You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of SpringfieldForum.com    
Springfield Forum > Springfield Armory Pistol Forums > Springfield Armory XD >

Snap caps?


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2017, 03:52 AM   #1
DrewManto
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 11
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts

Default Snap caps?

I would like to get familiar with snap caps for my XD9. Anyone have any recommendations on which ones are good and reliable? Also, would I be able to dry fire with them? A lot of stuff I found online were about 50/50 on yes and no's. I am a new owner of an XD9 so I would appreciate the help. Thanks in advance fellas. Also, I'd like to know some tips from my fellow XD9 owners.


DrewManto is offline  
SHOOTER13 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2017, 04:59 PM   #2
SHOOTER13
RETIRED MODERATOR
SFF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
SHOOTER13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: PENNSYLVANIA
Posts: 2,915
Liked 509 Times on 411 Posts
Likes Given: 1143

Default

I use both Pachmayr and Traditions Snap Caps...both can be had in just about ANY caliber...both have springs inside 'em that last forever...

( Dry Fire...Hell Yea ...that's why you get 'em )

I own a set for each and every firearm I own...Revolvers, Pistols, Rifles, Shotguns.

You can find them just about anywhere too...K-Mart, Walmart...online at Sportsman's Guide, MidwayUSA, Brownells...

Snap caps? - Springfield Armory XD


Snap caps? - Springfield Armory XD


__________________


__________________

Last edited by SHOOTER13; 01-09-2017 at 05:12 PM.
SHOOTER13 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2017, 07:57 PM   #3
DrewManto
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 11
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts

Default

[QUOTE=SHOOTER13;32352]I use both Pachmayr and Traditions Snap Caps...both can be had in just about ANY caliber...both have springs inside 'em that last forever...

( Dry Fire...Hell Yea ...that's why you get 'em )



Awesome! Thanks for the info. I'll be on my way to getting them.
DrewManto is offline  
SHOOTER13 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2017, 11:21 PM   #4
threetango
Retired Army First Sgt
SFF_MODERATOR.png
 
threetango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 736
Liked 451 Times on 315 Posts
Likes Given: 389

Default

I use the "Traditions" snap caps and they have lasted for years.

Snap caps? - Springfield Armory XD
__________________
"Top"
11B5PF7M retired

“Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast.”
threetango is offline  
SHOOTER13 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 03:27 AM   #5
RevV
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 101
Liked 60 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default Snap Caps

Hey, Drew. I am a big believer in dry-fire practice with snap caps. It's free; it's a great way to ingrain muscle memory, and if not done in excessively long sessions, its' fun.

I've never used the Traditions that others have recommended. I have always used Tipon. The Traditions might be better but they are also a bit more expensive. Amazon carries both, plus several other brands. I've watched videos in which people recommended A Zoom brand.

The most important thing is to get ones that have a spring in them so that the fake primer cap is free to move. That is what protects your striker assembly.

There are people who say that snap caps are not necessary, and that is true if you do not do a lot of dry-fire practice; however, the manual of arms for the XDs and XD Mod2 both warn that EXCESSIVE dry-fire can damage the gun.

If you have not done so already, you might want to look up "Dry-Fire Friday" on Springfield's site.

Again, welcome!
RevV is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 07:18 PM   #6
DrewManto
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 11
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Thank you RevV!


DrewManto is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Snap Caps pokute Training & Safety Forum 1 10-15-2015 12:11 PM

Springfield and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to SpringField Armory USA. SpringFieldForum.com is not in any way associated with SpringField Armory USA.