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Old October 30, 2007, 09:02 PM   #1
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Bullet Trap

Has anyone ever used/considered buying a bullet trap just to cycle rounds at your home (outside, basement, garage).. just to check the function of a weapon?

Like one of these?

http://www.snailtraps.com/checkitMini.php

Comments? Thoughts?

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Old October 31, 2007, 01:37 AM   #2
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Hadn't really considered it. Indoors at home you have the same concerns as at any indoor range: sound and lead vapor in the air. If you live where you can do it outside, there are cheaper backstops than a commercial trap.
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Old October 31, 2007, 03:04 AM   #3
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A bucket of sand is a lot cheaper.
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Old October 31, 2007, 05:17 AM   #4
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For $150

For $150 you can rent a small track-hoe and build an impenatrable 5ft high wall of dirt for your backyard range.
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Old October 31, 2007, 01:34 PM   #5
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I have a piece of 10" steel pipe about 30 inches long, with a 1" backplate in my shop. It's welded to an angle iron frame.
It's filled with sand, and has a "cap" made of Armorflex insulation with a slot cut in it.
I don't feel comfortable using it here in the suburbs. Weird neighbors and a bored, gung-ho small town PD.
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Old October 31, 2007, 06:06 PM   #6
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Bill,

That pipe sounds about the right size for a crew-served suppressor. Think about it. Don't actually do anything about it. Just think about it.
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Old November 1, 2007, 10:16 AM   #7
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The SnailTrap is a well-made, well-designed piece of equipment. I use a large one for testing. If you can afford it, it is certainly one of the very safest ways to test firearms function.

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Old November 2, 2007, 12:34 AM   #8
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The shop I worked at also had a "crew-served-supressor" that also sported a balance tube to soak up the gas pressure from stuff like centerfire rifles. It worked well, but there was no mistaking what the sound was.
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