Portable Bullet Trap – MOD 1


Lead Time on this product: 5 to 6 weeks


The MOD 1 Bullet Trap

The MOD 1 is built to be a robust training aid for those who train without compromise. Some of the key features of the MOD 1 include:

  • Adjustable Lean angles for high and low engagements
  • FULLY serviceable internals
  • Removable interior strike surface for easy maintenance over time
  • Lower cost of use over time versus competitors products
  • High quality AR550 body AND strike plates
  • ALL surfaces of the upper body are hardened steel
  • 2″ thick vulanized rubber panel is more dense and more durable than comparable systems on the markey
  • Built in Armored funnel conveniently captures fragmentation and dust

Train without compromise with a bullet trap built for whatever you throw at it.


Our Portable Bullet Trap – The MOD 1.

The Portable Bullet Trap – The MOD 1 exists to set THE standard for portable bullet traps. The result of years of hard work, testing, and refinement have led us to a Bullet Trap that is not only versatile, but it also will stand the test of time. You train without compromise. Why compromise on your traps, your facility, or your safety? Your bullet trap should be without compromise, just like your training.

Fully Armored Design for safety and durability.

Too often traps are like snake oil. Would you buy a trap if you knew that most of it was manufactured from NON-Armored Steel?

Often these companies will manufacture the funnel and sides from VERY thin mild steel. This keeps the production costs low, but it results in an inferior system that WILL fail in short order. The MOD 1 features 100% hardened steel on the upper assembly. The sides, front pieces, and funnel are all AR550 steel. 3/8″ or 1/2″ AR550 are the options for the strike plate. We spared nothing in the production of the MOD 1.

Fully Serviceable with simple hand tools.

We built this trap with simplicity in mind, but filled it with features no other trap offers. You can lay the upper assembly parallel to the ground for even easier maintenance and cleaning. Easily replace the rubber and strike plate throughout the life of the system. Planned obsolescence was not a word we believe in. We believe in systems that deliver year after year.

Adjustable Lean Angles for ALL Engagements.

Aggressors rarely stand still on a perfectly flat range. Your Training is based on realistic experiences and encounters. The MOD 1 is as much at home in a stadium training snipers as it is at the bottom of a staircase in a shoot house. A further benefit of the adjustable lean is the capability to lay completely parallel to the ground. This is especially beneficial during maintenance and parts replacement.

Manufactured by a team of shooters, for those who train without compromise.

Our experiences drive our solutions within each product. Excellence is at the forefront of everything we do. Contact us with questions or quotations. Or order right here on the site. International orders: contact us prior to ordering.

Mount Type (2) Adjustable Armored Posts Included
Frame Steel Grade 3/8″ AR550 Upper Assembly
Strike Plate 3/8″ OR 1/2″ AR550 Strike Plate (replaceable)
Adjustable Lean? Yes. Multiple lean angles for low and high engagements
Brackets CNC cut brackets welded to upper assembly frame
Approximate Height 60-72″ depending on options, 35.5″ Shooting Zone
Approximate Width 28″ overall, 23.5″ Shooting zone
Weight Approximately 500 pounds FULLY assembled
Finish Painted/Powder Coated Base Station Beige
Frequently Asked Questions:
Distance Ratings of the MOD 1 Bullet Trap:
  • Centerfire Pistols: 7 yards with Rubber Impacts
  • Light Carbines: 10 yards with Rubber Impacts
    • Ammo 3,000 FPS or less at the muzzle
  • Centerfire Rifles (308/6.5CM): 20 yards with Rubber Impacts
    • Ammo 3,00 FPS or less at the muzzle
  • Ammunition requirements:
    • NEVER use Armor Piercing or Penetrator Ammunition.
    • Ammunition OVER 3,000 FPS muzzle will result in more wear and tear on the system.
    • Hollow point/expanding ammunition IS acceptable, but WILL result in more rubber wear and tear.
Is this bullet trap serviceable?
  • Yes. This unit is FULLY serviceable. The entire upper assembly can be laid flat like a table while on the posts for a full teardown and servicing if need be.
Steel Used In this Product:
  • No. Every exposed aspect of the upper assembly, including the handles and frame, are made from 3/8″ AR550 steel. Every piece. Some competitors make the sides out of thin, lighter materials and that enables bullet passthroughs when shooting at angles. Not good.
Approximately how many rounds can I shoot until the rubber needs replaced?
  • That Depends entirely on the volume of your range. If you are using these traps with teams simply clearing rooms, these will last tens of thousands of rounds, for some folks the rubber will last for years. If you are doing higher volume competitive indoor shooting, the lifespan will be lesser. With that being said, this rubber is Vulcanized, 2″ thick ballistic rubber. Not junk recycled, porous rubber. It’s the best of the best and up to 25% more dense than most of our competitors rubber. We have customers who are replacing rubber at between 10-20K rounds for competitive uses. Replacement of rubber will depend on volume and style of ammunition used.
Approximately how many rounds until I need to service the strike plate.
  • This answer is similar to above. Some customers use only pistols. These strike plates, especially 1/2″ AR550, will last nearly indefinitely with pistol use and proper ammo. It is a wear item that depends on how many rounds your range shoots, the distance you shoot, and where the impacts are concentrated. Most customers will get years of use out of their strike plates.
What is the deal with the adjustable lean?
  • We opted for adjustable lean for low or high angle engagements. For example, descending a flight of stairs. Bullets impacting at a 90 degree angle will do less rubber damage and the Mod 1 can be adjusted so bullet impacts are perpendicular to the strike plate. The same can be said for stadium engagements from elevated shooting positions. This is refinement that is much needed in bullet traps in general.
How often does the Mod 1 need “cleaned out”?
  • The short answer is daily. However we recognize that most will not clean the trap out daily. Cleaning daily reduces the chance of a clog inside the body of the trap. Shorter intervals of clean out are HIGHLY recommended. Users can also opt to leave the bucket below the system and leave the slide door removed. This can create more lead dust, so users must consider this during use.
What happens if the trap funnel clogs?
  • Remove the lower six bolts for the front frame. Then you will have access to the funnel and can EASILY clean out the system without removing from the base or posts. Remember to wear proper PPE/respirator/gloves.
Can I leave the slide gate out of the upper assembly?
  • Yes! Some customers leave the funnel open and keep a bucket under the trap. This means lead will be constantly falling into the bucket. The downside of this is lead dust escaping the system. ONLY do this in proper indoor ranges with sufficient air filtration systems.
Can I use this in my basement?
  • I mean…I guess you can. However proper ventilation is REQUIRED and you must adhere to local laws and regulations. Don’t do something that is unsafe. Remember: Missed rounds need to be stopped. If you miss the trap, the bullet will hit something else. For that reason we really only recommend professional applications. That being said, we will sell to anyone who needs a high end bullet trap for their application.
Does the MOD 1 only ship via freight?
  • Yes. This bullet trap ONLY ships via freight services. Note: We can fit up to five units PER skid. For this reason as you add multiples to your cart, you will see gradual increases in freight until you pass five units. For orders larger than five units or outside the US orders, contact us for estimates.
 Where are these products produced?
  • We produce our products in Lancaster County PA. We oversee every step of the process, QC, production, packaging, and shipping. From start to finish, TA Targets is manufacturing high quality systems for hard use. Our owners own the machinery, facility, equipment, etc. We have invested heavily in newer specialty equipment to further streamline our processes and increase quality even further.
Is the Armor Plating on the targets US material?
  • No. The “armor” we use for the strike plates (actual target impact plates) is made from a proprietary material that is manufactured in Sweden. this is the best material we have found in the world. We were largely dissatisfied with the QC of American made strike plates and had too many issues with quality control. Eventually we hope a US manufacturer creates a material that is as available and as stringent as our Swedish plate. For now, this is the best material to service our customers. US Manufactured AR500 and AR550 is used in areas that are NOT main strike plates. Some examples of this are the Rifle Dueling Tree Shields, Plate Rack Shields, Arachnid front shield and hostage brackets.
Where does the rest of the steel come from?
  • Traditionally all other steel used in our systems is US origin. During the “covid pandemic” the supply chain has experienced extreme pressures. Under some circumstances some of our tube steel and angle had to be purchased from Canadian raw materials. We do our absolute best to minimize this, not because of quality concerns, but because we deeply desire to produce our products from US steel. We will not use Chinese steel plate, angles, or tubes. Rest assured.
Is the rubber produced state side?
  • Yes. The Rubber is produced in the US.
Does This Product Fall Under Prop. 65 Warnings?
  • Maybe. Just in case, be sure not to eat the paint or lick the target before or after you’ve shot it. If you are just curious, led tastes horrible and will probably cause mental damage. If you have done it once you are likely to do it again. Handle at your own risk, if you choose, you may wear an industry grade hazmat suit and gas mask with a HEPA filter and good luck charm on your wrist. For more information visit https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65