What you did was ask a question that was Not well posed; more over what was the purpose of the question? Where you asking if it was reliable enough to protect my family? Where you asking if it was reliable enough to shoot at paper targets? The real question is what were you trying to accomplish? What was the end goal of the question? I give you the benefit of the doubt your asking real questions because you want a real answer; if you are asking questions just to be "tricky", that is a different matter.@tktm:
I opted to not inform you of the number of failures allowed, as I hoped it would keep you from over-analyzing the issue.
Guess I failed there.
Unneeded motion, and unneeded openings do cause excess wear and do provide an entry point for debris to jam the mechanism; It is hard to believe that someone would argue that they don't do those things. Moreover, what was said about the disconnector had a big [IF] in front of it. It probably would have caused less confusion if I had not tried to give a quick answer; on the other hand, when detail answers are given the accusation comes that I am "over analyzing"@tktm:
It does not come across as an aside to me, and when Grumpy made the statement about bolt bounce being virtually meaningless in a semi-automatic, you argued that it caused extra wear, it provided a venue for debris getting inside the action, causing it to "jam" and that it would actually activate the disconnector during fully automatic fire.
Why not give the whole truth? What I said was I didn't dry fired my USP9 because it would cause additional wear and tear on the weapon; my position was substantiated by HK when they had to redesign the USP firing pin and block because of dry firing breakage.You then continue to state that you will not dry fire your weapons because of the extra wear.
For some of us our weapons are tools to protect our love ones. God forbid we have to use our weapons, but if we do have use our weapons we want them to function with the highest probability of success. People who shoot at paper and don't desire or have the ability to protect loved ones may feel different. As for me, I pay extra for HK because I don't want to compromise my loved ones.