If I buy snap caps, does that mean I can dry fire my guns at will no worries or is there still risk in dry firingeven with snap caps?
I've been using them on my pistol and as far as I know, their safe to use.
They won't prevent damage in a rimfire, but for most/all centerfire guns, using caps during dry fire will be better for the mechanism than not using them.
"Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
(RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)
Somewhere in the deep, forgotten recesses of my age-addled mind is the information that snap caps are also available for .22 rimfire chambers.
It'd be worth checking out.
But if they're not, one may use a fired .22 case as a snap cap, as long as it is rotated about 1/8-turn between snaps, so the firing pin doesn't keep hitting the same place.
I always use snap caps.
I always have.
Some manufacturers say you don't need snap caps - I use them anyway.
Snaps caps are very inexpensive insurance indeed.