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Old August 17, 2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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New Use for Snap Caps

Just saw the following article:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...mmo-purchases/

Has anyone ever used a snapcap for this purpose? What am I missing?
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Old August 17, 2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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Not sure what you are missing...

They are simply using it as a 'tool' to activate the 'Bullet Button' magazine release, instead of using a screw driver, or 'bullet''...
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Old August 17, 2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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Its California, that's all you're missing. Magazines must have a "tool" used to remove them to be legal. Google "Bullet button", a type of magazine release catch that has to be pressed with a bullet (a tool) to release the magazine.

Only in California!
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Old August 17, 2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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Thanks wogpotter. I did not know that!
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Old August 17, 2012, 05:08 PM   #5
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Senate Bill 249 failed in committee so unless they attach it to something else by the 31st it's dead this time around. There was a bunch of us talking our state senators and assembly members, worked this time. So no tool (yet).
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Old August 17, 2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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worked this time. So no tool (yet).
Oh, there are plenty of tools in California, and most of them are politicians.
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Old August 18, 2012, 12:35 AM   #7
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That link is to a report on federal agencies' recent ammo purchases, not the bullet button.
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Old August 18, 2012, 05:25 AM   #8
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That link is to a report on federal agencies' recent ammo purchases, not the bullet button.
Hmm...

The first time I clicked it, it was most certainly a link to a pic of someone using a red plastic snap cap as a 'tool' to operate a 'bullet button'...

I did not look further down the page, so I have no idea if the text has changed or not...
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Old August 18, 2012, 07:59 AM   #9
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The header picture is a snap cap popping a bullet button mag release.

*correction* it was a picture, today it's just a gray box.
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Old August 18, 2012, 09:43 AM   #10
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Senate Bill 249 failed in committee so unless they attach it to something else by the 31st it's dead this time around. There was a bunch of us talking our state senators and assembly members, worked this time. So no tool (yet).
???

Are you in California and talking about this year's legislature?

The "need a tool" law has been on the books for a number of years. What has been proposed recently (in California) is to make ALL removable magazines illegal, which will apply retroctively even to currently-legal firearms that are set up for the "bullet button."
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Old August 18, 2012, 10:20 AM   #11
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Sorry, the photo that was at the top of the article has been changed. Thanks for the earlier comments regarding the "bullet button mag release". I learned something new.
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Old August 18, 2012, 10:37 AM   #12
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Oh, there are plenty of tools in California, and most of them are politicians.
Lol, so true.
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Old August 18, 2012, 10:44 AM   #13
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I guess i couldnt see the article you intended. But the wife and i use them as misfire rounds. I will load them in various spots in her mag and sye does the same in mine. Lets us practice misfire when we do self defence shooting at the range.
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Old August 18, 2012, 03:17 PM   #14
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Aguila Blanca- yeah, I'm a Californian and not nearly as aware as I thought. From what I had heard about this bill I assumed everything was recent. I'll research the topic a little more thoroughly next time before opening mouth and removing all doubt.
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