Snap Cap

Tipton Snap Caps with S&W Shield
Tipton Snap Caps with S&W Shield

Snap Cap:

A snap cap is a dummy firearm cartridge used to ensure that dry-firing firearms of certain designs does not cause stress and impact damage to the firing pin and/or the barrel breech. Snap caps are shaped like a standard firearm cartridges but contain no primer, propellant or projectile.

Additional Uses of Snap Caps:

  • Allows the shooter to safely practice trigger pull techniques
  • Can be used to test the functioning of extractors and ejectors
  • Helps with offhand dry firing and smooth bolt cycling practice
  • Used for safely training new shooters on how to handle and fire a firearm
  • Allows tension to be released from hammer springs when storing guns