What brass catcher works for you

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Brass Catchers?

Post by Grantness » 11 Sep 2008, 11:14

I havnt been able to find any information on FsN brass catchers on the new forum. Does anyone have any pictures, instructions, or links to brass catchers that will work for the FiveseveN?

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Re: Brass Catchers?

Post by Llagoud » 11 Sep 2008, 11:34

I just received one of the hand-helds yesterday. I have yet to try it out.
I was sitting here sketching, tracing, cutting and carving on a piece of kydex plastic, planning a snap-on catcher for the FiveseveN....then I started wondering about the other pistols.....lost interest and bought the hand held version.
I'm still playing with the pop-up brief case brass catcher idea though. :D

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Post by eagleshotz » 11 Sep 2008, 11:36

Dont no if this helps much, but I saw this video of this guy using a customized brass catcher on his five seven!


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Re: Brass Catchers?

Post by DAUG » 11 Sep 2008, 12:19

Hey, MO

Welcome back! I recall Vitaliy discussion its development on the FNforum, and it you have one, then it must work pretty good - functionally!
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Re: Brass Catchers?

Post by Grantness » 11 Sep 2008, 13:15

thanks guys... After looking at those catchers, I just went to lowes and bought the materials to build one myself: a roller paint brush handle and a 1 gallon paint straining cloth (about $6 total :D ). It wont be as pretty as vitaly's but it should get the job done.

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Post by LK45s » 11 Sep 2008, 17:37

Mine were the Crown Royals. I got the idea from Vitaliy. He used an aluminium ruler and I used 10 gauge galvanized wire. After some adjustments it works great. I also figured I could use it with other pistols with light rails.
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Post by Rapier1772 » 11 Sep 2008, 22:11

Don't think we've covered the free standing brass catchers in the new forum (nuttin on search) so here are some links:
http://www.ctkprecision.com/index.asp?P ... &ProdID=12" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.bubca.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.gracomodels.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.brasstrap.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I made a 'prototype' similar to the BUBCA version but it didn't work so well. The FsN shells would bounce off & not fall where they were supposed to. BUT, it did keep them from flying into the trees, easier to find & mostly in one place to pick up so not a total loss.
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Re: Brass Catchers?

Post by prc-104 » 14 Sep 2008, 08:29

I sure wish the techno geeks would hurry up and develop a brass magnet. I'm getting tired of crawling around on my hands and knees looking for that last lost case.
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Re: Brass Catchers?

Post by Wollychop » 14 Sep 2008, 10:05

Didn't vitaly have his rail on his FsN snap off due to the weight of the brass catcher weakening the frame at that point? I remember a tragic picture of his broken FsN on the forum. Might be something to think about.

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Post by Rapier1772 » 31 Dec 2008, 21:51

A recent inquiry about the FsN mounted brass catchers & I realized there is no description of them on this thread. I will leave the Crown Royal description to LK45. As for the wire one... The rail mount is a CAA® Forward Sling/Bipod Adapter. Cabela's has them for $28, some gun shops have them also but as always, you can never find them once you start looking for them. There is a nut inside the mount so all you have to get is the wire & a small bolt. I forget the thread size/number. I think he said he used 12 gauge wire (wouldn't swear to it), I also used rebar tie wire also but that wasn't strong enough.
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Re: Brass Catchers?

Post by halo2304 » 31 Dec 2008, 23:24

Rapier1772 wrote:Some pics that I saved off the old forum before the KB. I dont know who made which...
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The top one would be mine. I made it from a bipod attachment, 3/16" steel rod, some washers and a screw. I had to grind the screw down so it wouldn't mar the rail and the wire was just bend and twist. It works surprisingly well. The only issue I've had was with the plastic bags melting from the spent cases. I'd like to eventually make a more permanent (and fire retartdant) solution.

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Re: Brass Catchers?

Post by Rapier1772 » 01 Jan 2009, 06:29

How'd you get it bend around the bolt so cleanly? That part is my biggest problem
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Re: Brass Catchers?

Post by halo2304 » 01 Jan 2009, 14:41

I have a jig with a mandrel a little bigger than the screw.

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Re: Brass Catchers?

Post by Hobknob » 09 Mar 2009, 22:19

My brass catcher

YHM Mini Riser Assy $11
UTG Brass catcher $12
A couple of longer bolts & washers $1

Approxamate assembly time: 10min
(it has taken me way longer than that just to try and post this....I keep getting an anoying message saying that "it was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image" and they are all simple 640x480 jpg's...oh well, if they don't show up in the post, just wander over to the link and look at them) : EDIT - finally got them to show up. discovered that BBcode hates picasa / google web albums :furious: ...I think I'll start a thread on that...

Final product
Note: only one bolt is actually engaged in the rail, the forward bolt doesn't need to be removed in order to remove the catcher
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YHM Riser
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Bag with riser attached
Note: the velcro that you see here winds up covering the bolt heads when it is attached.
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Bent washer detail - to secure the permanent bolt to the bent wire inside the catcher
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Nylon washer detail - cutout in washer locks the temporary bolt to the end of the wire inside the catcher
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Rear View
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Closeup
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Re: Brass Catchers?

Post by f3rr37 » 10 Mar 2009, 08:26

Our forum doesn't like dynamic url images.

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Re: Brass Catchers?

Post by Buffman » 10 Mar 2009, 08:53

Come on you guys don't like hunting around for the brass? :) I've noticed the FsN throws brass quite far. Well compared to my XD and the BE.

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Re: Brass Catchers?

Post by Rapier1772 » 10 Mar 2009, 09:10

Nice set up & nice pics. Thanks!
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What brass catcher works for you

Post by Fotis » 24 Jan 2013, 12:29

in your 5.7 that is. Thanks

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Re: What brass catcher works for you

Post by blueorison » 24 Jan 2013, 12:38

For the FsN?

The best idea would be to use a brass picker-upper tool or a tarp. The FsNs I've shot expel their brass forward to 2 'o clock about 15-20 feet, very consistently.

Don't mount anything on the rails.

If you're accursed to shoot in an indoor range, you can simply place a stand-up brass catcher to your right.

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Re: What brass catcher works for you

Post by Fotis » 24 Jan 2013, 12:44

cool. Yes I meant the pistol

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