Best Shooting Targets Used for Competition Practice
The sport of shooting competition can be challenging, exciting and relatively inexpensive. It is really fun to develop the shooting skills. We shall discuss in this short writeup the history of this sport and different targets used for competition.
In the 1940s the shooting competition originated in Mexico. Nowadays, this sport is popular all over world and people are using almost everything right from air pistol to black powder rifle.
All the commands for loading, firing and also cease fire are usually given in Spanish language in order to honor this sport’s heritage.
Do you need few ideas about shooting targets for competition or shooting practice? You can try the following few targets to get going.
- Official cardboard/paper targets
Those who are trying to prepare for competition shooting must check out few official targets used for different types of competition leagues. Try to obtain few other uses out of all your targets just by using tape in order to patch up holes.
- IPSC Paper Targets
- IDPA Paper Targets
- USPA Cardboard Target
- Water jugs/soda bottles
You must have seen Hickok45 video and saw how much he was enjoying shooting 2-liter soda bottles. It is really fun to shoot a cheap soda or a full-gallon water jug.
- Steel targets
Using steel targets for shooting can be a great choice, as you can easily hear when you can hit on the target. Those who are going to take part in any competitive shooting will surely come across such steel targets at least once.
These targets can really be a great choice as you will not require replacing them regularly however, you need to pay few hundred dollars in order to get few larger and more expensive steel targets.
Some of them are:
- AR500 IPSC Target
- Plate Rack
- Spinning 5-Arm Star
Actually, balloons can be a pretty good target, if it is not too much windy climate outside. You will always know when you must hit them, and also you will have few varying choices for size and color.
- Binary explosives
These binary explosives consist of 2 separate components:
- An oxidizer e.g. ammonium nitrate
- A fuel e.g. aluminum or some other metal.
In order to use such targets, you must have enough expertise as it is shot at a very high velocity and you need to shoot at least from 100 yards away.