Here's one, I've seen a bunch on the 'net.
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We're moving 100 mi away so my buddy's place to shoot is not convienient. Tacoma to Port Angeles.
I shoot strictly self defense and mostly REACTIVE sillo targets of thin ply or cardboard which were hung .
I've heard the new area has a place or two to shoot in or near the national forest.
I've got ideas for a portable, with minor assembly required each time, target stand out of plywood, 2x4 and 1x1 or pvc pipe.
Any pics or ideas so I don't have to design this my self....it does seem pretty easy tho.
Last edited by riverkeeper; August 31st, 2007 at 12:24 PM.
What Would Gumby Do?
Excellent target stands made out of 2'' pvc can be made for a very minimal cost.
The ones I have and use weekly are made in the shape of a U, with 1.5' vertical pipe for holding furring strips with targets attached
the best thing about these is that they can be broken down into sections, or glued together entirely and filled with concrete for a heavier stand. Ill post some pics later if youre interested.
Fear No Evil.
The Poor man's target frame is great and easy to make and it can take a beating. I have 3 together at home cost me $6.
Photo's provided by www.kuci.org
While I usually use the IPSC targets, you can use any cardboard or even paper.
fortiter in re, suaviter in modo (resolutely in action, gently in manner).
Thanks ... the stuff you'all provided is great.
Since we'll be in an apartment for a few months, something that comes apart for storage has an advantage so ...
Cowboy, a pic of the pvc stand might be helpful ... the concrete idea is excellent.
"Look men!! There is Jackson standing like a stone wall"!!
I made this last week. It was under $20 and took less then 15 minutes to make. I store it in a small box, disassembled when I am not using it.
Edited: To add that I did screw all the center pieces together so they would not move.
Here it is in action.
Heres some pics of the pvc stands I mentioned earlier.
These have been great, and I now have over half a dozen of these things. The wooden posts last surprisingly long, and are cheap to replace, and the stands can be made for as little as 3-5$ apiece.
Making them is easy as cutting 4 sections of equal length pipe(depending on how long you want the base to be), and 3 sections of slightly longer pipe for the target holding arms, and the cross brace.
I filled the front half of 3 of mine with concrete so that they withstand wind well, and left the other 3 so that they could be broken into sections.
Fear No Evil.
How about one like this
Taken from the The M1911 Pistols Forum
Used to have plans for it but can not find it opr the link. it is pretty self explanatory from the pic. Works good is portable and take less than thirty minutes to make.
The target stand consists of 7 pieces of 1 1/2 inch, schedule 40 PVC pipe. Each piece is 16 inches long, and they can all be made from one 10 foot section of 1 1/2 inch, schedule 40 PVC pipe.
Also needed are:
2 - Tees.
2 - 90 degree elbows.
2 - Caps.
Five pieces are glued together as in the pic. The 2 upright pieces are not glued, but just slipped-fitted into the Tees to hold the wooden stakes.
So many good lookin target stands ... so little storage space. I'll start with one or two of the pcv models cuz they can easily be modular.
Thanks for your help.
Genius, that can all be done with scrap wood