38 Special – Snap Caps Dummy Rounds

(19 customer reviews)


Set of six .38 Special dummy rounds / snap caps / fake bullets.

Cartridge Options Explained

With this option steel BB’s (ball bearings) are added to the cartridges. This makes them rattle when shaken, aiding in identification as inert, snap caps.

Cartridges all patina darkened to aid in identification.


Set of six .38 Special (38 Spl / 38-44) dummy rounds / snap-caps / fake bullets. Used during WWI and WWII by US aircraft and tanker crews in the “Victory” revolver since it allowed for easier one-handed operation than the semi-automatic 1911.   This cartridge has been popular in the civilian market for many years and was also a favorite of police before the switch to semi-autos.
Available with spent primers remaining, empty primer pockets, holes drilled in case, or rubber inserts added to the primer pockets.
Great for safely function checking, as an addition to your display, dry-fire training, etc.
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The Best Tool for Firearms Training, Safely Function Checking, and Historically Accurate!

  • SAME WEIGHT and FEEL as live rounds***, but completely INERT. J&M Spec Snap Caps are made from real brass cartridge cases and real bullets, just no powder or primer.
  • Historical Accuracy – We go to great lengths to ensure all of our vintage and historical cartridges are period correct and still function flawlessly.  There’s no reason to do something unless you do it right, and make it look good too!
  • We stand behind our products – 100% Satisfaction Guaranty! Our training rounds are designed to withstand thousands of dry-fires.  If there is ever an issue, we will make it right.
  • Practice and train SAFELY – We use our products too for training classes and personal use.  You can’t beat the muscle memory gained by dry-firing and clearing jams.
  • Customizable to fit your needs – Whether you are function checking or reenacting, we have the configuration you need for dummy ammunition.  We offer a selection of options including spent primers, orange rubber primers, rattling cartridges, all black cases, and more!
  • Industry leading quality and customer service – Please call or email us if you ever have problem or question about one of our products.
  • Our products go by many names: dummy rounds, snap caps, fake bullets, inert ammunition, inert ammo, dummy ammunition, dummy ammo, etc. All mean the same thing, cartridges that don’t go bang!

*** Non-clear plastic hulled shotgun shells are lighter than live rounds in order to distinguish them from live rounds. For weighted shotgun shells, purchase ones with “INERT” or components showing options.***

Proudly Made in Alabama, USA!

At J&M Spec (Fakebullets.com), we offer the highest quality and largest selection of Dummy Rounds / Inert Rounds / Training Rounds in the world.  With hundreds of thousands of snap caps sold in many hundred different calibers and gauges, no one beats J&M Spec in reliability, value, and shear number of cartridge types available!

Our Snap Caps are used for reenacting, film props, dry-fire training, tactical training by military and police, function testing by large firearms manufacturers, displays, and many others!  Don’t settle for anything less than the best when it comes to your dummy round / training round needs!

All of our dummy rounds are INERT and not capable of being made into live ammunition. We are not responsible for any damage to firearms from misuse or otherwise. It is your responsibility to keep these rounds separate and distinguished from live rounds and we take no responsibility for personal injury or property damage that occurs by the user.

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We also offer BLANKS for Films and Reenacting at J&M Spec.

J&M Spec Blanks .45 ACP
J&M Spec Blanks .45 ACP

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 1 in

J&M Spec


Black, Brass, Nickel

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19 reviews for 38 Special – Snap Caps Dummy Rounds

  1. Nebiyu Esayas (verified owner)

  2. Eldon Long, Jr. (verified owner)

  3. Terry F. (verified owner)

  4. EDWARD (verified owner)

  5. Jerry (verified owner)

    Good for loading and dry fire practice. The red rubber inserts make them easy to identify as dummy rounds when loaded.

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Product was exactly as advertised. Used them help break in my new revolver. If I have one complaint it would be that the snap caps a look and feel almost too realistic! Aside from the orange rubber insert and a slight difference in weight, they are identical to my live target ammunition. Photos included for comparison. Live ammo is on the left and dummy ammo on the right.

    Image #1 from Anonymous
    Image #2 from Anonymous
  7. Clay Van Sickle (verified owner)

  8. Gerald (verified owner)

    These dummy rounds look great and have good weight to them.

  9. Stephen (verified owner)

    I only wish they were available in round nose lead.

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

  11. Rick Dell Angelo (verified owner)

    As expected

  12. Samuel Phillips (verified owner)

  13. Russell Fedor (verified owner)

  14. Jean Roland (verified owner)

  15. Dale Toussaint (verified owner)

  16. Michael H. (verified owner)

    Great practice w/0 live ammo

  17. James L. (verified owner)

    These are all well made inert cartridges. I was worried about the bullet being pushed back into the casing mouth after several cycling’s, but the bullets aren’t budging after dozens of dry firing. And the rubber disc in the primer pocket is holding very well. (And that’s the only way to distinguish these from live rounds) I’m EXTREMELY impressed by these!

  18. Mark Rudolph (verified owner)

  19. Jason Kidd (verified owner)

    One round originally shipped was defective but a replacement was quickly sent. Great customer service!

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