bullet trap

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by mountainman13, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Where is the best (price) place to get one?
    We need one for the shop.
     
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  3. mountainman13

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    That is a CLEARING trap. Used when clearing a weapon, and has packs inside that you replace when you have the AWCRAP moment. Others - like the snail- are intended to be shot repeatedly.
     
  5. mountainman13

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    Ah ok. That's definetly good to know. If we are going to invest the money I intend to test used guns before purchase and obviously it will be used for the occasional loaded bp gun that comes in and after trigger jobs etc. $1500 just seems like so much money.
     
  6. brokengunguy

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    I have a friend hew gave some big tractor tires I filled thim with dirt and packed the dirt in tite.
    And stacked another on top
    And repeated that till I got it nice
    And tall and that stops a lot of bullets.
     
  7. mountainman13

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    Cool concept but I can't do that in a gun vault. Lol
     
  8. brokengunguy

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    What are you planning on shooting in the gun vault? I might have a solution. what kind of space are you working with?
     
  9. mountainman13

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    Basically everything short of .50
    Black powder up to probably .338
    Size is a factor the vault is probably 12 x 16
     
  10. c3shooter

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    Fire a BP gun in there, ventilation is about to become a major issue, along with contaminating any other gun in the vault with the residue of BP in the smoke. RUST.
     
  11. mountainman13

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    Good point. I can function test them without firing them.
    It's mainly for used guns coming in and trigger jobs, repairs etc.
     
  12. brokengunguy

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    I was going to suggest going to your nearest welding shop or scrap yard.
    And get you 3 quarter inch steel plat 4feet by 4 feet make a stand out of 4x4 wood posts make the.
    When you put the steel plate on stand put on 45 degree angle.
    And to prevent bouncing bullets
    Put a 6inch layer of cardboard on steel plate. That mite be a cheaper rout but of course it depends on how many times you test fire.
     
  13. mich1377usmc

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    Try 55gal drum , steel plate on bottom then fill with sand. We used them at weapons clearing points in the Corps
     
  14. Hairtrigger

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    You can always safely test fire a gun with an empty case and live primer
     
  15. mich1377usmc

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    That too!! Was not sure if their set up to roll their own blanks BTW if the caliber is large enough & weapon center use a pencil eraser end down muzzle to test triggers , will put them into the ceiling , ask me how I know that. Rofl