A trap able to take magnum ammo
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2020I purchased the STS 24″ X 24″ Monster Trap and found it to be very well made. It was delivered by standard shipping in 3 boxes. Easily assembled together it weighs around 140 pounds, so expect to use a hand truck to move it. The heavy 1″ rubber mat, pictured above, will seal the bullet holes. I shot full power 357 & 44 magnum handgun ammo with no damage to the trap. It took hits with FMJ, full metal jacket, rifle ammo in 7mm and 7.62×39 AK too. It can withstand bullet velocities up to 2200 fps at the trap, without denting the tough A500 steel back plate. From what I see, expect the trap to last a long time.
It offers a quick, safe setup and deployment. It is made from steel for exceptional durability, and UNLIKE others it includes a ballistic rubber panel positioned in front of the steel cage that will entrap most pellets and slow down the other calibers enough to be then stopped completely by the back-plate with minimum impact, hence the reduced noise and also minimum lead dust.
UNLIKE others, this trap is completely enclosed so the potential lead dust will be trapped inside instead of polluting the environment! Also, UNLIKE others, the armor steel back-plate can be easily removed to be replaced or upgraded to a thicker plate or just removed to access and retrieve the bullet fragments inside the collector area inside the cage.
MUST be used within the general safety guidelines for bullet traps: maintain a safe distance, straight line shooting in the target area only, stable surface etc. and only used for specified caliber