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Snap caps in my 340PD--needed ?

Discussion in 'The Snubbie Club' started by Glockbuster, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Glockbuster


    Jun 30, 2005
    Middle America
    My snap caps are sending small particles of brass all over after being hammered on while dry-firing. At this point I would rather go without them because some of these particles might get inside the revolver.

    My question is: Are they really needed to prevent damage while dry firing ?, I had heard this was only so on .22 revolvers.
  2. 38Mike


    Mar 27, 2004
    I know this is not a very technical answer but, I just feel better knowing that my firing pin is landing on something. I dry fire the heck out of my 442 and wife's 360 and use A-Zoom snap caps. Might give those a try; run you about 16 bucks for 6 of them. They would at least take care of the brass residue.


  3. 1 old 0311

    1 old 0311

    Jan 2, 2006
    Planet Earth
    I have been dry firing centerfire revolvers WITHOUT snap caps for 30 years. No problems. I don't dry fire .22's for the same reason you stated. They MAY cause damage.
  4. Chup


    Feb 11, 2008
    N. Ohio
    Smith & Wesson says on their Web Site and in my 442 Owners Manual that it is OK to dry fire.