using a shirt for a target

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    I a post on this forum about using a shirt for a target. It made sense to me so I tried it. I loved it. It was easy to see where the bullet hit because the shirt would move on that spot. It seemed more realistic to me than paper targets. I have a supply of old t-shirts around here and when I run out, I can go to the salvation army and pick up old ones for a quarter.
    On this shirt ( I hope the photo worked ), I would move around alot, draw and fire. This was with an XD40SC from 5 to 15 yards with quick draw.
    I'd highly recommend trying a shirt for defensive style shooting. Trying to hit a bullseye everytime you practice just doesnt make sense to me.

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    I'm trying the photo again. hopefully it'll work this time.

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    No image - but I notice the URL is missing a final stage - the image file!!!!

    Old t-shirts are great to use ... we often employ some in IDPA.

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    Your second url had the image file name OK but - you had two ''http://'' - I changed that for you.
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    Picture didn't come out on my computer....

    I have a few of the old Tactical Ted 3-D foam targets from Speedwell Targets (human torso & head) that I have put shirts on before. You can slide a regular paper target inside from the back to do scoring.

    Anything you can do to increase realism for defensive shooting is a plus.

    Just don't stick your mother-in-law in one of those old shirts you got from salvation army thrift shop. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    No image - but I notice the URL is missing a final stage - the image file!!!!

    Old t-shirts are great to use ... we often employ some in IDPA.

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    Your second url had the image file name OK but - you had two ''http://'' - I changed that for you.
    gratzi kind sir....

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    Thanks... got the picture on the second post.
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    Many ranges, including a good one here in Gainesville, do not want T-shirts, or pictured targets (place your favorite political name here X...).

    I understand the reasons for wanting to keep things without internal controversy...

    I guess if I were shooting on my own property (which I don't), there would be a variety of target types to choose from...

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Many ranges, including a good one here in Gainesville, do not want T-shirts, or pictured targets (place your favorite political name here X...).

    I understand the reasons for wanting to keep things without internal controversy...

    I guess if I were shooting on my own property (which I don't), there would be a variety of target types to choose from...

    Stay arned...Stay safe!

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    Yeah I would think shooting ranges would frown upon it. I shoot in my backyard.

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    It would be fun, but my range would frown on it.
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    Hey, robere, you could still wear that t-shirt.

    Perfect for the summer.

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    I use a old 3 d delta target sometimes. It is getting worn out though, took his head off last time I was out with it and the AR.
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    I like to put the shirt in front of a target (I use anatomy targets that show a person with their vital organs outlined) and shoot it. When you pull the shirt away, you can see on the target where you would hit the person wearing it. Adds just a little bit more realism to your training.
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    Doesn't Massachusetts have a ban on silhouette targets? (Other states might, also.)

    I wonder if this is a legal run around such a ban. Does the statutes stipulate anything that could mean a t-shirt on a hanger is a forbidden target?

    It would be funny if this were perfectly legal in places where paper silhouettes are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by normal View Post
    I like to put the shirt in front of a target (I use anatomy targets that show a person with their vital organs outlined) and shoot it. When you pull the shirt away, you can see on the target where you would hit the person wearing it. Adds just a little bit more realism to your training.
    +1. This is what we do at our local Polite Society shooting group. We put t-shirts over cardboard targets and hand a hat on the head. The t-shirt makes it a lot more realistic, since you don't know exactly where you hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    Doesn't Massachusetts have a ban on silhouette targets? (Other states might, also.)

    I wonder if this is a legal run around such a ban. Does the statutes stipulate anything that could mean a t-shirt on a hanger is a forbidden target?

    It would be funny if this were perfectly legal in places where paper silhouettes are not.
    Illegal? Really? What kind of silly law is that?

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