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L4D
11-04-2009, 12:10 PM
Anyone know where i can get a decent target stand locally in San Diego?

CCWUSA
11-04-2009, 12:14 PM
Are you just looking for one target stand? I have a few and could sell you one?

L4D
11-04-2009, 12:16 PM
Are you just looking for one stand?

yeah, currently i have nothing to shoot at. :)

CmpsdNoMore
11-04-2009, 12:40 PM
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu24.htm
These work great and are cheap to make. I don't even cement all the pieces so they can fit into a bag.

L4D
11-04-2009, 12:52 PM
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu24.htm
These work great and are cheap to make. I don't even cement all the pieces so they can fit into a bag.

woot!

on my way to the home depot, thanks for the plans!

xxdabroxx
11-04-2009, 12:58 PM
yeah, currently i have nothing to shoot at. :)

The stands last longer if you aim for the target not the stand. :D

Dude, get some PVC, and a roll of duct tape from home depot.

Darn, someone beat me to the home depot target stands.

Mitch
11-04-2009, 12:59 PM
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu24.htm
These work great and are cheap to make. I don't even cement all the pieces so they can fit into a bag.

"If you want to do some precision shooting or test your firearm for groups, you can just add a target to the cardboard."

I love Box o' Truth.

CmpsdNoMore
11-04-2009, 12:59 PM
I forgot to mention. I also built one with a cross bar for hanging cans or other objects to shoot.

ocabj
11-04-2009, 1:56 PM
Angle iron works.

http://www.ocabj.net/gallery2/v/shooting/shooting_gear/target_frame_v1/

http://www.ocabj.net/gallery2/d/5617-4/IMG_5632-pp.jpg

http://www.ocabj.net/gallery2/d/5605-4/IMG_5621-pp.jpg

http://www.ocabj.net/gallery2/d/5602-4/IMG_5620-pp.jpg

L4D
11-04-2009, 3:05 PM
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu24.htm
These work great and are cheap to make. I don't even cement all the pieces so they can fit into a bag.

Cool! just put one together for 10 bucks!

Cokebottle
11-04-2009, 3:09 PM
yeah, currently i have nothing to shoot at. :)
Wanna borrow my wife's cat? :D

Seriously... the PVC stands are a great idea and work well, and if you do happen to hit one, replacement parts are cheap.

Depending on how high you want the target (do you want to use a human figure with the top of the head at 6ft?), you'll need to anchor the base if it's windy.
For a low-mounted target, a couple of feet either side on the base is plenty unless it's really blowing.
Grab a few sandbags and just fill 'em with dirt/rocks to anchor the base.

xxdabroxx
11-04-2009, 6:55 PM
Where can you get IDPA style cardboard cutouts? I always just use boxes that i find and paper, but it would be really cool to have some cardboard cutouts.

ocabj
11-04-2009, 7:18 PM
I get my IDPA targets from Alco Targets in Duarte (I go through their website).

http://alcotarget.com/osb/showitem.cfm?Category=16

CmpsdNoMore
11-04-2009, 7:20 PM
I don't know about any place to buy them. I would guess the cheapest way to go about it is find a store where you can get refrigerator boxes and cut out your own from a template.

I read on some other forum that someone stapled brown paper (or paper bags?) over targets after they were filled with enough holes where tape wouldn't help.