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 sub-machine 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.