question concerning snap caps

question concerning snap caps

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    question concerning snap caps

    I have a new Glock 27 and want to dry fire practice. I was wondering, with a semiauto using snap caps, I assume the only method is to load the magazine with snap caps and rack the slide, dry fire, then rack the slide again to reset the trigger. Is this correct?
    I think some snap caps have a spring in them to cushion the firing pin, but I figure there is no way for the snap cap to slam the slide back to reset the gun.


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    Yes you are correct you will have to pull the slide back every time to reset the trigger on your Glock 27. I normally just load the snap cap and pull the slide back enough to reset the trigger. As for the spring in snap caps I believe its to absorb the shock of the striker hitting the primer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skysoldier29 View Post
    Yes you are correct you will have to pull the slide back every time to reset the trigger on your Glock 27. I normally just load the snap cap and pull the slide back enough to reset the trigger. As for the spring in snap caps I believe its to absorb the shock of the striker hitting the primer.
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    Southwest Shooting authority sells a The Glock Dry-Practice Kit if you are serious about dry fire training and do not want to purchase and airsoft. http://www.southwestshootingauthority.com/612600.html

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    Unless you feel the need to rack the slide back far enough to eject the snap cap/dummy round, you don't need to "protect" your firing pin. You won't live long enough to damage a Glock by dry-firing it. The slide on my G23 needs to move back less than half an inch to reset the trigger.

    Antiques, certain rimfire guns and expensive shotguns are quite a different story, and snap caps are highly recommended for dry firing them.
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