What Is A Brass Catcher?

A firearm with a brass catcher installedAre you a firearm enthusiast tired of spending precious time and energy picking up spent brass casings after each shooting session? Save time and energy with the useful brass catcher. This nifty device fits on to your firearm and catches all the spent casings that get ejected when firing, keeping your range or hunting area neat and tidy. In this article we'll delve into what exactly a brass catcher is, why it's a must have for any serious shooter, and how you can easily install one.

What is a brass catcher

A brass catcher is a device designed to capture and contain spent brass casings ejected from firearms during shooting. It typically attaches to the firearm, either directly or through mounting accessories, such as rail systems or picatinny mounts. The purpose of a brass catcher is to collect these casings efficiently, preventing them from scattering all over the shooting range or hunting area. These devices come in various shapes and sizes, but their primary function remains the same: to catch and hold onto the ejected brass. Most brass catchers are made of durable materials like nylon or mesh fabric that can withstand heat and repeated use without tearing or melting. Brass catchers are particularly useful firearm accessory for shooters who engage in target practice at ranges where they can't leave behind a mess of empty casings. They also come in handy for those looking to reuse and reload their spent casings by having all the brass collected in a neat package, undamaged. 

Why You Need a Brass Catcher

One major reason why you need a brass catcher is for a simplified cleanup. Instead of spending your time searching for every piece of expended brass, with a brass catcher attached you can simply empty it into a container or bag once you're done shooting. Not only does using a brass catcher save time and effort during cleanup, but it also helps keep firing ranges tidy and organized. Saving hot brass getting ejected to the ground can also prevent bushfires from occurring during the dry season. Not to mention, stopping any hot brass flying into your collar and down your shirt which is never a fun experience. Additionally, if you reload ammunition or sell spent casings for recycling purposes, having all your fired rounds neatly collected in one place makes sorting and processing much more efficient.

How to install a brass catcher

Installing a brass catcher is a simple process that any firearm owner can do themselves in a matter of minutes. Here's a step by step guide on how to install your brass catcher:

  1. Choose the right type of brass catcher for your firearm: There are different models and designs available for different attachment styles, so make sure to select one that is compatible with the specific firearm you intend to attach it to.
  1. Prepare the necessary tools: Before you start installing, gather the tools you'll need such as screwdrivers or allen wrenches, which may vary depending on the design of your brass catcher. Consult the instruction to see what tools you will need, most brass catchers will come with the tools or allen keys you need to install them.
  1. Attach the mounting bracket: Most brass catchers come with a mounting bracket that needs to be secured onto your firearm. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper placement and tightening of screws.
  1. Install the mesh bag or container: Once the mounting bracket is in place, attach the mesh bag or container where spent casings will collect during operation of the firearm.
  1. Test it out: After installation, take some practice shots to ensure that the brass catcher catches all ejected casings effectively without interfering with gun performance.

Remember to always follow safety guidelines when handling firearms and consult product manuals for specific instructions related to your particular model of brass catcher and firearm.

Investing in a quality brass catcher offers numerous benefits: simplified cleanup processes, improved efficiency when reloading or recycling casings, and a more enjoyable shooting experience overall. Shooters Mart are Australia's number one supplier for brass catchers and all other firearm accessories, visit our store today and get yourself a quality brass catcher.