snap caps for every caliber I own.
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