Hit Bullseye With a Variety of Fun Targets
Makes practice more fun.
When you’re learning to shoot, having a cool target definitely makes it more fun. While there’s nothing wrong with shooting pumpkins in the fall or bottles filled with juice, there’s a lot of other targets out there. We were just saying how .22 rimfires are so easy and fun for the beginner shooter, that we thought we’d describe some of our favorite fun targets. Plus, the weather is finally getting nice here and we’re looking forward to being outside a lot more. Let’s look at some of the top targets.
1. The Rimfire Hostage, $190
Yes, it’s a little spendy but using this type of target is a good way to train yourself not to hit the things that you aren’t supposed to hit. The Rimfire Hostage is made of .25-inch AR500 steel, so it will withstand years of use. The rear swinging plate is meant to be the “Bad guy” in a hostage situation and swings from side to side when it is shot. Don’t shoot the stand though! Maybe get in some practice before you buy one of these.
That’s right, only about $6. It’s made of heavy corrugated cardboard, so it won’t last too long. It is a great choice because you shot at the clays, which are easily replace, hopefully sparing the non-target cardboard. It’s easy to replace the clays and those are pretty cheap. The holes fit standard clays and they stay in when inserted, so they don’t fall out. The overall cardboard target size is 23 inches by 35 inches in the shape of a human figure silhouette.
3. American Concealed’s Shot Training Correction Targets, $10-%15, depending on how many you get in a package
AmericanConcealed.com is a great site for resources and news on carrying concealed, which we know that many of GunsToday.com readers do. They have packs of these shot correcting posters that diagnose common shooting mistakes to help you fire more accurately. Wondering why your shot is always pulling off to the right or left? This poster will help you figure out why so you can correct it.
4. Birchwood Casey Darkotic Targets, $130 or so
Yeah, you can stick with a “typical” target, but why? These come in a variety of designs from evil rats to psychotic gnomes and a pack of 100 is not a crazy price. What’s fun is that they splatter in a neon or blood-colored halo around the bullet hole, so you know where you hit, and it’s fun to look at. Rather than listing all the Birchwood Casey targets here, check them out. They have a lot of different kinds to choose from, including one that looks like the classic game Battleship.
5. Jumping Targets, $40
There are a few different companies that make these, but the cool thing is that when they are struck the change position. It’s designed and weighted to move perfectly when it is struck by a .22 rimfire, so there’s always a new challenge with this target, every time you take aim.
6. Champion Target Wobble Targets, $27
The weighted bottom makes it move like one of those old fashioned toys called Weeble Wobbles. Remember? Well, anyway, they bobble back up to standing after they are hit. And the material takes a lot of hits before coming apart.
What are your favorite fun targets?