This is a discussion on Who has practice guns? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Here's another vote for snap caps, because they allow you to practice the entire draw and fire motion, rather than just part of it. Plastic ...
Here's another vote for snap caps, because they allow you to practice the entire draw and fire motion, rather than just part of it. Plastic guns allow you to practice drawing, but they don't allow you to follow through with using your sights for target acquisition, and then pulling the trigger.
Also, a plastic gun makes it really easy to get sloppy.
You've probably already seen it, but just in case, here's a good article on safely practicing dry fire exercises: Dry Fire Safety | Cornered Cat Scroll down and read "Steps to Safe Dry Fire".
In my opinion, dry fire is one of those things that's good to be a little paranoid about...
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I bought a bunch for our training program on FleaBay
I haven't read the thread since it was one page long but I remember seeing a company making a part for a pistol so you knew it was safe to practice with. I can't remember all the detail but it was either a yellow solid yellow barrel or it was a yellow plastic insert that went into the barrel. It was solid so it wouldn't allow a round to be chambered but would still allow the slide to close so you could dry fire.