for Indoor / Outdoor Use
SAFETY SCREEN / CASE DEFLECTOR
The Float-Pak Fired Brass Trap system is designed for pistol ranges
or personal use and can be
used to reduce or eliminate dangerous and distracting side ejected
shells from rebounding toward the shooter or falling on others. The
pocket catches most if not all fired cases reducing floor clutter
The "Brass Trap" allows shooters to recover their own cases without
co-mingling with unknown brass or other floor debris.
Brass Trap Models
The “TRISTAN “
series of personal "Brass Trap’s".
(less than 3 lbs.), and small enough to carry with ease
(approx. 4"x30" carrying size), the 24x26 shield
is large enough for most individual needs.
assemble the "Tristan" in seconds without tools and adjust
for height , horizontal and level positioning using thumb
screws and a clamp.
profile, easy set up,see through shield
and versatile positioning make it ideal for open
bench shooting and ranges without "Brass Traps." It's also
at home on your deck railing, patio umbrella or back yard
As each gun and shooter differ,
some adjustments must be made to match your guns
ejection (higher, lower, forward or back, closer or further
away.) Once you find your best position, it’s a simple
matter to set up future shoots.
Tristan using spring clamp on flat
Tristan using a C-clamp on the bench.
Table or Bench mounting:
The mounting bracket is positioned to the shooters right, on
the top front, back or side and clamped in position. A
spring or C clamp is quick and easy. Insert the horizontal
adaptor and align the collar open end up. Insert the
vertical frame tube into the adapter, open the frame arm to
horizontal and tighten the arm adjusting knobs to lock in
Raise to your desired height and lock in position.
Hang the Brass Trap with the
pocket facing the shooter. The pocket can be tied down
loosely to lessen movement in a breeze. The pocket itself
should not be weighted.
If your range has vertical partitions, the mount may
also be positioned on the top face with the collar vertical.
On the forward or back edges, clamp the mount in place with
the collar horizontal, simply tighten the frame bars
parallel, insert the support tube and tighten. The
horizontal adaptor is not used.
The shield can be extended beyond narrow partitions to line
up with your gun position and catch your brass. Shells that
miss the pocket group in a small area below the Trap.
The “Tristan Lite” is supplied with a
Mounting Bracket which can be clamped in position or secured
permanently to your bench or a vertical surface as fits your
needs. For use on a flat surface, a horizontal adaptor is
supplied to position the frame.
The “Tristan Bench” uses the same shield and frame as
the “Tristan Lite” It is supplied with an extension rod
concealed in the arm tube. This extender can be useful where
extra reach is desired. The “Bench” is ordered with either a
“Table Stand” or the “Mount Clamp”and adaptor.
Accessories available : Carry Bag, Table Tripod, Wheeled
Stand, Mount Clamp, Pole mount (for patio umbrellas, fence
poles etc.) (see Mounting Options for details).
Note: Your unit is supplied with nylon thumb screws to reduce
over tightening which will damage the unit threads. You may
choose to substitute metal 1/4-20 eye-bolts or thumb screws
for more leverage, however they will cause damage to the
This model was designed primarily as a shield with a catch
pocket. The 36"w x 40"h shield has rings across the top
which allow it to be suspended by ceiling hooks, on wall
brackets (see below) or means as appropriate for your range. If you
have a suspended type ceiling, then you can use the ceiling
hooks provided. Position a suitable rod (48 / 86" Cafe Curtain
suggested) at the desired height and a minimum of 2" away
from walls . Place the rod through the rings and onto the
hooks or chain.
The Basic Model hangs at a
fixed height. When used with our vertical
wall mount the height can be easily adjusted. If hung on
chain with large links similar to those provided, you can
change the height. By using a wooden dowel with a hook
screwed into one end, you can catch a lower link and hitch
it higher. Forward/back movement is determined by the rod
12" on 48" rod). The 7" pocket forms a
spout for pouring captured brass into a container.
A "Drop Screen" is fabricated
onto all the shields. This printed area indicates the
"sweet- spot" for optimum catching and provides a
replaceable wear area should it be needed.
The "ROLL-UP" is our most popular and versatile model. This
36" x 50" version is mounted on a heavy duty spring
roller. It retracts
up out of the way and pulls down to desired shooting height for
standing or sitting. If mounted on a rod, it can also be
moved forward and back.
Shipped fully assembled, the "Roll-up" can be hung from
chain, ceiling hooks, or the partition / wall mount. Care
must be taken to hang level for proper roller functioning. A
leveling method is provided.
The optional "Brass Funnel"
pocket design eliminates the need to empty the pocket as it
fills from extended use or as each new shooter comes to the
line. Less sweeping means less dust becoming airborne and
In the outdoors, empty shells caught in the net are kept
away from public use areas where children, or anyone else,
can pick up these shiny objects contaminated with lead dust.
Cases to be kept are handled less with reduced lead
contamination of the shooter. Shells dropped directly into a
recycle bin are not handled at all. Cases lost and abandoned
in grassy areas and caught up in mowing equipment could
become mangled projectiles with potential for injury.
Available on full size “Basic” and “Roll-up” models.
Spend less time sweeping and
picking up brass
Make it “ Shooters’ Choice” to collect their empties or
open the pocket and send them to the recycle bin.
(The brass, not the shooters.)
Easy-open Velcro® spout.
mounting options make the Fired Brass Trap a highly flexible
shooting accessory and safety device. Our system has been
designed to account for a wide variety of range situations.
If you think your situation is unique, contact our engineers to discuss potential options.
(a)Pole Mount, (b)Mount Clamp, (c)Wall
with Velcro®or self Adhesive,
inWall Mount clamped to
This vertical mount allows the "BASIC" or "ROLL-UP" to be
attached directly to walls or partitions using the bracket
supplied and the fastenings of your choice. The vertical
mount frame is assembled by inserting horizontal bars
(each with an end cap) firmly into opposing openings in the
swivel fitting, the upright is joined to form an offset
"T". Level the horizontal and secure with the thumb screw
provided to prevent tipping. This frame is inserted into the
mount and height adjusted using another thumb screw. The
shield rings are placed over the cross bars, two on each
side of the upright, and can be moved forward or back for
mount device can also be used on flat surfaces by clamping
or securing and using the “Vertical adaptor”(included) which
places the adjusting collar upright. The Wall Mount may be
had with Velcro or self-adhesive backing if desired.
This unit replaces the wall mount device. The Mount Clamp
has an integral clamp built into the mounting unit with the
bearing surfaces padded to provide scratch free
temporary placement on partitions, chair backs etc.
where other methods are not practical. Units can also be
clamped to table and bench tops. The wing nut adjusts to
wall thickness from ½" to 1+" and is used to attach a
vertical mount or Tristan frameto
the top of partitions that do not go to ceiling height. This
allows the shield to be raised above the partition and
provides additional horizontal positioning. The unit can
also be clamped to table and bench tops. The "Basic" shield
may prove too large for extended use of the clamp in the
side or horizontal position and the "Tristan" would be a
This simple device has a mounting collar attached to one
side with an open clamp on the other and a tightening wing
nut between. Use it to support frames on fence posts, pipes
and umbrella poles.
FREE-STANDING POLE STANDS
Atable top tripod or 5 leg wheeled model are
available. These light weight, telescoping poles on legs
free you from the bench and allow mobility indoors or out.
These stands have been modified for use with the TRISTAN
series. The BASIC on a Wall mount frame will also
work on a limited basis, however, stability is a
concern with this larger unit. Sand bags or the like can be
used for stability in a breeze.
wheeled model (4 lbs.) can be extended to 74". The table top
tripod (2 lbs.) extends to 53".
FLOAT-PAK DEVELOPMENT CORP.
P.O. BOX 208, TAPPAN, NY 10983
(845) 365-2916 • FAX (845) 365-3320
Patent applied for.
"they're shooting more because there's less to clean up"
"in the long grass, it's better to catch it with the Brass
Trap than a lawn mower"
(845)-365-2916 • FAX (845)-365-3320 •
PO BOX 208, TAPPAN, NY 10983
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September 26, 2007