Solvent trap with Cups

Solvent trap with Cups

A solvent trap with cups is a firearm cleaning accessory designed to attach to the muzzle of a gun to catch and trap cleaning solvent during bore cleaning operations. This not only helps in keeping the cleaning process mess-free but also allows for the reuse of solvents, making it an environmentally friendly option. The “cups” refer to the internal components within the solvent trap that act as baffles, trapping the solvent effectively.

Key Features:

  • Efficiency in Cleaning: Solvent traps with cups enhance the cleaning process by efficiently capturing the solvent, thereby minimizing waste and environmental impact.
  • Customizability: Many solvent trap kits come with a variety of cups, allowing users to customize the internal configuration to suit their specific needs, whether for maximizing solvent capture or for ease of cleaning and maintenance.
  • Noise Reduction: While not their primary function, when properly configured and used in a legal and safe manner, the cups can also act as an improvised noise reducer by trapping the gases that exit the barrel, although this is not their intended use and proper legal procedures must be followed.


Solvent traps with cups are suitable for a wide range of firearms, from handguns to rifles. Their applicability depends on the thread size of the firearm’s muzzle, and as such, they are manufactured to fit standard thread sizes such as 1/2×28 TPI for most handguns and 5/8×24 TPI for most rifles.


The size of a solvent trap with cups can vary, typically ranging from 5 inches to 9 inches in length, with outer diameters commonly around 1.5 inches to 2 inches. The size needed depends on the specific firearm and the user’s preference for solvent capacity.


Solvent traps and their cups are made from a variety of materials, including:

  • Aluminum: Lightweight and cost-effective, aluminum is a popular choice for solvent traps, offering good durability and corrosion resistance.
  • Stainless Steel: Known for its excellent corrosion resistance and strength, stainless steel is a more durable option that can withstand harsh solvents and frequent use.
  • Titanium: Offering the best strength-to-weight ratio, titanium solvent traps are premium options that are both lightweight and extremely durable, resistant to corrosion, and able to withstand high temperatures.

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