Accession Number : ADA315286

Title :   Bullet Trap Feasibility Assessment and Implementation Plan. Evaluation Criteria Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 95-Mar 96,

Corporate Author : TRW SYSTEMS INTEGRATION GROUP FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : Evans, D. D. ; Young, R. S.

PDF Url : ADA315286

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : 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

Descriptors :   *SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, *DEPOSITS, *FEASIBILITY STUDIES, *ACCUMULATION, *RANGES(FACILITIES), *RESIDUES, *TRAPS, COMMERCE, ENVIRONMENTS, MANUFACTURING, MANAGEMENT, TRAINING, LITERATURE SURVEYS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), ARMY EQUIPMENT, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), HEAVY METALS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE