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Old January 29, 2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Need opinions on a brass catcher

I want a brass catcher for my 1911's. Does anybody have any experience with them?
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Old January 30, 2012, 12:53 AM   #2
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They are a wee bit pricey, but take a look at: http://www.cmmshootingsports.com I, and several of the folks I shooot Bullseye league with have them and they are top notch.
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Old January 30, 2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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This will work but it won't be 100%.
http://www.gracomodels.com/

http://www.cmmshootingsports.com doesn't work from me; appears a bad link
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Old January 30, 2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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Website for CMM appears to be down. But I heartily recommend their brass catcher. My recovery rates for my 1911 are consistently 98+%. And they are adjustable to a degree that you should be able to maintain your normal grip and stance. Well worth the $$$.
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Old January 30, 2012, 04:24 PM   #5
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Anybody tried the BUBCA?
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Old January 30, 2012, 06:12 PM   #6
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Use a homegrown cobbled up catcher myself; camera tripod, nylon laundry sack, wood stick and clamps. Takes a little tinkering to set up, but works great.
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Old January 30, 2012, 06:27 PM   #7
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homegrown cobbled up catcher myself; camera tripod, nylon laundry sack, wood stick and clamps. Takes a little tinkering to set up, but works great

gotta love the do it yourselfer....I try to make anything work...I seen one guy holding a butter fly net while the other done the shooting..
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Old April 23, 2012, 06:27 PM   #8
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My impression is two things judging by the pictures:

1) it seems like it would be a little distracting having that "Object" right above my site picture. It seems like a fabric a little more "See through" would be less distracting.

2)$80 seems a little pricey for it to take off in this the market.

3)opinions are like.........
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Old April 23, 2012, 06:40 PM   #9
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Tex S

I have a BUBCA and have used it just a couple of times (only had it a short time). It works fairly well and I'm popular with the folks on my right. I have had to add a couple of boxes of ammo (for weight) when the wind blows. It does work fairly well and catches about 80% of everything without thinking too much about it. If I spend some time and place it well it catches almost everything.

It takes about two minutes to set up and about a minute to take down. So not too bad and works with everything. It even does fairly well with my Mini 30, which will throw brass about 30 feet.

I hope I've addressed your questions.
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Old April 23, 2012, 06:45 PM   #10
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Made my own.



I use it mainly for bench testing but height can be made for standup use as well.
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Old April 23, 2012, 07:26 PM   #11
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What happened to the guy that asked for opinions about his brass catcher? When I was talking about opinions being like.........I was refering to my opinions!
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Old April 23, 2012, 07:38 PM   #12
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Some basic PVC pipe and a clear shower curtain next to you works easy and does not interfere with you shooting - the clear curtain allows for visual range safety in both directions
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Old April 23, 2012, 09:37 PM   #13
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CherokeeT ... that is awesome ! Very well done.

Tex S , do you shoot at the same place most of the time ? If so it really wouldn't take much to make something close to CherokeeT's gizmo... be it bigger or smaller. Get some Hardware cloth ( the big window screen looking stuff in CherokeeT's photo ) comes in 36" wide rolls at Home Depot , attach it to some pounded into the ground angled 2x4s, curl up the edge to help collect the brass... you get the picture. That or a larger Heavy Duty plastic tarp laid on the ground. And you stand off to the left edge.
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