I had the pleasure of first encountering Triumph System’s Pivotal Trainer and Threat/No-Threat targets at the CAA/Hartman Event last month. They provided a very different experience that just shooting on a flat paper target.
At the course we did not really get a lot of time with the Pivotal Targets as they were only used for a couple of segments (and they were not the focus of the course). Today, I definitely was able to spend a little more directed time with their products, as well as watch Tom Gomez try and beat the masses with a perfect score on the Triumph “standards test” (30 rounds against 15 random threat presentations).
The Pivotal Trainer is a reasonably affordable dynamic target system. At $400 you get a system that “eliminates anticipation and forces the shooter to use discretion before acting”. The system is highly portable at a mere thirteen pounds and is programmable for a number of scenarios. You can also detach the motor unit from the frame and attach it to, well, anything that will support it. Tops of door frames, existing target runners, inside roof of that old abandoned van you shoot out in the woods, etc. And the targets themselves can be narrowed by tearing off the sides (they are pre perforated).
Once you have grown tired of plinking paper, the Pivotal Trainer would be a good next step to test your ability to discriminate a threat.
You can find out more information at: