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|Max target size (without expansion kit)||24" x unlimited|
|Materials||3/8" cold rolled steel|
|Average rating from 2 reviews: 5.0|
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The real problem with target shooting is getting your target to stand up straight and be shot over and over, so target sticks solved that by gripping the corners of the paper and stretching them tight, like a sail.
Target sticks come in two parts, stick them together, drive them into ground by placing your foot on the cleat and stepping down. The sharp point slides easily into the ground. Then grab your target with the steel spring clips, and tighten the slide-stops on the cords. We use small bungee cords or "shock cords" to provide a little give and take in the wind. Adjust each corner to the right tension and then go shoot!
After you shoot it full of holes, you take another paper out to the target and transfer one clip at a time, remove it from the used target and clip it to the new one. This way the last clip is still holding your used target but your new target is still securly held, leaving both hands free to remove the used target and put it in your pocket. The wind can't take it away and blow it across the range, making a low-down litter-bug out of an otherwise decent man or woman.
If you run out of targets do what I do and pick up some litter. The Target Sticks will hold anything that you are willing to shoot. Pin up the bag and wrapper from lunch, (aim for the golden arches) the cardboard box all those cans came in, or bring a stack of paper from the office, draw a circle and then start filling that circle in with holes.
For lawyers and idiots:
1- Paper doesn't stop bullets so be responsible in placing your targets with a safe backstop.
2- Always shoot responsibly. Don't screw it up for the rest of us.
3- Take your used targets with you. Leave it cleaner than you found it.
No one loves plinking more than we do, but in the end plinking just won't make a good shot into great shot. To be an effective shooter you need to spend time zeroing in your sights at whatever range you seek to master. To do that you need a clean, clear paper target. Something that will not be reduced to a cloud of debris when you hit it. Something that will stay put and show you that while you hit it (Good shot) you hit it a little low and left of center. When you can adjust your sights or your aim and start crossing the i's and dotting the t's with your weapon, that is when you will hear a well deserved "Great shot!"
The problem with setting up targets is that too often we rush to the range with only guns and ammo and maybe in our range kit there will be a few wrinkled and nearly useless paper targets from last time.
Without a paper target you will start firing at a rock or tree or an old piece of letter. Already full of holes and useless in improving your skills. Only useful for showing off.
If you show up with a paper target you find yourself spending your valuable shooting time trying to find an old cardboard box that isn't too full of holes or too covered in mud and dew and trying to get your paper target to stick to it. Then you try to make spikes out of nearby twigs or weigh down the corners with small rocks, anything that will make a piece of paper hold still long enough to make shooting at it more productive than shooting at rocks or twigs.
Now shooting rocks and twigs and litter is fun, but it does not help you improve your shooting. To do that you need a straight, clean, paper target.
Imagine if you had the Target Sticks in your trunk or toolbox!
Those old, useless, wrinkled paper targets kicking around at the bottom of the box are as good as new once stretched tight between Target Sticks.
The targets you brought with you are all instantly usable with no time wasted taping them to a box or pinning them to a board that you made room for in your car!
If you forgot targets, use any paper or other flat object.
Every trip to the range would include perfect targets with no time wasted. You will get addicted to quality practice. No longer content to see dust fly, real shooters want to know exactly where their bullets went and improve.
Even if you forget the paper targets, if you have anything kicking around the floor of your car you can still turn that into a great target! (I am waiting for someone to post a video of the most redneckulous thing they flattened out and used as a target! I'm thinking beer car, high school diploma, trucker hat, carburator, the possibilities are endless!)
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What's not to love? Why haven't you bought one yet? Or Two?
An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student before but had, once, failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too; so they studied little.. The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F. The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great; but when government takes all the reward away; no one will try or want to succeed. Could it not be any simpler than that?