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Novelty Shooting Targets; Homemade Reactive, Tin Cans, Tic Tac Toe, Balloons, Bottles, Bags & More

There are many shooters, who from time to time, find that the standard clay or paper targets are mundane and boring. You can bring some excitement make your range practice experience a little bit more fun and even challenging. Today, we at Shooting Range Industries would like to share a few ideas to help you spice up the shooting targets. However, always practice safe shooting and when using your firearm and avoid flammable materials or other that can cause harm or injury or be harmful to the environment.

Tin Cans Shooting Targets

Using traditional tin cans never fails for those shooting smaller round like a 22. Caliber either pistols or rifles. Not only is the sound on the tin being struck satisfying, but many get gratification seeing the occasional flipping of the tin can. To help work on improving your aim and make it fun at the same time, you can line the them up in a row or make more of a game out of it that is more challenging for yourself and other around you make a pyramid or tower knocking one down at a time.

Tic Tac Toe Shooting Target

This exercise requires at least one other shooter but can really help make target shooting more fun while demanding accuracy. Using a plain sheet of paper, create a tic tac toe broad. Enhance the skills and seriousness of the target shooting according to skill level by designing the size according to the shooters. When you’re designing your board, avoid using anything to solid for the backing, or framing.

Balloon Shooting Target

Moving targets that are very inexpensive can derive from balloons. While they flutter side to side, especially on a breezy day, shooting the balloon targets can test your skills. Push your skills further by drawing smaller targets on the balloons with a marker. Not only is this option cheaper than most, but it can make the experience unique and fun.

Fruit & Vegetable Reactive Shooting Targets

Fruit make an interesting target, particularly with the various effects the different calibers offer. For example, the lighter caliber firearms can create a face with each shot, depending on the fruit or vegetables used. With each shoot make a recording can be interesting a fun, the larger calibers crack, smash, and explode differently.

Shooting Sand Filled Bottles or Bags

For those that want to explore study bullet entry patterns fill, sand, flour, or even glitter into bottles or bags. Do note the messy clean up afterwards, so choose the filling well. For this study of penetrating force, the use of biodegradable materials is recommended. From hollow point to full jacketed and everything in between are used differently and for different reasons what to see what each one does, this is a good way hands on and visually-learning discovery of what each types of bullet does.

Custom Shooting Ranges for Practice & Training

Getting creative with your target options can increase the excitement of shooting practice. Just always be sure to still improve you shooting techniques with safety to you, your surroundings, and the environment. We at Shooting Range Industries continues to stress safety while shooting, but emphasizes creativity to improve your skills.

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