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Making a portable Silent Air Gun BB/Pellet Trap

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This "Silent" Pellet Trap is beautiful, durable, functional and long-lasting. Strongly-constructed, it stops and catches pellets fired from your air guns without the noisy, annoying clang of a metal trap. So you can shoot air guns indoors or out without disturbing family or neighbors!     

This pellet trap is easy to set-up and fast to use. You have no additional costs with this pellet trap once you have the trap and Duct Seal! There is no need to continually buy targets, cardboard backers and replacement impact putty, just download your targets and print them at home using your own printer. The duct seal  adheres to the back of the trap and stays in place through continued use.

It's safe. This trap stops pellets even from high-powered .22 caliber air rifles and catches them safely in its huge internal pellet reservoir. This avoids pellets bouncing out of the trap onto the floor, where they could present a safety risk to small children and pets.  This design is based on the one created by Joe Matusic, MD which has been used for years by hundreds of serious air gunners.

 
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Step 1: Making a portable “Silent” Airgun BB/Pellet Trap

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Step 1 -  Assemble the components.  You will need:

One – 12”x12” Catch Basin Kit
Six  - 1 lb. plugs of Duct Seal putty
Four – 6/32” x ¾” machine screws
Four – 6/32” flat washers
Four -  6/32” machine nuts
One – 6 in. metal  pull type door handle
Two -  1-1/4 in. Phillips head wood screws
Two – Wire nuts

Step 2 – Assemble the Tools that you will need:

Phillips head screw driver drill bit to fit the wood screws
Flat head screw driver to fit the machine screws
Pliers  (to tighten the wire nuts and machine nuts)
Scissors (to cut the plastic wrapper from the duct seal)
Pencil (to mark the clipboard for cutting)
Miter saw (to cut the clipboard)
Electric Drill with a 1/8 in. bit (for machine screw holes)