Discussion in 'On Topic' started by White Stormy, Apr 2, 2009.
Woks well and only $20
we made some holders out of pvc pipe but the occasional bad shot leads to that being cost prohibitive. you can make them out of wood too. harder to rebuild though.
mostly we use stuff like realty signs
I built mine out of 16" sections I cut out of 1.5" PVC for the base and 1" slats of wood that go into the base and hold the target. It stands about 6' tall and is good if you shoot at a range that slopes slightly upward (like mine) where you need to hit back berm.
I like that. I usually just get sticky targets and bring a few boxes. But something like that would work well for the handgun.
I make my own stands. 3/4" iron pipe in two 48" sections for the legs, two 48" long 2x4s between them. A few of those metal u-shaped straps to attach the 2x4s to the pipe. I then hit the bottom ends of the iron pipe with the bench grinder to give them a point so they stab into the ground. Use the staple gun to attach some heavy cardboard to the frame and then just staple or stick-on whatever targets I want.
About $5 for the iron pipe, usually have plenty of lumber in the garage, but I guess it would cost another $2 for that if you needed it. Staples, screws, cardboard, etc... are negligible in cost. Less than $10 at Lowes or Home Depot for a target stand/frame that will stand up to just about anything.
Worst case, I just have to replace the 2x4s if they get shot up too much. So far my latest stand has numerous holes in the top and bottom 2x4s (mostly .40 and .45 handgun) with no issues.
Next I'm working on my own spinners. I figure 1.5" iron pipe sleeve over a 3/4" crossbar with some 1" metal plate welded to it.
cardboard box + rocks
stands up on it's own, disposable, cheap, easy to stick targets to
My dad was almost tossed out of the local DNR range for doing this. He was sighting in his .300WM, and somehow managed to hit one of the rocks inside the box. The rock exploded, causing the box to explode, and the rangemaster saw it. Rangemaster was all , "You're not allowed to shoot incendiary rounds here. We told you that."
My father tried to explain that he wasn't, but the RM was reluctant to hear it until my dad showed him the rounds.
I don't know what's funnier, the guy holding it, or the fact that there's buildings in the background.