A major component in live firing drills for both military and law enforcement personnel are the targets. Without a target, accuracy never improves, and wild and unsteady training can be ingrained. When shooting combat ensues, it is critical officers are able to place the round on target. Depending on the various drills and tactics determines the more appropriate target system.
Shooting Range Industries expound on the various target training systems ideal for shooting on the range.
1. Pop-up Turning Target: Pop-up turning targets featured with hit sensing can add a new element to tactical scenario training. They have a unique ability to expose from multiple angles with a friend or foe target. Ideal for small weapons training, pop-up targets are a necessity for shooting range practice.
– Diamond Pop Up Target: This is more ideal for weaker firing rifles, a good substitute for civilians looking to pursue a career in law enforcement or military to engage in. When firing at a distance, the feedback is slightly delayed, but often all you to see the hit before you hear it. This metal target design is more compatible with the use with .22 Long Rifle. It uses a spring to automatically reset the target after each shot.
2. General Stationery Steel Targets: Steel targets are optimal for hire powered weapons. Rifles and shotguns can be used for training. Stationery targets are perfect for fundamental training, precision, and accuracy.
3. Moving Targets: Perfect for any law enforcement officer or military personnel. More often than not, enemies are not standing perfectly still in the open, but are on the move or barely visible. Incorporating a moving target can help shooters be more accurate with the drills they practice when firing at moving targets.
4. Stationery Paper Targets: Along the same lines as steel, paper or cardboard targets have many benefits to shooters continually wanting to practice basics and accuracy.
– The Redfield Target: This is a great multipurpose rifle target. The basic format is commonly used on many ranges, both civilian and military/law enforcement ranges, and most rifle users are fairly familiar with the layout. It displays a large target in the center; additionally four smaller targets are placed around the corners for more shooting precision drills. It also is equipped with a grid of one-inch squares, overlaid across the paper to allow for easy zeroing and group measurements.
– The Silhouette: The silhouette target is a classic for handgun shooting drills. It is commonly used for Law Enforcement qualifications as well as for concealed carry training. This target is designed with scoring rings to allow the shooter to score their shots and track their improvement.
– Bullseye: The bullseye is more traditional and simple and nearly everyone is familiar with it. The bullseye is one of the easiest ways to test and enhance your long distance shooting skills with the appropriate drills.
5. Spinning Targets: Similar to pop-up targets, spinning targets are an excellent interactive target aid optimal for many different drills.
– Metal Spinner Target: The metal spinner is ideal for handgun drills, although there is one designed for .22 rifles. The metal spinner target is a great way to hone your skills with one target for an extended period of time. You can also combine this with some diamond pop up targets to create a course of fire to practice drills on.