30 cal slob
October 16, 2007, 08:07 AM
well, we've got sky-high metals prices and now microstamping to deal with.
anyone out there making a nice brass catcher for pistols nowadays for those of us who reload (and don't want to leave microstamped brass at a public range)?
October 16, 2007, 11:11 AM
30 cal slob
October 16, 2007, 11:16 AM
October 16, 2007, 12:11 PM
If you don't mind the cost the way to go is with the bag style shown in the cm-machine link.
I own both styles shown in the links provided. The hand mount brass catcher style shown in the Midway USA link - well - to be nice - SUCKS! I could never get it to work right. At best it only captured about 40% of the brass. Sometimes it even got hung up on the slide during firing. Not worth the trouble or the money. Caveat - I've got broad hands and short fingers (buying gloves off the shelf is not an option) so that might be the problem I have with that style.
The BAG style works great - no problems at all. But it is relatively expensive.
October 16, 2007, 12:24 PM
I made my brass catcher out of PVC pipe, fittings, and glue. I then used a cheap industrial mesh fabric to catch the brass. It is height adjustable from 44-64 inches using a cotter pin and predrilled holes (I usually shoot handgun standing up). It breaks down into 4 pieces for transport using screw fittings. I have about 20 dollars tied up in it. Much better and cheaper than anything you buy online.
October 16, 2007, 12:31 PM
They have some at our local range for use. They are made of metal, but probably pretty easy to make out of other materials such as pvc. You can see one in the background of this picture.
October 16, 2007, 01:58 PM
what about going to a used sporting goods shop, getting a old tennis racket for like $2 then hookng mesh to it... the handle of the racket would be ideal for mounting to a piece of plywood
October 16, 2007, 05:42 PM
I just spread a big poly tarp on the ground and when done shooting just pick it up by the corners and dump it into my brass bucket.
October 17, 2007, 05:21 AM
Ones that mount to the gun are useless for 'training' cause malfunctions, bulky etc. For 'range use' like pictured? Sure. Larry has a point about the tarp. Some ranges frown on picking up brass that isn't yours, a brass catcher can resolve that.