What does dry fire mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term dry fire:


  1. dry fire(Verb)

    To discharge a weapon without ammunition in the chamber.


  1. Dry fire

    Dry firing is the practice of "firing" a firearm without ammunition. That is, to pull the trigger and allow the hammer or striker to drop on an empty chamber. Dry firing may be mechanically damaging to some firearms – especially rimfire weapons, where the firing pin in most designs will impact the breech face if the weapon is dry-fired. Because of this, precautions need to be taken if such a weapon is to be deliberately dry-fired. This technique is often used to simulate actual firing when there is not a suitable place to practice with live ammunition. The primary benefit of this practice is refined trigger control. For most common cartridges, there are snap caps available to reduce the risk of damaging the firing pin. It is generally acceptable to dry fire more modern centerfire firearms without a cartridge or snap cap. However, dry firing a shotgun or rimfire firearm can damage the firing pin. Furthermore, damage can occur to the chamber mouth of a rimfire firearm. The technique allows people to conduct a safe, economical form of training to improve their shooting skills. An emphasis is placed on safety to prevent an accidental discharge. Training should be conducted in an area with no ammunition and with a suitable backstop. 10 to 15 minutes of dry fire practice a day is all that is recommended.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dry fire in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dry fire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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