Target Factory: An Appropriate 6-Pack for the Range — SHOT Show 2018

If there is one thing on God’s green Earth that makes my blood boil, it is when paint chip eating retards litter public lands with trash for targets. Not one day have I gone out shooting in Idaho and not seen mufflers or beer bottles left with a pile of shotgun hulls, clear evidence of paint huffing jackassery. I fully realize we will never stop all the stupidity. But my hope is that products like Target Factory’s Complete Target Frame can stop at least some of the stupidity.

SPECS:

  • Lightweight 2 piece A-frame runs 3′ x 3′ and closes flat for easy transport and storage
  • Durable, low-density polyethylene will take hundreds of hits
  • Hang one row of six Target-Bottles, no extra parts or pieces, nothing to break
  • Includes 6 Target-Bottles in 6 colors and 12 Holding-Nylon Cords
  • MSRP: $130

Impressions & Pricing

Steel Targets are expensive, I get it. But that doesn’t mean you should go straight to beer cans. An option exists in between. Target Factory has been making inexpensive plastic targets for years, with the durability to offer incredible bang for the buck.

The Complete Target Frame includes a stand, 6 bottle shaped targets, and hangers. The product is UV resistant, and you can pick it up with one hand. Added bonus, should you succeed many thousands of rounds from now in using it up, the whole rig is recyclable.

At a price of $129, this is very hard to beat. Storage is simple, and you aren’t going to throw your back out setting it up. Pretty please, with sugar on top- if you are going to shoot, buy some targets like a grownup.

For more information about Target Factory, click here.

About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website, Off-The-Reservation.com

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  • Mckenzie February 14, 2018, 3:17 pm

    This product is amazing! So easy to set up, very reactive, durable and great for the environment. My friends and I love taking it out for a shooting day and calling colors to make it more competitive. Definitely recommend trying it out if you do any outdoor shooting!

  • bbbs53 February 13, 2018, 2:01 pm

    Everytime I go out in Idaho to shoot, I take a garbage bag to clean up after the morons that think it’s OK to litter our great state. I usually bring back a couple of bags worth. It would be nice to catch a few doing it, kind of like catching a child abuser. This is a great idea for targets.

    • ejharb February 14, 2018, 1:55 am

      If everyone did what you do there would be fewer places closed to shooting.kudos

  • Larry Lyons February 13, 2018, 12:56 pm

    Just a reminder, guys. Regarding “in the woods”, I’m fairly certain that it is illegal to target practice on public lands.

    • Buck Rimfire February 13, 2018, 1:53 pm

      Wrong. That’s gonna vary wildly by location. In some states, public land is generally open to shooting.
      From the US Forest Service, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, re Target Shooting:
      “The forest is generally open to this activity. We do not have a recommended area for shooting. However regulations do address areas where the activity is specifically prohibited (such as campgrounds, administrative sites, rental cabins/ lodges, etc.). See below. Additionally, hanging targets on trees is prohibited because it causes resource (timber) damage. It is best to find an earth slope as a back stop to any shooting activity.”
      https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/okawen/recreation/otheractivities/?recid=57113&actid=106
      Washington State DNR land is also generally open to shooting:
      “Target shooting is allowed on DNR-managed land only in areas that meet criteria identified in WAC 332-52-145, which includes having an unobstructed, earthen backstop that can safely stop all projectiles and debris. Some areas may be designated or posted as no shooting to ensure public safety. Pack out all shells, brass, paper, and other debris. No shooting within 500 feet of a recreation site or structure. Unless otherwise posted, target shooting is not allowed one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise. Don’t shoot across, along, or down roads or trails. Use manufactured targets only. Exploding targets and tracer bullets are prohibited. ”
      https://www.dnr.wa.gov/go#target-shooting

      • ejharb February 14, 2018, 1:57 am

        To which I add avoid using steel bullets when fire danger is high because they can spark wildfires

        • Buck Rimfire February 14, 2018, 11:58 am

          Good point. Our agencies may ban shooting during periods of high fire danger, so it’s important to search for the latest announcements before going out to shoot.

  • BRASS February 13, 2018, 11:00 am

    Years ago I made a portable target frame out of 2″ PVC pipe. I didn’t use any adheasive so I could dissasemble it if needed. I used cardboard backers recycled from shipping boxes at retail stores I zip tied to the frame so I could staple targets to it.
    Easy, simple, cheap enough, light weight and easy to transport. A sandbag or a couple of rocks will hold the base on a breezy day.

  • Mike D. February 8, 2018, 12:30 pm

    Nice. Looks like a simple and easy way to have fun plinking in the woods.

    • Cyrus February 13, 2018, 6:42 am

      Agreed – 2 thumbs up!

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