Solvent Traps and Staying Legal

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Solvent traps are designed for cleaning and routine maintenance of your firearms; and the only way to stay legal is to utilize it for what it is designed for, cleaning.

These days, solvents trap is becoming popular among firearms users as they begin to realize how these accessories can enhance their device to perform optimally. Although solvent traps are not the cleaning agent, they hold all the dirt coming from the firearm’s muzzle and make cleaning and maintenance an easy task.

The solvent or cleaning liquid used in the cleaning of firearms, sometimes, could be expensive; therefore, the re-use of such liquid would save you some extra dollars. Some of the solvent traps also come with a special design to hold debris, thereby making it possible for the liquid to be used for subsequent maintenance.

What Solvent Traps are Not Designed for?

There are different types of firearms and thus ammo, as you must have known; some ammo can travel at the speed of light and make a sound while at it, and some travel below the speed of sound or what is sometimes called subsonic. The sound heard during shooting results from gasses from the powder explosion expelling from your firearm’s muzzle simultaneously.

Most of the solvent traps come with stumps in their interior lining. Although this design is meant to collect debris from the liquid you use during your cleaning exercise. It can, however, thwart a lot of gasses generated during your shooting exercise from being expelled at once. The corollary sound from shooting could be impressively depressed if a solvent trap is attached to your firearm muzzle, especially if the ammo travels at subsonic speed; also, solvent traps can modulate the sound coming from ammo that travels at 1100 fps, which is not below the speed of sound.

Despite this possibility, a solvent trap must not be converted for this purpose.

Because solvent traps are more likely not designed to be converted for modulating sound, their make-up might not be strong enough to withstand the consistent pressure from the ammo. If the solvent trap could tear up close to your face, the damage could be disastrous.

ATF and the legality around the Solvent Traps

While many have argued that owning and using solvent traps is a right of Americans under the second amendment, the actions of ATF (The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) could suggest otherwise. ATF has been raiding several facilities storing or selling solvents traps that are more likely (80% and above) to be converted to a sound modulator. While ATF still agrees that the use of solvent trap is legal, it strongly frowns on its ease of conversion to other illegal devices.

To be on the safer side of the law, therefore, it is advisable that you request form 1 and be ready to pay a tax of $200.00. Having this form and the corollary tax is more likely to take you off the radar and all the unnecessary hassle that might come with it. If you are looking to buy the best quality Solvent traps visit Armory Den.