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post #1 of 12 Old 11-15-2009, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Question for Glock Owners

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I recently picked up a new Glock 23 in .40 S&W. I love the gun and how it shoots but I have a kinda stupid question for you.

When I got it the salesman was showing me how to dissasemble the weapon and said I had to dry fire it first before pulling the slide back to release it. I was taught to NEVER dry fire a weapon as it is bad for it.

Is this the correct procedure to remove the slide?
Would the use of snap caps work to safely dry fire the weapon before slide removal?

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yeah it goes against everything ive been taught, but yeah thats the way you do it. it doesnt hurt anything. i suppose you could use a snap cap, but i dont think there is a need to.
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Will not hurt it. I have been using one daily for 12yrs. Just make sure it is unloaded. Check the chamber after you pull the mag. out of the well. Most of the Neg. dischage I have been near (or part off) are due to some one not checking.
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I forgot to put this in the original post, but I was also looking for some suggestions on a good CC holster as well, for the Glock 23 obviously.

I'm about 5'7" and 150lbs so I don't have the most room to conceal.

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For most modern firearms dry fire does no harm whatsoever. When in doubt use saftey caps. As for a holster, I have CC'd many guns over the last 13+ years and for most of that time a G23 has been my companion, the best holster I have found is the Bianchi Carryloc series. I have tried a lot of custom leather as well but still prefer the carryloc. I am not a IWB person, I just don't find it comfortable, not to mention having to buy pants a size or two bigger!! Besides the Bianchi carryloc check out the Don Hume 721OT, it's hard to beat for the money, and if you want a custom job check out the High noon line up, great prices and very high quality. PM me with any ?

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I use a blackhawk CQB. It is not the most consealabe holster but it is fast. It does have some issues with the lock due to it putting your finger next to the trigger on the draw stroke. There are many out there, find one you are willing to wear and practice with it. Find a place that you can draw in the most odd positions, most likely when / if you ever need it .. you nor the badguy will be standing still very long. MOVING target is harder to hit. In a gun fight 3 things move - shoot- reload.

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I've dry fired for years and never had a single problem. It's a good way to cheaply (esp. in conjucture with a laser) to eliminate issues you might be having on a new gun.

For concealed carry, if you like IWB carry the most comfortable, and the ugliest, holster I have found is the Crossbreed SuperTuck. It's very well made and extremely comfortable once worn a bit (the leather contours to your body very well). The only drawback is that it takes 2-3 weeks to receive once ordered because it's a very small shop.
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The Firing pin on glocks were made for dry firing, plus it helps you practise your flinching. I have used the black hawk for CC when I first got my Glock but now I use the M-Tac in the pants holster. It the best one for CC I think, they use a leather backing so the belt clips don't dig into you like my black hawk. Plus it is left or right hand.

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Get the MTAC. I'm 6 feet 180 lb. and carry a Glock 20 cncealed this way. It disappears.

As for the firing pin thing, there is no reason to fear dry-firing any modern semi-auto or revolver of quality manufacture. You will not hurt the gun at all.
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dry fire should be part of our practice regimen. if it was bad for it i would have a lot of broken guns and i don't - i prefer the n82tactical iwb holsters - i carry my glock 19 and a sccy cpx-2 and both work well in this holster. n82tactical dot com
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