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A-zoom snap cap

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dashootist, Sep 4, 2011.

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  1. dashootist

    dashootist Member

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    I have these snap caps for my 32 S&W Long revolver. After a hundred times or so of dry firing, I looked at the plastic primers on the snap caps and realized two of them were worn out totally--like they collapsed. OK, $20/100 dry fire is pretty expensive! Has anyone tried to replace the plastic primers on these snap caps?
     
  2. Remllez

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    All of them collapse to some extent that is to say they dish inwards. As long as you don't have a hole where the primer used to be you are okay.
     
  3. seed

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    I've dry-fired my SP101 with these in it beyond hundreds of times (thousands, which is easy to do in a revolver)...smoothed out my trigger real nice. The caps are still going strong, but they do have dents in the "primers".
     
  4. PO2Hammer

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    A-zooms seem to last longer than the other kinds.
     
  5. dashootist

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    OK. So I pryed the plastic primer out of the snap cap. It's only about 1/8" thick. Very wimpy. It's easy to see how they can collapse into the hole. Not worth $20. Next time, I make my own with hot glue and spent brass.
     
  6. PO2Hammer

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    Hot glue won't be very resilient. Try silicone.
     
  7. gofastman

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    they told me over the phone i should expect about 3000 cycles from them (in 9mm at least).
    maybe you got a bad batch?
     
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    me?
    I have no complaints with A-zoom, but I'm thinking of going the brass/silicone route with .44 special. After getting hosed by my health insurance company, every dollar counts right now.
     
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    using #2 pencil erasers cut to fit also work well as replacements for the pimers
     
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