Question About Snap Caps
I've seen a couple of different brands of snap caps in my travels. One brand's product looks transparant and you can see a spring inside and another I saw just looks like a red anodized solid aluminum round.
My question is: Do snap caps auto-extract? Sounds stupid I'm sure, but I've never used them so I don't know. The brands I've seen have 5 to a pack so either they get worn out easily and that's why you have extras or I'm missing something.
Looking for another way to practice.
They are supposed to...:yup:...Yes!
I don't know that I'd say the ones I've used "auto"-extract but they do extract when I rack the slide. (FYI: clear blue with visibility of internal spring). They can be great to have someone throw a couple in a few magazines randomly to practice a couple different scenarios... rack-tap-bang... confirm fundamentals... are you anticipating the break and subsequent shot and push pistol down... so on and so forth.
I use mine for failure drills at the range. My wife loads my mags with one hidden in them somewhere. It's always a surprise. And sometimes, I lose them.
Originally Posted by CCWCitizen
5 to a pack also makes sense for wheel guns. That way you can dry fire until your finger is sore... every cylinder of a 5 shot revo has a snap cap in it.
Err...I think he meant that if the trigger is pulled, will the cap eject from the chamber??? (correct me if I'm wrong). This obviously does not happen.
Originally Posted by retsupt99
I have never had a snap cap from anybody that auto ejects. How is that suppose to happen? It takes blow back gases to jack the slide to eject a shell. No puny little spring is going to do that, at least not for me.
That's what I wa getting at - the automatic ejection of the snap cap the same way brass is ejected. I was thinking the same thing about the gasses being necessary, but I wasn't sure especially when I saw that spring. For all I knew maybe there was some serious spring tension that forced the process, but what do I know.
I like I idea of randomly loading them to go through failure drills. That's probably something that's otherwise hard to replicate. If I buy them that's something else I can do with them.
If they did eject on their own that would be cool though. Part of me had this vision of practicing at home as I went through a mag of 5 snap caps:yup:
Ok, here’s the deal. They’re both intended for training in the safe handling of ammo, loading, dry fire trigger drills, etc. The blue colored plastic version will wear sooner than the red alloy version. As such, the red alloy "A-Zoom's" are better suited for semi-autos due to the slide action/extraction wear. The blue plastic variants are Ok, and will last just as long in revolvers.
BTW: This is all based on my personal opinion and experience.
Originally Posted by bonehead
Yes...brain fart here (if I sounded like I meant something else), I'm just thinking about racking the thing as if a drill.
Putting a snap cap somewhere in the mag to simulate a 'dud'...then doing the drill...is what I was referring to...:yup:...it should come out just like any other 'dud'.
Thanks for the input guys and apologize about the misplacement of the post. I put it in the training section because it seemed like the most logical to me, but that's what I get for using my logic:smile: