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Old 11-11-2018, 06:30 PM
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With most .22's it's not recommended to dry fire them.
I just got a 455 tacticool a while back and am wondering if that's the case with a cz.
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:31 PM
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Yes,get yourself some snap caps or drywall anchors#4
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:48 PM
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With most .22's it's not recommended to dry fire them.
I just got a 455 tacticool a while back and am wondering if that's the case with a cz.
Dry fire to your hearts content....no issues.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:27 PM
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Go right ahead. It won't damage the gun.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:24 PM
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With most .22's it's not recommended to dry fire them.
I just got a 455 tacticool a while back and am wondering if that's the case with a cz.
Why would you want to?
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:01 PM
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Why would you want to?
Because dry fire is one of the best ways to master trigger control. When dry firing, anything you do that causes firearm movement or change in sight alignment or sight picture is immediately obvious.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:16 PM
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Dry fire is fine so long as the stop on the striker is set such that the striker tip doesn't peen the breech. You can check this by 1) with the bolt removed and uncoked, verifying the striker does not protrude past the bolt face, or 2) with Prussian blue (or similar) applied to the striker tip, close the bolt while holding the trigger to decock, then open the bolt and check the breech for transfer. If it passes, dry fire away. If its long, fix it, then dry fire away!

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Old 11-12-2018, 06:16 AM
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Because dry fire is one of the best ways to master trigger control. When dry firing, anything you do that causes firearm movement or change in sight alignment or sight picture is immediately obvious.
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The CZ 452/453/455 are designed to be safe to dry fire, using the method above you can check to see if yours is within correct tolerances, I still use wall anchor snap caps because they're handy and cheap.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:38 AM
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Because dry fire is one of the best ways to master trigger control. When dry firing, anything you do that causes firearm movement or change in sight alignment or sight picture is immediately obvious.
I am convinced that dry practice has helped me stay focused and involved in my shooting when I can't get to the range, learn my trigger, and develop my ability to call my shots.

All of the accomplished rimfire/centerfire marksmen I have become acquainted with both in person and online have insisted that dryfire is THE single most effective practice tool they use.

At the range, one of the drills that has helped me most with my offhand shooting is taking 4-5 slow, methodical, dry fire shots, then loading the mag with a single round, taking that one shot, then repeating this process five to ten times.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:39 AM
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Why would you want to?
Often dry firing is the result of losing track of how many rounds you fired.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:55 AM
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I have not dry fired any of my CZ 22's or 17's without using a #4 plastic wall anchor. Something I learned on RFC was to insert the #4 wall anchor in the chamber, close the bolt with the trigger slightly pulled. This will relieve the spring tension on the firing pin.
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IMHO the best way to practice trigger control is put a high power scope 36x or more & go shoot while keeping the crosshairs on the tiny dot target with no movement or if you want to dry fire have no movement even after the follow thru.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:05 PM
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IMHO the best way to practice trigger control is put a high power scope 36x or more & go shoot while keeping the crosshairs on the tiny dot target with no movement or if you want to dry fire have no movement even after the follow thru.
+! you can dry fire to get used to a trigger but this will not take long to build up muscle memory, When shooting for accuracy follow through is right. Set your target and practice everything, trigger breathing , follow though, grip everything must become muscle memory and be the same each and every time
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:46 PM
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I have no proof, but believe that dry firing sends the firing pin into "free fall", leading to eventual fracture from work hardening. It is not cushioned by the rim of the case.
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