What targets do you use to practice with?

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    What targets do you use to practice with?

    I have been using old real estate signs and setting them up with targets so I can go through my own set of moving fire and cover drills out here in the desert.

    I rarely ever fire at targets with my cc piece while stationary. Always moving and or taking cover to simulate a real life situation.

    I found that using the backstop I can place the real estate signs at different heights and locations.

    I have been looking at more reactive ( resetting) and longer lasting targets and I found this:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=155844

    this:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=128214

    and this:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=613923


    I figure two or three setup at different locations would be perfect. No changing paper targets and no wondering if I hit or not because there were so many holes in the target.

    Has anyone used one? Can you tell me what the durability of these are? Can you give me any feedback or suggestions on that you have used i the past?

    Thanks!

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    I have a similar setup but not as complex. Mine just hangs one circle down. I bought a heavy duty one so I can use my .44 magnum on it too. I think I bought it at Cabela's if I remember correctly.
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    http://gunsite.com/store/page18.html

    The ones listed at the top. They're some of the best targets for training that I've ever used.
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    I'd really LOVE to get a few of these things.
    http://www.justshootmeproducts.com/i...PROD&ProdID=45


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    I use IPSC cardboard targets (out line of torso) & steel poppers.
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    What ever happened to just using these?

    http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/st...&cmArea=SEARCH

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    Cheap white paper plates.. One for the head, one lower for the heart/lung area. 9" dia, aprox. head and heart sized. I've killed alot of my old tee shirts this way. A couple of bucks for 250 or so, not much cheaper than that.
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    I just print mine. Not as expensive and always something new to sight in on. Scroll down about 1/4 from the bottom and you'll see.

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    Cats,

    Just kidding I print mine,

    Targets I print my targets not cats

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    I use old boxes and cut them up. I draw a human outline on it. I like the t-shirt idea.
    Dont know if anyone else does this, but I walk right up to the target ( about 4-5 feet ) draw and shoot. It really puts the upclose and personal attack in perspective since most attacks are close-up. Practicing on far away targets all the time just makes no sense to me.

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    I've used the first one you linked to and it works pretty well. FYI .44 Mag will dent the plates, even if it is soft nosed. If I had continued using the .44 the plate wouldn't have lasted long. Smaller calibers seemed to do OK on it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunner View Post
    I've used the first one you linked to and it works pretty well. FYI .44 Mag will dent the plates, even if it is soft nosed. If I had continued using the .44 the plate wouldn't have lasted long. Smaller calibers seemed to do OK on it though.
    Thanks for the feedback.

    I use .45 185gr ball for practice in my sub compact and 230 gr ball in my 1911.

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    I use those snazzy paper grocery bags cut in half to match the IDPA targets. They come free with every visit to the food store.
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    http://www.tuffsteel.com/

    I bought a target stand from these guys. Inexpensive, sturdy, light weight and easy to carry and set up. I think they are manufactured in Dillon, CO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpmiv View Post
    I just print mine. Not as expensive and always something new to sight in on. Scroll down about 1/4 from the bottom and you'll see.

    http://www.reloadbench.com/pdf.html
    Thanks for that link. I have it book marked.
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