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Technology Description:

· Bullettrapsaredesignedforuseonoutdoor andindoorsmall-armsfiringrangesto captureandcontainbullets,therebyreducing, eliminating,orotherwisecontrollinglead contamination.Bullettraptechnologies provideanalternativetotraditionalsoil/sand berms,whicharepronetosoilerosionand potentialmigrationofleadandothermunition constituentsofftherange.TheArmyhas determinedthatbullettrapsareoneofseveral bestmanagementpractices.

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Small-Arms Firing Range Overview:

· TheDepartmentofDefense(DoD)hasanenvironmental requirementtocomplywithlocal,state,andfederallaws andDoDdirectivestominimizeenvironmentalimpacts fromtrainingactivities. Summary/Conclusions: · TheU.S.militaryoperatesmorethan1,800small-arms · Tracerammunitionisanimportantpartoftraining.Anytrapthat firingranges,themajorityofwhichutilizeasoil/sand cannotaccommodatetracerroundsmaybeapotentialfirehazardas berm. documentedatFortCampbell.Controls,suchasSOPs,Ammunition SupplyPointissues,andrangecontrolscheduling,maynoteliminate theriskfromtracerfiring. Project Results: · Mediaingranular-rubber-basedtrapsmaybereusedafterbulletsand · Conductednationalandinternationalsearchesto bulletfragmentsareremoved. identifypotentialtechnologies · Bullettrapsmayreducepotentialleadcontamination. · Soliciteduserandfacilityfeedbacktoconfirmorrebut · Steeldecelerationtrapsmayincreasenoiselevelsatindoororsemivendorinformation enclosedfacilities. · Compiledmorethan400datapointstoevaluate · Bullettrapsystemsdifferinperformance,whichmakessomedesigns informationincluding: bettersuitedforcertainapplications(e.g.indoorvs.outdoorranges) ­ Bulletstoppingcapabilities thanothers. ­ Fireretardantcapabilities · Reportedremediationcostsforstandardsoilbermsmaybesignificant. ­ Ricochetandangleofacceptance Remediation/disposalcosts,asreportedintheEnvironmentalSecurity ­ Leadcontainmentcapabilities TechnologyCertificationProgram(ESTCP)bullettrapcostand ­ Disposalcosts performancereport(PP-9609),arelistedat$1.176Mfora20-lane(200 · Selectedthefivehighest-scoringbullettraptechnologies feetwide)25-meterrangewhereasoilbermhasbeenusedforfive usingadown-selectionbreakdownof24%forbasic years. capabilities,47%forESOH,27%forO&Mcosts,and2% · Lifecyclecostdataarenotyetavailable. forprocurementtime · Demonstratedbullettraps Contact: ­ ActionTargetInc.­TotalContainmentTrap(Fort · Mr.JimGleason,703-602-5514,[email protected] IndiantownGap,PA) · Mr.GinoSpinos,SeniorProcessEngineer,NDCEE/CTC,814-269-2894, ­ BallisticResearchInc.­AdvancedAnti-Ballistic [email protected] Composite(FortJackson,SC) ­ MeggittDefenseSystems/Caswell­Reclining GranTrap(FortCampbell,KY) ­ SavageRangeSystems­SnailTrap,Wet(BarksdaleAFB,LA) ­ STAPP­BulletCatcher(FortA.P .Hill,VA;FortDrum,NY; MassachusettsMilitaryReservation,MA;YumaProvingGround,AZ)

Troops firing .50 cal rounds at the STAPP Bullet Catcher

Action Target TCT3 at Ft. Indiantown Gap, PA

National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence (NDCEE) is operated by:

A firing range at Fort A.P .Hill, VA before installation of a bullet trap shows erosion typical of soil berm ranges. Meggitt Defense Systems/Caswell ­ Reclining GranTrap at Fort Campbell, KY Ballistics Research Inc. AABC being fired upon at Fort Jackson, SC Rear view of the Savage Snail Trap (wet) at Barksdale AFB, LA

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