Thanks Jim, I will give those links a look.
I know I can and I will get it through my thick skull that it is ok to dry fire the weapon. It is just going to take me a bit. I have always reached up with my weak hand and grabbed the hammer and let it down easy, when I was shooting a centerfire hammered handgun like the 1911.
Now if I use my ruger P97dc it has a decocker as does my beretta 96. So that may make it easier for me. I may using one of those.
Firearms have two enemies, Rust & Politicians!