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HI everyone,
This is probably going to sound retarded but what is the purpose of snap caps ? I know what they look like, I know people buy them, I dont understand the use for them however.

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I see, right on that answers my question gentleman.

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Brian
 

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From what I have read and what I have talked to other people about, the entire purpose of the snap cap is just to have something that the firing pin can hit during dry fire that won't subject it to the "slamming" it would normally receive by hitting nothing. The cap typically has a rubber insert where the primer would be that allows the firing pin to slow down and not slam into it's "end of travel" where over time could casue some damage.

I may be wrong, but that's how I understand it. :)
 
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