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TheTargetMan
08-28-2012, 1:55 PM
This is my first group buy here on this forum. I am offering 80 IPSC 1/2 scale targets CNC cut from 3/8" AR500. These measure 13.625"(H) x 9"(W). I normal "half scale" target would measure 15" in height. However, there is a reason for this 1" height reduction....to prove you with unbeatable pricing.

I ship all my targets via USPS flat rate, and 13.625" is the max measurement I can cut to fit these in a flat rate box. So, though not perfect, this is a very close 1/2 scale target in order to make this economical. Also, the targets will be "tumbled" to deburr the edges.

I have 80 targets total. My webpage is still being revamped, so I think I am going to have to do this GB manually. I will send each of you a paypal invoice (you do not need a paypal account to pay) after the 80 orders have been filled.

Buyers can purchase up to 5 targets via this group buy. So, if 16 people bought 5 targets, then the GB will be over.

Pricing structure (all prices include shipping!)

Qty: 1 $42.99
Qty: 2 $79.99
Qty: 3 $114.99
Qty: 4 $146.99
Qty: 5 $ 175.99

Start signing up via this thread! I will update this thread continually to list names and quantities! Please PM me your email address too!

Happy Buying!!!

TOTAL REMAINING: 0
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u191/jeremy_and_natasha/Targets/IPSC.jpg

Drabnor
08-28-2012, 2:19 PM
In for one! Pm on its way

Agent Tikki
08-28-2012, 2:27 PM
I'm in!!!!!

Jyruiz
08-28-2012, 3:12 PM
I am in for 2, let me know what you need from me.

TheTargetMan
08-28-2012, 3:48 PM
I am in for 2, let me know what you need from me.

You have to PM me your email addy so I can invoice you. Thanks.

Jeremy

castelle
08-28-2012, 3:55 PM
I'm in for two!

Jyruiz
08-28-2012, 4:22 PM
You have to PM me your email addy so I can invoice you. Thanks.

Jeremy


PM sent.

d.schulz
08-28-2012, 4:53 PM
I'll take five. PM sent.

ctseng15
08-28-2012, 5:30 PM
I'll take two. PM sent

TheTargetMan
08-28-2012, 5:32 PM
OK....I'll just do the running totals here. Once the orders are full, I will shoot you all PM's.

Drabnor: 1
Agent Tiki: 2
Jyruiz: 2
d.schulz: 5
ctseng: 2
castelle: 2
mlazarus5388: 1
Challenger: 2
44fred: 2
Vlad 11: 1
NYT: 3
Surferchris1: 3
Safewaysecurity: 1
SuicideCharley:2
Vlad11: 1
EMAC08: 2
Adrenaline: 2
LHC30: 2
Rorge Retson: 1 (Awesome user name BTW.... I used to love the Jetsons!)
dpop24: 1
Turtlini: 1
Elwood Blues: 5
Eldub1950: 2
Smeg: 2
Joe Register: 5
ddub: 3
Banana hands: 3
Ramp Rat: 5
BlackTydeTactical: 2
xDIEGOx: 1
GuillermoAntonio: 2
saki302: 1
Farva: 1
gemoose23: 2

mlazarus5388
08-28-2012, 6:29 PM
Sign me up for one.
Thanks,
Mike

challenger
08-28-2012, 7:11 PM
I'll take one. PM sent.

TheTargetMan
08-28-2012, 7:14 PM
Thanks for all the PM's guys. Hopefully this list fills up by the week's end!

Thanks again! I'm out for the night, so will check back tomorrow.

Have a good night!!

Jeremy

44fred
08-29-2012, 8:46 AM
I'll take 2.

NYT
08-29-2012, 11:10 AM
I'll take 3, pm sent.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

safewaysecurity
08-29-2012, 11:11 AM
I'll take one

Surferchris1
08-29-2012, 12:44 PM
I'll take 3. PM on the way.

SuicideCharley
08-29-2012, 2:23 PM
Yes for two. PM inbound!

emac08
08-29-2012, 6:54 PM
HEy Buddddddy! I will take 2 please! PM sent!

adrenaline
08-30-2012, 5:46 AM
I'll take two.

LHC30
08-30-2012, 7:18 AM
I am in for two please!

Rorge Retson
08-30-2012, 7:31 AM
I'll take one...PM on the way. :)

dpop24
08-30-2012, 8:06 PM
PM sent for 1. Thanks for the great deal!

turtlini
08-31-2012, 7:26 AM
I'll take one.

Elwood_Blues
08-31-2012, 8:01 AM
Per PM, I'll take 5 please!

Anyone is San Diego want to save, PM me, I'm only keeping one target!

The above comment posted with TheTargetMan's permission.

EDIT: All 5 are claimed, I will update if anyone backs out. Thank you

TheTargetMan
08-31-2012, 8:11 AM
Per PM, I'll take 5 please!

Anyone is San Diego want to save, PM me, I'm only keeping one target!

The above comment posted with TheTargetMan's permission.

By all means, if any of you want to take some extra's to sell locally that is fine with me. I give anyone permission to sell theirs locally on my forum.

ElDub1950
08-31-2012, 8:30 AM
I'll take two. PM sent.

Vlad 11
08-31-2012, 10:52 AM
You have me duped on the list

skale240
08-31-2012, 11:37 AM
I'll take 2 also!

challenger
08-31-2012, 11:53 AM
In for one more pm sent.

Agent Tikki
08-31-2012, 12:30 PM
I couldn't wait guys....

got 5 ispc plates (half size) and a 12" gong.

Got my targets 3 business days after orderig.

Targets a nice, and $@$%@$% crazy heavy. Minimal tool marks and rounded corners. I don't see any burrs or sharp edges.

I just can't wait to make them sing!

Guys you are in for a treat!!!!!

ElDub1950
08-31-2012, 1:18 PM
number 32

gemoose23
08-31-2012, 1:43 PM
In for 2. Responding to pm.

emac08
08-31-2012, 4:56 PM
Curiosity, maybe this will help other people out as well, but what are you all hanging/mounting this up on?

smeg
08-31-2012, 7:35 PM
I'll take two

Joe Register
08-31-2012, 9:25 PM
Five Please.

TheTargetMan
09-01-2012, 6:58 AM
I couldn't wait guys....

got 5 ispc plates (half size) and a 12" gong.

Got my targets 3 business days after orderig.

Targets a nice, and $@$%@$% crazy heavy. Minimal tool marks and rounded corners. I don't see any burrs or sharp edges.

I just can't wait to make them sing!

Guys you are in for a treat!!!!!

Just saw your posts. Thanks for the kind words, glad you like the targets.

All the targets are tumbled to remove and sharp edges. The targets appear to be scratched, but let me assure you this is 100% NEW AR500. The tumbling process works really good to smooth the edges.

Thanks again Tikki! Let me know if you ever need more targets.

Jeremy

Jyruiz
09-01-2012, 4:49 PM
Saw horse, black gas pipe satands.

Curiosity, maybe this will help other people out as well, but what are you all hanging/mounting this up on?

Banana_hands
09-01-2012, 7:22 PM
I'll take 3!

brassburnz
09-01-2012, 7:32 PM
I'll take 2. Thanks.

Ramp Rat
09-02-2012, 5:12 PM
PM sent.

TheTargetMan
09-02-2012, 8:46 PM
Guys, thanks for all the pm's. I have been out of town for the holiday weekend. I will update the list and respond to the pms tomorrow.

Thanks,

TTM

ddub
09-02-2012, 9:19 PM
I'll take 3. PM incoming.

BlackTydeTactical
09-03-2012, 10:12 AM
I'll take 2 per phone conversation.

xDIEGOx
09-04-2012, 3:58 PM
PM sent. I'll take 1.

TheTargetMan
09-04-2012, 4:25 PM
Hey folks. We have 13 spots left on the GB. If the spots are not filled by Friday, I will close it out "as-is" and will fulfill those requested orders. Everything should go out by next Monday if the target orders are paid on time.

Thanks again! I think this went well for my first GB on this forum!

Regards,

TTM

GuillermoAntonio
09-04-2012, 11:36 PM
Ill take 2.

saki302
09-04-2012, 11:50 PM
I'm in for 1, please PM me when the buy is ready to go.

-Dave

gemoose23
09-05-2012, 4:45 PM
In for 2. Responding to pm.
I am not on the list, but would like to be added to the group buy.:cool2:

TheTargetMan
09-05-2012, 8:38 PM
Folks,

Thanks for all the interest in my first group buy here on this forum. Instead of sending you all a paypal invoice, I had my guy create a quick item on my website (which is a work in progress and FAR from completed) and is set up to give you the discount(s) in regard to the quantity you select. Once you select the quantity you would like, it will factor in tax. However, keep in mind the tax will be removed on the next page during your checkout since you are not residents of AZ.

I anticipate having all the targets out by Monday. I have most of them cut and will cut the remaining this weekend. I'm certain you guys will like them, and can assure you that you cannot beat the quality for this price.

Here is the link (http://handenfab.com/wordpress/?product=calguns-group-buy-ipsc-12-scale-target-ar500) . There is no other way to purchase this item, meaning it is exclusive to Calguns members.

It is set up to allow you to buy however many targets you would like. However, I will NOT process orders of 6 or more. If you purchase 6 or more, it won't give you the quantity discounts and you will be charged full price for every target you order, so it's not worth it:D:D

Thanks again and feel free to PM me should you have any questions. I will update the thread should there be any delay in shipping, but I can't image any issues.

Thanks,

TTM

Mobius38
09-05-2012, 10:30 PM
Very interesting!

Jyruiz
09-06-2012, 6:53 AM
Awesome, payed for my two, can't wait to get them. Thanks again for the group buy.

TheTargetMan
09-06-2012, 2:44 PM
Jyruiz,

Got your order.... Thanks!

About 1/3 of you have paid already. I should be able to get all the targets out in the mail by Monday, so you should receive them in the beginning/middle of next week.

Thanks again! Love to hear the feedback once you get them!

-TTM

Drabnor
09-06-2012, 2:49 PM
Bought mine! Cant wait to hit it... What would you recommend for minimum distance for a 7.62x54 148gr lead core?

Thanks again for that freebie on my last order through your ebay store!

DJ Flight
09-06-2012, 3:19 PM
Just ordered 2 -- Probably will be ordering a set of gongs next week after I shoot these!

TheTargetMan
09-06-2012, 3:46 PM
Bought mine! Cant wait to hit it... What would you recommend for minimum distance for a 7.62x54 148gr lead core?

Thanks again for that freebie on my last order through your ebay store!

100 yards is what I recommend. You can shoot closer and the target should hold up just fine, but I don't "advertise" that.

Now sweat on the freebie. Hope you liked them.

Just ordered 2 -- Probably will be ordering a set of gongs next week after I shoot these!

Thank you Sir. I'm certain you will like these!

-TTM

thegrayham
09-06-2012, 10:18 PM
Just paid... 2 for me please!

TheTargetMan
09-07-2012, 2:46 PM
Guys,

I have to say this first group buy has been a tremendous success. After posting the link just 1.5 days ago, I have sold 77 targets. Meaning as of this moment there are just 3 left!

All orders will be shipped out on Monday!

Thanks again! I will be posting another group buy in the next week or two.

GuillermoAntonio
09-08-2012, 7:06 AM
Did I just miss my 2 targets because I didnt pay fast enough?
It says "sold out".....

TheTargetMan
09-08-2012, 9:39 AM
Did I just miss my 2 targets because I didnt pay fast enough?
It says "sold out".....

They have all sold out. However, shoot me a PM with your email addy and I will honor the price. However, I'm out of stock at the moment as I only cut exactly 80 of them for this GB.

Thanks,

Jeremy

ctseng15
09-08-2012, 10:04 AM
Same here. Just saw the link and also unable to order. I'm post #9 (ctseng15) on the sub-forum and committed to 2 targets.

PM sent with Paypal addy.

TheTargetMan
09-09-2012, 7:26 AM
This is what happened with the GB.... Eveyone who signed up for it, I PM'd immediately once I had the link up and going. I also posted it in the commercial sales forum and my sub-forum saying the link was active and ready to go.

I looked in to emailing everyone a PayPal invoice, but that was just not feasible as there were a good amount of you. It would have been harder to keep track of on my end and would be much harder to get all the printing labels printed out.

Again, if you were on the GB list and did not get to purchase for whatever reason, shoot me a PM and I'll make sure you get a target. I cut exactly 80 of them, so it may be a week or so to get these additional ones out, but I will honor the pricing.

Thanks guys

TTM

GuillermoAntonio
09-09-2012, 1:24 PM
And I saw your pm as an email on my cell, but I never tought you would let someone else buy the targets i had reserved by posting here. So I waited to have a few minutes on my Desktop at home to pull the CC from my wallet.
I guess I will have to wait till next time, but the targets I was buying were for an event happening this week.
thanks

glorified_welder
09-09-2012, 1:57 PM
I'll take 2

Jyruiz
09-12-2012, 9:19 AM
Got my targets today, can't wait to shoot them up.

Joe Register
09-12-2012, 4:18 PM
Got my targets. They look decent if a little bit smaller than what I was expecting. How do you guys plan on hanging these? I am going to paint them this weekend to stop the rust.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w309/joeregister/034.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w309/joeregister/035.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w309/joeregister/036.jpg

TheTargetMan
09-12-2012, 7:19 PM
Wow! Surprised by the surface rust. My targets usually get stored under the plasma table and there is splashing whenI cut. I usually cover them with a tarp, but on occasion they still get wet. Should wipe off with a rag. Any steel that has been shot blasted to clean it up will oxidize quicker when it is exposed to any moisture. Again, this will wipe off with a rag.

This batch of targets was also shot blasted, which is something I normally do not do. The shot blasting is nice, but it removes the mill scale, making it more suceptable to surface rust.

Looks just like only that one target has very light markings.

I usually leave my targets raw steel to be quite honest with you. You can paint them, but after a day of use it will need another painting.

Thanks again!

TheTargetMan
09-12-2012, 7:27 PM
And I saw your pm as an email on my cell, but I never tought you would let someone else buy the targets i had reserved by posting here. So I waited to have a few minutes on my Desktop at home to pull the CC from my wallet.
I guess I will have to wait till next time, but the targets I was buying were for an event happening this week.
thanks

I shot everyone a pm with instructions on how to purchase. This is the first GB i have done on this forum. Im sorry you were not able to get it on it. After having my guy tweak my my webpage, there was no way for me to give everyone a unique password to buy a target.

Unfortunately for me, I am technologically challenged. I have basic computing skills and I dont know how to do all the fancy website stuff. Again, my guy is revamping everything for me, but it will take a couple of weeks.

I promise the next GB will go much smoother. I will somehow ensure everyone who is signed up can somehow get locked in better.

Drabnor
09-12-2012, 10:10 PM
Here is what I came up with for mine:
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/drabnor/IMAG0526.jpg
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/drabnor/IMAG0527.jpg

Made out of scrap I had laying around. Upright is a solid hardened axle shaft, the "hostage taker" was an idea I had and a 3" gong on a hinge.

TheTargetMan
09-13-2012, 4:51 AM
Drabnor,

Nice job on the hostage target! You made yourself a very expensive target for just $42!

Just a tip though.... For hostage targets, I always recommend slightly angling them down towards the shooter, maybe 10-15 degrees. This helps keeps the paddle to either the left or right side, and it also helps deflect the bullets downward.

Again, nice work!

Drabnor
09-13-2012, 6:33 AM
Thanks! It is angled. There is also a bolt to keep it from spinning upon impact.
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h456/drabnor/IMAG0528.jpg

Hopefully I can go out Saturday and shoot it!

TheTargetMan
09-14-2012, 6:11 AM
Drabnor,

You sure did! Couldn't tell from the first pic since it was a frontal shot. Looks great and will work great as well.

Jyruiz
09-14-2012, 7:05 AM
I built this last night, took me about 15 minutes. I have lots of lumber from all the projects I was doing and still doing at home. Underneath the base, the 2x4's are attached with metal brackets as well as screwed into each other, same goes for the middle post. The target hangs 4 inches away from the post. The rope is just to see how it would hang, I plan on using chain or cable until I can buy/make a steel stand that folds away or collapses down for easy transport.


http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=169496&stc=1&d=1347634788

TheTargetMan
09-14-2012, 7:35 AM
I built this last night, took me about 15 minutes. I have lots of lumber from all the projects I was doing and still doing at home. Underneath the base, the 2x4's are attached with metal brackets as well as screwed into each other, same goes for the middle post. The target hangs 4 inches away from the post. The rope is just to see how it would hang, I plan on using chain or cable until I can buy/make a steel stand that folds away or collapses down for easy transport.


http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=169496&stc=1&d=1347634788

Nice work on that one too! Over time the frag will chew up the wood, but it should last for quite a while.

The rope you are using will not last long. The frag will slice it in half likely during your first or second shoot. When you have time, run over to Ace hardware or Home Depot and have them cut you a few chain links to use in lieu of the rope.

Just my $.02:D

Jyruiz
09-14-2012, 7:39 AM
Nice work on that one too! Over time the frag will chew up the wood, but it should last for quite a while.

The rope you are using will not last long. The frag will slice it in half likely during your first or second shoot. When you have time, run over to Ace hardware or Home Depot and have them cut you a few chain links to use in lieu of the rope.

Just my $.02:D


Thanks, and Yeah, the rope is just to see how it was going to look, I got some chain I will be using.

GuillermoAntonio
09-14-2012, 8:02 PM
They have all sold out. However, shoot me a PM with your email addy and I will honor the price. However, I'm out of stock at the moment as I only cut exactly 80 of them for this GB.

Thanks,

Jeremy


Thanks Jeremy for fixing my order!

TheTargetMan
09-17-2012, 6:29 PM
For those of you who have missed my group buy, I have reposted a quantity of 30 (http://handenfab.com/wordpress/?product=ipsc-target-38-ar500-calguns-group-buy) of them. I have them password protected for the next few days. If you missed the GB and would like to get some, shoot me a PM so I can give you the password for this GB.

After Friday, I will remove the password and anyone will have open access to purchase.

Vlad 11
09-20-2012, 1:50 PM
Made up some stands for mine:

http://i.imgur.com/rWTnw.jpg http://i.imgur.com/YhCmt.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WiDkg.jpg

TheTargetMan
09-21-2012, 5:30 AM
Excellent job on that stand! Looks fantastic!

gemoose23
10-09-2012, 6:58 AM
Just wanted to say my Targets arrived as expected, great looking stuff.

I was one of the "didn't click buy fast enough group" on the initial 80.

I bought one of the 30+ Targetman posted after the initial group buy was sold.

thanks, Pics hopefully this weekend of shooting on the farm. :D

Jyruiz
10-13-2012, 1:16 PM
I made a better target stand out of gas pipe and rebar, no special tools required and the rebar is removeable.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8323/8083943468_35fcf81211_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/87440811@N02/8083943468/)

CALAVERAS TACTICAL
10-13-2012, 2:38 PM
I will take 5
Steven Nelson
steven@calaverastactical.com

Rorge Retson
10-13-2012, 2:40 PM
I'll take one. :)

Jyruiz
10-13-2012, 3:29 PM
I will take 5
Steven Nelson
steven@calaverastactical.com


I'll take one. :)

I think the group buy is over guys.

NiMiK
10-24-2012, 3:45 PM
I think the group buy is over guys.

There's 9 left unless it really is over and has not been updated.

Jyruiz
10-24-2012, 5:24 PM
There's 9 left unless it really is over and has not been updated.

My bad, I thought it was over.

TheTargetMan
10-24-2012, 6:28 PM
It is over. I will update the first post. Thanks.

TheTargetMan
11-02-2012, 8:08 PM
Just posted up another 20 of these targets in the commercial sales forum. Same terms. Great buy! Get them while you can!

Thanks,

TTM