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Speer Plastic Bullets

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    Speer Plastic Bullets

    Have you folks ever used them? They are fun.
    Black Plastic Bullets & Red Plastic Cases. They are also cheap!
    They are not toys & travel at 400+ fps but, only sound a bit louder than a cap pistol going off. They are reusable and reloadable using a very handy tool called your thumb.
    You do need to push the spent primers out & push new ones in.
    They get your revolver pretty sooty but, it wipes off very easily.
    MUCH MORE FUN IN REVOLVERS THAN SEMI~AUTOS.
    They DO shoot quite LOW because there is absolutely no recoil.
    You can hang a HEAVY BLANKET up as a target backstop & pin or tape your targets to that.


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    QK - I have considered these for longer than I can remember - and still have not tried them. Maybe I should at last. Sounds like you rate them.

    Costs? What is needed to set oneself up - say for 38 or 9mm?
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    Prices

    The cost is about $6.00 for a box of 50 cartridge cases & $6.00 for 50 bullets. Then all you need is some large pistol primers...THAT'S IT. $12.00
    You don't need to buy anything else. You do not need any reloading equipment.



    Also & doggoneit I forget who makes them you can get RUBBER push in bullets for .45 acp.
    THEY just thumb push right into spent .45 brass cartridge cases that you drill out the primer hole on.
    Of course they won't cycle the slide so basically they are a single shot deal.
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    Speer used to make the rubber bullets for the 45 too not sure if they do anymore

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    You really dont even need the plastic cases. Just take some old ones and drill out the primer hole to about an 1/8 " dia. Then mark the cases so you dont get them confused with the real thing and try to reload them.

    Put in primers and just thumb them in...
    I shot my garage door in my shop with my Colt Anaconda just to see how they would perform years ago...the little .44 caliber shaped pockmark is still there...

    Over the years I have "discouraged" more than a few stray cats from my trashcans... :diablotin

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    Thx QK - well that sure ain't gonna break the bank! I must explore some sources and see about getting some - or even the rubber dealies. Most I did before was the wax bullet trick and that was messy.!
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    It's casing, primer, and bullet? That's it?

    Dang I need to get my mitts on some of these.

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    I used to play with these years ago, very nice, great fun, and yes they do chase the cats away.
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    Tried them years ago - they hain't accurate enough to teach you anything that a snap-cap and dryfire wouldn't. They are a another example of a great solution to a problem that does'nt exist.

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    X ring rubber bullets

    The rubber ones are available at Dillon's per the Blue Press. Agreed, great fun and good training for revolvers. Beats the heck out of drilling out cases and making wax bullets

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    Memories

    Used to shoot these with Dad in the basement out of a K-38 combat masterpiece back in 1968. I was 7-years-old. Used a box with a piece of carpet hanging to catch them. Loads of fun for a winters day that wont let you outside. Of course, all the applicable warnings apply about a non-ventilated area and primer discharge...
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    I used to do the thing useing a red plastic slug. It's nice not to have to go any where to pratice. It's a good way to pratice your trigger pull with out costing a lot of money. I live in Florida now and houses are built on a concrete slab. No basements here. tom
    Last edited by Tom G; January 18th, 2007 at 03:49 PM. Reason: wrong wording

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    It is also a great way to practice drawing from concealed carry and getting off the first shot in DA. Also a very safe way!

    It helps build muscle memory and confidence in you carry. Many ranges will not let you practice your draw to fire movement. This way you can practice and see where your first shot will go.
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    So, you just push the primers in? Or do ou need some equipment to force/secure them?
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