The Drop Dead target is a steel target system that will drop only when hit in vital locations. The steel targets can be set to drop in a variety of situations:
- one head shot OR center mass shot
- one head shot AND one center mass shot
- two center mass shots only
- two center mass shots AND one head shot
A firearms instructor could set several of these up and the student would have to engage a threat until the target dropped. While not perfect (it could take five shots to drop a threat, for example), it forces the shooter to deliver precise shots in an unknown number and combination.
The Drop Dead system is the same company that developed the Active Shooter Training System.