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Homemade .22 trap?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by teflon97239, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm speculating about test-firing a .22 inside my house in a residential area. In a concrete basement of course.

    While doing some maintenance on a few older semi-auto .22s (replacing springs, polishing ramps, etc.), it would be super handy to test fire them downstairs vs. driving across town to the range after each adjustment.

    Not target practice. Just post-maintenance functional checks, firing almost point blank into something that will catch everything safely while I cycle through a couple mags.

    I know that a phone book stops .22 rounds. But I'm picturing something a lot more durable and foolproof. Ideas?

    This is just another reminder to me that I desperately need to retire and move out of the city so I can step out my back door and rattle off a few rounds whenever I want to. Soooooooon...

    Thanks for ideas, pictures, links, etc.
     
  2. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Firewood works
     
  3. Allfat

    Allfat Marion County Active Member

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    Maybe a bucket full of sand on top of a couple of phonebooks for redundancy. Whatever you decide, it would be a good idea to test first at the shooting range to ensure functionality.
     
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  4. 1911er

    1911er Port Orchard,WA./ Granite OK. Active Member

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    A peice of 6 inch steel pipe with a cap on one end about two feet long with about 8 inches of sand in it. I have been using mine for almost 15 years you can prop it up with almost anything and I have hay bales stacked behind it just for saftey sake
     
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  5. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I use this stuff in my garage. It won't cycle the action but you can test everything else.
     
  6. 1911er

    1911er Port Orchard,WA./ Granite OK. Active Member

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    I use the exact same thing to rid my garden of unwanted small critters.
     
  7. ronin223

    ronin223 Portland Active Member

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    I was going to suggest building a snail trap but his solution is so much cheaper and better
     
  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    keep in mind if you are in city limits you are still shooting a firearm within city limits. Even if its in your basement.