Honestly, who doesn’t like shooting targets that react? I suppose there are some luddite purists among us that are fine shooting on paper. I, however, have a little bit of additional glee when shooting something that explodes (fire, paint, water, etc).
Triumph Systems has a fun product that can not only used to engage that visceral experience of shooting something that splatters, but also has the ability to be used for actual training. 12 Pop Packs can be had for $18.99, and comes with 3 different colors, 4 different shapes, and some stickers of numbers that can be used to further complicate your life (by adhering to the pack).
Yes, you can just staple these to anything your heart desires. Or…you can organize them on a board/plate/flat surface, and then have someone call out targets for you. Like “green square, number two” or “red logo” or “yellow triangle”. What this helps you do is to break the habit of target anticipation as well as teaching you to engage targets until fully neutralized (in this case spattered all over the range).
It definitely demonstrated how to engineer a little bit of stress when shooting as I got to watch Tom Gomez compete with the CEO (and former SEAL) Jared Ogden in a friendly match. I’ll never leak who won that competition…
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