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Things not to do, why?

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Firing on an empty chamber and slamming the slide closed on an empty chamber. I know that it can damage the gun, but I don't know how it or what gets damaged.
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It's just a superstition. Like FatCat said, it's only cheap guns that will break. Any normal pistol or rifle will be fine with letting the slide go home with nothing in the tube and dropping the hammer with no round in the chamber.
Well, if you do it when you don't fire it will put more wear on the gun. Moving it puts wear on it. Moving it when you aren't practicing puts unwanted wear on it.
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