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Old 07-20-2012, 08:08 AM
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In the last pistol class I took with my kids they had plastic dummy training rounds for training how to handle, load and unload. Does anyone have a good on-line source? I would like some for 12 guage, .38 and .22
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
In the last pistol class I took with my kids they had plastic dummy training rounds for training how to handle, load and unload. Does anyone have a good on-line source? I would like some for 12 guage, .38 and .22

Google "snap caps". It's good to have them anyway so you can drop the hammer and not damage the gun.
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tacital response gear store has them . not sure of the calibers. I have the 9mm and 223. Excellent for training.

http://www.tacticalresponsegear.com/...p?cPath=22_162
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Thanks

They have snap caps and then cheaper dummy orange ammo for 12 guage that says "These dummy rounds are not "snap caps" and are not designed to prevent damage to firearms from dry firing nor intended as firearms safe storage devices"

What's with that. I though you could dry fire any center fire weapon without damaging anything?
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I don't think dry firing is good for any gun, but center firing is less affected by it than rimfire. Every once in a while is no big deal. Training is usually repeated use and should use snap caps. Most gun shops will have them.
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The only guns I usually won't dry fire are the revolvers with the firing pin on the hammer.
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The NRA has them. I ordered them for the NRA Range Safety Officer classes I teach. I don't think you have to be an instructor to order them but if you do and can't get them anywhere else let me know and I can order them for you. They are a good training tool, especially for new shooters, and for any NRA course you cannot have live ammo used in any classroom training.
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The NRA has them. I ordered them for the NRA Range Safety Officer classes I teach. I don't think you have to be an instructor to order them but if you do and can't get them anywhere else let me know and I can order them for you. They are a good training tool, especially for new shooters, and for any NRA course you cannot have live ammo used in any classroom training.
Thanks !!!- I just ordered some from Amazon and if they aren't what I want - or need more I will take you up. Just wanna give me and my my kids some extra off range experience in loading and unloading and dry fireing and such.
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Everyone else already said it but Snap Caps are what you are looking for. Most gun stores have them.
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with older weapons, dry fireing was bad for the pin, with newer modern weapons several gunsmiths have confirmed with me that dry fireing is ok.

as for the dummy rounds, you stated you want to practice loading. unloading and handleings. the cheap ones work fine for that
there real purpose is to have someone load your mags for you , and place a few at random. When you get the surprise of no fire you practice your type one malfuntion clearance. This gets you into the automatic mode of ' tap, rack, fire."
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Brownells sells them.
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bass pro has them. saw them there yesterday. cheap, too.
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This goes back about 30 years, but I recall making my own target rounds for use in the basement.

With any revolver round, install a new primer and then use the round as a cookie cutter to fill the case with about 1/4" of wax that you've melted on a cookie sheet. I think we used bricks of surfboard wax, but any type ought to do so long as it isn't too soft.

Can't help you with 12ga, and the only way I can think of for .22 is to take a pliers and pull the OEM bullet out of the case, then do the wax thing with it.

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