I'm considering joining a local range (covered firing line, outdoors during daylight with berm backstop) and was wondering what to shoot, if I join? I'm used to indoor ranges with standard types of paper targets, and it's possible to continue to use that at this place. but, since it's an outdoor range and pretty laid back, you can shoot whatever you want pretty much as long as it's not glass and so long as all bullets impact the berm (no shooting at things on the ground in between you and the target area).
I was thinking maybe it'd be kind of neat to buy some bowling pins and do some of that, or maybe some of the metal targets that fall down when hit, or I don't know what else. Is there anything other than paper targets that provides some training or practice value? I was thinking of a few "science experiments" once in a while like the box of truth guys do, but I doubt there's much practice value in that.
I'm mostly interested in shooting my 380/9m/357 handguns, but perhaps also some 12 gauge and maybe 7.62x39 (SKS) rifle too.