Building Your Own Target Stands

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    I just got the new issue of handgunner also Ill be making some of those stands. That issue is worth checking out May/June. Sixgun

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    These are what I use from Box Of Truth. Easy to make portable PVC stands. We use silhouette targets that we put colored T-shirts on (from the second hand store) we take turns with our backs turned our partner arranges the targets. Than yells out a color. We turn and fire at the target color the rest are no shoot targets. I don't glue mine together so I can take em apart put them in a sack pack them anywhere. Plus if a frame gets shot or broken it is easier to replace
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    My target stands are typically cobbled together from the refuse of other folks target litter that they just leave lying around once they've shot their fill and decided they don't want to wait for an "all clear" to go down and clean up their mess....cheap for me, but does nothing for my opinion of the average "recreational" shooter.
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    The PVC works great and is an inexpensive and quick way to make stands. For those who prefer less bulk and are not inclined to build their own, Tuffsteel in Colorado makes good stands if you can afford to spend a few bucks.
    Target stands by Tuffsteel

    (Actually this thread was running 5 years ago.)

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    I made some PVC stands and put rocks on the bottom horizontal feet to keep them from blowing over. 3' wood stakes with cardboard jutting off to the side and paper plates at the end of the cardboard for shotgun targets. All light weight and easy to disassemble, store, repair, etc..
    Shooting rocks isn't a good idea, IMO.
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    I built this one after seeing it in a youtube video. Very simple to make, lays flat for storage, has screw on end caps so you can fill them with sand if the wind is blowing. Target frame can be as wide or narrow as you want them.
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    Real estate/political yard sign holders. Cheap (free....lol), and easy.

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    Why are we resurrecting a 5 year old thread????

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    I make mine out of PVC as well and hold it together with bungee cords. Each lower "foot" is glued together with the "T" coupling in the middle. Each middle upright is glued together with two "T" couplings in place. The two horizontal braces and two target uprights (with metal paper clips attached) are all separate straight pieces that push into the "T" couplings so the whole thing can be broken down into straight pieces for easy transport. Any of the pieces that may get hit by a really poor shot are easy and cheap to replace without messing up the whole stand or requiring a lot of labor to fix.

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    I also use 2" PVC for my stands. Easy to transport and light. In order to make them more sturdy on windy days, I drilled two large holes in the bottom and stake them down. Works great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    Why are we resurrecting a 5 year old thread????
    Some of us are only ten.

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    Dig to holes as far apart as you like. Insert 2 cedar or 4x4 posts. Fill holes and compact soil. Using fencing stapes, staple any type of wire (hog wire or chicken wire, for example) between the posts. Use clothes pins to secure the paper targets to the wire. Voila.

    You can set up numerous targets for multiple people. If it's just you, move move from one target to the other without having to walk to the targets after every series of shots. Clothes pins work great in windy conditions...fasten at all corners to fencing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    Why are we resurrecting a 5 year old thread????
    So...is there an expiration date on the info in here?
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