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Pistol range has built-in brass catcher

Post by EdgarEg on Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:21 pm

I went to Hot Wells gun range today. It is near Houston, in Cypress. I had not been there in years. But it was close for a buddy at work that I went with.
They have reworked the pistol range. It now has brass catchers built in! When you shoot the brass flies to the right (of course), bounces off a screen and into a trap. There is an opening at the bottom of the trap that is blocked by a simple plank. You move the plank and your brass falls into your hand or bag!





I thought it was great. No, it did not catch all the brass. But with very little effort it caught a lot. I did not do any brass chasing. And since my buddy does not reload I got his brass too so I came home with more brass than I started with.

I looked at their web site here and they do not even mention this great feature:
http://www.hotwellsshootingrange.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=120&Itemid=255

I had never seen a gun range that had such a thing. Is this a common thing for pistol ranges?
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Post by eagle60 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:09 pm

Now that is a nice feature! I haven't seen that done before either. If I ever get around to building a shed to do my shooting from I think I will incorporate that idea Smile
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Post by dartfreak75 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:13 am

that is awsome iv been planing on building something like that but my idea was like a soccer net and the brass falls in the bottom but that is even better!
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Post by Sasquatch-1 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:29 am

Wish my range had something like that when I take out my DE.
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Post by EdgarEg on Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:47 pm

Another thing. The floor of the brass trap is very steep to make sure that no brass fails to roll out the bottom front hole. It is at least a 45 degree angle.
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Post by fletch_medic on Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:55 pm

I wonder if the netting was angled slightly away if it would catch more brass than just having it completly vertical?
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Post by Travis on Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:08 pm

fletch_medic wrote:I wonder if the netting was angled slightly away if it would catch more brass than just having it completly vertical?



i was thanking that or just have it loose so it has less bounce
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Post by Nicnac on Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:14 pm

Rather slick set-up... Cool

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Post by RemMan700 on Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:03 am

I am going to have to check that range out when I get moved down there.
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Post by infantryjohn49 on Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:42 pm



Thats cool I wish we had something like that around here, depending on which range you are at a guy trys to make off with your brass
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Post by EdgarEg on Tue May 01, 2012 8:43 pm

RemMan700 wrote:I am going to have to check that range out when I get moved down there.
So have you tried Hot Wells yet?
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Post by kcatto on Thu May 17, 2012 6:00 pm

Very cool idea, actually that is one heck of a great idea....

I get so tired of picking up cases.... did i mention this is a great idea....
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