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ghostrider775
01-28-2008, 13:07
I was wondering if anyone has seen some sort of brass catcher for handguns. I reload for my 1911 and haven't decided about reloading for my Glock, but it is possible in the near future. I had seen something with a wire frame and mesh bag that velcro'd to your hand, but no one carries them anymore.

Any ideas?

jdeere_man
01-28-2008, 13:14
put down a tarp where you shoot. people won't give you funny looks that way.

ghostrider775
01-28-2008, 13:25
Thats what I would do, but I typically go to the local range, the lanes are open, so if I don't do something about the brass, people end up getting hit in the head and such :whistling:

That may sound stupid, but thats life.

jdeere_man
01-28-2008, 14:29
Thats what I would do, but I typically go to the local range, the lanes are open, so if I don't do something about the brass, people end up getting hit in the head and such :whistling:

That may sound stupid, but thats life.

I guess it wouldn't work real well at a range probably. I didn't consider the fact that not everyone is as lucky as me and can shoot in their back yard.

Polak
01-28-2008, 14:31
You can always pick up the brass after each mag or five.

blaster_54738
01-28-2008, 14:34
there is this on ebay i have been thinking about getting that goes on your hand or wrist or something. you aren't going to look to cool with it on

http://cgi.ebay.com/BRASS-CATCHER-Glock-1911-Beretta-etc_W0QQitemZ110219091085QQihZ001QQcategoryZ36258QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Arc Angel
01-28-2008, 14:49
I've tried them all. Most of them stink. Only a large canvas painter's tarp actually works! That's what I use. (Don't use plastic sheets; you can slip and fall - NOT a good thing to do with a gun in your hands!) ;)

ghostrider775
01-28-2008, 14:54
there is this on ebay i have been thinking about getting that goes on your hand or wrist or something. you aren't going to look to cool with it on

http://cgi.ebay.com/BRASS-CATCHER-Glock-1911-Beretta-etc_W0QQitemZ110219091085QQihZ001QQcategoryZ36258QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Yeah, thats more what I'm looking for. I pulled out a wire coat hanger and a pair of diagonal cutters and went to work. We'll see how that turns out:headscratch:

Richard_A
01-28-2008, 16:55
http://cgi.ebay.com/BRASS-CATCHER-Glock-1911-Beretta-etc_W0QQitemZ110219091085QQihZ001QQcategoryZ36258QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

$8.00 , and just modify to work for you
http://www.yardponds.com/images/products/product_391.jpg

Bucky69
01-28-2008, 17:45
Yep, that brass catcher on ebay works great - if you want to burn the skin off the top of your hand. You see, the bag hangs against the top of your hand and the molten hot brass sometimes rests in the bag such that it burns the crap out of you hand. Nice.

kimberguy2004
01-28-2008, 19:05
Yep, that brass catcher on ebay works great - if you want to burn the skin off the top of your hand. You see, the bag hangs against the top of your hand and the molten hot brass sometimes rests in the bag such that it burns the crap out of you hand. Nice.

It does??? Where is the hand loop?? This one looks like it sits in a base and has a telescoping rod that sits in some kind of base..

Bucky69
01-28-2008, 19:23
It does???

Yep. It does. My buddy had the back of his hand burnt (not seriously). Its one of those slow burners that burns you before you know it is happening.

From the listing:

This catcher slips on your right hand and positions the cloth bag above the ejection port.

blaster_54738
01-28-2008, 21:16
i guess now that i think about it, yeah it would burn, they do make one that mounts to a tripod also. let us know how your homemade one turns out ghostrider, post some pics.

ghostrider775
01-28-2008, 22:18
i guess now that i think about it, yeah it would burn, they do make one that mounts to a tripod also. let us know how your homemade one turns out ghostrider, post some pics.

They look pretty terrible. I have to figure out what kind of material to use for the bag, I'm thinking some screen material for a screen door. I dunno. I probably won't post any pics, its a hack-job.

Arc Angel
01-29-2008, 08:15
:) Well, like I said: Every commercial brass catcher I've ever used on every firearm, except an AR-15, has turned out to be either a piece of junk or an inconvenient nuisance. The ones that attach to your arm have all the faults, and more, described here. The ones that are free standing, need to be securely mounted to something; and, you must carefully stand right next to them while firing.

Different shooters - all of them slow fire or relatively slow fire target marksmen - use these things at several of my gun clubs. Their catchers are tied to upright posts or held in place by heavy wooden bases. The shooter has to stand right there while he pops away. (It's a great sport! Quite honestly, I think I'd rather, 'suck on a gun barrel' than pistol target shoot.)

By comparison I will spread out a really large cotton canvas painter's tarp - That, because of it's 20' x 15' size, I need to take to a commercial laundry several times a year in order to keep clean - and move about while shooting: into, away from, and across the targets that I'm firing at.

This is especially important to me because the majority of my reloaded 45 acp ammo is all loaded into 45 Super cases that I want to use and reuse for as long as possible.

The only disadvantage I've found to spreading out a shooting tarp is that, sometimes, you have to wait until a portion of the firing line clears before you can open it and begin shooting. You can fold it, too, in order to fit a certain area; however, you really can't use it indoors.

I do a lot of holster work and like to move around while I am shooting pistol; however, if the range is crowded, then, I've either got to wait or travel to another range in order to practice. (That's the price you, sometimes, have to pay for learning how to do it better, or just plain figuring out how to have more fun with a pistol!)

Some shooters might wonder what I used to do at IDPA events? Well, at first I painted my case heads in bright colors; but, unfortunately, I found that too much of this painted brass would simply disappear in the confusion; and, no matter what coloring agent I used, the paint always ended up requiring me to completely takedown the pistol, afterwards, for a thorough cleaning. So, after awhile, all I used in public matches was cheap ammo like Blazer or WWB. Whether aluminum or brass, I just left the cases for the CRB's to scrounge. :)

So far, I haven't found anything more useful for catching valuable brass than a large canvas tarp. I cherish mine, spend a lot of money keeping it clean and patching the occasional ripped seams or holes. Although I haven't used it as such in years, now, my brass catching tarp, also, doubles as a great picnic or beach blanket, too.

These large tarps ARE expensive to buy; but, you only have to do it once; and, the one I have is, now, more than 20 years old.

:thumbsup:

Jeff51
01-29-2008, 09:04
Sorry! Changed my mind on the post.

Doc226
01-29-2008, 09:34
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=112864

Carcass2
01-29-2008, 11:15
I use the wife...

Carcass

ghostrider775
01-29-2008, 12:18
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=112864

:thumbsup: I had seen that, I just happened to notice the "not available" and "discontinued"... :winkie: Kidding!!

ghostrider775
01-29-2008, 12:23
I use the wife...

Carcass

:whip: I don't have one of those yet...

Thanks for everyone's input, keep 'em comin!!

ISUSteve
01-29-2008, 12:32
get yourself a brass magnet

ghostrider775
01-29-2008, 12:42
:rofl:

Steel Talon
05-11-2008, 13:24
get yourself a brass magnet

Steve,

Thanks for the link took a while but well worth it!

ST:cool:

Southcross1
05-11-2008, 13:36
To get them off dirt, the thingy used to pick pecans off the ground works decent. You just have to put a couple of tip ties on the coils to hold them closer together.

Glock30SF
05-11-2008, 13:43
Get someone to stand behind you with a shop vac hubbering over the ejection port:rofl:

fgutie35
05-11-2008, 15:04
This is What I did once and people at the range laughed at me at the begining, but couple of weeks later several of them had already copied my desing. I cut a 12"PVC pipe to about 5' (depending how tall are you, modify). Then glued a base at the bottom with a 4"x4" trap door that lifts by pulling a string. At the top cut the last foot to leave a half circle. The attached a shimp net behind the semi-crcle and presto! I have a brass catcher. I just positioned about a foot away from where I'm shooting and with the ejection port facing the opened semi-circle. If the brass flies higher that normal, the shrimp net catches it.:cool:

remat
05-11-2008, 15:45
This is What I did once and people at the range laughed at me at the begining, but couple of weeks later several of them had already copied my desing. I cut a 12"PVC pipe to about 5' (depending how tall are you, modify). Then glued a base at the bottom with a 4"x4" trap door that lifts by pulling a string. At the top cut the last foot to leave a half circle. The attached a shimp net behind the semi-crcle and presto! I have a brass catcher. I just positioned about a foot away from where I'm shooting and with the ejection port facing the opened semi-circle. If the brass flies higher that normal, the shrimp net catches it.:cool:

Interesting! Any pics?

just for fun
05-11-2008, 16:44
At one time they were avalible from Cheaper than Dirt. Not sure about it now. had one loaned it out never came home!! they work and are well worth the money!! If for nothing more than stopping the waisted time looking for my brass!

M4inCA
05-11-2008, 17:35
I was wondering if anyone has seen some sort of brass catcher for handguns. I reload for my 1911 and haven't decided about reloading for my Glock, but it is possible in the near future. I had seen something with a wire frame and mesh bag that velcro'd to your hand, but no one carries them anymore.

Any ideas?

Best design I've seen to date:

http://www.bubca.com/

Los Suenos
05-11-2008, 18:47
I use the wife...

Carcass


I've got an angry midget I keep in the toolbox. 200 pieces buys him a happy meal.

darktide
05-11-2008, 19:34
Why not put a scope pic rail attached to the tac rail?--- and an AR 15 brass catcher on the mounted pic rail?... seems like it would work...

Personally I position my self next to the douchbags at the open range.... that way I'm guaranteed a few hits to their dome with my hot brass.... its all good =)

Vulcanese
05-11-2008, 19:49
Best design I've seen to date:

http://www.bubca.com/


Read this thread for info about the BUBBA.

http://www.glockpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1190

K-Pup
05-11-2008, 20:14
I dont know about you guys but my ejected brass goes every which way coming out of the gun. Even flying over my head. Getting them to fly right into a little net is highly unlikely.

Priam
05-11-2008, 21:53
I saw one on a forensic show the other night. I didn't get a good look on how it was attached. The brass was caught by some net looking device.

costanza187
05-12-2008, 06:28
http://www.k9costars.com/images/monkeyeaster.jpg

Brass Monkey

Brass Magnet
03-25-2009, 08:57
This is the answer: www.brassmagnet.com (http://www.brassmagnet.com)

arod757
03-26-2009, 10:01
Here's what I built. I just shoot through the opening in the front. Catches about 95% brass. Probably will go to 100% once I loosen the netting on top a bit. Some of the brass that ejects straight up tends to bounce too hard off the top netting and will sometimes skip out of the collection area at the bottom. It's on a tripod, so it adjusts up and down to accommodate different heights. Works great for me and my wife. I should probably patent this thing and sell it. I had no less than five people come up to me in the first hour I was at the range with it this weekend.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5585/p3262725.jpg

BHP9
03-27-2009, 07:20
Here's what I built. I just shoot through the opening in the front. Catches about 95% brass. Probably will go to 100% once I loosen the netting on top a bit. Some of the brass that ejects straight up tends to bounce too hard off the top netting and will sometimes skip out of the collection area at the bottom. It's on a tripod, so it adjusts up and down to accommodate different heights. Works great for me and my wife. I should probably patent this thing and sell it. I had no less than five people come up to me in the first hour I was at the range with it this weekend.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5585/p3262725.jpg

I suggest the rather than loosening the top, you extend the bottom to make bag and tilt the the tripod head so that the entrance is higher than the back.

btefft
03-27-2009, 23:20
Best design I've seen to date:

http://www.bubca.com/

Don't waste your money. I bought one and it was real hard to set up and even harder to fold back up and stick back in the ammo can.

It wasn't real tall, had to be placed on a table.

If the wind was blowing, the ammo can wasn't wide enough to stop it from falling over.

I took mine a part and used the ammo can for a tool box.

I made me one out of PVC pipe and an old t-shirt.

Hack

Brian Lee
03-27-2009, 23:25
Maybe we should find the guy who invented that poop-catcher bag that they hang on a horses butt, and see what he can come up with.

sdelam
03-28-2009, 12:24
Don't waste your money. I bought one and it was real hard to set up and even harder to fold back up and stick back in the ammo can.

It wasn't real tall, had to be placed on a table.

If the wind was blowing, the ammo can wasn't wide enough to stop it from falling over.

I took mine a part and used the ammo can for a tool box.

I made me one out of PVC pipe and an old t-shirt.

Hack

Man thats upsetting, i really wanted one.

Brass Magnet
04-01-2009, 09:32
You may be interested in seeing video of the US Glock staff being trained using the Brass Magnet to catch their brass. Go to www.brassmagnet.com (http://www.brassmagnet.com)

Billet
04-02-2009, 08:20
I'm still considering some kind of brass catcher. In the meantime, I'm finding that 80% of my brass will bounce off the walls of my booth and stay in my stall if I stand to the back of the booth. You gotta move quick to get the brass that lands behind you. Lots of scavengers, these days...

nwsalmon
04-11-2009, 21:39
Maybe we should find the guy who invented that poop-catcher bag that they hang on a horses butt, and see what he can come up with.

I was laughing so hard from this post my wife made me go outside!

:rofl:
:rofl:
:rofl:

unclebob
04-12-2009, 07:08
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=96943
What I have seen this is about the same as the brass magnet but without the weights and handles, also a lot cheaper. Also, just the cheap plain blue tarp works great also.
The Buba Can just plain sucks.

kimberguy2004
04-12-2009, 08:31
I did a search on the net and found a place tht sells fabric mesh netting very reasonable. I ordered a piece that was 8X10'. I went to Academy and picked up some crimp on fishing weights and put them along the botom to prevent it from flapping in the breeze. I attach it to the roof beams at the shooting station with squeeze clamps. I locate it to the right of where me and the wife will be standing. If the brass does anything other than drop straight down, it may bounce back to us, but that's no big deal. It's basically the same as hanging a tarp to stop brass, but it's a little easier to manage. The mesh is 1/4" and it allows a breeze to flow through it on those warm days instead of making you think you're in a sweat booth. The mesh was around $30 with shipping and worth every cent..

Fritz1
04-13-2009, 11:12
I have tried several commercial and home made brass catchers. The only thing they have in common is sucking. Somebody posted a review about the Nut Wizard a year ago (www.thenutwizard.com). I bought one in a small size and have been happy with it. It picks up all my brass from .380 to 45/70.
You just roll it around the ground and it gets all the brass. When it gets about 1/3 filled you just hold it over a bucket, spread the tines apart and watch your brass fall neatly into the bucket. Best back saving money I ever spent.

Bobshouse
04-13-2009, 11:50
I just bring one of these to the range with me and shoot while standing inside it...

http://www.owens-originals.com/changing%20room/5.jpg

http://www.owens-originals.com/changing%20room/14.jpg

It catches ALL my brass. Search for "portable changing room".


BTW...this post was made in jest....it really wouldn't work, remember you need to extend your arms when shooting...lol!!!!

sdelam
04-13-2009, 17:41
I want a hot girl in a pony tail to stand next to me and catch my brass! You guys suck, you have all the cool stuff.

unclebob
04-13-2009, 17:48
http://www.owens-originals.com/changing%20room/Portable%20Changing%20Room.html

BLINDMAN49
04-09-2010, 09:53
hey that painters tarp is a grand idea, i have one of those velcro brass catchers from ebay and it works great on my glock 20, but not so on my ruger p345