If you are in the market for snap caps, you more than likely have heard of A-Zoom. They are a very popular brand in the space and do appear to make some great product when it comes to snap caps. There is however a question floating out there on the web and that is....is there really a difference between the red and blue ones? Well let's take a look and see what we can analyze with the Amazon listings...
Below is the A-Zoom 9mm Luger Precision Snap Caps pack of 5 in red. Or if we're being technical more maroon. Whatever that's not the point. It's $17.56 on Amazon and has a 4.7 star score on over 7900 ratings.
Below is the same thing but in blue and it's also in a 10 pack so as a result it is a bit more expensive. It's $21.94 on Amazon and has a 4.6 star score on over 360 ratings.
Ok so let's try to figure this out. The first thing that stands out of course is price. While the 5 pack for the red is overall cheaper than the blue, you get twice the amount of snap caps in the blue for only about $5 more. So in the case of the red you are looking at $3.5 per snap cap. For the blue you are looking at $2.19 per cap. So in terms of value the blue has an edge.
For everything else we really can't seem to find any difference. We researched reviews and what people were saying on forums and according to that research no one can tell the difference in quality between the two colors. The feedback on Amazon appears to back that up as they have nearly identical scores. The only difference is that the red has more ratings but that could be because they have been on the market longer and had more time to build a reputation.
So in the end the only assessment we can give is this. Assuming that you aren't making a decision specifically on a color you like more, the only tie breaker is how many snap caps you want. If you know for a fact you won't need more than 5 caps, then you might as well get the cheaper overall option. That said for a difference of 5 bucks you might as well get an extra 5 caps that can be good for when you lose a couple of these things (which we could very well see happening).
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