I used to play keyboards, but now ...
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For what it's worth, there are other uses for the snap caps. Putting a couple at random into your magazine gives you the chance to detect anticipation (pushing muzzle down just before discharge). When the snap cap comes up, you squeeze the trigger as usual, but there is no recoil to cover up your muzzle dropping.
Lately I've found another way to use snap caps for this issue. I don't need to detect that I'm anticipating, I need to correct it. I found that I never, ever, push the muzzle down during dry fire. So, I started loading a magazine with every other round as a snap cap. I get one dry fire to remind myself how I should be squeezing, then one live round to practice it. Haven't dropped my muzzle once in 2-3 range trips. Gonna keep doing this for a while to allow my body (hands, arms, eyes, etc.) to get used to what the squeeze is supposed to feel like. I already know (at least basically) what I'm supposed to be doing, but gotta get the body on board to make it work.
As far as at home dry firing, I tried using snap caps for dry fire practice, but found that I eject the snap cap too often. Even with 5 snap caps in the magazine, after 5-10 dry fires, I'm crawling all over my living room floor looking for snap caps. So I'm back to empty dry fire.
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Practice does NOT make perfect. Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
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