Target Stand Ideas?

Target Stand Ideas?

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    Target Stand Ideas?

    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 01:24 PM.
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    Here's one, I've seen a bunch on the 'net.
    http://www.parmarng.org/freeidaho/AlSkDjFhG/index.html
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    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.
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    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.

    http://www.kuci.org/~dany/firearms/targets.html#frames





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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardofgore View Post
    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.

    http://www.kuci.org/~dany/firearms/targets.html#frames





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    My brother made a bunch like these for me. We found that we could use some heavy duty 9 inch anchor type screws inserted close to the uprights to keep the target where we wanted even during some heavy wind.

    While I usually use the IPSC targets, you can use any cardboard or even paper.
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    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.

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    This might interest you.

    http://www.tuffsteel.com/

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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Landor View Post
    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.



    Here it is in action.

    That looks great. I like how light and portable it would be.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riverkeeper View Post
    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.
    Hope they work out for you. I was gonna mention I live just down the road from your new place. Check to be sure but I think the Olympic National Park is a no shoot area. I think it is OK on state lands but for some reason I was thinking National Parks are off limits

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    Wizardofgore:
    Genius, that can all be done with scrap wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverkeeper View Post
    I'll start with one or two of the pcv models cuz they can easily be modular.
    Found those plans they are from PistolGear.com Just click the link to download the PDF file Pistol Gear Target Stand

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