When I first heard of the 3 Bucc brass catcher, I
thought "What a bargain, a brass catcher for three bucks." I found
out, however, that the retail price is more like sixty bucks. The
brass catcher is made by 3 Bucc LLP in Joliet, Illinois.
What I did find after receiving the 3 Bucc product
is a well made brass catcher that performs as advertised. The brass
catcher that I received is made to fit any AR-15 type rifle that
is equipped with a carry handle. The device consists of a polymer
part that attaches inside the handle without tools, and the actual
bag into which the brass is flung upon ejection. To empty
the bag when full, a Velcro closure at the bottom is opened to let
the brass fall out.
I mounted the brass catcher on my AR-15 carbine.
It uses the same bolt that mounts the red dot sight to the top of
the handle. It comes equipped with its own bolt for guns without
an auxiliary sight. After the receiver part was in place, I slid
the bag onto the gun, loaded a thirty-round magazine, and fired
the weapon as fast as possible. The 3 Bucc brass catcher caught
every empty case and did not interfere with the operation of the
gun at all. For AR type rifles without a carry handle, 3 Bucc sells
a set of scope rings that are modified to accept the brass catcher.
The 3 Bucc product is a quality brass catcher, far
superior to the cheap snap-on type often sold elsewhere. It is one
of those simple, but effective devices that help shooters who like
to save their brass for reloading. The brass doesn't get lost or
dirty, and is easily dumped into a box or range bag without losing
even one piece.
3 Bucc makes brass catchers for many other type guns
as well as several other innovative products. They can be reached
by calling 815-722-8605 or view their product line on the web at
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