GUN N00b question: How do snap caps work?

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  1. fahrfrumlosin

    fahrfrumlosin OT Supporter

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    Seen them on TGS - curious to know what the purpose is and how they work.

    I know they're for new users - teach loading and safe gun handling.
    I assume when you load them and pull trigger - they just make a noise like a cap gun or do they fire a projectile thats hard rubber? Any gun powder/explosion?
     
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    no theyre for ALLL users.
    They are either plastic or aluminum with NO functioning parts. Just inert plastic.

    Dry fire practice, reloading, malfunction simulation and clearance.

    Some people don't like firing on an empty chamber- while this is not true with all modern handguns, some recommend it.

    Reload practice - with all live ammo in another state, you can have your spare mag with a dummy as the only round in the mag. Draw, sightpicture, press, click!, drop the mag, pick up the one with the dummy, ram it in, and you're back up.

    Diagnosis of bad trigger discipline- put them randomly in your mags, and as you're firing, eventually youll get a dummy and you might see your sights JERK. You're mashing the trigger and anticipating the shot...

    They also simulate malfunctions so you can practice your tap/rack/bang shit.

    ALL shooters should use dummys.
     
  3. FusionZ06

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    Anyone know the cheapest place to pick up a few 9mm practice round/snap caps?
     
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    How about some .223/5.56 as well! :x:
     
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    fahrfrumlosin OT Supporter

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    So there's no projectile that gets fired out? I could've sworn there was something like plastic bullets to practice shooting at home or in backyard, just with non-lethal bullets.
     
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    No... no projectile.
     
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    Never shoot anything out of a gun and expect it to be non-lethal.
     
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    for .223 I'd try out the magpul ones... They're cheap.
     
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    I reckon you're thinking of simunitions. Probably too price prohibitive to shoot at your cat in your house...
     
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    :eek3: my cat would rip my face off.
     
  13. Willie J

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    i got mine at academy and gander mtn
     
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    I have some cheap .223 plastic ones (similar to the ones linked above, the red ones) and i'll be damned if i didnt crack the fucking thing trying to put it into a magazine, i suggest aluminum ones
     
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    i dont use my red plastic ones to chamber from the mag, learned from my mistake(good thing it has two). but i have a 2 red 12 gauges that i can load and cycle. they have a brass back and the "primer" is reversible
     

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