Discussion in 'XD-S Discussion Room' started by RADXDS, Jan 7, 2013.
Do you guys use snap cap,and if so which ones are the best?
Any of them are good.
I use the red ones with the rubber center. Or plastic. Not sure what it is.
But they are great for drills.
I have some, use them and like them. Mine are A-Zoom from Lyman. They we're the only brand the shop where I bought my XD-S had in stock the day I got them.
I don't know if they're the best, but I use Tipton snap caps and they work fine for me.
I also have Tipton for mine. Yes I use them. Yes they are worth it.
I need to pick up some snap caps to work in at the range. Maybe I will pick some up from Amazon tonight so they will be here in time for the weekend!
I'm fairly new to shooting and just bought snap caps. Don't mean to be asking stupid questions but can you reuse them after practice firing?
Yes sir you can!
Don't be afraid to ask qeustions here. This is a family forum . We get alot of new shooters here all the time. Plus the search button is kind of.. well.. it goes full retarded sometimes. So you may post something thats already there. Its worth a try and seems to work well for me.
I use them to get familiar with a new pistol. Great for SA pistols as you can use one and not have to keep racking the slide
Absolutely! Best thing for dry fire training which is fundamentally proven to improve accuracy. I balance an empty shell casing on the front sight and attempt to keep it there while firing. Familiarizes you with trigger break and grip and will greatly improve your groupings at the range. Best of all, it's inexpensive and can be done at home with proper safety precautions. Remove all live ammunition from the room you practice in. Brand shouldn't matter but I use A-Zoom.
I just picked up my XDs on Friday and have not yet fired it. I have been using the snap caps to learn the XDs. I have found, for example, that you MUST be fast and hard racking the slide or it WILL jam. If you slack off just a little - jam. I'm also getting used to the trigger and it feels smoother the more I use it. The snap caps are great for learning about your guns.
I have used AZOOM (The aluminum ones with the rubber insert) but I like my Tiptons better; they have an internal spring to absorb the firing pin strikes, which makes more sense to me. As has been stated, use all safety precautions when practicing with snap caps so you don't blow a hole in the cat....
How long do they typically last?
I purchased a zooms and used them a couple of times mostly to retrain myself after having tumors removed from my chest......they cut me open like open heart. It helped with muscle controle for me but I rarely use them anymore and they lasted about 5 months daily constant use no problems with some wear showing
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I can't quote a projected lifetime but my guess is that the Tiptons will last a very long time since the firing pin cushion uses a spring instead of a piece of rubbery material. YMMV.
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