Control of ejected firearm shells

  • US 9,664,468 B1
  • Filed: 06/15/2016
  • Issued: 05/30/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A shell deflector comprising:

  • a unitary structure formed from a durable material having a mounting surface and a deflection surface, whereinthe mounting surface is shaped to complement a predetermined, non-reciprocating mounting area of a firearm, andthe deflection surface is positioned in relation to an ejection port of the firearm when the mounting surface is affixed to the predetermined mounting area so thata shell ejected from the firearm will collide with the deflection surface, lose kinetic energy in the collision, and rebound from the deflection surface in a different direction from an original ejection direction, whereinthe deflection surface comprises a flexible fin, and wherein displacement of the flexible fin upon impact from the shell is effective to reduce the kinetic energy of the shell.

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