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snap caps help

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bcuzimisu, Jun 11, 2006.

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  1. bcuzimisu

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    a snap caps thread was posted here like a month ago before i had a revolver. now i got one and can't help but pull it out and dry fire it when im bored. i remember reading something here about snap caps and have checked them out but i think i remember some guy saying something about using soda plastic top wafers instead. maybe not. anyway, you guys like them or what and should i get the rubber ones or the ones that last longer? and should i get some for my shotgun too? thanks
     
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    I only dry fire my Glock without snap caps.
    If you shotgun is a pump or auto, probably not a big deal.
    If it is a SXS or O-U, they are mandatory.
     
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    I don't think they're necessary in most modern weapons. Having said that, I use them when dryfiring all my weapons. Why? Just in case.
     
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    They are great for training. I've worked with my wife at home practicing loading and unloading quickly both manually and with speedloaders. Would never practice with live rounds and doesn't feel right with empty brass.
     
  5. bcuzimisu

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    sounds resonable, should i go with the metal or the rubber/plastic ones and where are they sold at a good price? No local dealers to me sell them and i've checked a couple sites online. Seems about $20 is the standard for 6 .357 or 2 12 ga.
     
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    check out Cheaper Than Dirt
     
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    +1 for snapcaps. I had a set of traditions, the plastic ones with a brass primer and spring inside. My S&W model 10 blew one apart. I just got a set of A-Zooms. They are the cats meow. Aluminum with a rubber primer cover. And they don't dump brass shavings all over the gun. A plus in my opinion.
    Great for building up trigger finger strength and practicing the pull.
     
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    Agree on the AZooms; everything else breaks sooner rather than later. They're now made by Lyman, in case you have trouble finding them. Brownells, Midway, everyone else sells them, though.
     
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