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For my outdoor range sessions, I drive 20-miles north to Wicen's farm. Unfortunately, their shooting area is covered by rough stone; not ideal for brass recovery.
I thought that a rigid brass-catcher that works on the subbie would be good, as my mesh-bag Caldwell model doesn't work well for the 45-degree RD canted position. :eek:

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Then I found-out that there is a manufacturer of model-specific brass-catchers, so I sent an inquiry. Their reply is below:

We are working on the molds but they are not ready yet. I will put your name on the list and contact you when we have catchers.

Thanks for asking,
Val Cooper
E&L Mfg. Inc.


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I just bought a caldwell with the velcro strap for my ARs. I think with some rigging and some velcro wire ties it might be fine. I'm not usually too worried about collecting 9mm brass though. If you reload 9mm I'll try to start collecting what I use and give it to you. Otherwise it's just range fodder.
 

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Range brass & new catcher

... I'm not usually too worried about collecting 9mm brass though. If you reload 9mm I'll try to start collecting what I use and give it to you. Otherwise it's just range fodder.
I use Starline brass and really like it for reloads, but if you want to set your's aside, I'll take it. I have many friends who like to roll their own & would like to have range brass. Either that, or you may find it economical to start reloading yourself; I could offer some help, if needed, East Philly.

I just bought a caldwell with the velcro strap for my ARs. I think with some rigging and some velcro wire ties it might be fine...
Yep, I use the Caldwell with the velcro straps when shootin' with irons. Too floppy for me when the subbie is canted @ 45-deg. for RD use.

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Waitin' for the molds

I remember someone making one out of a prescription pill container. And they used a stocking as the brass catcher bag.
I guess that would be OK, but I'm lookin' for a USA-made rigid BC that is designed to fit the S2K-G2.
One that will function when the sub is canted @ 45-deg. :eek: picky, picky, picky

The folks @ E&L Manufacturing (Oregon) make some high-quality products!

Note: They also offer a 15% discount if you use a money-order by snail-mail :eek:
:cool: Here's the link: https://elmfg.com/orderformdiscount.html (gotta love old-school....)
 

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ive got a stationary one, it looks like a soccer goal sorta and you just need to stay to the side of it so your brass is thrown into it. It works for me but its no good if you want to run around a lot.
 

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Brass catchers for S2K ~ ready!

...He mentioned that the molds will be ready next month. :cool:
Val sent an e-mail this evening; the brass-catchers are ready!
I'm ordering one tomorrow :)

We have the Sub2000 Brass Catchers ready to ship. We haven’t assigned a number to it as yet.
However, it you still want one just call it a Sub2000. They are $39.95 and $8.00 for shipping and they hold 60 rounds of .40 S&W

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I guess that would be OK, but I'm lookin' for a USA-made rigid BC that is designed to fit the S2K-G2.
One that will function when the sub is canted @ 45-deg. :eek: picky, picky, picky

The folks @ E&L Manufacturing (Oregon) make some high-quality products!

Note: They also offer a 15% discount if you use a money-order by snail-mail :eek:
:cool: Here's the link: https://elmfg.com/orderformdiscount.html (gotta love old-school....)
I have always considered myself to be a half bubble off of center, but a full 45 degrees is a bit much. :nuts: :)
 

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Thanks for sharing the pic...
How about a few more.....:eek:

Port-side tab engages the molded grip rib when attached. ;)

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Lookin' forward ~ enough room for my right meathook. :cool:

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Rear sight flip no problem - woo-hoo.



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The unit snaps on & off very easily; no mechanical fasteners.
Looks like the plastic used is pretty durable and should last. Update after next range session.

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I took a chance and ordered one for a Gen 1, since there are enough Gen2 owners that would take it off my hands if it didn't fit. It came in on Saturday.

I verify that same catcher fits a Gen1 S2K as well. Snaps in place nicely and doesn't interfere with anything. It has plenty of room underneath for the largest of hands, and even works with a Tacticool bolt tube cover, as it doesn't extend far enough back to touch it. No need for pictures. It is the same part and looks pretty much the same on a Gen1 as Art posted on his Gen2 above.

I won't get to the range until mid July (booked solid until then), but have no doubt it will work fine.

I talked directly to the owner when ordering, because there isn't a stock number set up yet, but as Art indicated in a previous post, you can just write "sub2000" as the stock number -- a very pleasant fellow. He seemed more interested in taking care customers and ensuring the product worked, than making a lot of money. He said their intent was for it to fit both Gen1's and 2's, but they only had a Gen2 available during development.

They were very prompt in shipping it out. Ordered Wednesday about 6:15 PM Central (4:15 in Oregon where they are), and received by snail mail Saturday afternoon.
 

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...They were very prompt in shipping it out. Ordered Wednesday about 6:15 PM Central (4:15 in Oregon where they are), and received by snail mail Saturday afternoon.
Yep. Not as good as the Tacticool shipping speed, but pretty close. ;)
I second what CyberScoper said; Val is a great guy - based on our previous phone conversation.
I also noticed their guarantee on the website:

Save your brass for reloading - Made in the U.S.A.
Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee
In use by the U.S. Military, Prison System and Police Departments around the world.


I like that lifetime warranty :cool: AoG
 

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E&L brass catcher & drum mag test

...Looming forward to your feedback from shooting with it.
I had some time to test the new brass catcher today & give a report. It easily snaps on the Gen 2 and works flawlessly. :D
First run was with a Glock happy stick & I think the BC capacity would hold two 33-round mag dumps with no problem.

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The second run was with the 50-round drum magazine using the offset RD on an ice-chest rest (warm here today).

Val from E&L mentioned that the BC would hold 60 of 40-cal spent brass. My guess is that the 9mm capacity would be about 75.

(Nice to see the drum mag works great, also) :)
 

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