Nifty device for shooting ranges
Right here. Just roll it along the ground and it picks up spent brass. Apparently the inventor originally came up with one to pick nuts up off the ground, and then thought that it might work with spent brass, too.
Yeah, there's nothing worse than having your nuts on the ground.
Posted by: Letalis Maximus, Esq. at October 11, 2009 04:31 PM
I saw one of these in operation this morning at the Sierra Vista Shooting Range. It definitely works better that the brooms and dust pans that we provide for shooters to police up their brass.
Posted by: Bruce Judson at October 11, 2009 06:09 PM
second I saw that I said, that's for nuts, even without reading the text.
Maybe they should scale it UP and sweep NY, Chicago, DC, and LA.
Posted by: Tom at October 11, 2009 06:47 PM
That is nifty.
Would be cool if you could slick it up, so that it tumbles the brass at the same time!
Posted by: Cemetery's Gun Blob at October 11, 2009 07:25 PM
Ok, now that is just an awesome example of creativity and innovation... And, I suspect, it would pay for itself in very short order.
Posted by: Linoge at October 11, 2009 07:44 PM
Saw one demonstrated at our club last month. Seems to work well on concrete, but barely or not at all on gravel. Not sure how it would do on grass.
Posted by: skeptic5 at October 12, 2009 12:02 AM
We always joked about getting a 'brass magnet' for this purpose. Sounds like someone came up with the next best thing.
Posted by: andy.s at October 12, 2009 05:43 AM
After watching the demo video it occurs to me that I could just bend at the middle and pick them up off the floor twice as fast.
Posted by: Chris (Mainsail) at October 12, 2009 10:29 AM
Sadly, some of us have arthritis that doesn't allow us to bend at the middle very well anymore :-(
Posted by: Oakenheart at October 12, 2009 12:11 PM
If you use the same ranges I do - it sucks. Don't get one.
If you're not using the same ranges I am - hey, its great.
I bought one about a year ago. Its not really a lot faster than picking them up - but it's a heck of a lot easier. And if it's been raining and muddy, it'll dig brass (and rocks) out of the ground easily.
Posted by: Unix-Jedi at October 17, 2009 10:12 PM