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SpaceBunny

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I did some Google search on dry firing AEGs without BB and have mixed results, some said it will harm the internals (damaging components, internals wear out faster...), some said its the same as firing with BB. Most of these discussions are also dated a while back and NONE with any actual fact, proof or benchmarks. 

So what is it? Is this another myth like fixing your Nintendo cartridges by blowing at it? Which was debunked, not only it didn't fix the cartridges but potentially hurt them. I'm just curious. Perhaps not an answer to all AEGs but at least on Krytac products?
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Dry firing does not hurt an AEG.

I cite the time I loaned 2 TM MP5A5's to a movie company for a small budget fill in 1997.  I was the prop master for Airsoft on the set.  I changed out the packs on each AEG, one 11 times, one 12 times.  They got roughly 1000 "pops" off each pack, no bbs were fired.  That's 11,000 and 12,000 air only shots...those AEG's continued their service in Police Training and one other movie until 2001.  At which point one of them started skipping.  That is a know issue when the sector chips a tooth.

I can say the pure volume of cycles these AEG's went throw was near 100,000 rounds and 1/3 of that time it was dry fire.

Dry firing does not hurt an AEG beyond "normal" use.

A shot is a shot, regardless if there is a bb in front of the nozzle or not.

People will say the bb cushions the piston head slamming on the wall.  I say prove it and they never do.  I can...

But, I will summarize:

Nozzle to bb interface is not air tight.
BB traveling down barrel is not air tight
Cycles of .03 seconds (ROF 15 AEG) is to fast for any system buffering due to air pressure.

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it did happen in the past with early AEGs in the 1990's, but that was due to porosity and thin walls of the material. I can't speak for other companies, but it's safe on Krytac guns. Some endurance testing is conducted without ammo.
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Thanks guys! 
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