Archive | July 2015

Have Fun with Cheap Shooting Targets and Better Your Aim

You can hone your gun showmanship skills by not spending too much money. Just get cheap shooting targets and you can now start shooting. It’s not the looks that matters. It’s how they can upgrade your shooting abilities. In fact, even professional owners of shooting ranges widely use cheap targets for their customers.

Often what you see on TV and the Internet are placard-sized target boards. They are made of carbon or paper-like materials. Papers are cheap, easy to use and readily disposable. Although these materials don’t last very long, they are still preferred by many gun wielding enthusiasts. After all, after you’ve sprayed bullets on the target, you need to throw it away to make room for a new one, isn’t it?

Photo Credit: Anuj Biyani

Photo Credit: Anuj Biyani

Some gun shops provide these paper targets on sale in their accessories section. The boards have human-figure drawings on them along with target points positioned at the “fatal” areas of human anatomy.

You can also make your own targets. You don’t need to be a great artist to draw a human silhouette and the target points. In fact, you don’t need to copy what you see on gun shooting ranges. A square-shaped board with a bulls-eye is enough. Attach it with a stick and plant on the soil. Simple as that!

If you want to make a life-like human target, that could take time and more money. It can take an artistic attention to detail to make it. But, again, it doesn’t have to be the exact replica of humanity. A scarecrow figure still warrants for good target practice.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of effort and time on it, try to find one in your local gun store. Humanoid targets are likely to be priced higher than their paper board counterparts. Still, if you can afford them, why not. You have the chance to practice shooting something that is near likeness of human anatomy.

The main purpose of target shooting is to help you better your aim. Each session makes you rethink on how to handle your gun properly next time. You can have fun with your gun-owning friends to show off your skills.