SNAP CAPS : Best & Worst




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Kenneth Elston: You've got 2 dissimilar types of metals/materials knocking and banging into each other, one harder than the other, so something is going to give and hopefully it's something on the snap cap and not a part from your gun. You would get the same shards of metal in your gun if you made your dummy rounds out of spent brass. If shards of metal in you gun is causing it not to operate correctly you've got bigger problems than choosing the correct snap caps to use. Regular cleaning would take care of any particles that came off of the snap caps, fried or unfired brass. As someone posted "it's the nature of the beast". 

Fots T.: Great video! ThanX for the info!

phantomshotgun: be nice if tipton made 7,63x54r's only ones i find are from A-zoom with 2 bullets

conifergreen2: My Tipton snap caps failed after only a dozen fires in my SKS. The firing pin must have deformed the striking part as the primer part that is suppose to absorb the firing pin strike is now jammed up inside. At first smacking the base on a hard surface made the primer part spring back into position. But it no longer does. I would never buy Tipton again.

inspectyerbooty: i bought the same white gold ring 30 years ago..thanks for the great video

Herman May: Just so we're all clear, this video reflects your *opinion*, not any sort of scholarly expertise. You deride the Pachmayr practice rounds because of their aluminum construction. In actuality, aluminum is stronger and more durable than brass. The brass cases from which commercial ammunition is constructed will also leave small shards of metal on and in the firearm. That's simply the nature of the beast. The extractor is going to chip away at the rim of the cartridge. The only way to avoid that is to use a revolver. You also made a strange comment about the practice rounds getting stuck on the chamber. That seems quite unlikely. More importantly, when a live round is fired, the case expands to completely fill the chamber. It almost immediately shrinks slightly as it cools following discharge. Nevertheless, the friction of that fit is likely to cause more damage to the rim when ejected, than any cold practice round. 17:00 - "It's not quite as good as actual brass." That seems like an odd statement. Please define "actual brass". While admittedly, there are different brass 'recipes', all brass is actual brass. Also, you suggested that the Tipton brass was better than the Pachmayr brass. The Pachmayr rounds are not made of brass; they're solid, milled aluminum. You mention ensuring that your Glock is 'specifically [kept] clean, since you carry it every day. It appears from your video that most of the metal parts inside the frame show signs of pitting. That seems off for a well maintained firearm.

Jim Leffler: Over a thousand fires? Don’t have a shooting range nearby? 

gary lopez: Good review, thanks for the info.

Johnny Kronaz: Do you reload your rounds? If not, then how on earth could you possibly know that any snap-cap brass is worse than that of actual ammo? If you don't reload, why would any of your regular rounds cycle through 50 or 100 or 1,000 times? Even if you do reload, I think that's well beyond the limits of how many times you could ordinarily reload a cartridge. You're only seeing that level of wear because these things allow you to fire them and cycle them so many times. If you could only fire them once, you'd see the exact same level of wear as a real cartridge.

Robert Simpson: Trim your freakin nails for gods sake! Holy crap!

khlash: It seems like there would be a way to use a spent catridge with the primer punched out and a new bullet seated. Then fill the primer hole with epoxy or something similar. Anyone tried anything like this?

Rob Z: please trim pinky nails

qq kk: It took you 25 minutes to tell us that? Useless.

Juan Rodriguez: awesome vid guy

FMJ_USA: good video but dude you are awfully concerned about snap caps

Leo Gutt: Great review!!

James Basler: I think maybe you are blowing this out of proportion......... Modern firearms are made to operate and function with what little debris you are complaining about. When you are done with your dry fire practice session,clean your weapon,if it bothers you,and move on! There may be a little O.C.D. involved here. Huh???

mdl casi: thanks great information

Marcelo Peralta: You dude need to cut your nails!

Nicholas Flanagan: Ok I'm not sure how easy it would be to do but before I even finished the video I thought that I could make my own out of a spend cartridge and it would work better(more reliable with real brass) and add a spring to it like the brand you like and there you go. A simulation/dummy round that will function the same as a real round with the added advantage of the spring to save your gun/firing pin from damage. Heck I'm gonna try to make some just to see how easy it is and maybe even sell some or just post a video to help people with similar interests. These companies are all about money. I think a quality product can be made and still make a profit off this idea. Let's work this out together and find a solution. Forget the big companies who would sacrifice quality for mass amounts of money for a product that actually meets out needs and won't endanger our firearms or our lives! (IE: if someone uses these in their CCW'S or duty pistols to train. Extra debris in your fire will eventually cause trouble, and you don't want that in a life or death situation) 

genepierson: I'm curious...you said the A-zoom are crap and break down after just a few times of using them. You also said the ones you showed in the video, you've cycled 50 to 200 times. Why did you keep using them if they were so bad?

Roque Arellano: Thanks!! SUPER HELPFUL!

fondoo: thank you for the review. this is helping a lot. thanks

Steven Wallerstein: Strongly disagree with you re AZoom snap caps. 

Another69Dimension: Thanks, Just what I was looking for before buying any snap caps & feeding through my gun$!

hxcrocker75: He sounds like Randal from Clerks.

Chris Ahlquist: Thanks for sharing. You should be able to edit this video down to about 10 or 12 minutes in length if you eliminate most of the repetition. I appreciate that you are passionate about your subject matter, but brevity is a virtue.

Kevin Palmer: They do make snap caps out of regular spent brass and a plastic bullet.

Marco Oyola: I agree that those aluminum ones are garbage. It only took about a dozen times of cycling before they began getting stuck in my gun.

SpaceCityBeats: @robz lol, I second that motion.

hunter mcdougal: snap cap snap caps are designed to crap out after a few fires. they're just for getting comfortable with loading and getting familiar with your weapon. I use them just for speed load training, in which I never pull the trigger because I still treat them as live ammunition.

thatoneshyguy: just go shoot a 50 round box of cheap fmj ammo.. you will have all that debris plus cruddy powder... pick your poison

gun nut tony: is there a problem using a spent cartridge casing for dry firing purposes only?

therush2049: 15 bucks for 5 or 6 of them holy freak 

OTKUGO: I never thought about these potential problems before - thanks. I do have some A-Zooms, and they haven't caused any problems yet, but I think it's a function of time since I've only "shot" them about 5 times. I'll stop using them soon, before they get to the point that the aluminum is breaking off.

travis abram: I just bought the A-Zooms but it's for my revolver so there won't be any wear and tear like there would be in a semi auto. But when I get more snap caps I'll get the good ones.

DareU2Tread: Go to Academy.com and look up "traditions" snap caps, they look the same, with the same mechanics, very well made, check them out, and let me know what you think, just bought some today

GEORGE THEGREEK: ANYWAY. ALL THOSE SHARDS YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT ARE IRRELEVANT. YOUR GUN UNDER LIVE FIRE MAKES MUCH MORE AND THEY ARE SCATERED BY THE PRESURES ALLOVER. ON TOP OF IT THE SPENT GASSES CARRY A LOT OF BURN REMNANTS WHICH MAKES IT EVEN WORSE AND STICKY ETC ETC. THE WHOLE DAMN MECHANISM OF THE GUN is self cleaning up to a certain point. BESIDES THE BARREL WHICH IS SELF CLEANING ALLTOGETHER. THE ALUMINUM RING IF APPLICABLE IS TO SOFT BY ANY MEANS ANS IS JUST EXCAUSTED THROUGH THE FRONT OF THE BARREL

Anna Sendgikoski: Thanks man, you saved me a bunch of money! I saw your video last night and then went to look for some Tiptons today. I couldn't find Tipton or the other brands you mentioned, but I did find some almost exactly like the Tiptons called Triple K. Spring loaded and polymer plastic casing in red. Thanks a ton! I'll be subcribing!

Emma Jane: Gotta be from my hometown of Philly. Great review my man! Truly enjoyed it.

Mikey P.: Bro, you just saved me $13 on a 5-pack of those garbage AZoom snap caps, and just in the nick of time. I bought some other items through Amazon just two days ago and included the AZooms in my order. After watching your complete stripping guide for a Sig P226 last night (which is awesome by the way), I followed up with this video this morning. I immediately went to check on my Amazon order and was able to cancel out the AZooms before they shipped. Know that your videos are making a difference!

AxeUrFnAwesome: Make a video & show us.

geckster109: By the way.....to the guy doing the vid....could you please say "salsa shark" for us?

DareU2Tread: today i picked up the red "traditions" snap caps, they are made with a springed primer.A little pricey a package of 6 for $17 at Academy.I really like them, I recently got a sig sauer P250 40cal, its double action only, so i needed something to practice trigger control, great video

Milner62: Actually all firearms can be damaged from the firing pin being slammed forward and hitting the firing pin stop that is machined into the firing pin. The point of damage caused by dry firing is that the firing pin is designed to strike a primer. With nothing to strike the pin slides forward with full force and slams into the stop and over time this can and will damage/break the firing pin. New or old doesnt matter in this case.

Milner62: @vettelover2009, i dont beleive that. every owners manual i have clearly state to perform a function test but to not dry fire. My 1911a-1, says not to dry fire, remington pump and bdl says to not dry fire. a functions test in thise sense is to make sure the firearm doesnt come apart in your hands as well as to check the action. hammer check isnt done cause you dont take the hammer apart for field strip to clean the firearm.

JooseyJay: Coke nails. Or booger pickers. ;D

Zexy7ime: wait, why is your firing pin sticking out? Most pistols have a spring that keeps it from sticking out (and slamming into a live round when the action closes). Your firing pin might be sticking in your slide.

v8felon: Cool info but it could've been 10minutes

TheDustikus: Almost ordered some of the A-Zoom snap caps until watching this video, thanks very much for taking the time to record and upload this, very helpful.
Rating:
SNAP CAPS : best & worst 4.5 out of 5

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