Solvent Traps

September 20th, 2013

Over the last few months, folks have been selling so-called "solvent trap adapters" on the internet. They're threaded dongles that allow the user to attach a commercial oil filter to the barrel of a gun. They're all over Amazon and eBay.

The folks marketing them claim they're for cleaning. The rest of us know they're a way of making improvised silencers. They're really only solvent traps if you say the phrase while making those air quotes with your fingers.

Sure, they can certainly be used to catch errant patches and other funk while cleaning, but so can a Ziploc bag and rubber bands. The …