choosing a silhouette target

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Old January 7th, 2013, 07:07 AM   #1
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choosing a silhouette target

im just getting into shooting again and need some targets just got my carry permit so im looking for some target to train for a self defense situation i seem to like the FBI-QIT-G with orange center any opinions on this target or others
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Old January 7th, 2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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It sounds like a copout but shoot what works with you. I can't shoot green targets very well, as with my Magoo like eyes they don't show the holes as well as a red or black target.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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Old January 7th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #4
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For "training" I like the Birchwood Casey BC-27 silhouette target from my LGS or online. It's on a 12x18 page so I get 2 onto my target backing side by side. At 10-15 yards it's about right to force you into aiming well for a center mass shot. Theres some math that equates to the visible size to a distance for a full size person. After working these a "full size" at the same distance almost becomes a bit boring.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 05:43 PM   #5
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It sounds like a copout but shoot what works with you. I can't shoot green targets very well, as with my Magoo like eyes they don't show the holes as well as a red or black target.
the reason i like this target is because it has an orange box going all the way from the head to the stomach to show the most effective place to stop an attacker and i use an indoor range so i can just bring the target up close to see where my shots are
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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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I like some sort of photo targets. Law Enforcement Targets, Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. - Paper & Cardboard Targets ,has a bunch of different targets available.
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I'm fond of the Darkotic shoot-n-see zombie targets!! They serve the purpose and are a hoot to put holes in!

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Old January 9th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #8
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I'm fond of the Darkotic shoot-n-see zombie targets!! They serve the purpose and are a hoot to put holes in!

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Old January 9th, 2013, 06:17 AM   #9
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My wife has some of the Zombie targets. I can't see where the rounds hit on them, but if you can, then nothing says loving like shooting at a zombie cook!
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Old January 9th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #10
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if you want to shoot man shape targets, i would suggest you find an idpa club in your area and participate. then you will be able to not only practice your shooting, but also drawing for holster and such
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Old January 9th, 2013, 11:33 AM   #11
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if you want to shoot man shape targets, i would suggest you find an idpa club in your area and participate. then you will be able to not only practice your shooting, but also drawing for holster and such
is their a web site that has a list of these clubs by state
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Old January 9th, 2013, 02:02 PM   #12
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No help with your specific question on 'which silhouette', but thought I'd toss this out there. Being cheap and somewhat simple, I use cheap and simple targets; usually Post-It notes when it comes to pistol shooting.

Besides being cheap, you can get them in different colors, anywhere from 1-inch square up to a biggish 5x7 inches, and you can put up multiple ones on a given target stand for minor 'target transitioning' drills. Put up different-color ones on the same target stand and you can do decision-making drills as well. Have the RO call out "PURPLE!" and you draw & shoot all the purple ones, etc.


Another favorite is lollipops that can be had by the hundred-pak at the dollar store for just a couple bucks. Drill a series of 1/8" holes a half-inch deep along a 2x4, and stand them up in there. They're small so they're more fun with a rifle than a pistol (at least for me personally), but they're cheap, they're reactive, and they're biodegradable. You can set up games (you take the orange ones, etc), and they're just fun. Pop a 11/2-inch lollipop with a .308 from a football field away, and it really impresses people who don't know any better.


Same with saltine crackers. Run a saw-kerf cut (minor dado cut) a quarter-inch deep along a 2x4, and you can stand saltines in it. They're a couple bucks for a 120-150 or so, and a simple pass with a small brush will clean the busted-cracker residue out of the groove. Like the lollipops, they're cheap and biodegradable.
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is their a web site that has a list of these clubs by state
Here you go...
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I like these alot
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I like these alot
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awesome i like these wish they were a little cheaper but not too bad

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