Personal experience on that one. Springfield XD series pistols need to be dry fired to complete the takedown. Before you can even take the slide off of the lower, you have to disengage the sear by dry firing them. Kind of wierded me out the first time I tried to clean my XD, but as soon as I did it, I realized why it happened. I'm sorry if this post doesn't seem that articulate, but I'm kind of drunk right now. I've spent the last 4 hours at a bar a few blocks away from my apartment trying to flirt with the bartender. Kind of a bar foul (I know this simply because I now make my living bartending) but I was making good progress, so I continued. Ok, this is the only post I'm going to put up tonight, as I've caught myself giving a slow, drunk-ass rant on a forum.Adler said:Newer handguns are sometimes neccessary to dry fire to takedown
They work really good for this. Everyone should have a few of these. I've used them at work on the range for years. You can also sneek them in a mag to look for recoil anticipation. If a shooter is jerking the trigger...i'll see it with a snap cap in.Janq said:Additionally it's nice o have a few on hand to practice combat loading and FTF drills.