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gwsanfor
01-16-2012, 05:22
Maybe I should post this in a more general forum, but since we 10mm Cultists use expensive brass that gets tossed a long ways, I thought I'd ask you.

I need a brass catcher bad, because I am to old to crawl around, the brass from my G20sf bounces into the lane at my range when I am forced to shoot indoors, and the stuff is expensive. I've Googled them, and it seems like I want one that is rail attached, but the Akuna (http://brasstard.com/2010/12/27/in-review-akuna-brass-catcher-abc/) model has issues with flaking plastic and retention, costs $80; the Bubca (http://www.bubca.com/) looks weird; E&L (http://www.elmfg.com/store/brasscatcher.html) seems not made for the Glock; the Graco hand-held (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CB8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FGraco-Models-Pistol-Brass-Catcher%2Fdp%2FB002SBBCJC&ei=UQkUT8O7G8OItwfg4pieAg&usg=AFQjCNESKJbAG9wZ8PtnfyKOWk8mCAhIkg), although our own NickE10mm likes it, is hand held, etc.

Anyone got any experience with or advice about brass catchers for the Glock 10mm?

leeward419
01-16-2012, 05:39
Mine are in middle school weekdays, but come to the range with me on the weekends, they do a grat job too!

CD
01-16-2012, 13:10
I rigged up a catcher out of an extendable fishing net. With just a few modifications you can turn these into a very versatile catcher...and you can get them in just about any size you want.

gwsanfor
01-17-2012, 16:59
Mine are in middle school weekdays, but come to the range with me on the weekends, they do a grat job too!

Lacking as I do progeny, I ordered the hand-held and rail-mounted Graco models from Neil, who said I could return one. Weighing $22.47 and $24.77 against the cost of child-rearing, I believe this to be a wise investment. We will see.

momo40
01-17-2012, 17:58
I like the Graco model. Also works well with the AR

robert91922
01-18-2012, 13:23
http://brasstard.com/2010/12/27/in-review-akuna-brass-catcher-abc/comment-page-1/#comment-197
I found the same shortcomings as Brasstard did. Rubber fell out soon and it catches no more than 50% cases when shooting full power 10mm. Not to mention that I have to fix it’s position after every round fired – that could be dangerous considering it’s easy to put your hand in front of muzzle when doing this. However, now I use it only for 9mm, although I bought it for catching expensive 10mm brass.

In general, idea of construction and design of this ABC is promising, but constructor should improve material, especially the wire - it's too soft to keep the whole thing on gun's rail firmly enough.
I see some improvement if some harder wire (plastic coated, not rubber) would be used.