The Snapper (or Bear Trap, or Clam Shell) is a sweet little device that you’ll attach two cardboard targets to and will help make you a better shooter. In use by clubs, competitive shooters and LE departments across the country. Updated for better perfiormance with new, specialized springs, the MGM Snapper will run relaibly for thousands and thousands of cycles!
The operation of this is simple. Something (an opening door, a falling steel target, a rope…..) will pull the trigger lever. That action releases the back target, which will raise from the horizontal position (at ground level) to the vertical position, where it can be shot. The movement of the first target activates the second spring loaded target, which also rises from horizontal at ground level, to vertical. The purpose of the second target (the non-threat target) is to limit (or eliminate) access to the first target. Usually, the back target is a full target, and the front (white) target is a no shoot target. Depending on the course design, the front (no shoot target) can be positioned so it covers some, or all of the “shoot” target.
There is no end to the amount of fun you can have with THIS devious little prop!
(PLEASE NOTE: For proper operation, use 60″ long 1″x2″ wooden sticks, the USPSA standard. The “up” speed is not adjustable mechanically, but can be slowed slightly by attaching a larger or additional piece of cardboard. Especially on the “cover” or front half of the unit, the larger cardboard will act like a sail, slowing the “rise”.)