Bullet Trap Feasibility Assessment and Implementation Plan. Evaluation Criteria Report.
Final rept. May 95-Mar 96,
TRW SYSTEMS INTEGRATION GROUP FAIRFAX VA
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The U.S. Army Environmental Center USAEC is evaluating the feasibility of using bullet traps on Army small arms ranges. Currently on outdoor ranges, shooters fire small arms into earthen berms or far down range into the soil. This deposits lead and other heavy metals in the soil and may lead to regulatory restrictions that might include closing the ranges. This Evaluation Criteria Report ECR reviews the types of ranges most representative of the family of Army ranges suitable for bullet traps. In addition to an extensive literature search, numerous site visits were made to discuss bullet traps with range management professionals, commercial manufacturers, and subject matter experts. This ECR identifies the appropriate criteria to apply in selecting a bullet trap to meet the needs of the range operator without degrading training. Bullet traps may be a feasible solution to mitigate the potential build-up of heavy metals on Army ranges if applied within the limits of the design parameters of the trap and the training environment
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control