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    That doesn't mean it was good for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    The only "snap cap" available to a .22 rimfire shooter is a spent cartridge case. You need to remember to give it a 1/8 turn before each snap, and to replace it with a fresh spent case after seven snaps ...
    Actually Steve, there are several brands of .22 rimfire snap caps available.

    Midway carries three brands:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/Brow...615***10558***

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    I didn't know that they made .22 snap caps either.

    Thanks fo telling me.


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    Thanks, James!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dondavis3 View Post
    I didn't know that they made .22 snap caps either.

    Thanks fo telling me.

    some of the 22lr are practice ammo and should not be used as snap caps, check the directions before purchase.

    YMMV
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    I got a set of used AZooms off of ebay for my Sigma and started using them regularly this week. EXTRA CHEAP!

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    I didn't know that they made .22 snap caps either.

    Thanks fo telling me.
    Thanks, James!
    Your welcome.

    I have several S&W .22 revolvers and the snap caps come in handy.

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    Has anyone dry fired a sig sauer p238 withour a snap cap,if so was there any damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinroby View Post
    Has anyone dry fired a sig sauer p238 withour a snap cap,if so was there any damage
    A few "clicks" won't do any gun (except maybe a .22 RF) any harm.
    But snap-caps are so relatively inexpensive it seems foolish not using them.
    They're cheap insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KY SHOOTER View Post
    I've been told all my life never to dry fire anything with a floating firing pin. I'm not brand new to handguns, but you might say a novice, and still learning. I have noticed in a few posts here (somewhere on here) that it's been done hundreds sometimes thousands of times in trying to break in a revolver. I asume to get things loosened up so there isn't a light strike???? Can someone help me understand a little better...,
    I agree with SteveM1911. Also, a very good practice and one that is sometimes overlooked is that you should read and follow the instruction manual for the firearm in question. I believe most manuals will touch on this subject, if not, I'd assume it's safe to snap away. . Most hammer fired DA/SA pistol manuals advise that repeated dry firing may damage the firing pin without snapcaps.

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    the manual for the p238 doesnt cover dry firing with or without snap caps..... BUT the instructions for lowering the hammer tell you to pull the trigger on an empty chamber..... and since they never tell you to stop at a certain number of cycles, i would assume you can dry fire it at will.... how would they know the difference between an intentional dry fire or just lowering the hammer?

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    I always use snap caps -

    always have -

    seems kinda silly not to -

    They cost about $2 each.

    IMHO


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    Very good thread and comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaviAuto View Post
    Dry firing is the practice of "firing" a firearm without ammunition. That is, to pull the trigger and allow the hammer or striker to drop on an empty.
    A Question? then the answer is yes.

    I say Snap Caps All the way.

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    Snap caps or go to the repair shop.

    Rather pay 10 bux now, than have damage later.

    They just work. No reason to mess up your pin when they are reusuable and good for your firing pin.

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    just use snapcaps and stop worrying

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    This thread died off 2.5 years ago...

    And, it was started in 2009. I think the original poster has it well solved by now

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    Quote Originally Posted by clanger View Post
    Yep - them plastic ones are....umm.....yeh.

    Get the A-Zoom's. They will serve one well.
    ...
    There are some logical arguments against a-zooms. I think Tipton is better.

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