Can anyone explain this?

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  1. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    Ammunition is expensive right now. But you know what, it’s still cheaper than dummy rounds.

    how can that be?

    9mm dummy rounds are upwards of $2 each. No powder, no primer, no steel/copper/lead. Just a casing and a plastic bullet.

    if I could find the plastic bullets, I’d make my own.
     
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    What did they cost a year ago?
     
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    Amazon has some you can order that are due in stock on the 20th. 10 for $12.75
     
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    I used to just omit the powder and primers. I saw some Colt recently.
     
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    +1 , and drill a few holes in the case, de-burr, and maybe color with a sharpie
     
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    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    Winchester at one time made drill rounds (I saw them in 12ga, 5.56 and .38 in the day) and sold them in bulk. They however looked too much like the real thing and when one live round got mixed in the training box it really spiced things up, now they are all orange plastic. I have some 9mm snap caps that I have had for years but that is about it.
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    You must not have a lot of dummies attacking you like Expat does.
     
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    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    Dummies tend to annoy me.... so far I have not needed to shoot any.....a good pistol whipping seems to do the trick !!!!
     
  9. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    I’ve done this before.

    but with the cost of the bullets, that’s expensive too. I’ve never had the sharpie stay on. And if they aren’t fluorescent, they are hard to find on the range.

    these plastic pieces can’t cost more than $.01 each. I’d like to buy about 2,000 of them and then I’m set for a year or two cause I could just make my own.
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    If you can’t get the sharpie to stay on, use better glue!
     
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    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    to get better glue, you need better horses. And they are expensive too!


    I’m a sticker magnate, not a cocaine magnate.
     
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