Lyman Products A-Zoom StrikerCaps Makes Dry Fire Training a Snap

Lyman Products A-Zoom StrikerCaps in 40 S&W
Lyman Products A-Zoom StrikerCaps in 40 S&W

Middletown, Conn. -( Lyman Products is pleased to announce the addition of A-Zoom StrikerCaps to their popular line of safety training, function testing and dry firing practice. For traditional snap cap dry fire practice in striker fire type pistols, the slide must be drawn back to cock the pistol, which then extracts and ejects the snap cap from the pistol. Lyman’s new A-Zoom StrikerCaps are made without a rim and are equipped with a centering O-ring which grips the chamber walls and keeps the snap cap in place in the chamber.

Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development for Lyman Products, explained, “You simply chamber the A-Zoom StrikerCap, then rack the slide to cock the pistol and the StrikerCap absorbs the firing pin hit just like our other standard A-Zoom Snap Caps. But the StrikerCap stays in place, so you can keep on practicing your trigger control and sight picture without having to stop your practice and find your snap cap and rechamber it.”

Lyman A-Zoom StrikerCaps in 9mm

Using A-Zoom StrikerCaps while practicing dry firing or function testing a pistol after repair or cleaning will prevent damage to the firing pin and/or the barrel breech block with repeated trigger work. The A-Zoom StrikerCaps are precision machined from aluminum with a cushioned primer for repeated cycling and shaped exactly like an actual loaded round for accurate loading and feeding, yet finished in a bright training orange color to clearly discriminate it from a live round.

The new Lyman A-Zoom StrikerCaps are available for .380 Auto, 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP in two per packs starting at $8.98 retail.

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About Lyman Products:


Lyman Products, founded by avid outdoorsman, William Lyman, has been innovating firearms, reloading accessories and gear for over 140 years. Today, using advanced technologies, Lyman is in the forefront of meeting the needs of shooters and reloaders across the world. Whether pioneering the use of digital technology in reloading tools or reintroducing “antique” calibers and bullet molds, Lyman continues to improve and innovate the tools and accessories used by serious shooters and reloaders.

Lyman products and brands are available nationally through firearms and sporting goods dealers and mail order companies. Pachmayr, TacStar, Trius Traps, A-Zoom Precision Snap Caps, Butch’s Gun Care and Targdots are also Lyman brands.

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It says the Striker cap can’t be pulled with the extractor that you have to push it out with a cleaning rod so It shouldn’t be able to feed a live round no matter what.But I also believe in keeping live rounds no where near my dry fire practice.

scott goodman

If you can dream up a scenario, it probably will happen sooner or later to someone. Blame, of course lay with the user. Lawyer and shyster types will try to blame the designer. It is the way of our world nowdays.

Mark S. Davies

I see this as a completely stupid idea. What happens the first time one is forgot in the weapon and someone inserts a magazine with live rounds and this is still in the barrel? I see tremendous liability here.


The only stupid thing about this idea would be the user of said weapon leaving it alone in order to forget the chambers status (loaded or unloaded). Whenever a weapon is put down the chamber is inspected for ammunition whether it’s live, blanks, or Stryker Caps. A little bit of, dare I say, common sense will prevent issues of carelessness.


You’d need to be a completely stupid person to do that, remember safety first, check your weapon first…

Joseph Angelo

It fills the chamber no live round is going to enter the chamber with the snap cap in there……… will in theory get a double feed.

Get Out

If I get your completely stupid idea statement, a snap cap is left in the chamber of the weapon and a magazine with live ammunition is inserted into the weapon? What will happen if one drops the hammer or striker the weapon will not fire with the snap cap in the chamber, once that happens the operator will probably cycle the action and the snap cap will be ejected and a live round will be loaded into the chamber. The snap cap doesn’t slide down into the barrel creating a blockage, it acts like a chambered dummy round. Snap caps… Read more »