Snap Caps

Snap Caps

This is a discussion on Snap Caps within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; If most of the members are like myself than "there is no such thing as enough range time." Does anybody here use 'snap caps' at ...

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    Question Snap Caps

    If most of the members are like myself than "there is no such thing as enough range time." Does anybody here use 'snap caps' at home to do practice draws and "dry fires"? Are these really safe for use w/out damaging the firing pin?
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    I'll practice from time to time, but I'll only use snap caps in a few selected shotguns and rimfires. Of the handguns I own, the NAA mini-revolvers don't get dry fired without caps, unless I remove the cylinder.

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    That is what they are made for.....
    I dry fire my Sigs many times when new as they are tight as a drum and it's also a good way to practice trigger control....
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    Can't confirm this, but have heard that they can be tough on extractors because of the thickness of the rims that the extractor has to snap over. ------

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    For fun have someone sneak one in a clip while on the range to simulate a miss fire, and yes I practice with them.
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    Mag..sneak one in a mag.

    And the ONLY reason I use snap caps when dry firing is to practice for malfunctions.

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    I use'em. Useful tools. Put'em in mag with live rounds. Put'em in the chambers of weapons with a coin on the barrel.

    They help, but real trigger time is better. And a whole lot more fun.

    I also dry-fire.

    You can't be too familiar with your weapons.

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    Go for the A -Zoom snap caps they have dead caps and last forever.
    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...AMMO+SNAP-CAPS

    I used (dry fired) them hundreds of thousand times and they still going strong.






    But don't take my recommendation serious, I'm a newbie here (according to my low post count) as it was stated, and obviously I have nothing to do with shooting.

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    I use 'em too, but not as often as I should

    The only thing that I DO know is that dry-firing with the snap caps is suppose to be much better on the firing pin than without - IMHO.
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    If your firearm was made after 1973, isn't a revolver, and isn't rimfire, it should handle being dry fired forever without issue. If it doesn't I wouldn't trust it as a fighting piece anyway. I treat my carry gun as harsh as I can, because if it's going to fail I want it to fail in training, not in a fight. I do not cause intentional wear, but I don't baby anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J
    For fun have someone sneak one in a clip while on the range to simulate a miss fire, and yes I practice with them.

    We do this same type of training the department has training. The firearms instructor will also have us do jumping jax to get our heart rates up. This will help with trying to control breathing and keeping a steady hand. This is also suppose to simmulate being in a intense situation. You might also try having someone load your mags and hide some snap caps in them and then move your target to a different location while you are setting behind your car or blindfolded. This way when you come out you have to find your target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artz
    I'll practice from time to time, but I'll only use snap caps in a few selected shotguns and rimfires. Of the handguns I own, the NAA mini-revolvers don't get dry fired without caps, unless I remove the cylinder.

    There is nothing detrimental about dry firing a NAA mini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAhaole
    There is nothing detrimental about dry firing a NAA mini.
    first off..... welcome to the forums LAhaole....

    NAA says in the manual to do not dry fire the mini's. You can damage the firing pin unless you have a spent round or cap to absorb the pressure of the pin when it hits metal to metal...

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    A Colt King Cobra should also not be dry-fired without snap caps. Evidently, breakage would require a trip back to the Colt factory, because replacing the firing pin requires a special jig which only the factory has. This is a weak spot in an otherwise strong revolver. I would assume (although I have not heard anywhere) that this would also apply to the Colt Anaconda. As others have said elsewhere, snap caps are cheap insurance.

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    Yup! I use 'em.

    I also like to sneak one in the magazine at the range!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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