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I recently purchased the lcp and love the gun! I just wanted to ask if dry firing at home to practice trigger pull will damage the gun in any way..thanx!
 

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Looking at Ruger's LCP manual online, they do not mention dry firing at all.

Watching Ruger's video on reassembling the LCP after cleaning shows dry firing to function check after reassembly.
 

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I have dry-fired my elsie for a number of years with no ill effects.

YMMV.
 

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From my experience (which isn't much) most center-fires are OK to dry fire, unless otherwise instructed in the manual. It's those rimfires that you worry about damaging with dry firing.
 

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This question comes up regularly & I don't know what the right answer is. Many argue for use of a snap cap as cheap insurance against breaking a firing pin. Being unsure, I use a snap caps to be on the safe side.

Some guns -- Glock for example -- demand you dry fire to strip it. Though seems like there's a difference between the occasional dry fire and intentionally doing it many thousands of times.
 
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