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  • ryanjones2150
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    Dang good reason. Lead is getting to be quite expensive.

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  • aametalmaster
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    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    I’m a 1911 guy myself....

    Bob, why not pile up some dirt and a true range berm?
    I want to recycle my lead...Bob

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  • ryanjones2150
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    A lot of my friends are also 1911 guys. Thanks to hurricane Harvey, many of those 1911s were under water for several days. I rebuilt probably a half dozen or so for friends of mine as they were recovering everything else they lost. It was the least I could do. It wasn’t just 1911s but several other firearms as well. I can tell you, colt and smith barrels don’t do well under flood water. Surprisingly though, every Glock and beretta barrel looked just fine after cleaning them up.

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  • MAC702
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    I carry a 1911 every day. Have several more in the vast collection in the armory. Dirt makes the best (and most quiet) bullet trap when you have room for it!

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  • ryanjones2150
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    I’m a 1911 guy myself....

    Bob, why not pile up some dirt and a true range berm?

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  • aametalmaster
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    Well I moved to the country. I got rid of most of my toys but I kept a few. It has been bugging me to live in the middle of a 1500 acre farm for weeks and I haven't fired a shot. We today was the day. Dusted off the old bullet trap and grabbed my Remington 1911 .45. I do need to make a larger one from AR plate for rifles. The yellow plate with the holes was from my old range that was sold a few years back when my buddies would come over. I have to be more careful here as there are cows everywhere.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Yup. I'm not really into them like some folks are, but I don't see any reason there is such a hassle to get one and use it legally. Just big brother trying to "protect" us I suppose.

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  • MAC702
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    I've got four suppressors now, and am building a discreet indoor 40-yd range. My suppressed .45 is quieter than my suppressed .22's. Now that was impressive.

    To clarify ryanjones' comment; suppressors are legal in most states, but there is a $200 tax and a hassle of paperwork.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Suppressor and subsonic ammo. This is why suppressors should be legal, to save your hearing and not annoy the neighbors.

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  • aametalmaster
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    I have shot in my basement of every house I have lived in for the last 40 years. Now I get a knock at the door and I can't shoot in my basement anymore due to city laws...Bob

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  • Aeronca41
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    Be careful of ventilation-you will generate lead in the air when you use it.

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  • aametalmaster
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    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...14-bullet-trap I made one from 3/8 plate on a 45. With a 3" pipe slit and the plate welded onto it. Works great for normal handgun loads. My .44 Mag or .45 won't dent it but my Ruger Blackhawk .30 carbine will...Bob

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  • Woody Stines
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    Bullet Trap

    Want to build an in home steel Bullet Trap. It will b used for 22 to 45 cal. handgun target practice and receive limited use. Range will b a max of 10 yds in length and located in basement. Would appreciate any help w plans, recommended type of steel and construction process. Thanks, Ed Stines
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