Use of snap caps/dryfiring ?
I'm unsure of the need to use snap caps when dry firing. I understand using them in rim fire pistols is necessary but with post 2005 center fire pistols is there a need to use them ? If considered a necessity what about plastic caps vs metal caps ? Thanks for replys !!
Snap Caps and their benefits . . . .
I am a believer in Snap Caps. I keep them in all my handguns during storage and use them every evening for dry fire/malfunction clearing practice/Mag reload practice. I know most all modern firearms manufacturers state that the weapons may be dry fired without damage, but I will never forget the 9mm Star I purchased at a deal 30+ years ago that I made the mistake of dry firing and on the second snap saw the end of the firing pin exit the barrel. Stupid kid new to law enforcement and handguns. Took 2 weeks to get a gunsmith to make another. I practice because I carry and snap caps buy me peace of mind. They also feed like most ball ammo and the Pachmayr have a brass "primer" that is spring loaded to absorb the force of the firing pin. It lets me check my tactile ability with loaded chamber indicators on my Berettas without changing my grip as I would with a live round as well. Practive everything and you will be reduced to your personal level of training when the crunch comes.