The Best AR-15 Brass Catchers

If you want to avoid spending the back half of your day at the range picking up the brass casings, a brass catcher will come in handy.

Given how much time & money folks invest in their AR-15 – with rails, accessories, and various upgrades – something as simple as a brass catcher – that snags your casings before they hit the ground – will keep your casings clean and ensure you spend more of your time putting lead down-range than picking up cold brass.

After considering 15 different brass catchers and testing 8 of them on a series of different rifles—including an AR-15, 22LR, and SKS —we recommend the Caldwell Pic Rail Brass Catcher as the best brass catcher for most recreational shooters who like to collect and reload their casings.

If you prefer a non-attached brass trap or are looking for a budget option, we have also provided recommendations for those.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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