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Bullet containment systems

With over 90 years of live fire range experience, Meggitt Training Systems is an expert in ballistic containment and an innovator in best range management practices. Every range project presents its own unique set of circumstances that must be considered when selecting the appropriate bullet trap system. Identifying the shooting activities and the type of weapons and ammunition to be used will influence the type of bullet trap that is the most effective for your range. The environmental performance of the bullet trap must be assessed as well to ensure long-term range sustainability and mitigation of lead hazards.

GranTrap™ granulated rubber bullet trap

GranTrap™ represents the best available bullet trap design technology for bullet capture and containment. Our patented stair-step design utilizes granulate rubber material to stop incoming rounds. The bullet impacts the soft media and is captured predominately intact, minimizing airborne lead dust, averting backsplatter and ricochet, and minimizing impact noise. This provides a cleaner and safer environment for shooting ranges, and maximizes bullet recovery and recycling processes. The GranTrap product line includes reclining GranTrap, capped berm GranTrap, GranTrap test trap, and the Safe-N-Clear™ clearing trap for handguns or rifles.

(GranTrap&trede; is licensed and manufactured under US Patent No 5,171,020; 5,340,117; 5,435,571; 5,607,163; 5,848,794; 5,901,960; 6,000,700; 6,027,120; 6,293,552.)

The 5000 series steel escalator bullet trap

Steel bullet traps are our legacy. We developed the first commercially available steel bullet catcher in the US and have field-proven designs that include pistol and rifle rated steel escalator and venetian blind traps. Building on proven methods and past successes, Meggitt engineers and shooters spent over two years designing and developing a unique trap to accommodate rigorous courses of fire with pistol and rifle rounds. Constructed to set a new standard in projectile containment, the 5000 series surpasses competitors’ traps. The 5000 series rifle and handgun escalator bullet trap offers a low cost and low maintenance solution for indoor and outdoor ranges using fixed firing lines. The design of the impact plates directs bullets into a swirl chamber at the top of the trap for final deceleration. The spent fragments collect in trays for easy cleaning of the bullet trap. Models are available for use with handguns, shotguns, 9mm submachine guns and for ball ammunition fired from high velocity rifles.

Our 5000 series offers additional features such as an optional containment system that safely contains all projectiles, fragments and dust, thus limiting the potential exposure of range personnel to airborne lead dust.

Venetian blind bullet trap

Among our unique innovations in bullet traps is the venetian blind handgun-rated bullet trap. The model LE2400 bullet trap is designed for installations where range space is minimal, as it requires only 30 inches of floor space. The trap is constructed of a series of angled baffles that direct incoming rounds into a deceleration chamber. After their energy is dissipated, the rounds drop into collection trays, accessible from the front of the trap, for easy handling. The LE2400 is rated for all handgun, 9mm submachine gun, and shotgun ammunition.

Rubber lamella trap

The rubber lamella trap features a patented design of multiple layers of rubber strips suspended from a steel support frame. Bullet velocity of incoming rounds dissipates and is absorbed through friction within the lamellas and the bullet is captured virtually intact. Range applications for the rubber lamella trap include crime labs, residential ranges, and other low volume applications.