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Posted: 10/10/2005 1:30:40 PM EDT
does anyone use Snap Caps? i saw them on cheaperthandirt.com and Cabela's. they say theyre good to practice trigger pull and to cycle thru the weapon. since im in college, i wont be able to shoot much, but id like to just practice in my room. i thought they were a good idea, load up 10 rounds in my mag and go thru it. but then, right before i was about to order some, i realized that they were the exact same size ammo, but, in the real gun only the casing comes out. with the snap caps, the whole bullet and casing would be coming out. so do these not work since it is not just the length of a casing coming out of the chamber?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 1:36:15 PM EDT
[#1]
I use them without a problem.

just like ejecting a round that fails to fire.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 1:41:48 PM EDT
[#2]
I think this was just covered under another forum but save your money on snap-caps. Dry fire to you're heart's content. You sure are not going to hurt the rifle by doing it.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 1:43:39 PM EDT
[#3]
They eject the same as live rounds would, if you were unloading the gun. Also, they're good for giving the firing pin something to hit if you're going to be doing lots of dry fire practice.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 1:50:29 PM EDT
[#4]
sweet, im gonna get some just so i can feel like im really shooting something! .
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:27:55 PM EDT
[#5]
they are good for practice swaping mags. Load up a couple mags, put a snap cap in one and then see how long it takes you to mag swap with a round failure.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:37:59 PM EDT
[#6]
It also helps to see if you flinch when your shooting.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 4:10:45 PM EDT
[#7]

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It also helps to see if you flinch when your shooting.



I sneak them into my mags every once and a while when shooting.
great to see how others react when it doesn't go bang.
from the flinch to the full pull back like it recoiled LOL
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 5:55:53 PM EDT
[#8]

Quoted:
I think this was just covered under another forum but save your money on snap-caps. Dry fire to you're heart's content. You sure are not going to hurt the rifle by doing it.



DO NOT dry fire the lower without the upper attatched!! You can crack the lower in the spot where your bolt catch is installed...The hammer smacks into the lower, and isnt stopped by your BC assembly.. As long as your gun is assembled you are good to dry fire.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 6:15:50 PM EDT
[#9]
yeah, i would never do that, dont worry
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 6:22:10 PM EDT
[#10]
They're good for malfunction drills and to see if someone is anticipating recoil.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 6:54:46 PM EDT
[#11]

Quoted:
I think this was just covered under another forum but save your money on snap-caps. Dry fire to you're heart's content. You sure are not going to hurt the rifle by doing it.



Ditto,  I probably dry fired 5,000 times this summer practicing for High Power matches.  No issues here.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 7:42:30 PM EDT
[#12]
I know this is not an AR question but does it hurt to dry fire a 1911? Thanks
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 7:46:41 PM EDT
[#13]
You can also check if your extractor/ejector's working properly using a snap cap
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 7:54:39 PM EDT
[#14]

Quoted:
I know this is not an AR question but does it hurt to dry fire a 1911? Thanks



No problem.. Ride the slide forward and dry fire.. Dont let the slide slam home on en empty chamber.... Dont ride the hammer down on an empty chamber..

The only guns not to dry fire are rimfires... Revolvers too, but I cant remember if its the ones with FPs intergrated into the hammer or not.. No No for sure on the rimfires though..
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 10:10:29 PM EDT
[#15]

Quoted:

Quoted:
I know this is not an AR question but does it hurt to dry fire a 1911? Thanks



No problem.. Ride the slide forward and dry fire.. Dont let the slide slam home on en empty chamber.... Dont ride the hammer down on an empty chamber..




WHAT?

Most 1911's you won't have a problem with dry firing on empty chamber. Kimber, in fact, encourages it. My thought on the reasoning behind it, is that while other manufacturers are hesitant to endorse the technique, Kimber tells gun retailers to do it, therefore potential customers hear that Kimber has such faith in their guns, as well as they get to experience the trigger break w/o having to load in a snapcap.

There's not a problem with letting the slide drop or riding the hammer forward on an empty chamber either. How else would you lower the hammer on an empty chamber?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 11:32:51 PM EDT
[#16]

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:
I know this is not an AR question but does it hurt to dry fire a 1911? Thanks



No problem.. Ride the slide forward and dry fire.. Dont let the slide slam home on en empty chamber.... Dont ride the hammer down on an empty chamber..




WHAT?

Most 1911's you won't have a problem with dry firing on empty chamber. Kimber, in fact, encourages it. My thought on the reasoning behind it, is that while other manufacturers are hesitant to endorse the technique, Kimber tells gun retailers to do it, therefore potential customers hear that Kimber has such faith in their guns, as well as they get to experience the trigger break w/o having to load in a snapcap.

There's not a problem with letting the slide drop or riding the hammer forward on an empty chamber either. How else would you lower the hammer on an empty chamber?



Sorry.. Just going off of what my Kimber dealer told me when I bought my ProCarry...Something to do with how 45ACP headspaces with the cartridge... God  forbid I made a mistake here..
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