Polymer Targets For Close Range Shooting


A local shooting club started using Newbold targets for their pistol match practice. During the winter the club retreats to their indoor pistol range. One problem with shooting indoors is the inability to utilize steel targets safely. That is where Newbold Targets comes in. They make standardized target shapes out of a high grade polymer. The targets still react to being hit by a bullet but there is no danger of back splatter like there is with steel targets. According to Newbold these targets have a relatively long life span.

Here is a test where the target is shot 1000 times.

They even have mini poppers.

Their smaller targets like the 4″ and 6″ round circles are cheaper than their steel counter parts. But the mini popper above costs as much as a steel auto popper of the same size.

Check out their targets on their website.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


  • gunslinger

    love the music in vid 2.

    makes me want to sign up for some Rex Kwon Do.

  • J.T.

    “Their smaller targets like the 4″ and 6″ round circles are cheaper than their steel counter parts.”

    Not really. There are places you can get the same size plates in 1/2″ AR500 for less than their targets.

    • Nicholas Chen

      Good to know. I was comparing them to MGM targets.

  • FourString

    Goshdernit that there plastic is spreading everywhere! *clutches old Hi Power*