Best Shotgun Dummy Rounds

I don’t like plastic dummy rounds, they are expensive and they have light weight which makes them inappropriate for dry fire trainings.

Shotgun dummy rounds should be of the same weight and size as the live rounds. This way, you will have proper skills during dry fire trainings.

There are two best variants to get such dummy rounds for your shotgun. First is to make them yourself. If you have friends which reload shotgun shell you can ask them to make such dummy rounds for you. You just don’t add live primer and gun powder. That way you will have dummy round which has the same weight and size as live rounds.

Shotgun Dummy Rounds
Shotgun Dummy Rounds

Or you can buy dummy rounds made by Brownells. They are exactly what you need for dry fire trainings. These shotgun dummy rounds are cheap, so you can get a box of them for your dry trainings.

ATTENTION: Remove all live rounds to a safe place or to another room, so you will not mix live and dummy round. This is extremely important! Train in front of the wall, point your shotgun only into safe direction.

Information about Brownells shotgun dummy rounds:

Manufactured to exact specifications, including diameter and length dimensions, weight and balance of factory loaded ammo, these DUMMIES have the proper functioning characteristics to reliably check magazine feeding, action timing, extraction and ejection of all guns. The only professionally accepted and safe way to check gun functioning; live ammo should never be used except in actual test-firing on the range – after you have checked the gun with DUMMIES. The very reasonable cost per DUMMY is an added incentive to use them regularly. The blackened case makes them distinct, and instantly recognizable as DUMMIES, which makes them ideal – and safe – to use as a sales aid. Especially useful when demonstrating how a particular gun functions or in gun safety instruction classes. They absolutely eliminate the chance of an accidental discharge.

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Vitaly Pedchenko

My name is Vitaly Pedchenko, I started this blog and forum to share information, tips, photos, and advice about the Remington 870 shotgun, accessories, and upgrades. Now I also own AR-15 rifle and MP5 pistol caliber carbine. I am firearms instructor, competitive shooter and IPSC Range Officer. I participate in practical shooting and 3-Gun competitions because they are the best way for me to test equipment and upgrades under stress. I am member of the PRACTICA shooting club. I also participate in REAGO, which provides Tactical Combat Casualty Care training. The main purpose of the blog and forum is to have a compilation of information about the Remington 870 shotgun in one organized, accessible place.

4 thoughts on “Best Shotgun Dummy Rounds

  • 10.05.2014 at 03:05


    Does dummy bullets have gun powder in them ?.

    Looking forward for your reply

  • 25.04.2018 at 18:01

    I just sent back box of brownells dummy rounds. They made from what appears to be very thin brass that deforms easily. Stay away from them!! If you can find the factory Remington dummies they work great, I’ve had a set that I’ve used for over 20 years and i thought they were worn out. I was wrong.. Hope this helps..


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