Wall Saver Safety Cylinder from Leo Combat

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In case one has not yet gleaned it from my posts, I am always all about safety (though do avoid being a “Range Nazi”). As part of that, I truly enjoy seeing innovations that allow shooters to practice with their firearms at their leisure without the possibility of a negligent discharge.

Leo Combat offers the Wall Saver Safety Cylinder for late-model Smith & Wesson J-Frame 38/357 revolvers “with the ‘sqaure’ extractor star). The Wall Saver flat-out replaces your live cylinder with a bright orange ¬†dummy including snap-caps for dry-firing.

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The Wall Saver Safety Cylinder is available now direct from Leo Armory for $35.00. 



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Giolli Joker

    Does it weigh the same as an original, loaded, cylinder?

    • Rob Lyman

      Hi Giolli, I’m Rob Lyman, owner of Leo Combat.

      No, it does not weigh the same. However, you aren’t the first person to ask that, so it’s an improvement I am considering.

      And Nathan, thank you for the link.

      • Giolli Joker

        Wow, that’s a quick feedback. Thanks!

      • Nunn Yabizz

        That’s a really cool idea. Hope you do well with this!

  • gunsandrockets

    I like it.

  • Will

    LONG, LONG OVER DUE!!!
    Great idea.

  • Not_a_Federal_Agent

    If only there was a way to visually inspect my firearms after clearing them to ensure it is empty, insert snap caps and dry fire to my hearts content using the same cylinder that is functional with real ammunition.

    • DrewN

      I guess if you had a nice blued model you could slow down the turn ring wear? I can’t really see a need otherwise, except maybe a class situation where an instant visual safe is required.

      • Bill

        I would contend that a visual check isn’t enough – the shooter needs to physically check the chamber(s). The color of the inerts in that cylinder demonstrate why. An empty chamber looks like a dark hole, and if I just glance at the chambers expecting to see a dark hole, particularly after doing it for hundreds of times or many years, my mind might just tell me I’m seeing a dark hole because that’s what it expects to see. Complacency kills. There’s no requirement to do the world’s fastest unload or chamber check.

        • Budogunner

          Yeah, at first I agreed it would be nice in a lecture setting, but even in the classroom you should tray all firearms like they are loaded. Otherwise, you are teaching bad habits.

          I would hope brightly colored snapcaps would be sufficient.

          • Giolli Joker

            There are training practices where guns are pointed to people… you can use a plastic gun, snap-caps or a solution like this.

  • noob

    I love that it is translucent so you can’t possibly mistake it for having real rounds in it and that it also has a cone shaped cylinder profile which I suspect prevents any possibility of removing the snap cap and putting a live round in there on purpose.

    Would a firearm equipped with this product be robust enough to be suitable for weapon retention drills? Or would that kind of training mess up the more delicate parts like the crane on your revolver?