I’m not cruel enough to use a paw trap if I can trap an animal any other way. I’ve occasionally used them for woodchucks, but even them I can usually coax into a live trap. However, a high powered pellet rifle is too expensive for some people- with a paw trap you could use a shovel to dispatch a coon.
Spring operated live traps are not that expensive, and the animal can’t escape by flipping it over. I use the type with a latched extra door that allows the safe release of unintended captures and the easy dumping of coon and possum corpses. Marshmallows in a plastic bag, staked with a spike in the back of the trap with a couple leading in never fails.