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Ideas for Indoor Airsoft Targets

Discussion in 'Tactics and Training' started by dasadab, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. dasadab

    dasadab

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    Anybody come up with any ideas for shooting an Airsoft pistol indoors for HD training. I have the stickly bulls eye targets, but they are not so good for most tactical exercises. I tried some foam against a wall and a cardboard box paper targets, but none work very well. The pellets either bounce off or otherwise get on the floor of my office at home.
     
  2. jnewguyin

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    walmart has this target thingy. It has three targets i think and a net behind it. Its battery operated so when you hit the targets they will reset themselves. But i think you need high density pellets because when i tried with regular pellets they did have enough energy to knock down the targets so returned it.
     

  3. Mainframe

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    I train with airsoft in my garage. What I've done is build some wood boxes the size of a sheet of paper (8.5 x 11) from 1x4s. The back is 1/4" plywood. Cut some 2" foam sheet to fit inside the box and and tape a target to the front. Works great!

    I'll try to remember to get take some photos and post them up.
     
  4. superdude

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    I use styrafoam, you can buy big square pieces at home depot. Need to put it inside a cardboard box, sometimes the bbs make it through the foam but having a box to stop them helps.
     
  5. HK Dan

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    I made a frame from 1x2, put it in a regular target stand, and put a Tee shirt loosely over the frame. The bbs hit the shirt and drop right into the box of the stand. I've also used an old IDPA target stapled to the frame and put the tee over both.

    My kids put paper targets on pillows leaned against the wall. bbs go through the paper and stay on the pillow.
     
  6. dasadab

    dasadab

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    Thanks for the ideas. All good.
     
  7. Unnamed

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    Just get something like this. I've used one for a few years in my basement and it works great. Place your target into a clip and when you fire through it the pellets get caught in the mesh catch behind the target. Only about a foot deep, but plenty to stop airsoft rounds. Just make sure you hit the target or you'll put dents into the sheetrock behind it. :whistling:
     
  8. dasadab

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    Thanks. Looks like a good product. I was hoping to come up with something taller and wider for quick 3 shot practice with the first shot only roughly sighted. I have practiced this drill at the range and the first shot tends to be centered but low. Its really a speed drill and, as you say, I already have a few dents in the drywall!
     
  9. Unnamed

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    I used to hang a beach towel behind mine when doing those sort of drills. Good luck finding/ making a solution.
     
  10. SweetKnuckles

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    Take a big cardboard box (computer/TV, etc)
    Cut a big window in the front large enough for 1 or 2 targets wide, leaving 4" of the lower portion of the front of the box intact
    Attach binder clips to the top of the window you just cut using zip ties or tape or whatever
    These will be used to hold the targets
    Cut a small 1/2" high 5" wide slit in the front of the box right at the bottom
    Use packing tape to tape the bottom of the box on the inside so the bbs don't go into the box nooks and crannies
    Thread a bath towel down through the middle of the box from the top as a bb backstop (towel is midway from the targets to the back of the box, hanging down from the top)


    Clip your targets up
    Shoot the heck out of them
    BBs hit the towel hanging down which dampens them so they don't bounce out and instead just fall to the bottom of the box
    Retrieve bbs after shooting by tilting the box forward so they funnel out of the slit you cut at the front bottom of the box


    Interested to hear other good ideas, but this is cheap and has worked well so far.
     

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  11. SweetKnuckles

    SweetKnuckles WhatTheFrench?

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    You could get a similar sized large box from a mail store, and an improvement I could see with my design would be to try a longer bottom slit, or move the slit to the corner of the box bottom in the front to avoid playing the "tilting game" as much.
     
  12. dasadab

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    Nice design. I particularly like the slit in the top to drop the towel through. I may try the design with a 30" or so plastic storage box. I was also thinking of a somehow incorporating a roller on the top for butcher paper. The idea would be to roll new targets down and just draw whatever target you want with a magic marker.
     
  13. SweetKnuckles

    SweetKnuckles WhatTheFrench?

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    Great.

    Make sure you post some pics when you get something that works out.
     
  14. TEX

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    I have not seen them in a while, but I own two of them. They are round foam; red and white, bulls eye targets with a hard canvas covering and an impact or motion sensor inside with a 9-V battery. When stuck by an air soft pellet, they make a variety of noises from ding to a ricochet. They are about eight inches round and cost about $10 a piece. They can be placed or hung in a variety of places around the garage. I bought mine at an Academy here in Houston, but like I said, I have not seen them there in a while. They are great for target transitions, double taps, etc. with my propane powered Glock air soft.

    I didn’t find them with a quick net search, but I did find this

    http://www.freedomtrainertarget.com/

    http://www.bradsairsofttargets.com/

    http://www.shortyusa.com/airsoft.ht...l?II=724&UID=1262009907-66.245.90.91&CA=&RID=

    http://www.airgunwarehouseinc.com/airgun-targets.html
     
  15. dasadab

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    Thanks. The first link with the portable set up looks great. I will have to find out about a price since they don't seem to list one.
     
  16. mercop

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    Kids, they will play as long as you let them shoot back. Anyone else ever play with blow guns? The stun darts are blunt but hurt like hell. It is how I teach my kids to use angles and concealment. Not to mention point shooing. Plus they are wicked fun.- George
     
  17. Unnamed

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    Also, if you want to play Matrix, spring airsoft pistols at 50 feet fire pellets just fast enough to make it a challenge. The kids have the advantage of being smaller though.
     
  18. rham1999

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    I made my target holders out of 1" pvc. Attached a cheapo towel to the top crossbar with a couple wire-ties from the back of the target frame, and looped it around the bottom crossbar and brought it up 3-4" in front and wire-tie it to itself. Makes a nice little pocket for the airsoft bbs to drop into. Can set 2 or 3 of these up in the garage for multipule targets to engage. Works great!
     
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  19. THEPOPE

    THEPOPE Nibb

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    A piece of carpet or two behind that box would be enough to stop/drop airsoft bb's.....