Dummy 45 Acp
Posted 07 October 2003 - 09:27 PM
Posted 07 October 2003 - 10:46 PM
OTOH, if you're cheap like me, you can always make your own. When I've made them in the past, I've always drilled a couple of holes in an empty case (easy to ID them later...NO possibility of mistakenly loading a live round... just be sure to polished the burrs from around the holes you drill before you load the brass into your dies), punch out the old primer, seat and crimp a bullet in place, and then glue a piece of a pencil eraser in the primer pocket. They work pretty well, and doing it this way, I can make pretty much any type of dummy round I want/need... FMJ/RNL/SWC/HP/etc...
Posted 08 October 2003 - 07:29 AM
You can buy factory dummies from Brownells.
Posted 08 October 2003 - 08:29 PM
Posted 09 October 2003 - 03:47 AM
I have some of the dark brown A-zoom aluminum ones but quality control was down at the pub, my extractors leave them in the chamber as often as not and they fall out of half and full moon clips for my revolvers. The A zoom snap caps seem to last longer but I was not impressed.
Aside from Brownells, you could try Cabella's; Midway(reloading supplies); and Gil Hebard Guns usally has a pretty good stock of them if you are in the mid west and have his catalog...
Posted 09 October 2003 - 07:11 AM
Wanting 50 or so rounds to load a drum could get expensive if using snap caps and won't look as good as FMJs.
If you don't want to drill out rounds and empty the powder I am sure there are plenty of reloaders on the board who would be happy to make a few rounds without powder and primers for you.
Posted 09 October 2003 - 09:29 AM
Posted 09 October 2003 - 04:11 PM