9×18 AR500 Reactive Hostage Target System – 3/8″
- 9″x18″x 3/8″ IPSC AR500 Silhouette
- 5 Inch Swinging Hostage paddle
- X-Base stand assembled footprint – 20″ x 30″
- X-Base “Teeth” Dig Into Any Type Of Soil
- Target Is Mounted At A Safe 20 Deg. Angle
- Made In USA
9×18 Reactive Target System
AR500 Steel Silhouette 9×18 x 3/8
Every good 9×18 reactive target system starts with having the right steel. AR500 steel or better is the gold standard in target shooting. All of our targets are CNC laser cut giving you the hardest edges. Moreover; with laser cutting, you will also get a cleaner smoother cut. This allows us to put 1/2″ square mounting holes in the target so you can use a safe round head carriage bolt to mount your target. Many target companies use the cheaper CNC plasma cut process. Plasma cutting can overheat the metal and change the hardness of the target leading to more edge chipping shortening the life of the target. We powder coated in white so they are ready for action. Made in the USA
AR500 Hostage Target & Mount
Shooting steel targets has never been more fun! Our bolt on ar500 paddle comes is 5″ x 3/8″ and swings side to side when struck. 9mm or better works best to swing the paddle from side to side. It is mounted to the 2×4 mount so the main silhouette can still ring like a bell when hit. Whether you’re shooting hand guns or rifles, this system is sure to keep you’re shot groups honest.
20 degree 2×4 top mount
Our 2×4 target mount holds your 9×18 reactive target at a 20-degree angle safely deflecting spent shrapnel to the ground below the target. The open hook design of the 2×4 mount allows you to quickly change your targets. Install the included grade 8 carriage bolt into your steel target with the lock nut and adjust so the target is properly angled. As a result, the target can still move absorbing the energy of the shot while ringing like a bell. We designed the 2×4 tube so it fits the wood 2×4 eliminating it from having to be bolted on.
Steel Target Lok System
Never worry again about your target bouncing off the stand with our included Target Lok system . Simply flip the lok down so it wraps around the 2×4 mount and your target is locked on. Want to remove your target? Simply flip the target lok up and lift the target off.
X-base 2×4 Stand Base
With four 3/16” grade 50 steel legs and a footprint of 20”x30”, you will never have to worry about your target falling over. The “teeth” on the legs will dig in and provide a stable platform on virtually any type range soil. We know that not everyone’s range time experience is the same. For this reason, we’ve designed this base so you can permanently leave it together or break it down for portability. Simply unscrew the two wing nuts and pull the legs off the 2×4 tube. Once you have done the initial setup, it only takes less than a minute to take apart for easy transport. This design allows for quick set and portability of your system so when your done for the day you can quickly disassemble to store in a compact area or heavy duty duffel bag.
Grade 8 hardware kit
Nothing can ruin your range time faster than a broken 9×18 reactive target system. That is why we use a grade 8 carriage bolt to mount the silhouette to the 2×4 mount. By using this design, the silhouette can move which helps absorb the energy from your shot and provide a loud ring that will bring a smile to your face.
If you shoot magnum round rifles or like to shoot .223/.556 at closer distances, check out our ultra-durable ½’ thick AR550 steel. AR550 steel is next level up in hardness and can handle the rigors of up close combat shooting and the high volume shooting that military/ law enforcement professionals do on a daily basis.
Shooters and spectators must always wear proper eye and hearing protection. Shooting targets with full metal jacket, steel core, slugs or rounds traveling over 3000 fps may cause minor dents or craters. (remember you are shooting steel with steel). Never shoot armor piercing or steel bird shot at any steel target. Using a deformed or damaged target can lead to injury. Minimum distances are as follows: 10 yards for pistols and 100 yards for rifles. Please review our caliber chart for minimum distances coordinating to your caliber. Buyer assumes all responsibility for the use and misuse of the purchased targets.