Getting the most out of Steel Targets: What You Need to Know

by Miles

Steel Targets can be an awesome addition to any training regime, whether it be for self-defense, long distance shooting, any sort of competition, or just plain bragging rights at the range with buddies. Due to their reactive “CLANG”, steel targets give shooters instant feedback on whether or not the fundamentals are being properly applied. But with that great training value comes some responsibility. Especially when it comes to safety precautions. Shooting at steel isn’t like shooting at paper or cardboard targets. There are chances of fragments or even whole bullets coming right back at you due to various factors involved. Distance from the targets is one of them, design of the targets is another. Wearing eye protection and having a proper medical kit on standby is certainly good advice when working with any sort of steel.

We’d really like to thank Defense Targets for helping us make this informative episode about steel targets, they were able to send us some samples of their RST target.

Also would like to thank Warrior Spirit Gunfighting for providing us the range to work on these videos. Finding a maneuver range in the DC/MD/VA area to run around on is very difficult unless you have some sort of impossible to get membership or connections.

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  • Haulin' Oats Haulin' Oats on Jun 14, 2018

    Most Excellent American Accent you have there Miles and according to James Reeves your balls are also made of steel. Hooorah!

  • Carpkiller Carpkiller on Jun 14, 2018

    I go to three ranges and none of them allow metal targets

    • Haulin' Oats Haulin' Oats on Jun 15, 2018

      @carpkiller One of my local ranges: Almost anything goes-
      Old appliences, check
      Steel Targets, check
      old laptops, check
      tannerite, check....