Triumph Systems Pop Packs | SHOT 2017


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).

This was the competition setup used by Tom and Jared.

This was the competition setup used by Tom and Jared.

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…

You can find out more information (or order some) at:

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


  • Disarmed in CA

    Cute, but pricey to use ~$1.50/shot unless you’re a bad shot in which case ammo cost x misses + ~$1.50 per hit

    • Jon Hammett

      That was my initial reaction as well. If they were cheaper (<75¢) then they may be worthwhile. But with these it puts every shot around the $1.80-$2.25 mark (depending on what you are shooting) which gets pretty expensive pretty quick.

  • A.WChuck

    Zip lock bags, water, food coloring, and some tape. There, I saved you some money.

  • Dan Hermann

    I take Popsicle molds, (plastic about 2 1/2 by 3 1/2″ and fill with tannerite. It works well and the tannerite goes farther. The plastic practically vaporized..

    • billdeserthills

      Plus I would love getting sweet revenge on some popsicle molds–My Mom used to make us eat those nasty popsicles she made!

  • Dan Hermann

    You can also put Tannerite in plastic Easter eggs. The plastic is consumed. No mess to clean up.

  • American Patriot

    Just set up colored water balloons very cheap, just takes a little time to fill em & tie em then store em in a large cooler to go!