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We decided to bring up the topic of different bullet traps for the first webinar in the month of November.

Bullet traps are the main component of a shooting range and are literally the main focus of every shooter in the range, which makes it important to have reliable knowledge of all the different options you have when deciding on what type of trap to invest in.

When looking at different bullet traps, the question you should be asking is, “What bullet trap is best for me?”. Don’t ask what trap is overall better because the two traps have their area of expertise.

Below we will cover the key points of 9 considerations to make when deciding what trap is best for you.


#1 Initial Investment

When thinking about the initial investment, the point should be made that steel traps cost 3 to 5 times more than rubber bullet traps from the start. In the webinar, Brad states “Along with this, installation is more expensive simply because there are just more parts.”


#2 Sound and Air Concerns

Sound and air should be concerns in every range no matter what type of trap is used. The difference in rubber and steel traps is the way they stop the bullet. Steel traps use an impact and redirect method while rubber traps use a tumble and friction method.


#3 Maintenance

Routine maintenance is required for both traps but in different ways


#4 Repairs

Repairs to both types of traps are due to neglect, misuse, or fatigue


#5 Lead Reclamation


#6 Safety Differences


#7 Caliber Rating


#8 Space Requirements


#9 Revenue Opportunity


Additional Resources and Key Takeaways

A great resource for industry information and links to experienced consultants please visit http://www.nssf.org/research/customized-market-reports/
Along with this, you can find our Range Systems, range design guide on our website that has a ton of great info.

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Thanks for reading and we’ll see you on the range!


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