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Fiocchi 12-Gauge Primer Poppers -- 1000 rounds

Box of 1000 primed 12-gauge hulls. Color may vary. Great for field trials and clubs!


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Case of 1000 Primed 12-gauge hulls. Color may vary.

Fiocchi Poppers are very useful for hunting dog training and Field Trials. They will give you the noise and realism of conventional shells without the projectiles.

PLEASE NOTE: These are PRIMED HULLS. They contain no wadding or additional powder. They give a report similar to a 22 or primer pistol. If you are looking for something louder you may want to look at the Fiocchi Blanks. For use in any 12 gauge single shot, over/under, side by side or pump shotgun. Primer Poppers will NOT work in a primer pistol.

Fiocchi 12-ga. Poppers -- 1000 rounds

Steve Says:

Transcript from Steve's Video:

We have two different 12 gauge blanks that folks like to use in dog training. They are very different products. Folks get a little confused when we're talking about them, so I'm going to show the difference between them.

This is a primed hull. It is a 12 gauge shotgun hull. But all it has in it is a primer. It will load into any 12 gauge shotgun. I prefer to use an over and under or a pump. It won't cycle a semiautomatic. You can actually fire them in a semiautomatic, but you're going to have to open the breach yourself and take them out. So, really, better use is going to be in a pump or in a single shot or an over and under.

Nowhere near as loud as any of the blanks that we sell. It's very quiet, actually. Lot of folks are using them in certain dog tests. They are a lot safer than some of the products out there. But it's still a primed hull. It's still going to be in a live shotgun. So you want to be real careful with them.

The shotgun is going to push that sound away, and so it's going to be much more pleasant on your ears and for your dog also, but it still gives the similar idea. Like I said, we refer to these as primed hulls, and that's all it is. There's nothing inside it. Sometimes they'll make them in different colors. I actually prefer them in clear. We don't always get them in clear. But I prefer them in clear because you can very easily tell that it's not a live round. They are very light also, so it's pretty obvious.

The next thing is a blank, or some folks refer to them as poppers. This is more like a shotgun shell. You've got your primer. You've got your powder. And then they've got a certain amount of stuff that's in them. And it varies depending on the manufacturer.

This is going to make a much bigger boom. They are also much, much, much more dangerous. I want to treat all of these in the respect that any sort of live round is going to deserve, but popper especially. They put off enough force that at a close range you can hurt somebody with them. You can kill a dog with them if you fired it at them. So gun safety here is the rule. Anytime you are using a gun you want to treat it like it's loaded and you want to point it in a safe direction.

These are not toys. They are not designed for props. We'll occasionally get folks from movie companies and theater productions wanting to use them. That's not what they are designed for. They are not designed to be used inside. They are not designed to be pointed at people. They are very dangerous and you want to treat them just like you would a live round.

It's going to make a much bigger boom. A lot of folks use these. Some folks call them blanks, some folks call them poppers. But it's an important part or the dog training. But you want to be real careful with them.

So primed hull is just a .209 primer, empty hull. Blank or a popper is going to have powder and it's going to have a little grit in there that's going to increase the volume. Two different dog training devices. Treat them with the respect they deserve.

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Customer Reviews

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100% Recommend this product (36 of 36 responses)
By Kevin E.
Blackshear, Georgia
Great Train Aids
September 23, 2022
These are great training aids for your training program. Very reliable. They are also great to introduce puppies to gunfire. Gun Dog Supply has fast service and keeps you updated on your orders.
  • Reliability
By Robert C.
Northern Illinois
Great for gun dog training!
April 7, 2022
Running HRC hunt test, you need these. Reliable and cycle great in an 870.
By Tracy
Muldrow, OK
Very good product.
August 17, 2023
Reliable. Worked well for training.
  • Each one worked. Good quality as a part of the training
  • None
By Kirby
San Diego California
Great Poppers
August 16, 2023
These are the perfect solution for teaching steady work with your dog. Glad you offer them Gun Dog Suppy
By Adam M.
Fiocchi Poppers
June 29, 2023
Great product. Does the job well of imitating a shot in the field. Adds a nice element of realism to our training program.
  • Affordable
  • None
By Alex G.
Poppers going to pop
May 20, 2023
These Poppers have been a great tool in helping me get my dog ready for hunt test as well as continuing him use to the sound of gunfire during the off season.
By K F.
April 26, 2023
Function as designed. Great for training. Just loud enough to be effective.
By Bob
Nice Primer Poppers, Perfect for HRC Training!
April 24, 2023
Great options on how many you can buy, order process was easy, communication about the order was good and shipment arrived on time.

The primer popers are the same used at HRC Hunt Test and great to trin your dog with at the line.
  • Easy ordering
  • good communication on order
  • shipment was fast
  • product arrived on time
  • good quality primer poppers
By Bob T.
Fiocchi primed hulls
January 19, 2023
Perfect for training and required for HRC hunt tests. Gun dog supply delivered on time at a fair price.
By Chad
Great service
October 26, 2022
Nice the product was available. Fast shipping as always. Great company to do business with.
By Mark
Hodges, SC
October 18, 2022
Like the Fiocchi poppers. Better than the other brands. Fast and easy shipping from Gun Dog Supply.
  • Great customer service
  • None
By Carter
South Carolina
Great product
October 5, 2022
Great product
By Doug
As Advertised
May 4, 2022
So far every one of these has went "Bang" . Good product ....thought how the heck will I ever go through a thousand but with two dogs and getting ready for hunt test I am going through them. Will by again....if they have them!!
By Robert
McKinney Texas
Great Poppers
May 4, 2022
Gundogsupply is great and I love using these poppers in training and hunt tests

  • In stock
  • Good price
  • Fast shipping
By Pete
Monroe, Washington
Hunt Test Heaven
April 14, 2022
Extremely happy that these primer poppers are back in stock. They have become necessary for running safe hunt tests and they work well.
  • Much quieter than field blanks (therefore safer for dogs) and also less expensive.
  • Minimal issue, but once in a long while a popper will fail to go off.
By Paul
Isanti, MN
Fiocchi 12 gauge primer poppers
April 14, 2022
Product delivered as promised… quick service (as always from GDS). Thanks again…
By Ken
upstate N.Y.
April 8, 2022
I have used these Fiocchi primer poppers for many years. They are great training aids, especially for young dogs. They are also easy to reload with new primers.
  • Great for training young dogs to "mark off the gun".
  • Would like to see them come in 20 guage.
Fiocchi Poopers
November 18, 2021
They were delivered very quickly and we were happy to get them after them not being available for some period of time.
By Melissa
Rome, Ga
October 17, 2021
Great poppers for training and testing. Very reliable, no issues with firing
By Coastal H.
Savannah, Georgia
Poppers for Hunt test
October 15, 2021
Fiocchi poppers are reliable and clean. We haven't had a misfire on anyone of the poppers we used.
  • 2 3/4 size perfect for 870 pump
  • Clean poppers for easy loading
  • Rimmed on the end for durability
  • No recoil.
  • Like any other shell, rust will accumulated if water gets on the brass. Keep them dry.
By shelli
Great poppers
March 18, 2021
.these are awesome
  • Nice n loud
  • None that I can think of
By James P.
New York
Training poppers
March 18, 2021
Work good, great product
By Customer
Foley, Al
March 16, 2021
Great service, in stock and ships quickly
By Ryan C.
January 30, 2021
  • Work great come in a heavy duty box and are shipped together.
By Customer
1000 poppers
September 3, 2020
Arrived quickly, all good!
By John C.
Review for
November 16, 2016
Excellent product !
By Bill E.
Review for
June 4, 2016
Always good and fast service. Thanks!
By Jill M.
Review for
April 16, 2016
We use these in hunt test.
By Jimmy R.
Review for
October 26, 2015
They work. I use 4 or 5 thousand of them a year. Your service is always great. Thank you
By Amelia S.
Review for
October 9, 2015
Poppers are perfect for our HRC Hunt Test. We use them every year. GDS delivery is always fast!

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