Accession Number : ADA326349

Title :   Bullet Trap User's Guide.

Corporate Author : TRW SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT DIV CARSON CA

PDF Url : ADA326349

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This Bullet Trap User's Guide provides range management professionals with direction for choosing, installing, and maintaining bullet traps to solve metal migration, erosion, or safety problems on their outdoor small arms ranges. Bullet traps provide environmental benefits by reducing the accumulation of lead, copper, and other metal constituents in range soils. These metals in soils have the potential to migrate to surface or groundwater. In addition to containing metals, range personnel may use bullet traps to prevent accelerated erosion caused by repeated bullet impacts into range soils, which physically removes soil and vegetation. Bullet traps may also alleviate small arms range safety concerns by preventing ricochets or stray rounds from leaving the immediate range area.

Descriptors :   *SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, *TRAPS, USER MANUALS, METALS, MANAGEMENT, IMPACT, EROSION, GROUND WATER, SOILS, COPPER, SAFETY, SMALL ARMS, MIGRATION, PERSONNEL, RANGE(DISTANCE), VEGETATION, ACCUMULATION, OUTDOOR, RANGE SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE