Anyone used these at all? They’re to be used for training indoors with a simple bullet trap of some sort. They’re made by Meister Bullets and aren’t to be mistaken for snap-caps.They’re available in several calibers, but the box includes just the projectile. You’ll need reloading equipment to use them. They are described thusly: “Reusable and low cost, X-Ring Rubber Bullets are a safe and accurate way to practice all your pistol shooting when live ammunition is not practical…”
Though they’re not new at all, I’ve never tried them (and probably won’t – I’m not a reloader) but I’d be interested to see if anyone on here has done so.
Firearms Talk posted a review recently. Here’s an excerpt:
“The ability to manually cycle the firearm with a loaded magazine is severely limited because the bullets sit flush with the mouth of the case. I found that it was possible with my XDm if the mag is only half loaded. My 1911 will not cycle them at all.
The bullet trap that I used is one that I built. It consists of a thick cardboard box that I cut 2 thin slots in the top of and draped pillow cases through the slots. The box has been shot approximately 200 times at the writing of this review and has let only one shot go through that missed the cloth material.
I would recommend these bullets to someone that would like to get some practice time in at home. I personally use them to practice home defense drills at actual home defense distance (literally in my home). They are great for firearm familiarity and pickup drills because you only get one shot and can easily see the shot placement.
With that said, these bullets are not to be considered a toy. If you got shot with one it would probably draw blood but not penetrate the skin. I did not get a chance to chronograph them but I would guess the velocity to be around 400 fps. They are also not a replacement for actual time spent at the range with live ammo…”
This review in its entirety here: http://www.firearmstalk.com/entries/xring-rubber-bullets-review.html