Target practice at range where metal targets prohibited. Ideas?

Target practice at range where metal targets prohibited. Ideas?

This is a discussion on Target practice at range where metal targets prohibited. Ideas? within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; At my local outdoor range, metal targets are prohibited. I wanted to use a dueling tree or swinging metal reset targets. Paper is pretty boring. ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18

Thread: Target practice at range where metal targets prohibited. Ideas?

  1. #1
    Member Array 1899's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    asdf
    Posts
    66

    Target practice at range where metal targets prohibited. Ideas?

    At my local outdoor range, metal targets are prohibited. I wanted to use a dueling tree or swinging metal reset targets. Paper is pretty boring. I thought of maybe setting up a 2x4 with bottles full of sand with hanging from a rope, that would swing when they are hit. they wouldn't last forever, but its better than nothing. any ideas?


  2. #2
    Distinguished Member Array TerriLi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1,231
    Look into the rubber sniper targets. Thats my best idea, they last a bit longer then most things, other then a steel target.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

    Honing the knives, Cleaning the longguns, Stocking up ammo.

  3. #3
    Member Array Red82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    370
    There are paper target holders that move and swivel. I don't remember where I saw them. I'll try and double check. I know they'll have to be replaced and all but a moving paper one is better than a static paper target right?
    Protection is a responsibility not just a right.

  4. #4
    Distinguished Member Array Reborn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Rowlett, Texas
    Posts
    1,739
    Bowling pins.........
    Psalms 144:1
    Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
    Senior Instructor for Tactical and Defensive of Texas
    http://www.tac-def-tx.com/
    CHL INSTRUCTOR
    Retired LEO
    NRA member
    TCHA member

  5. #5
    VIP Member
    Array sigmanluke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    3,209
    +1 on the bowling pins!
    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
    Thomas Jefferson

  6. #6
    Distinguished Member Array TerriLi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1,231
    +1 bowling pins, didnt even think of that.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

    Honing the knives, Cleaning the longguns, Stocking up ammo.

  7. #7
    Member Array CRags99's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Benton, KY
    Posts
    477
    What makes bowling pins so fun?
    Glock 27

    "Criminals are a cowardly and superstitious lot."

  8. #8
    Ex Member Array GreenHorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Leawood Ks
    Posts
    405
    Won't all that brass on the floor be a hazard to other bowlers?

  9. #9
    Distinguished Member Array Bunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North Carolina - LKN
    Posts
    1,384
    Definitely the bowling pins! Every time someone brings one up to our range, everyone gets on it right away!
    Don't frisk me, I am the weapon.


    Sig Sauer P239 DAK (9mm)
    NRA Member & Pistol Instructor

    www.vanguardnc.com

  10. #10
    Senior Member Array highvoltage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    1,121
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenHorn View Post
    Won't all that brass on the floor be a hazard to other bowlers?
    Gives a new meaning to the phrase "I blew that rack away!"

  11. #11
    Member Array 1899's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    asdf
    Posts
    66
    wont a bowling pin shatter?

  12. #12
    Member Array 1899's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    asdf
    Posts
    66
    btw i just found rubber targets at justshootmeproducts.com very affordable too, just what i need.

  13. #13
    VIP Member Array cvhoss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    2,046
    You might look at some of the ballistic polymer targets such as this. I bought one of these for my grandsons and I to shoot with 22s and after hundred of rounds, they are still going strong. I also bought one of these to practice for our upcoming prairie dog hunt and with fewer than 150 hits, the back side is torn to pieces. From the front, it looks like new but the varmint bullets are blowing huge chunks out the back. My guess is that with 300 or less rounds of high velocity, thin jacket varmint bullets it will start to fall apart. That's still not bad for less than $17.00. It's much less than the cost of the 300 rounds of ammo necessary to tear it up.

    Hoss
    Sig 239 SAS 40 S&W / Sig 239 9mm / Kahr PM-9 / Walther PPS .40 / Sig P-245 / Ruger LCP
    Beretta Tomcat / Walther PPK / BDA 380 / Taurus 85 / Kel-Tec PF-9 / Am. Derringer 357

    NRA Life Member
    My Web Site

  14. #14
    Senior Member Array highvoltage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    1,121
    Quote Originally Posted by 1899 View Post
    wont a bowling pin shatter?
    Eventually. A bowling pin is mostly wood (Hard Rock Maple) with an injection molded plastic exterior. But after enough rounds there won't be much left.

  15. #15
    Distinguished Member Array Reborn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Rowlett, Texas
    Posts
    1,739
    The will come apart at some point but they can take a lot of hits. The plastic shell on the outside almost seals itself. Most bowling alleys will give you their damaged pins.........
    Psalms 144:1
    Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
    Senior Instructor for Tactical and Defensive of Texas
    http://www.tac-def-tx.com/
    CHL INSTRUCTOR
    Retired LEO
    NRA member
    TCHA member

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Those of you wanting to use METAL TARGETS
    By DiggerNMt in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: June 19th, 2009, 08:32 AM
  2. Metal plate targets
    By DaveInTexas in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: October 29th, 2008, 01:09 AM
  3. Reusable metal targets.
    By Thanis in forum Related Gear & Equipment
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 8th, 2008, 11:43 PM
  4. What targets do you use to practice with?
    By azchevy in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: May 3rd, 2007, 05:48 PM
  5. Seeking Outdoor Range Target holder ideas
    By northjdr in forum Defensive Carry & Tactical Training
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: March 8th, 2007, 01:02 PM

Search tags for this page

glock the plates practice range in georgia
,
ideas for outdoor range targets
,
ideas for target practice
,
metal posts for target practice
,
metal range targets
,
range target ideas
,
steel target range central florida
,
swinging metal targets
,
tactical metal targets
,
target practice idea
,

target practice ideas

,
target practice metal
,
target range ideas
,
targets to bring to the range iddeas
,
training ideas for tactical target practice
Click on a term to search for related topics.