If you want to add realism to your home dry fire sessions then you need dummy rounds and the best dummy rounds that I have used are made by ST Action Pro. Dummy rounds are a must if you want to safely and realistically practice realistic reloads and malfunction clearance at home.
ST Action Pro Dummy Rounds consist of 2 parts: a real brass case (and in some cases a nickle plated brass case) and a brightly colored plastic insert. The real case makes them extremely durable. I have chambered some of my dummy rounds hundreds of times with little damage. The brightly colored case makes it nearly impossible to mistake these for real ammo.
It should be noted that these are dummy rounds, not snap caps. There is an empty cavity where the rubber bumper would normally be on a snap cap. However, these can be made into a snap caps relatively easily (sounds like a future Tactical Handyman post).
Take your dry fire training up a notch with ST Action Pro Dummy Rounds.
How do they compare to snap-caps like the A-Zooms?
They don’t really compare. They are dummy rounds with no way of cushioning the firing pin. They serve a different purpose.
A-Zooms are probably the best snap cap that I have used.
The rims and headstamp marking are much more durable on the S.T. Action Pro. The A-Zooms don’t last nearly as long in classroom safety courses.
Thank you Dave.
I’ve been reading up on these and I’m confused, can they be used for dry fire exercises? Some reviews/sites have said yes…others no.
They can be used for dry fire but they will not cushion the firing pin like a “snap cap.”