SHOT Show: Kinetic Energy Tools KET Brass Deflector

From TTAG’s simple, affordable solutions desk comes the KET Brass-Deflector. It deflects your gun’s flying brass in a consistent, controlled fashion, generally straight down. It’s lightweight, made in the U.S., and near universal in its use.

Each Brass-Deflector ships folded in a plastic clamshell.

Included are three clips: two for mounting the Brass-Deflector to a small- or large-diameter scope and one for mounting it to a Picatinny rail.

Simply place it in front of the ejection port and get to shooting.

Empty brass hits the deflector and heads downwards, thanks to gravity. Whether it’s about not annoying your range neighbors or making brass collection far easier, the KET Brass-Deflector does the trick.

I’ll be using this primarily on bolt guns to keep track of all that fancy 6.5 Creedmoor, 375 Raptor, and 300 Blackout brass for reloading.

Simple, lightweight, compact, adaptable, effective, and affordable is a solid combination. Find the KET Brass-Deflector on Amazon here; available in six colors priced from $27.99 to $32.99 shipped Prime.

When mine arrives I’ll put it to good use on a variety of guns and follow up with a full review. But, from what I saw at SHOT Show’s Range Day, it appears to do exactly what it’s supposed to do.

comments

  1. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    The caldwell catcher I have sucks. Maybe something like this would work better. I just don’t like the mounting of what I have now. Always intend on building something never do. Maybe I should check Thingiverse first.

    1. avatar Eric in Oregon says:

      Do you have the velcro one? That one does kind of suck, but they also make one that mounts on the pic rail that works really well.

  2. avatar Rick3 says:

    Like to see if this would work on my SKS, which flings brass at about the one o’clock position into near Earth orbit. Nothing else I’ve ever tried, including both commercial brass catchers and a couple of home made deflectors has ever been successful.

  3. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    I could maybe see a retail price of $5 to $8 for a simple piece of plastic and simple piece of nylon with some velcro. A retail price near $30 is out of the question as far as I am concerned.

    I could fashion the same thing with two velcro straps and half of a macaroni-and-cheese cardboard box for about $0.20 on the high side.

    1. avatar Fosty says:

      If it’s a new company I would be happy with $15.
      $30 is pretty damn high though. I hope they aren’t price gouging. I feel like that happens a lot in the industry.

      1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

        Fosty,

        I could even see as high as $15, although I would not pay that much. Like I said above, it is a small piece of nylon fabric with velcro and a plastic clip: that does not justify a sales price of $30 in my opinion.

        I would definitely be in for $8.

        The hard part about selling stuff like that: the product launch costs (costs to define the parts, identify and secure manufacturers, define packaging, and create distribution channels) are the same whether you end up selling 10 pieces or 10 million pieces. Thus this company is trying to recover those product launch costs over a relatively small sales volume, which inordinately increases the sale price per unit.

        I certainly hope that they succeed. I am simply concerned that they have set their retail price too high.

      2. avatar Casey says:

        Gouging only works if there’s a captured demand.

        I don’t see a lot of people demanding this, so that would just be called “pricing oneself out of the market”.

  4. avatar BobS says:

    As with every simple, clever, indispensable gadget you didn’t think of first:
    (I’m looking right now at the OPSol® Mini-Clip™ in my M590A1)
    It’s not about the price of the materials.
    It’s about their insight into a problem, and their creative solution, and their patience refining the design, and their persistence in bringing it to market, finding a manufacturer and building a distribution network…

    The price has very, very little relationship to the Bill Of Materials unit cost.

  5. avatar possum and the Coons of Doom says:

    I would suspect this only works with a conventional grip. Sideways or upside down between the legs would have flying brass where I would not like to have it.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      There you go, people just have to shoot their AR-15 “gangster” style and all of their brass will go straight down … or straight up depending on which side has the ejection port!

  6. avatar Tim U says:

    If they had something that worked with the Tavor, I’d be all over this.

    I haven’t found a good way to deal with brass collection for it.

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      Seems like it would clip to the rail over the ejection port just fine. Won’t prevent the Tavor from denting your brass, though haha

  7. avatar Christopher Erickson says:

    I have an AR10 with a scope mounted on top. When I was doing load development I just hung my baseball cap from the turret using the hole in the back of the cap. Brass on the table every time. This looks like a more refined option though. Less hound dog and banjo music….(not that there is anything wrong with that, I like hounds and bluegrass as much as the next guy).

  8. avatar Will Drider says:

    And how does it work with reciprocating bolt handles like semi auto .22s, Sig 556, AKs, SKS and others?

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