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Old 08-25-2011, 08:52 PM   #11
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I needed a quantity of dummy rounds for work and none of the usual suspects had any available. I took a box of factory ammo, pulled the bullets, dumped the powder, fired the primer and deprimed.

Then I reseated the bullets to factory spec and drilled the flash hole out. I obtained some bright orange paint from an auto paint store, some slow (45 minute) setting epoxy from a hobby store and a syringe from the vet. I set the casings bullet down in a loading block, mixed several CCs of the epoxy with a couple drops of the paint, sucked it up in the syringe and injected it into the case thru the primer pocket, filling till it was even with the base of the case.

Voila! Dummy rounds that resist bullet set back and have a soft material that cushions the firing pin. The red "primers" are clearly visible but these can be used for "ball and dummy" drills while training.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:07 AM   #12
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Using this method!!!
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:26 PM   #13
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Question from the uninformed ignoramus: Wouldn't it just be easier to buy snap caps?
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I'm sorry but I don't subscribe to any such blanket statements. How do you measure firing pin protrusion on a Colt Government Model? Or, for that matter since this is a Walther forum, on a .380 Walther PPK?

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I did say "modern firearm". The 1911 is now 100 years old and the PP / PPK is 82 years of age. Times and designers ideas change.
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:29 PM   #15
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RCK,

None of the commercial dummy rounds have lasted well, and 100 snap caps would be a bit expensive. I've wanted to try this method and so far they're holding up splendidly.
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Question from the uninformed ignoramus: Wouldn't it just be easier to buy snap caps?
That's a fair question.

Snap caps are basically just good for dry fire practice. They are rarely, if ever, a precise duplicate of any particular cartridge, let alone the particular brand and bullet shape you are using. Real ammunition itself varies considerably from one brand and style to another.

Dummy cartridges, on the other hand, can be used for function-testing and diagnosis. If you make them from the same type cartridges that you shoot, the dummies will exactly duplicate their weight and dimensions-- in particular the more subtle differences such as bullet ogive, extractor groove depth, etc.

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I did say "modern firearm". The 1911 is now 100 years old and the PP / PPK is 82 years of age. Times and designers ideas change.
Thanks, it's a dark and gloomy day here and you made me giggle.

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