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Dry firing without stop damages gun 23 35.38%
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:08 AM   #61
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I cannot fit my laser and a snap cap in the barrel at the same time. Might just cut the end off of the cap to make it fit.
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I cannot fit my laser and a snap cap in the barrel at the same time. Might just cut the end off of the cap to make it fit.
I'm not sure what you are saying here or trying to do. Are you using a LaserLyte Laser Trainer Cartridge in your handgun? If so, the Laser Trainer Cartridge will serve as a snap cap for you, no need to use a snap cap, too.
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Interesting, I'm not in a position to be concerned given my limited TV zombie killing I do (and yes we all do it, anyone who doesn't should try it, its fun)

What I did want to comment about is that on other forums where I am a member/product owner, guys literally have anywhere from 50k to 1.5million in investment in the 'toys' they are actively debating/discussing and they pale in comparison to the respectable debate I see in this thread. Keep it classy please as so far, I am very impressed with the quality of people on here. The one negative was the guy who called the other guys *****-ish ness. Its not necessary, and his reply back a little childish, but I repect both your positions and like reading these, so thank you all. Genuinely impressed.

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Hmmmm.....


.....a lot of dry-firing going on in this thread.....
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I have snap caps for revolvers.

I have a SIRT Laser pistol designed like a Glock 17. It helps with trigger control, point shooting, drawing from concealment, etc. I have several laser targets that I set up at various distances.


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I dry fire my center fires continuously, sometimes with a laser trainer but lots more without and never had an issue in 40+ years.
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Hmmmm.....


.....a lot of dry-firing going on in this thread.....

.....wet firing can cause rust and is messy.....


I use half a foam ear plug and (orange) blaze away with no guilt for inflicting FPPP wear.
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.....wet firing can cause rust and is messy.....


I use half a foam ear plug and (orange) blaze away with no guilt for inflicting FPPP wear.
I was speaking metaphorically.....regarding the overall tone of conversation...



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I use the Laserlyte inserts and LASR software.
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Okay so my question about snap caps is once they've been "fired" don't the simulated primers become indented like a live round----how are they beneficial towards preventing or reducing wear given that condition?
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Okay so my question about snap caps is once they've been "fired" don't the simulated primers become indented like a live round----how are they beneficial towards preventing or reducing wear given that condition?
The simulated primers are rubber or similar.
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The simulated primers are rubber or similar.
Okay---that makes sense MajorTom!

I just now looked under a bit of magnification at my "fired" snap caps and might have confused the claimed indentation with how they're made. Seems whatever the bouncy material is is poured into the primer cavity leaving various marks or rings that I mistook for deeper indentations.
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Okay so my question about snap caps is once they've been "fired" don't the simulated primers become indented like a live round----how are they beneficial towards preventing or reducing wear given that condition?
The snapcaps I use have a spring loaded primer. I use snapcaps because I had a firing pin retaining pin break due to excessive dryfiring. Was a Ruger LC9. Ruger repaired gun and enclosed a note suggesting using a snap cap with spring loaded primer. Tipton is the brand I use and use it in all my pistols. Everyone has to make up his own mind and I'm not trying to be a snap cap evangelist.
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Thanks for the info LuckyPup----been working my tail off since its winter time here in Ohio.

Snap caps are one of those things that when used shouldn't cause any damage or harm so its not a bad practice to use them during dry fire---at least as I see it.
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I like the idea of a peice of leather under the hammer to absorb the impact.
I am of the opinion that while dry firing a gun naked (without firing circuit protection, not without clothing) may not initially hurt the firearm, it certainly can't do it any good.
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