Hi, just picked up my first Garand as well as my first Mauser. First question, for training purposes is it perfectly ok to dry fire these rifles? Next, I'm looking for dummy rounds to practice loading with blocks and clips inside the house. If dry firing is ok then snap caps wont be necessary, also I have found the fit of the plastic snap caps isn't accurate. Does anyone have experience with brass cased dummy rounds? I've found some with rubber tips and some that are spent shells with new projectiles and no powder, some till have spent primer as well. I would paint them for safety but I'm just looking for the closest fit as compared to a live round. Thanks for your input.