12 Gauge Snap Caps Review
Shotgun snap caps
allow you to
your shotgun in complete safety. They are right when they say
that these snap caps cannot be mistakenly for live ammunition.
You can see right through these things.
They have their uses. They
are excellent for use in practice loading, unloading and dry
firing your shotgun. You can go through the motions of loading
and firing your shotgun in the convenience of your own home as
if you're using live ammunition but without the danger.
12 Gage Snap Cap compared
to live 12 Gauge Shell
12 Gauge Snap Caps - Great Safety Device
caps are well made of durable hard
plastic and should last a long time if not mistreated. I can,
however envision the plastic cracking at some point in the
future because they are made of hard plastic. The only problem that I can see
with these is that they are made of hard plastic
material. This hard plastic, especially when made slippery from
gun oil may load and eject
a little differently than a live round.
12 Gauge Snap Caps
Cannot be mistaken as live ammunition
Excellent for training
Hard plastic may crack over time
May get slippery after repeated use.
Excellent for use as a training aide
and for testing your shotgun
after cleaning and reassembly. Every
shotgun owner should have
at least a few of them.
Comments & Questions
Sent: Friday, October 14
Subject: Are Snap Caps Dangerous?
Hi, I'm new to the shotgun shooting world and have just ordered a pair of
snap caps......I understand why they are needed and how to use but how
safe are these? Can you freely fire these things within your from
room? not that I'm going to make a habit of it but just need to be
Response - Chris,
Snap caps are safe when used properly. They contain no primer or
gunpowder and therefore can't go boom.
Just make sure there is no live ammunition around when you use them (so
you can't mistakenly load a live round) and always point the gun in a
safe direction (just good safety practice).
Also, you are not really firing anything, you are just pulling the
trigger on an unloaded gun (while the "cap" is in the chamber). The
firing pin just happens to hit the back of the cap. They don't make
any special "snap" or noise (in case that is what you were thinking).
That's really a great help thanks.