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For shotgun loading, I prefer to make my own. I punch the primers out and then roll the crimp inside the shell on my reloader. To me, the feel is more realistic than A-Zoom and others (which I also have).
Practice as much as you can and use dummies any time you don't intend to shoot. That's what they're made for. I like AZoom snap caps because they have a little rubber bumpers to make dry firing any weapon safe. They're also nicely weighted. This would allow you to practice the complete cycle of loading, shooting, and ejecting safely and quietly.
I make a point of having snap caps/dummies for every caliber I own, for exactly this reason.