Renaissance Steel Research (RSR) Ready Ship Target (RST)

    RSR is an innovative company making steel targets for just about any shooting discipline. The targets are made of AR500 steel. What makes RSR different from other companies making steel targets you might ask?

    Most of you know it can be rather expensive to have a steel target shipped to you not so with RSR. The shipping is free! The folks at RSR knew shipping cost could prevent some potential buyers from buying a target so they set out to solve this problem and save customers money.


    What RSR did was come up with a packing template design that would hold the target base, target holder, target and assembly hardware into a USPS flat rate shipping box making it much cheaper for them to ship targets anywhere in the US. This innovation allowed them to stop charging for shipping cost.

    This particular review target is called the Ready Ship Target and sells for a very good price of $175.00 delivered to your door.


    Product details:

    The Ready Ship Target is our most popular Steel Target System and includes Free Shipping! Included with this system is an A/B and part of C Zone IPSC strike face made of AR500 3/8 rifle-rated steel, measuring 10×20 w/ the top at 6in wide. System includes a collapsible steel stand with a 2×4 bracket for steel targets and 1×2 brackets to hang paper and steel targets. All brackets and bolts included, just provide the lumber. This system offers a long-lasting, range quality steel target that can fit in any vehicle and be assembled for shooting in seconds. Ships unpainted. Patent Pending.

    The target base has a fixture in the center of the base to accommodate a 2×4 that slips into the base. The target holder piece fits on top of the 2×4. There are also two smaller slots in the base allowing the shooter to use two fir strips (1×2) to mount paper or cardboard targets.


    As mentioned AR500 3/8th inch rifle rated steel is used for the target. The size is the A, B and part of the C zone of the IPSC target. This is also as large as the target can be made to fit the shipping template. I found this target to still be considerably larger than another target steel target I purchased which cost $19 to ship.

    The only thing the new owner needs is a length of 2×4 about 4 feet long. You can get these at most lumberyards for one dollar or even free for scrap pieces of 2×4. I was able to drop by the local lumberyard and buy two 4 foot pieces for .75 cents. After you have the 2x4s it takes about ten minutes or less to assemble and your ready to put the target in the trunk or back of your truck and take it to the range. It isn’t that heavy which makes it easy to take it back and forth to the range.

    Target base

    Target base

    Over the past couple of months I’ve shot a good number of rounds into the target. The rounds fired were 45-70 from 50 yards, .223 from 50 yards as well as .308 also from 50 yards. The company recommends rifle rounds be fired at a minimum distance of 100 yards but I wanted to see what this target could handle. I honestly thought there would be some damage to the steel especially from the .308 fired at half the recommended range but there was no damage to the steel. The photo below shows a fairly small group of .308 hits.

    .308 hits from 50 yards

    .308 hits from 50 yards

    I really couldn’t ask more from a target. The price is right with free shipping. The target holds up well and unlike some has a nice ring when hit giving the shooter instant feedback.

    RSR Website

    Phil White

    Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.